B. Anuradha IANS Jun 7 Mon, 07 Jun 2004
Film: "Samba"; Music: Mani Sharma; Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, S.P. Charan,
Mano, Kartick, Ganga, Swarnalatha, Sujatha and Mahalaxmi
After musical hits like "Aadi" and "Allari Ramudu", ace composer Mani Sharma
teams up with reigning film star NTR Jr to produce a mass-centric album for
the Telugu film "Samba".
The album opens with fast-paced "Dam Dama Re...Samba" sung by Shankar
Mahadevan, targeted at NTR Jr's fan following in particular.
The S.P. Charan-Ganga duet "Thagilinadidabba..." is again a foot-tapping
number. This is followed by "Kitha Kithalu", rendered by Mano and
Swarnalatha to a very catchy tune.
The real chartbuster, however, is "Nandamuri Chandama" by S.P. Charan and
Sujatha. "Laksembar Lux sundari..." sung by Kartick and Mahalaxmi is easy
on the ears.
The final Tipni-Chitra number "Namaste Namaste..." is targeted at the masses
even more than the other contents of the album.