Oosaravelli, directed by the stylish director Surender Reddy has a very strong star cast – NTR jr and Tamanna. Tamanna riding high on the success of 100% Love is very confident of giving another hit, and a first one with NTR. On the other had, NTR who has let his fans down with Shakthi is pinning a lot of hopes that this movie would be a grand success. Here is my review of the audio which was launched in a gala even at Shilpa Kala Vedika. 1. Brathakali – Singers:- Devisri Prasad; Lyricist: Chandrabose – 2.25/5
The opening number in the album, rendered by DSP himself has done an average job. The lyrics are very ordinary and nothing special. Given that this would be a background song, or even maybe the introduction song, a lot could have been done for this song. The song is just passable.
2.Nenante Naaku – Singers:- Adnan Sami; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry – 3.25/5
Why is that always the second song in the album is my favorite?? This happened to me for Dookudu, 100% Love, Dum Maro Dum….!!! Again, the song is my personal favorite. I think this is the USP of the movie and would call for a repeatedly repeat button. Adnan Sami did an amazing job like how he has done for Infatuation!! in 100% Love. A very pleasing and lovely track, wonderously penned by Rama Jogayya Sastry where NTR would be wooing the heroine. Me thinks that this song reminds of another hindi song rendered by Vishal-Sekhar – wonder what it is??? Nevertheless a good number, listen and enjoy while driving!!
3. Yelango Yelango – Singers:- Jaspreet Jasz, Chinmayee; Lyricist: Rama Jogayya Sastry – 1.75/5
This Jaspreet Jasz, Chinmayee’s Yelango Yelango track is a fast beat number with a folk touch. However the track fails to engage you in listening to it and makes you reach out to the fwd button. If picturised well, it may appeal to the audience otherwise it would be a tedious number.
4. Love Ante Caring – Singers:- Francois Castelleno; Lyricist: Anantha Sriram – 2.5/5
This number written by Anantha Sriram describes the thin line between love and friendship!! Simple lyrics and easily understandable!! DSP used all his skill on the instruments and his choice of the singer – Francois (perhaps his first song in telugu) has done a good job!! Another song which will be repeated again and again!!! Listen to it for lovely lyrics…
5. Sri Anjaneyam – Singers:- M.L.R. Karthikeyan; Lyricist: Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry – 3/5
The track starts off powerfully with NTR’s dialogue followed by this devotional track. All credits to Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry who has devoted the lyrics to Lord Hanuman. Sri Anjaneyam seems to be situational track and DSP’s good composition makes the song intense to listen. It is sure the song will be shot greatly which provides the same intense on screen. Karthikeyan lived upto the expectations.
6. Niharika – Singers:- Vijay Prakash, Neha Bhasin; Lyricist: Anantha Sriram – 3.25/5
A romantic duet with a good sense of music and lyrics!! Good job by Vijay Prakash and Neha Bhasin, who rendered this number. I must say both these are making a quite an impression on me with their voice!! I see them going places in the future!! once gain Anatha Sriram proves that he is very good at romantic songs. I must say that Neha Bhasin mesmerizes with her rendition while Vijay Prakash’s voice elevated the spirit of the song. The music is foot-tapping and DSP’s background instruments have rhythmic music. Niharika is beautifully written and tuned. Go for it!!!
7. Dhandiya – Singers:- Mukesh, Suchitra; Lyricist: Anantha Sriram, Suchitra[English Lyrics] – 3/5
A very peppy, fast and a definite dance number!! Perhaps a first telugu dandiya song and this will sure be used this dasera in and around Hyderabad for the dandiya fests!! The track has rocking beats with foot-tapping music. Apart from rendering the vocal, Suchitra has also penned lyrics joining with Ananth Sriram. Expect good number of steps from Jr.NTR on this number and it is sure to turn as a dancing number in theaters for the front-benchers. Well-composed mass number by DSP.
8. Oosaravelli – Singers:- Ujjayinee Roy; Lyricist: Ramajogayya Sastry, Devi Sri Prasad(English Lyrics) – 3/5
Devi ends off the album with the title song which is short [2and half minute] yet entertaining. The director has come up with heavy beats which might be used in elevating NTR’s characterization. The lyrics are quite different and it would be interesting to see how Surender Reddy has captured NTR. Ujjayinee Roy has done a good job in rendering this number.
Album Rating – 2.75/5
All in All, Jr.NTR’s Oosaravelli is a decent album with a couple of good melodies and youthful tracks. On the other side, the album lacks mass appeal which is NTR’s strong base. Dhandiya is the only mass number in the album. Nevertheless, Oosaravelli has its own elements in engaging the listeners. It’s a well-mannered album by DSP, though not his best… We will have to wait and see what the film has got to offer!!