Karthikeya is an upcoming adventure filled entertainer starring Nikhil and Colors Swathi in the lead roles. This pair has already got the success image with their earlier film Swami Raa Raa and is back again. Tanikella Bharani, Nassar and Rao Ramesh played important roles. Music for the film is composed by Sekhar Chandra and it is directed by debutant Chandoo Mondeti. Here is an iQlik exclusive music review of the album:
The album begins with a groovy number Prashnante in the midst of power packed rhythm and electric guitar. The track has a great energy associated with it and good lyrics add much to the value of it. The vocalist Ranjith does a great job in making it an energizing track and Lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry have an exploratory touch.
After the interesting beginning , a breezy melodious track Saripovu arrives with ease. The talented Haricharan takes the track forward with beautiful confidence and lyrics by Vanamali work wonders as he uses the word ‘Swathi’ with different variations. The acoustic guitar and wonderful rhythm riffs add to the beauty of the track.
The melodious touch is retained with Inthalo Ennenni Vinthalo (Male) sung by the brilliantly talented Naresh Iyer. Beautiful rhythm, mellowed guitar and string section works well for a relaxing track of this sort. Lyrics by Krishna Chaitanya are simple yet poetic adding great value to the track. The most interesting aspect of the track is the Far East style of orchestration giving a trance like feel.
Punnami Vennele is a deeply philosophical track with a strange orchestration and sung competently by Haricahran. It sounds quite contrasting to the mood of the album till this point but gives undoubtedly a new dimension. The usage of Trance beats and orchestration is done quite well without fading the lead vocals.
The beautiful melody Inthalo Ennenni Vinthalo (Female) arrives in the voice of earthly Chinmayee now. While Haricharan’s voice had a tinge of confidence, Chinmayee adds a different grace to the track with her sweet voice. However, the orchestration and arrangements remain the same as the previous version.
The album reaches a finale with a theme track Rise of Karthikeya having great string arrangements and confident presentation. The breathtaking ambience created by it in less than two minutes is really commendable. Usage of violins, symphony, trombone and the trumpets really adds to the overall atmosphere.
Karthikeya is a promising album from Sekhar Chandra having good balance of melodies, solos and aggressive tracks. The best part of the album is its great lyrics and equally great orchestration which doesn’t dominate the lead vocals.