Album Rating ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Cast: Jr. NTR, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Asish Vidyarthi, Kelly Dorji

Music: S. Thaman

Story: Gopimohan, Kona Venkat

Editing: M. R Varma

Cinematography: I. Andrew, Jayanan Vincent, RD Rajasekhar, KV Guhan

Screenplay: Srinu Vaitla

Direction: Srinu Vaitla 


        Track Name     Singers    Rating
Sairo Sairo Ranjith, Rahul Nambiyar, Naveen ★★★½☆
Diamond Girl STR, Suchitra ★★★★☆
Baadshah Hemachandra, Shefali Alvares, Geeta Madhuri ★★★☆☆
Banthi Poola Janaki Daler Mehndi, Ranina Reddy ★★★½☆
Welcome Kanakam Soumya Rao, Jaspreet Jasz ★★★½☆
Rangoli Rangoli Baba Sehgal, MM Manasi ★★½☆☆

 Album Analysis

1. Sairo Sairo

Singers: Ranjith, Rahul Nambiyar, Naveen

High on energy! Thaman has used ample pieces of electric guitar & ‘dhol’ instruments throughout this song. This is a male dominated solo track where NTR. Jr is all set to showcase his movies much akin to the ‘Yuvakula’ number. The richness in the usage of instruments in very evident.

 2. Diamond Girl

Singers: STR, Suchitra

Diamond Girl is already popular thanks to the promos. This song has Tamil actor Silambarasan wielding the singer’s hat. The song starts off with a humming followed by a rap by Suchitra. The rap & the beats are catchy. Simbhu does a good job with his singing & diction. The tune is fresh & has all the potentials for a chartbuster. The song also promises some rich locales. The ‘STR for NTR’ rap could have been avoided as it sounds out of the place with the tune. And, for true music fans – there is auto-tuning as well.

3. Baadshah

Singers: Hemachandra, Shefali Alvares, Geeta Madhuri

Thaman has always been consistent when it comes to providing good, mass opening numbers – be it Mirapakaya, Dookudu, Businessman, Boduguard. So, that tradition continues here too. This is more likely to create a hysteria among his fans when the movie releases with the visuals. Surprisingly, the title track has been placed in the middle of the album. Nevertheless, the lead singers deliver & the song stands out.

4. Banthi Poola Janaki

Singers: Daler Mehandi, Ranina Reddy

This is the much hyped Daler Mahendi number. Surprisingly, Daler gets the diction right(though not great). This is a full on fast paced, duet all set to be shot in the locales of Swiss. Ramajogayya Sastry’s lyrics deserve a mention. Typical Thaman fare!

5. Welcome Kanakam

Singers: Soumya Rao, Jaspreet Jasz

Does anyone remember  ‘Poovai Poovai’ from Dookudu (or) ‘Sakkubhai’ from ‘Damarukam’? Well, this song is completely on the lines of those songs but nevertheless, very entertaining. ’Welcome Kanakam’ is very entertaining & peppy eventhough a sense of cliché sets in. The vocals have done nothing wrong & the beats, arrangements are typical Thaman-ish. Sure to become a rage among masses!

6. Rangoli Rangoli

Singers: Baba Sehgal, MM Manasi

Rangoli is all set to be the sole folk, dance number in the album. NTR. Jr has always had these type of songs where he usually does some breath-taking moves during the interludes. But, the tune looks too clichéd & the template gets pushed far too much leaving the listeners with nothing new in the track. Didn’t work for me but might appeal visually.

 Picks of the album: Diamond Girl, Welcome Kanagam, Sairo Sairo, Banthi Poola Janaki

Album Verdict: Mass Package