Prince Mahesh Babu and Ye Maya Chesave and Brundavanam fame Samantha Prabhu starrer Dookudu is scaling new heights of expectations with each passing day. Directed by none other than the successful Srinu Vytla and produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara, Dookudu is pipped to be made lavishly on 14 Reels Entertainment banner.  The music for the film is rendered by Thaman and the the filmnagar sources claim that Dookudu is the best album till date in Thaman’s career. Let’s wait to see how Dookudu songs are… Here is my review of Dookudu audio…1. Nee Dookudu – Singers:- Shankar Mahadevan; Lyricist: Vishwa – 3/5

Nee Dookudu, to me sounds like the title and introduction track of Mahesh Babu in the film.  Though the number sounds more of Shankar Mahadevan shouting than singing in telugu, the number makes a definite mark with the start because of the perfect drumbeats and interludes. A soon-to-be dance number for all competitions and parties. Vishwa’s lyrics add power to the umber and depicts the hero’s character.

2. Guruvaram – Singers:- Rahul Nambiyar; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry – 3.5/5

My favorite in the entire album is the, melody track Guruvaram March Okati… is lyrically and musically pleasing to ears. The lyrics give a cool, peppy, refreshing, romantic and relaxing feel, which about the hero falling in love with the leading lady and sings the number recalling her. Great job by Rama Jogayya Sastry but to me the let down is Thaman, who, despite giving a soothing number gives a tinge of his redundancy in rendering music, this number reminding of O.. Sanam from Veera… nevertheless, an enjoyable track…

3. Chulbuli Chulbuli  – Singers:- Karthik,Rita; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry – 2.5/5

Perhaps the weak link in the entire album. The starting lyrics are totally an alien language. Though Rama Jogayya Sastry penned entertaining and youthful lyrics for the rest maintaining good rhyming words like buli, mali, puli, allibulli etc, it would be very tough for the director to maintain the audience inside the theatre unless the cinematography is extremely excellent. A definite “cigarette break” song in the movie.

4. Poovai Poovai  – Singers:- Ramya.N.S,Navin Madhav; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry – 2.5/5

Pipped to be another USP besides the start-cast and director, the song would be performed by Parvati Melton, who is set to make a come back to Tollywood with this number, Poovai Poovai is tuned in western style yet brings the mass feel with its lyrics. The track starts off high on energy and enjoyable by front benchers. As per the audio, it is just passable.

5. Dethadi Dethadi – Singers:- Ranjith,Divya; Lyricist: Bhaskar Bhatla – 2.75/5

This is a mid-tempo duet that starts off with a high pitched vocal from Divya and the rhythmic sounds and drum beats are appealing to ears. The track turns energetic with the playful vocals of singers Ranjith and Divya. Lyrics penned by Bhaskar Bhatla are okay and nothing to boast of. You might like this number on repeated hearing…

6.Adara Adara – Singers:- Karthik, Ramajogayya Shastry, Vardhini, Ranina Reddy,Megha; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry –  2.5/5

This is the family song of the album… Thaman has roped in Karthik, along with the lyric writer Ramajogayya Shastry to lend their vocals while the female singers Vardhini, Ranina Reddy, Megha accompanied them. This seems to be the wedding song of the lead pair and it reflects the festive mood. Going with the lyrics, the number recalls ‘Ninne pelladukuni…’ track from Srinu Vytla’s Ready.

Final Verdict

Positives – Songs are full of energy and lyrics are targeted at the mass audience, deadly combo that attracts the youth and masses today

Negatives – Repetitive style of music, one expected Thaman to give something fresh this time considering it’s his first album for Mahesh Babu who has terrific music in his films. His recent Tamil album for actor Jeeva, Vandaan Vendran has much more variety and melody compared to this album. Just listen to the single song ‘Anjana Anjana’ from that album, you will know that difference.

Verdict – The album doesn’t have that uniqueness that would make it memorable or standout from the rest, it’s just another run of the mill album from S Thaman, and only the hero has changed. All in all, Thaman has failed again by scoring a mediocre album for Mahesh’s Dookudu. While the Tollywood biggies are running after him, Thaman is just delivering average albums with less novelty. Though a couple of songs are good in Dookudu, Thaman failed to live upto Mahesh’s fans expectations compared to the Super Star’s earlier outings. Dookudu is not a music album which will stay with music lovers for long, at the same time it is not totally bad either. Do listen to the tracks and you might enjoy few of them.

Overall Rating – 2.75/5