Movie: Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India
Cast: Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel, Arjun Sarja, Sarathkumar
Director: Vakkantham Vamsi
Music director (s): Vishal-Shekhar
1. Sainika - Vishal Dadlani
This is an ultimately fast-paced song that serves as a dedication to the soldiers of Indian Army. With thumping beats and blaring orchestration, this song is sure to invoke feelings of patriotism in listeners. Vishal Dadlani croons Ramajogayya Sastry's motivational lyrics perfectly with his hoarse voice. This number is sure to scorch the screens, with Allu Arjun playing some tough montage scenes. Chartbuster!
2. Lover Also Fighter Also - Shekhar Ravjiani
This song focuses on the hero wooing his love interest. The tune falls under the commercial template and doesn't impact much. Shekhar Ravjiani's vocals are flawless, while the orchestration and arrangement falls short. The only saving factor is the foot-tapping rhythm that would make listeners go for a second listen. Might fare better with the visuals.
3. Beautiful Love - Armaan Malik, Chaitra Ambadipudi
Released as the third single, this breezy melody is a pleasing romantic ballad. It has a Bollywood-ish feel because of Armaan Malik's mellifluous voice. Chaitra Ambadipudi complements him well with her lovely vocals. Though the tune is simplistic, Vishal-Shekhar paint it with a effervescent soundscape and make it engaging. This one is sure to climb the charts in the upcoming days. Perfect for a lovey-dovey evening!
4. Maya - Arijit Singh, Ramya Behera
Another love song continues the soundtrack. The number begins as a melodious one, but soon veers off to a foot-tapping folk section. Then it sways between both the genres. Vishal-Shekhar have handled it well and it doesn't end up as a confusing tune. Arijit Singh renders with elan and Ramya Behera croons at ease. However, it takes time for the tune to sink in and it might not go down well with some listeners.
5. Yenniyello Yenniyello - Malavika
This short track is sure to serve as a background for a montage sequence. It has a devotional feel and foot-tapping rhythm that make it an engaging listen. Malavika's sweet voice and the ebullient chorus elevate the mood of the song.
6. Iraga Iraga - Rahul Sipligunj, Mohana Bhogaraju
A high-on-energy folksy duet brings the album to a grand finale. The repetitive phrase 'Iraga Iraga...' is sure to become an anthem in the upcoming days. Rahul Sipligunj and Mohana Bhogaraju's powerful vocals increase the intoxicating mood of the song. Expect some scorching dance moves from Allu Arjun and Anu Emmanuel in this one. Though the track is chartbuster material, it falls into a stereotyped folk template.
Vishal-Shekhar's sophomore Telugu soundtrack is stamped with commercial elements and doesn't have any innovative songs. However, it is sure to enchant Allu Arjun's fans and might stay on air for a long time.
Rating: **1/2 (2.5 / 5)
Sainika, Beautiful Love