'Quirky and Melodious Journey'- Naruda Donoruda Audio Review

By - October 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM IST

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Naruda Donaruda is an upcoming comedy film starring Sumanth and Pallavi in lead roles. The film is a remake of Bollywood hit Vicky Donor and music is composed by Sricharan of Kshanam fame. Here is an iQlik exclusive audio review of the album:
The album begins with Ayyo Basu in quirky vocals by Muhammad Rabid Ali and interesting lyrics by Kittu Vissapragada.  The song slowly builds up in tempo and has a folk element associated with it too. The usage of harmonium gives it an Indian touch and it is complemented well by violin presence.  The advent of electric guitars in between is another good move.

Roju Ila is a feel good Rock styled duet sung by Hemachandra and Geetha Madhuri. The live drumming and brilliant presentation by the lead singers give it an essential contemporary feel. Kittu Vissapragada’s lyrics are fresh and captivating to hear.  The interludes are quite magical and give the song a perfect rock ballad look.

The album continues the relaxed mode with Nee Valane – a stylish acoustic number sung by Ishaq Vali and penned by Chaitanya Varma. But instead of being truly acoustic and resembling the original chartbuster Pani Da, the song has Carnatic twist with captivating violin touches. This version slowly develops depth and pace as it progresses and would remain to be one of the best melodies this year.

Kaasu Paisa is quirky number sung by Siddhu Jonnalagadda and Kittu Vissapragada showcases his funku side again in terms of lyrics.  The song exhibits the funky side of the film’s theme in the musical manner. Tanikella Bharani’s brilliant voice over in the middle gives the song an additional fun aspect.

A soothing melody Teerame by Naresh Iyer and Sri Vidya arrives next with dew drop guitars and trance like piano.  The song has great poetic value and Kittu Vissapragada’s lyrics add much value as well.  The swift chord progression tossed delicately with trance sounds is the highlight of this song.

Now it is time for some introspection with Alalu Aagavala comprising of emotive violin and superimposed vocals of Poojan Kohli and Soundarya Soukalya and the philosophical lyrics by Krishna Madineni speaks mountains about hardships in life. The lilting piano touches are again complemented greatly by slowly progressing rhythm section.

Pelli Beatu is a fun filled party number by Poojan Kohli with a desi twist. Kittu Vissapragada’s lyrics are quite casual and conversational instead of over stylish. The song delivers good energy to the otherwise classy and melodious album.

The well deserving finale occurs with Nee Valane (Sad) sung by Sri Vidya with her sweet voice and the pathos version has great lyrics penned by Chaitanya Varma once again. The minimalistic approach towards orchestration is one smart move by the composer to give great effect.

Naruda Donaruda is an essential feel good album where the melodies brilliantly score well.

Rating: 3.25/5