Music Review: Fidaa (Telugu)

Composer(s): Shakthikanth Karthick
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Vachinde and Edo Jaruguthondi are cheerful and exuberant, thanks to their engaging folky and electropop sounds and the singers' sprightly rendition. Oosupodu is mellifluous, riding on an assortment of tabla, guitar, trumpet and soft percussion to delightful results, while Hey Mister's pop-rap fusion is spiffy, even as the saxophone lends a brassy undercurrent to the proceedings. The title song too works well as a simple and melodic blend of violin, guitar and mandolin (Is there a tanpura as well? I felt like I heard one), but it's Hey Pillagaada the soundtrack's highpoint. Sung to perfection by Sindhuri and Sinov Raj, the utterly beautiful folky melody is a soothing balm to the ears. Shakthikanth Karthick delivers a lilting score with Fidaa.