Maharshi Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Maharshi is an upcoming Telugu action drama film directed by Vamsi Paidipally of Oopiri fame with Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles. Devisri Prasad composes music for the film. Let's check out whether Vamsi is able to extract best tunes from the composer who is not in his great form recently.
Padara Padara gains immensely from powerhouse vocals of Shankar Mahadevan and unfortunately the vocals being the only thing effective in this heavily templatized tune by DSP. Sreemani's vocals works which bring out the pain of the farmers effectually and the track may well work with the course of the movie but not as a standalone track.
Chotti Chotti Baatein reminds us of the composer's numerous earlier compositions and the singing by the composer himself doesn't work to its favour. Especially when the tune goes as Enno Vela Kadhalu, Arey Inko Kadha Modhalu, one can easily skip the song and can listen to Devisri Prasad's earlier compositions.
Nuvve Samastham fares better with the synth rhythms in the background and Yazin Nizar's listenable vocals. But once again tune is a kind of let down from the composer and warmed over techno sounds even in the interludes fizzles rapidly. Sreemani's lyrics bring out the grandeur well than the tune which tries really hard.
Everest Anchuna is another song where DSP hits high on techno sounds and Vishnupriya Ravi's husky vocals work effectually but Hemachandra's vocals sound more like DSP's vocals himself. However, the tune takes its own time to establish.
Phir Shuru works mostly due to the racy screeching Josh Mark Raj's guitar work and the tune wise, the track is strictly perfunctory. Benny Dayal elevates the song with his sprightly vocals and the soundscape works much better rather than the tune itself.
Paala Pitta DSP ends the soundtrack with Paala Pitta, an easily likeable folk number where Rahul Sipligunj and MM Manasi steals the show with their effectual vocals. DSP adorns the tune with the really effective Manonmani's Sarangi and the foot-tapping rhythm sections.
Bottomline: On the whole, Maharshi lacks the instant catchy numbers required for the commercial movie and DSP continues to rehash his hackneyed stock tunes.
Pick of the Album: Paala Pitta, Padara Padara