Review By : Album Release Date : Apr 11,2016
24 (aka) 24 Telugu Songs review
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Production: 2D Entertainment
Cast: Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Suriya
Direction: Vikram K Kumar
Screenplay: Vikram K Kumar
Story: Vikram K Kumar
Music: A R Rahman
Background score: A R Rahman
Cinematography: Tirru
Editing: Prawin Pudi

24 is an upcoming Sci-Fi drama film starring Suriya, Samantha and Nithya Menen in lead roles. The music for this film is composed by A.R.Rahman and directed by Vikram Kumar who gave some memorable films such as Ishq and Nagarjuna starrer Manam in Telugu earlier.

Kaalam Naa Preyasi
Singers: Benny Dayal, Sathya Prakash, Nivas, Deepak
Lyrics: Chandrabose

The most anticipated albums of this season begins with the single which already started making waves all over. Benny Dayal’s trendiest vocals are tossed with velvety electric guitar, experimental percussions and Hip-Hop touches . The contrasting nadaswaram in electronic mode is another master stroke by the composer. An impressive fusion experiment for the modern age listener! A very special mention should be made for stylish lyrics for the dubbed version as well.

Prema Parichayame
Singers: Arijit Singh, Chinmayi Sripada
Lyrics: Chandrabose

The album takes an unexpected yet beautiful journey to nostalgia with a sweetest sounding duet from the husky vocals of Arijit Singh and Chinmayi. The delicate guitar strums, mild treble and laid back progression are the biggest assets of this composition. The mild jaltarang and emotional violin solo adds the period look perfectly!

Nee Valle
Singers: Sid Sriram, Sanah Moidutty, Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Chandrabose

The powerhouse of talent and A.R.Rahman’s favourite Sid Sriram makes his strong presence felt with a folksy jazz rendition.  The presentation has the flavours of Reggae and modern Hip-Hop which strikes a balance with contemporary Tamil folk in brilliant style. The timely usage of riffs and Jazz keys work perfectly well for this stylish number.

Singers: Haricharan, Shashaa Tirupati
Lyrics: Chandrabose

A paced up classical number arrives from the supremely talented singers Haricharan and Shashaa Tirupati. Though it begins in Carnatic Raaga Hindolam, it oscillates to modern sounds and heavy percussions but the bigger credit goes to Vairamuthu for fantastic lyrics. The tribal flute makes its refreshing appearance now and then but the oscillation between two contrasting genres of music could have  been handled better.

Singer: Nithya Menen
Lyrics: Chandrabose

An unplugged lullaby from the melodious voice of talented actress Nitya Menen slows down things a bit in grace and style.Instead of using a folk style tune, here is a Country styled number with acoustic guitar ably following the lead vocals.  The lyrics are extremely appealing depicting the mother’s love with such contemporary touch.

My Twin Brother
Singers: Srinivasa Krishnan, Hriday Gattani

A kaleidoscope like instrumental track paves the way for the finale in the so called ARR style. Along with religious chants, the track attempts to strike a balance between Western symphony and rustic instruments as well.  More or less, the track builds up necessary tension and anxiousness in terms of musical brilliance.

Verdict: 24 - Funky, fun and yet soulful Rahman to the fore
( 3.25 / 5.0 )


24 (aka) 24 Telugu

24 (aka) 24 Telugu is a Telugu movie with production by 2D Entertainment, direction by Vikram K Kumar, cinematography by Tirru, editing by Prawin Pudi. The cast of 24 (aka) 24 Telugu includes Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Suriya.