Save for Mega Star and Sonali
to a certain extent, no other characters could create the same
magic as the ones in Hindi. So, one hopes
handles Zindabad in a much better way than how Jayanth handled
This is the third time Devi
is composing music for a Mega Star film (Shankar dada MBBS and
Andarivaadu being the first two). Also, this is the third time
Devi is working with director Prabhu Deva (NVNV and Pournami being
the other two). Comparisons of how Devi fares the third time
aside, donít expect the moon from this album and youíll be
thoroughly entertained. Besides, I believe this is Deviís best
musical score, till date, for a Chiruís film. Well, there could be
talks of better score et al but given the movie and its scope for
Devi scores it right.
With Shankar Mahadevan as the singer and going by
Deviís lyrics (seeminlgy inspired, in parts, by
the Hindi counterpart), this is most likely the first song in the
movie. Breezy with good tempo. Divya mouths the
Good morning Hyderabad part. There is also a remix version sung by
Devi with rap by Darshan. This has a faster tempo and an
impressive usage of Mandolin by Devi.
Hindi counterpart: Lage Raho Munnabhai
This appropriately modified version of Pal Pal Pal from LRMB is
quite a melody. Though the original itself was an inspired
version, Devi comes up with a fresh tune and rightly picks
Chitra to sing it. Needless to say, Chitraís voice is so
enchanting it totally overshadows Venu, the male
Bhaskarabhatlaís words about the girlís eagerness
to hear the guyís feelings for her, and the guy fearing the
consequences of expressing his feelings just doesnít want time to
tick away, are nice.
counterpart: Pal Pal Pal
A conversational styled situational number thatís sung
enthusiastically by Mano and is interspersed with
some funny one liners by Chiru and
Srikanth. It may not appeal that much when just heard but
when seen on the screen this is bound to enthrall Chiruís fans Ė
especially the mantra like chant Shankar dada zindabad, huu haa
huu haa. Chandrabose pens this one.
counterpart: Samjho ho hi gaya na
sung perfectly by Adnan Sami and Gopika
Poornima. Adnanís efforts to come up with better
pronunciations are appreciable and Devi deserves a pat on his back
too for this. Really, we donít have any issues with non Telugu
singers holding the mic but our only earnest request for the music
directors is to ensure that the singers donít kill the
song and the
language in particular. Sahiti pens this one
Mamatha and Devi do it again. After Rakhi, Rakhi
and 36-24-36, they give us yet another electrifying mass number.
Undoubtedly, this is their third hit in a row. Together,
Naveen and Mamatha spice up this number with a zesty
rendition. One can only imagine how Prabhu Deva would transform
this on to the screen with Chiru and Yana Gupta bound to set the
screen on fire. Sahitiís lyrics are in perfect
sync with the mood of the song. Enjoy this one.
While its Hindi counterpart was composed along the lines of a
famous old song, Devi sets this short yet striking number to a
fresh tune. Though Sagar and Devi
sing this one with fervor, they clearly, come nowhere close to
what Sonu Nigam achieved in Hindi. It is Suddala Ashok
Tejaís ode to the Father of the nation in this song that
deserves applause. His pen offers a paean to Gandhiji.
counterpart: Bandhe mein tha dum
situational songs, mass songs and a melody too, Devi more than
satisfies Mega Starís fans with this album. Now, itís in the hands
of Prabhu Deva to take it from here and make it truly successful.
Before I sign off, Shankar dada zindabadÖhuu haaÖhuu haa!
to Jeevi of idlebrain.com and Author Sundeep reddy