Music Director: Ragava Lawrencce;
Sastry and Bhaskarabhatla;
Singers: Lloyd Paul, Satyan, Karthik, Priya
Hemesh, Diya, Andrea, Shravana Bhargavi, Malathi, Vijay Prakash and
Rating: ** Ragava Lawrencce
's "Rebel" is old fashioned
and lacks originality. The album has five songs, of which one is a remix
number. Although, the album has two mass-appealing numbers, which are
sure to be runaway hit amidst the masses, but the output on the whole
The first song "Keka", sung by Lloyd Paul and
Satyan, is a fast number with a concoction of heavy strings and an array
of instruments. There are bits and pieces of sounds borrowed from
Jackson numbers, "Jam" and "Thriller". The use of instruments overlaps
and produces some jarring output, which proves how poorly the song was
mixed. To add to the woes, the first few English lines of the song are
really hard to understand.
Karthik breathes life into "Deepali", a
poignant love number featuring occasional voices of Priya Hemesh and
Diya. The pick of the instruments sounds very apt and the recurring dhol
sound played throughout in the background is smartly balanced by a mix
of strings, both base and lead.
The foot-tapping number "Google",
by Andrea and Shravana Bhargavi, is dominated by the use of other
instruments, which in a way kills the energy produced by the song. Once
again, the mix of the song seems to have gone completely off tangent.
by Malathi and Vijay Prakash, is a typical mass number with senseless
lyrics. This cliched number with intense folk instrumentation and
western beats is best unheard. But, this song can't be ignored because
Malathi has an impressive track record of producing chartbusters.
The remixed version of "Keka" is merely a waste of time. It's better if this song is kindly ignored.© IANS