Ye Maaya Chesave (soundtrack)

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Ye Maaya Chesave
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released February 3, 2010 (2010-02-03)
Recorded May 2009-2010
Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios
Length 35:03
Language Telugu
Malayalam
English
Label Sony Music
Producer A. R. Rahman
Gautham MenonA. R. Rahman collaboration chronology
Ye Maaya Chesave
(2010)
Ekk Deewana Tha
(2012)
A. R. Rahman chronology
Couples Retreat
(2009)
Ye Maaya Chesave
(2010)
Raavan
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Raaga 9.5/10 stars
IndiaGlitz 4/5 stars
Dhingana 5/5 stars
MusicAloud 8.5/10 stars

Ye Maaya Chesave is the soundtrack album of the 2010 Telugu romantic drama film of the same name, directed by Gautham Menon. The original score and songs were composed by A. R. Rahman, first time collaborating with Gautham Menon. Lyrics are penned by Anantha Sreeram along with Kalyani Menon and Kaithapram, the latter penning the Malayalam lyrics in the album. This is the sixth film that A. R. Rahman composed music for a direct Telugu film and the fourth time that he composed the entire soundtrack for a Telugu film. This also marks Rahman's comeback into Telugu cinema after six years. Ye Maaya Chesave was one of the most anticipated soundtracks of Rahman.

The album was released on 3 February, 2010 through Sony Music. The same tunes were retained in the Tamil version (Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa) and the Hindi remake (Ekk Deewana Tha) of the film. The album was met with many extremely positive responses and received high critical acclaim. The album was ranked among the best musicals of 2010 and 2011 in Asia, also being the most successful soundtrack album in India, mainly Andhra Pradesh. Ye Maaya Chesave is one of Rahman's most successful soundtracks, and is his most successful Telugu album. As a result, he won his first Filmfare award in Telugu.[1][2] The melodious background score also received overwhelming positive critical reception. The soundtrack album and background score were also nominated for various other awards.

Album information[edit]

Official version[edit]

The official audio of Ye Maaya Chesave was released on 3 February 2010. All the lyrics are penned by Anantha Sreeram and the Malayalam lyrics by Kaithapram and Kalyani Menon. The first song in the album is "Kundanapu Bomma" sung by Benny Dayal and Kalyani Menon that features Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. It is placed when the duo travel to Kerala and the male character dreams about romancing. This song was highly praised by critics, and it marks Benny Dayal's first original song in Telugu.

The second song in the album, is entitled, "Manasaa" which is sung by Chinmayi and Devan Ekambaram. The song was picturised in New York City. The third song is "Vintunnava" sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Karthik, and was pictured in Hyderabad. This song was also highly praised by critics, and received extremely positive responses. "Vintunnava" was ranked No. 1 in the top five Telugu songs of 2010. Shreya Ghoshal's rendering of the song was highly appreciated.

The fourth song in the album is "Ee Hrudayam" and is sung by Vijay Prakash, Suzanne D'Mello and Blaaze, which already made huge waves before the official audio release, and was regarded as the highlight of the album by many reviewers. This song was ranked No. 3 in the top five Telugu songs of 2010. The song is widely regarded as the biggest Telugu song in Vijay Prakash's singing career. As a result, Vijay Prakash was nominated for Best Male Playback category in the Filmfare awards, but lost to Ramesh Vinayagam and N. C. Karunya.

The fifth song is titled "Swaasye". The voice was also rendered by Karthik. This song also received positive reviews from critics. It was used as a background track in the film. The sixth song is named, "Aakaasam", a peppy number sung by Naresh Iyer. The final song in the album, is entitled, "Aaromale" sung by the Malayalam music director Alphons Joseph. Gautham Menon worked with Rahman again in his next project Ekk Deewana Tha (remake of Ye Maaya Chesave), after the success of the soundtrack.[3]

Tamil version[edit]

The same soundtrack was also used in the Tamil version of the film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, which was simultaneously made and released with the Telugu version. The Tamil version of the soundtrack was released on 19 December 2009 in London, and 26 January 2010. It also had the same set of vocalists except for Karthik, who was replaced by A. R. Rahman for the Tamil version of "Vintunnaava" which was titled Mannipaaya. The lyrics were penned by Menon’s usual associate, Thamarai. The Tamil version of the album garnered mostly positive reviews.

