After quite some time i am listening to the tunes of Yuvan Shankar Raja.The first thing i see when i buy a music CD is the back cover to have a look at the names of singers and lyricists.The first track is sung by Siddharth and it was not a surprise to me and i am very much sure that we will see it a lot more of this in the future,weather we like it or not is an secondary issue.
Oy! Oy! :This song is written by Chandrabose and sung by Siddharth.This song gives a good instigation to the album but it is devoid of a good singer.The song could have been much better if it was sung by a professional singer rather than by Siddharth.The lyrics of this song is a disappointment as it shows the mediocre side of Chandrabose,he uses many of the catchy English words which didn’t impress me.The pace and beat of Oy! Oy! does give you some energy to listen for the next song.
..beach house lo prema devatha,
yellow chudi daar white chunni to doche naa yada..
Oy! Oy! antoo casual ga pilichero,
Oy! Oy! twenty saarlu kalalo kalisero,
Oy! Oy! Empty gunde ninda nilichero.
Love at First Sight….
Naalo kalige Love at First Sight…
Saradaga :Saradaga track is sung by Karthik and Sunidhi Chauhan.This song is written by ‘Anantha Sriram’ who gives decent words.The composition by Yuvan Shankar Raja is good and shockingly Sunidhi Chauhan’s telugu has improved,she succesfully traslates the tune and her voice so elegantly that we can forget her previous telugu songs.The only thing which i cant digest is bringing Karthik and Sunidhi Chauhan together for a duet.
Waiting For You : Don’t get mislead by the title of the song,it does not contain English lyrics except ‘Waiting for you’ with good lyrics by Vanamaali.We can hear the real K.K in this song.
Anukoledenadu : Shreya Ghoshal is allowed to sing the type of song which she deserves,this solo song which is predominantly a vocal based is totally engineered by voice of Shreya Ghoshal.Vanamaali does not impress me as he writes the same old stereo-type lyrics to this song.
Povodhe Prema: After multiple hearings of ‘Povodhe Prema’ i get the feeling that Yuvan Shankar Raja composed this song for himself.The song is perfect for his voice,during the initial stage of the song he uses the piano and the guitar in the background but later he the guitar and the drums to elevate the pitch of the song.Vanamaali’s beautiful lyrics are like these…
Nannu Vadili Needa Vellipotunda…
Kannu Vadili Choopu Vellipotunda..
Vekuvane Sandhya valipotunde..
Chikatilo Udayam undi Poyinde..
Nuvvunte Nenunta Prema..
Povadhe Povadhe Prema..
Seheri: This is the last track of ‘Oy!’ sung by Toshi and Priya.I guess this song is deliberately placed in the end of the album as to lift our spirits.If i am not wrong the lyrics are provided by Surendra Krishna and Krishna Chaitanya which contain some amount of rap in it.
The CD of ‘Oy!’ is worth its money but don’t expect much.Though ‘Oy!’ does not come any near to Yuvan Shankar Raja’s best works but definitely a good oneand i am sure that you will not be disappointed after buying the CD.
Originally published on Passionforcinema.com