When Mickey J Meyer composes for a film, we can safely expect the decently guaranteed soul in his compositions, to say the least. Meyer, however, manages to take us to the highest possible levels of some scintillating music, every time he takes up a project filled with real stories. The same can be said about Chandamama Kathalu.
This Praveen Sattaru directorial about eight sub stories had already set expectations to a tasteful movie. Mickey’s music seems to have done complete justice, going by the lyrics and the tunes used in every song.
The album starts off with the title song, Chandamama Kathalu, sung by Kalyani. This song is an overwhelming rendition about the realms of life and stories of various people cut across the sections of society. Lyricist Ananth Sriram used some rich literary words to convey the delightful meaning. This one is easily my personal favorite in the album. Don’t be amazed if you are compelled to play the song in a loop.
The second song is a funny situation one, Devuda, sung by Anil. The lyrics by Krishna Chinni are particularly hilarious, talking about the plight of an unmarried man nearing his thirties. The listeners are bound to chuckle to this number which is highly connectable.
Payaname, the third song sung by Vijay Prakash is like a fantasy, taking you into a world of possibilities. The last song, E Kadha, is a touching composition with subtleties of emotions embedded in it. The lyrics by Vanamali are top class, simply bringing back genuine Telugu literature into vogue.
So, 4 songs, 4 delightful melodies. Chandamama Kathalu is a beautiful lyrical sojourn set to transfer us into a trance of nostalgia and feelings.