Jabardast (2013) - Movie Music Review

Jabardast (2013) - Music Review

Movie: Jabardast ( 2013 )
Music: Thaman SS
Director: Nandini Reddy
Producer: Bellamkonda Suresh
Cast: Sidharth, Samantha, Nitya Menon, Sunil
Jabardast is a Telugu romantic comedy film written and directed by Nandini Reddy under the banner of Sri Sai Ganesh Productions produced by Bellamkonda Suresh. It stars Siddharth and Samantha in the lead roles and Sunil and Nithya Menon in important roles. The film is likely to be released on 21 February 2013. The film will be dubbed in Tamil as Dum Dum Pee Pee.
 
Nandini Reddy has made her mark with her earlier film and for sure the expectations are high on her next film mainly when she cast Tollywood's most sensible and multi-talented artist Sidharth. Samantha pairing him and supported by Nitya Menon and a movie slated as romantic comdedy film, the movie lovers expectations are for sure a "Jabardast" visual treat. Sidharth movies always had good music. Some were super duper hits. Thaman being roped in as Music director raises many questions to music lovers given Thaman's track record and what the movies is about. Need to listen to figure out how Jabardast the music is. Khushi Murali ( Muralidhar ) sang two songs. It is unfortunate to loose him such an age. Hope this movie makes him remember as a singer. Lakshmi Bhupal got bigger pie, he also wrote for Nandini's earlier film Ala Modalayindi.
 
1)Arere Arere
Singers : Nitya Menon
Lyrics: Sreshta

A lead actress who can sing such a melody and is just fantastic to hear. Nitya Menon is a multifaceted, multitalented actress, Nandini reddy bringing those talents and introducing her to the Telugu audience is commendable. Nitya sang earlier in Ala modalayyindi and Ishq. This song being first in the album, brings in all positive feeling about the album. Its a pleasant change from Thaman. Thanks again to Nandini Reddy for forcing him to bring out this song. The song starts great with Hindi verses, Rahmanish style ( a little clarity in singing would have helped), sets the mood of the song, Nitya's simple rendering adds beauty to this song. However later Thaman shouldn't have accompanied Nitya's voice with instruments following her tunes. This took away the pleasantness of the song. Some little disturbance instead of leaving a fine feeling. Anyways Thaman should be commendable for changing his profile from most of the crappish songs and lean towards simple melody. The resemblances here and there can be ignored. Sreshta's lyrics are simply cool just perfect for the song. Aptly explaining the feeling of love. Overall a feel good song that keeps haunting.
 
2)Allah Allah
Singers : Shreya Ghoshal, Ranjith, Naveen Madhav
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry
Hindi verses has something to do with the movie back drop. Second song in a row with Hindi. And who else can write this song other than Multi-lingual lyricist Ramajogayya Sastry. After hearing the first song, I thought I can hear a different Thaman, but he is back to his basics again. This song is perfect in his standards, but within controlled himself thats why this song is listenable. The difference is that we dont see Thaman's mark sound effects which he is famous for. Khawwali style song, some how felt Ranjith struggled a bit to sing. Shreya has no issues as its mostly Hindi she sang and we too dont have issues with her. Felt that the song ended abruptly.

3)Meghamala
Singers : Muralidhar, Rahul Nambiar, Vandana, Rita
Lyrics: Lakshmi Bhupal

A cock-tail served by Thaman and Nandini. This song transforms from older tunes of various languages towards mid-70's to latest. This song should be a situational song. Thaman just have done what was asked for hasnt put much effort in the longest song of the movie. Four singers did just ok job. Thought I heard Sunil's voice in between? Thaman as always quizzes listeners to figure out the songs based on which this song is tuned. Lakshmi Bhupal lyrics are decent.
 
4)Thees Maar Khan
Singers : Naveen Madhav
Lyrics: Lakshmi Bhupal
This is perfect template music from Thaman based on what he is good at. Seems like Nandini could contain Thaman to only 1-2 songs. This is out and out Thaman song. He could not get out of his standards. Glad that this song is the shortest in the movie. 
 
5)Lakshar Pori
Singers : Muralidhar
Lyrics: Lakshmi Bhupal
Not sure whether this song is the last movie song that was recorded by Murali before his untimely departure from this world. If so this should be a tribute to him. This song seems like to be made to ensure one region is happy so that there will not be any hurdles for movie. One more song aimed at masses. Muralidhar and Lakshmi Bhupal did their job as required. Thaman' song is foot tapping. Once again a controlled composition from Thaman, ( Does the credit go to Nandini M'm? ). Chorus and interludes fit very well in the song. Trailer shows this a promising dance number. Again a short length. Not sure why Nandini decided to have two songs less than average length. Whatever it is, a song that can be on the charts for some time.

Pick(s) of the album: Arere Arere, Allah Allah, Lakshar Pori

Thaman with this album proves he is still a raw talent. He made into composing music too early. He will need right people to guide him by demanding the songs so that he can work hard. This album is much better than many of his previous albums, and he has long way to go. His experience with all music directors as keyboard programmer and percussionist, is not same as music composing. His movie background is helping a lot to get oppurtunities many are struggling to get. If he doesnt utilize them to make a mark for himself, it is very tough for him in long run. The music is not an instant hit, but not a bad album. Couple of songs drags listeners towards listening to this album. How much this music will help the movie will be decided when the movie hits the screen.

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