Film: Ninnindale Music director: Mani Sharma Rating: 3.5 stars
Sandalwood star Puneeth Rajkumar’s films are known to have some of the best songs and Ninnindale is no different. With the title of the film itself inspired by one of his popular tracks, the music for this film was undoubtedly one among the most looked-forward to albums of the year.
In addition to the adrenaline-packed tunes composed by music director Mani Sharma, an interesting aspect of the album is the choice of singers for each of the numbers. Take, for instance, playback singer Karthik who has been roped in for two numbers — Neenu Iruvag and Bolo Bham Bham. While the first, the title number, is a soulful romantic duet where he teams up with Anuradha Bhat, the second is a peppy number that youngsters waiting to find the love of their life would relate to. The involvement of the singer is evident — with him voicing the emotions in the lyrics with his modulations.
Cashing in on Bollywood playback singer Arjit Singh’s popularity after his hit numbers in Aashiqui 2, the Ninnindale team can now brag of having him debut as a playback singer for Kannada films with Mouna Thaalithe. Bollywood singer Vishal Dadlani pitches in for adrenaline-filled number Don’t Care.
Yet another carefree number is Haaru Haaru, sung by Telugu singer Sweekar Agathi and Karnataka’s own Chaitra HG. Then there is the rocking romantic number Ninthe Ninthe, sung by award-winning and essentially Tamil singers Vijay Prakash and Chinmayi. At the least, it will leave you humming the English chorus. This one’s surely going to stay high up on the playlist for a while.