Shankarabharanam is an upcoming action packed entertainer starring Nikhil, Nanditha and Anjali in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Praveen Lakkaraju and the film is produced and written by popular film personality Kona Venkat. Here is an iQlik exclusive audio review of the album:
The album begins in a trendy manner with Rock Your Body sung by the high voltage composer Thaman. Sreejo’s contemporary lyrics speak about the importance of self living in the midst of party atmosphere and fun moments. The Hip-Hop beats and effective sequencing is done quite well to make it an enjoyable start.
Sangeeth Song is another fun filled number where energy takes a front seat and Rahul Nambiar does a phenomenal job in rendering it in a Punjabi style. Lipsika perfectly follows this treat with her husky voice in the midst of gripping rhythm and dholak. The interludes are an intelligent blend between modern sounds and Punjabi folk flavours.
It is time to take a detour with an introspective track Banno Rani sung brilliantly by Rahul Sipligunj. This track can be called as the star of the album for its brilliance in expression, mild orchestration and perfect ambience. Live drums by Jared Sandhy and Nadaswaram solo by Anurag Kulkarni remains to be the key asset for the track apart from the fantastic lyrics by Sreejo once again.
The album shifts gears again to party mode with Daaru Peeley Bro sung by the king of Rap Baba Seghal. Sirasri’s stylish lyrics suit the track perfectly and the track progresses in a laid back manner with rhythm in the front seat. The interesting twist occurs when shehnai makes its presence in this contrasting party track.
The inevitable item song touch occurs with Ghanta sung in the confident vocals of Uma Neha. Sreejo explores the power of a woman in a straightforward sense. The track has an instant likeable factor for its brilliant fun moments and unpretentious expression.
Thoorupey is another masterpiece unplugged style composition sung by the brilliant Karthik and Ramya Behara. Sreejo tones down a bit with his poetic lyrics this time and mild guitar strokes are fantastic to hear. The classicism of the tune is another biggest advantage and Karthik pulls it off perfectly without any flaw. The composer’s brilliance is unleashed when he chooses to use electric guitar in an emotionally extravagant point.
The album hits an ideal finale with Ding Ding sung by the talented singer Hemachandra and Nutana with vigor and high energy. The track sets a perfect stage for a desi party with gripping rhythm, bass work and superior vocals as well.
Shankarabharanam is a thoroughly entertaining album. This adds to the already brilliant albums Nikhil has got in his career once again!