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Music Review: Bommarillu

Bommarillu audio sleeveThe audio of Siddharth's new telugu flick, 'Bommarillu', was released on July 15, after much delay. I, for one, was eagerly awaiting this, not least because the music director, Devi Sri Prasad, seems to have gone through some sort of revival since last year's blockbuster, Nuvvostante Nenoddantana.

There are seven songs in all in the album and while I wouldn't lie through my teeth and say they are all absolutely fantabulous, most of them are good. There's a heavy Western influence - I think we have my favourite, A R Rahman, to thank for that! In some places, the beats seem to intrude a bit but most of the songs are of the foot-tapping variety.

Appudo Ippudo - Siddharth, the multi-talented boy wonder, sings this song. His pronounciation has improved manifold since his < days. This is a fast number and in my opinion, the best track in the album - it has a good pace to it, it makes an easy listen and Sid's trademark bouncy energy has permeated his delivery, which makes it for a great number. His pronounciation has improved 100% since his Chukkallo Chandrudu days. If you cannot believe me, then go back and listen to Yadalo Eppudo and you'll understand what I am talking about.

Bommani Geesthe, sung by Gopika and Jeans Srinivas, is a melodious number. The lyrics are very sweet and the music the song is set to is quite good too. It is a slow number, one of the two in the album. The flute in the beginning of the start of the song, sets the mood quite well.

SiddharthThe composer turns singer with Kaani Ippudu and does a decent job of it. The song has a catchy tune and a nice, swinging beat. Your feet start tapping to the beat before you realise it. I am sure we will be hearing the song's remixed versions on the club floors soon enough.

The opening chords of this song, We have a Romeo, reminded me of those of the song 'Karka Karka' from Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu. This is a fleeting similarity and the song branches off into its own route soon enough, with the bloke singing about looking for his Juliet. Typically, he lists the characteristics of his girl and the song proceeds well enough. When Andrea comes in with the English verse, it somehow doesn't sit well. I reckon the references to Romeo & Juliet have something to do with this interlude - as long as it doesn't translate to a Genelia on a balcony, with Sid somewhere on the ground level, singing his heart out, I shall be happy!

Laloo Darvaja didn't make much of an impression on me. The same thumping beats that is found in every song plays a prominent role in this one as well. After a verse and a chorus of this, there's a slow interlude by the female singer which doesn't get at all with the main song. After this, the song continues on its previous vein, making me wonder what just happened.

Nammaka Thappani, sung by Sagar and Sumangali, is the other slow number and is a decent one as well. But by now, the thumping beats have begun annoying me. The composer has to pay special attention to the use of the same four beats - after a bit, it feels quite repetitive.

Though the album is a decent enough listen, it lacks the freshness of NVNV. The best bit, for me, was Siddharth belting out Appudo Ippudo - it remains to be seen if that is enough to make it a hit.

Posted by DesiGirl 9:02 AM  


  1. imrana ayub said...
    Sagar said...
    I agree with your review only partly. Giving credit to the hero who has sung just one song and not to the Music Director seems a little weird.
    Sagar said...
    If there was improvisation in your BOT WONDER's pronunciation then a majority of the credit should go to the Music Director. Being a "REVIEWER" you should have the minimum responsibility to have mentioned that. Please try to take this in a positive sense dear critic friend.
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