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Pallakilo Pellikoothuru Music Review

Pallakilo Pellikoothuru Music Review
Gowtam, Rathi, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Sunil, Venu Madhav, Rama Prabha, Telangana Sakuntala and Shakeela,
Suchitra Chandrabose
Sunkara Madhu Murali & Devineni Prasad
Rings a bell
Thursday, July 29, 2004 • Telugu Comments

When the director of a film and the lyricist happen to be wife and husband, the chemistry is most likely to be organic. It sure is as lyricist Chandrabose (his wife Suchitra is the director of the movie) has given yet another example of unquestionable talent with the pen. But alas, the same cannot be said of Keeravani who has wielded the baton for this album.

With a husband and wife duo at hand, Keeravani had perhaps also decided to keep it in family by safely rehashing some of his own songs. But Keeravani seems to have redeemed himself in terms of orchestration as he comes with some wonderful variations.

The first song, Pallakilo Pellikoothuru, carries the signature tune of the film and has veterans S P Balasubramanian and Chitra adding their quintessential flavor to it. But for a title song, this number is a bit of let down. It doesn't rise to any great heights.

Neither does Sa Oka Chinuku. Vocalized by Chakri and Ganga, the song rings a bell (not of the literal variety) of numbers heard before. The lyrics, though, are a saving grace.

Kalyani Mallik and Sumngali are a strange combination in Mudduleni Prema. They both have their own styles and give them their best in this number. Kalyani, particularly, is very controlled while Sumangali tends to sound coy and artificial at certain places. Yet, this song passes muster.

Sunitha has plenty of prowess and panache. She is uninhibited and blast-voiced. Listen to Naa peru Cheppukondi and you will understand why she is a singer to watch. The effervescence in her voice and the rhythm carry the song a long way forward.

Keeravani is predictable, both as a music director as well as a singer in Cheeraloni Goppatanam. He lets the tempo slacken at the start itself and does not manage to catch it till the end.

SPB Charan proves that he is a chip off the old block as he and Nithya Santhoshini combine with gusto and ease in Nuvvu Pre Ne Ma. Nithya gets into the groove quickly while Charan gathers speed in a measured sort of way. This song is one of the highlights of this album.

Pallakilo Pellikoothuru is a major stepping stone for many (for the director, for the hero Gowtham and heroine Rathi). But Keeravani seems to have failed them.