Audio Review : Oosaravelli – NTR tries out something new

NTR and Tamanna are pairing up for the first time in the movie ‘Oosaravelli’. The movie has been directed by stylish director Surender Reddy and BVSN Prasad is the Producer. The audio launch of ‘Oosaravelli’ took place yesterday at a glittering function in Shilpa Kala Vedika. Devi Sri has scored the music for this upcoming flick.There are 8 songs in all and 2 of them are bit songs. Let us see how the audio album stacks up.

1.Song: Nenante Naaku
Artist(s): Adnan Sami
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry

This is a nice and stylish melody that is rendered beautifully by Adnan Sami. Rama Jogayya Sastry’s lyrics are nicely poetic. Pretty good music from Devi Sri is soothing to hear.Stringed instruments and synthesizer work are predominant in this track.This is a classic song that a hero uses to woo a heroine and we can expect some beautiful European locales on screen for this number.Pretty hummable and easily one of the better tracks in the album

2.Song: Niharika Niharika
Artist(s): Vijay Prakash, Neha Bhasin
Lyrics: Anantha Sriram

For me, this song is the pick of the album. Uber cool and instantly likeable, ‘Niharika Niharika’ will be playing in your music systems for a long time.This is a soft and stylish duet.It is Neha Bhasin’s show all the way even though Vijay Prakash does an admirable job. Her voice is literally dripping with emotion and infuses life into the song. Anantha Sriram’s lyrics are pretty good. Devi Sri has come up with a contemporary and chic tune for this song. Wind and percussion instruments dominate this track. Expect some pretty stylish visualization from Surender Reddy and Rasool Ellore with this number.

3.Song: Oosaravelli Theme
Artist(s): Ujjayinee Roy
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry& Devi Sri Prasad

This is the Oosaravelli Theme song. It is a short two and half minute number that is dominated by heavy metal music. It remains to be seen how well this track will be utilized by Surender Reddy on screen but not everyone will like this song when listening to it. It definitely will not reach B & C center crowds that form the backbone of NTR’s support base. Ujjainee Roy’s singing is a bit garish but it is in keeping with the music and theme of the song.

4.Song: Sri Anjaneyam
Artist(s): MLR Karthikeyan
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry

This song starts off with a short dialogue from NTR. ‘Sri Anjaneyam’ is a 3 minute song that serves as a motivational number. It will most likely come as an inspiration at a time in the story when the hero is faced with very tough circumstances. Siri Vennela Seetarama Sastry is a master lyricist and his words are simple and powerful. MLR Karthikeyan renders this number with enough gusto and conviction to deliver the required emotion that is so critical in such a song. Devi Sri’s music is OK and does a decent job of supporting the lyrics and the emotion.

5.Song: Yelango Yelango
Artist(s): Jaspreet Jasz, Chinmayee
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry

This song will either make you laugh out loud or make you angry. There will be no middle ground with this kind of unconventional and meaningless lyrics. And probably no one other than Rama Jogayya Sastry can come up with such stuff. This song will however give NTR ample opportunity to showcase his amazing dancing abilities. The music is fast and peppy, in a commercial way. Probably aimed at B & C centers, this song will do its job of keeping them happy. Strictly not for melody lovers.

6.Song: Brathakali
Artist(s): Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Chandrabose

This is a solo number rendered by Devi Sri himself. ‘Brathakali’ sounds like an extension of the ‘Oosaravelli Theme’ and that is what it probably is. This is the kind of song that is picturized in dark warehouses with a lot of oil drums and sparks flying all around the hero. Nothing to write home about as far as Chandrabose’s lyrics are concerned. A mediocre performance from Devi Sri both in terms of singing as well as music.

7.Song: Dandia India
Artist(s): Mukesh, Suchitra
Lyrics: Anantha Sriram, Suchitra

This is an out and out mass number and once again, the primary aim is to please the B & C center crowds and give NTR a chance to showcase his dancing abilities. Mukesh and Suchitra render this song with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Anantha Sriram’s lyrics are OK and do the job. Devi Sri’s music is peppy and moves along at a fast pace, but it sounds familiar. This song will be quite popular in small towns. Expect a visual feast from Tamanna in this song.

8.Song: Love Ante Caring
Artist(s): Francisco Castelleno
Lyrics: Anantha Sriram

This is a solo number and the lyrics of this song justify the title ‘Oosaravelli’. The variable nature of the hero’s behaviour is captured well in Anantha Sriram’s lyrics. Francisco Castelleno does a good job with the rendition. This is a good number to listen to and is one of the better tracks in the album. Expect a humorous and stylish picturization from Surender Reddy onscreen. Good contemporary music from Devi Sri gives the song a very youthful feel.

Verdict : ‘Oosaravelli’ is not a typical NTR album. NTR said that he is trying out something new with ‘Oosaravelli’ and it reflects in the audio album. There are some nice melodies and youthful tracks but there are some mass, commercial numbers as well.The audio tries to play to the strengths of NTR and Surender Reddy. There is ample scope for stylish picturization and room has been left for NTR to showcase his dancing. ‘Niharika Niharika’, ‘Nenante Naaku’,’Dandiya India’ & ‘Love Ante Caring’ are my picks. A pretty decent album overall but definitely not DSP’s best work. Success will depend on choreography and picturization.

PS: The ‘leaked song’ that was on You tube a few weeks ago is not in this album, but it would have been great to have it here!

– Mahesh K.S.