In the past few years Mirchi was one of the rarest albums from Devi Sri Prasad that sounded extremely fresh right from the first listen. Srimanthudu comes in the same combination. Will the magic (for lack of a better word) repeat? Let’s check out.
Rama Rama is a typical DSP song that is well packaged musically but still it’s the lyrics that make this song a worthy listen. Srimanthuda follows in the same vein with equally impressive lyrics.
Jatha Kalise begins eerily similar to an old Rahman song but that’s just the beginning. Rest of the song is fine with right balance between the lyrics and music. Nothing exceptional but a good listen nonetheless.
Charuseela is instantly likeable number from Devi. Again a simple number but that is highly addictive after a few listens. Lyrically it’s a step below the previous numbers but the catchiness of the overall musical presentation makes one forget it.
Devi gets to his 1 Nenokkadine rock mode with Jaago. It is a predictable number for the terrain with a good second interlude.
The album ends on a high note with Dhimmatirige. This one is a winner from the word go. Lyrics are fun with foot tapping music and a catchy hook that repeats just at the right times.
Overall Srimanthudu is a fairly good album from Devi Sri Prasad. Not as fresh or energetic as his last combination with director Koratala Siva for Mirchi but still has enough to hold its own.
Our picks: Jatha Kalise, Charuseela