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TELUGU

Gulabi Puvvai Remix... Surya Music... Rs. 35

IF YOU feel like you want to listen to the album again and again, it is not because of the music — recreated pretty effectively by Mickey Jain Meyer. It is because of the beauty of the original lyrics and the care that went into choosing the right songs to be remixed.

While Eruvaaka saagaroranno chinnanna (Rojulu Maraayi) takes you back to the days of Waheeda Rehman's number, Ennenno janmala bandham needi naadi (Pooja) tugs at your heart with its capturing lyrics describing the bond called love.

Then there is Bhale bhale magadivoyi (Maro Charitra), the raunchy teasing number — that talks of every teenager's dream man — which can make any girl who can understand the content blush.

Flip the album and you'll find the adorable song from Mooga Manasulu, Godari gattundi gattu meena chettundi. The number Ennenno janmala... is repeated again, this time as a duet with Pradeep chipping in to help Nitya Santhoshini who rendered all the songs in the album.

The last song Gulabi puvvai navvali vayase, another sweetly teasing number from Annadammula Anubandham, is the Telugu version of the Hindi super hit of the Seventies, Chura liya hai tumne... (Yaadon ki Baarat), composed by none other than R.D. Burman.


The beauty of this remix album lies in the fact that the composer did not try to deviate much from the original music of each song except for in Ennenno where the captivating beats that come at the end of the pallavi each time are replaced by modern drum beats which take away the effect.

The album is not highly creative in the sense that all the songs sound more or less similar tune-wise in contrast to the original versions each of which had a unique tune making all the songs different from the other. It is still okay to listen to more than once.

HINDI

Kyun Ho Gaya Na... Tips... Rs. 55

SHANKAR-EHSAAN-LOY come up with a score, which urges the listener to listen because of the energy level. To say it sounds different may sound clichéd but that is to put it easily and simply.

The trio has been able to orchestrate a symphonic feel in quite a few songs. And blended it with a bit of classical - voila! they have created music that will find favour with many. It may not rock the charts but people would care to listen.

For the tunes are a mix of the slow and the fast. Javed Akhtar provides the able lyrics, which are full of love and romance and youthful too keeping in mind the storyline of the film.

The album opens with Pyar Mein Uljhane Hai (kind of akin to Jaane Kyon in its underlying message). A breezy number full of life and verve, this would surely be a popular number (it's being aired on the promos).

Some Western strains are ably fused. And the singers Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Prakash, Mahalaxmi and Sneha Pant enliven it.

You would probably feel you are dancing in the countryside somewhere particularly towards the end with the fast beats. No No is another energetic number. Aao Naa is a sonorous song by Sadhana Sargam and Udit Narayan. It is perhaps the highlight of the album. The piano strikes tuneful notes, while the orchestration stands out.

On the flip side Shaan and Sunidhi sing Main Hoon full-throated. Another of the full-of-life songs.

In Baat Samjha Karo one of the singers tries to sing like Amitabh Bachchan. There's a bit of advice on life. The album winds up with a slightly slow Dheere Dheere by Shankar Mahadevan.

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