Music Review: Meeku Maathrame Cheptha
Album: Meeku Maathrame Cheptha
Shammeer Sultan’s Meeku Maathrame Cheptha sees the debut of director Tharun Bhascker as the protagonist, apart from starring Abhinav Gomatam , Naveen George Thomas, Anasuya Bharadwaj and more in key roles. The movies OST It has five songs composed by Sivakumar , with lyrics written by Shammeer, Rakendu Mouli & Asura .
First on the album is Vijay Deverakonda’s special number Nuvve Hero, with Anurag Kulkarni, Rahul Sipligunj’s vocals & Shammeer & Rakendu’s lyrics. The casual & fun number is a fusion of rap & contemporary, with Anurag & Rahul’s vocals standing out, the music & lyrics of this one are impressive. The rap bits in particular makes it a fun listen.
Anurag Kulkarni also lends his vocals for Chaalu Chaalu, with Shammeer & Rakendu’s lyrics. The number is an adorable, flamenco-style romantic number that talks of the protagonists’ love for each other. While Anurag does a good job with the vocals it is Sivakumar 's music & the lyrics that stand out.
La La La with Hemachandra Vedala, Krishnan Ganesan’s vocals & Rakendu’s lyrics is a hilarious number that almost sounds like satire. The lyrics seem situational, talking of how the protagonist finds himself in a fix. The relatable content, music & tune of this one make it a fun listen.
Revanth Kumar’s Mooskoni Parigethu with Rakendu’s lyrics continues in the same vein. Also in parody style, the number is a little more melodramatic, compared to the previous numbers. Revanth pours life into the number with his vocals, the lyrics; tune & music of this one too.
Abadham with Chandana Raju’s vocals & Asura ’s lyrics brings the album to a close. An old-school style vocals & tune, along with contemporary music make, Abadham is a delight to listen to, closing the OST with a bang. The number being reminiscent of Telugu classics is a definite added bonus.
The album Sivakumar delivers for Meeku Maathrame Cheptha is impressive, offering a mixed bag that sets it apart from typical Tollywood fare. The songs are all situational, offering a hint of what the film’s going to be like. It’s rare to find an album that works completely & with this one, Sivakumar manages to do just that. Give this one a listen this weekend, you won’t regret it!