Hindi version[edit]

The same soundtrack has been used for the Hindi remake, titled Ekk Deewana Tha which is also directed by Gautham Menon. The soundtrack was released on 21 December 2011. The Hindi version received generally positive reviews and was appreciated as well.

Track listing[edit]

The soundtrack consists of seven tracks, and three additional tracks which are featured in the collector's edition pack only. The tracklist was revealed on 24 January 2010 on A. R. Rahman's official website. All lyrics written by Anantha Sreeram, except where noted.[4]

Official Tracklist
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kundanapu Bomma" (Malayalam lyrics: Kalyani Menon) Benny Dayal, Kalyani Menon 5:33
2. "Manasaa"   Chinmayi, Devan Ekambaram 4:12
3. "Swaasye"   Karthik 3:13
4. "Ee Hrudayam (Hosanna)" (Rap lyrics: Blaaze) Vijay Prakash, Suzanne D'Mello, Blaaze 5:32
5. "Aakaasam"   Naresh Iyer 3:53
6. "Vintunnaava"   Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal 6:58
7. "Aaromale" (Malayalam lyrics: Kaithapram) Alphons Joseph 5:46
Additional tracks
No. Title Artist(s) Length
8. "Broken Promises" (Featured in the collector's edition pack only) Shreya Ghoshal 4:33
9. "Jessy's Land" (Featured in the collector's edition pack only) Megha 3:10
10. "Moments In Kerala" (Featured in the collector's edition pack only) A. R. Rahman (Instrumental) 2:42

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) Song(s) Result
Filmfare Awards Best Music Director A. R. Rahman Won
Best Lyricist Anantha Sreeram "Vintunnava" Nominated
Best Male Playback Vijay Prakash "Ee Hrudayam (Hosanna)"
South Scope Awards Best Album Ye Maaya Chesave Won
Best Album (Listener's Choice)
Best Music Director A. R. Rahman Nominated
Best Background Score Won
Best Song "Ee Hrudayam" Nominated
Best Male Playback Vijay Prakash Won
Best Female Playback Shreya Ghoshal "Vintunnava"
Best Lyricist Anantha Sreeram
Best Upcoming Vocalist Benny Dayal "Kundanapu Bomma"
CineMAA Awards Best Music Director A. R. Rahman[5][6]
Best Female Playback Shreya Ghoshal "Vintunnava" Nominated
Best Male Playback Vijay Prakash "Ee Hrudayam"
Best Lyricist Anantha Sreeram "Vintunnava"
Mirchi Music Awards Best Male Playback Alphons Joseph "Aaromale"
TSR-TV9 Film Awards Best Background Score A. R. Rahman Won
BIG FM Music Awards Best Female Playback Shreya Ghoshal "Vintunnava" Nominated
Best Male Playback Vijay Prakash "Ee Hrudayam"
Best Song A. R. Rahman "Vintunnava"
A. R. Rahman "Kundanapu Bomma"
MAA Music Awards Best Male Playback Benny Dayal
Vijay Prakash "Ee Hrudayam" Won
Best Female Playback Shreya Ghoshal "Vintunnava"
Best Song A. R. Rahman
Nokia BIG Ugadi Music Awards Best Female Playback Shreya Ghoshal Nominated
Best Male Playback Vijay Prakash "Ee Hrudayam"
Best Upcoming Lyricist Anantha Sreeram[7] Won
Best Lyricist Anantha Sreeram "Vintunnava" Nominated
Best Song A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman[7] "Kundanapu Bomma" Won
Best Album Ye Maaya Chesave Nominated
Best Heart Touching Song A. R. Rahman "Vintunnava"
Best Love Hit "Swaasye"
Best Happy Hit "Ee Hrudayam"

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