Audio Review : Mogudu – A Krishna Vamsi Mark album

Gopichand and Tapsee will soon be seen in Krishna Vamsi’s family drama titled ‘Mogudu’. The movie is being produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and Babu Shankar makes his debut as a music director with this film. The music was launched recently at a glittering function which was attended by many of the Telugu Film Industry biggies. Let us see how this album fares.

Song : Kavali Kavali
Artists: Madhumita
Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

This is a nice melodious song where the heroine airs her expectations and fantasies about her husband. Lovely lyrics from Seetharama Sastry and some soulful music from Babu Shankar make this song a pleasure to listen to.Madhumita renders this song beautifully with the right amount of emotion. This song is one of the better ones in the album.

Song : Bachelor Boys
Artists: Benny Dayal, Babu Shankar
Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

This is a classic solo song used to introduce the hero and this song will be seen before Gopichand’s the movie. I was pleasantly surprised to see Seetharama Sastry’s name attributed to this song. It proves that when you have talent, you need not be confined to one genre alone. Seetharama Sastry shows that he can pen words for ‘modern songs’. Modern synthesizer work dominates the music and it is nice to listen to. Nothing to write home about the singing though. A very decent song overall.

Song : Choosthunna
Artists: Karthik
Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

This song complements the song ‘Kavali Kavali’. This time, it is the hero who gets into poetry, describing the beauty of his wife. Once again, Sirivennela’s lyrics are top notch. It would be great to see more of his work in today’s movies. Karthik does a good job and the song is very pleasant on the ears. We can expect some stunning picturization from Krishna Vamsi for this song.

Song : Aakalakalaka
Artists: Hemachandra, Chinmayee
Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

This is a romantic duet between the husband and wife. It is a semi-masala song that is usually picturized under the moonlight with some mass choreography. This song will be aimed at the front benchers and we can expect some visual feast from Tapsee. Seetharama Sastry’s lyrics do the job. The music is ok and complements the song’s intended mood. A pretty ok song.

Song : Eppudu nee Roopamlo
Artists: Karthik
Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

This is a soulful number sung by the hero and once again, Seetharama Sastry’s lyrics take center-stage. Some very nice music from Babu Shankar lends the song a very melodious feel. This song is rendered beautifully by Karthik. You tend to get slowly addicted to some songs and this is one such song. It is like slow poison. Once it gets you, there is no turning back. One of the best songs of the album.

Song : Nuvvante Naaku
Artists: Sunitha Sarathy
Lyricist: Rama Jhogayya Sastry

This is a fast paced solo song that sounds like a Beyonce or Shakira song when you hear it for the first time. This song might be picturized on Shraddha Das. Sunitha Sarathy does a good job and she infuses energy into the song. The lyrics are pretty average. Babu Shankar’s music is pretty ok and does its job. A fast paced peppy number that is good to listen to. Nothing memorable, but good enough.

Song : Ettantee Mogudu
Artists: Geetha Madhuri
Lyricist: Suddhala Ashok Teja

This song is along the lines of ‘Naa Mogudu Rampyaari’ from Ninne Pelladutha. We can assume that the picturization will be quite similar too. Suddhala Ashok Teja is a master at penning these kind of songs and it is no different here. The music has a nice rustic feel to it and this song will be a hit with both front benchers as well as balcony class folks. A very bindaas performance from Geetha Madhuri adds to the song’s appeal. This song will be quite popular.

Verdict: Mogudu is a typical Krishna Vamsi album and Babu Shankar makes an impressive debut with this film as a movie director. There is a nice balance between class and mass and Krishna Vamsi has a potential winner on his hands. ‘ Kavaali Kavaali’, ‘Eppudu nee Roopam lo’ and Ettantee Mogudu are my favourites. Expecting some stunning picturization from Krishna Vamsi for these songs as the album plays to his strengths.

– Mahesh K.S.