There are high expectations on Hello audio as Vikram Kumar has teamed up with Anup Rubens (Ishq and Manam) again.
Coming from Annapurna Studios and being termed as Akhil’s re-launch, fans expected Hello audio to be a classic like Manam.
Hello is a decent album on a whole but pales in comparison with Manam that has some evergreen numbers.
Hello album doesn’t have the magic of Manam, but have a couple of good compositions that can grow on the listeners after repeated plays. There are some well composed melodies that bear the mark of Vikram Kumar.
Anaganaga Oka Ooru song is an attempt to recreate the magic of Kanipenchina Maa Ammake song from Manam. This song also has two versions and one of it was sung by a kid. However, it is not as appealing as Manam’s song that still sounds refreshing. Even Chandrabose who penned beautiful lines in Kanipenchina song couldn’t do much here.
Merise Merise song is an ordinary composition that fails to leave a mark even after repeated listening.
Talachi Talachi is the pick of the album. It is a beautiful melody that will grow on its listeners with each hearing. Credits to Haricharan for his soulful rendition and Vanamali’s lyrics deserve a mention.
Yevevo song launches Akhil Akkineni as the playback singer. He is definitely not a part time singer. He should focus more on singing in his future films. Anup Rubens did well with the composition and musical arrangement. Chandrabose did a fair job with the lyrics.
Hello song is an instant chartbuster barring the mediocre rap in the middle. Armaan Malik makes it all the more special with his singing. This insanely catchy song is sure to top the musical charts in the coming days.
All in all, Hello is a decent album that can become even popular after the release of the film. Talachi Talachi, Hello and Yevevo are our picks of the album.