PANJAA(Telugu)

Banner:  Sangamitra Arts & Arka Media Works

Cast:  Pavan Kalyan, Sarah Jane Dias, Anjali Lavania, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, Atul

Kulakarni, Adivi Seshu and others

Direction:  Vishnuvardhan

Production:  Neelima Tirumalashetty, Prasad Devineni, Shobu Yarlagadda

Music:  Yuvan Shankar Raja

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Yuvan Shankar Raja, a Kollywood musician with recent hits like Mankatha(tamil) strikes back with a bang.  With three melodies, a hip hop, a club number and a folk song,  Panjaa’s audio is complete with a wholesome musical ‘dish’. Album has song which was tribute to Brahmi.

Song Singer  Rating
Panjaa Yuvan Shankar Raja  ★★★½☆
Kshanam Kshanam Shweta Pandit  ★★★☆☆
Anukoledhugaa  Belly Raj, Priya Himesh ★★½☆☆
Ela Ela  Haricharan, Shweta Pandit  ★★★☆☆
Veyyiraa Cheyyiveyyaraa  Saloni  ★★★½☆
Paparayudu  Pawan Kalyan, Brahmanandam, Hemachandra, Sathyam  ★★½☆☆

1.        Panjaa:

Artist: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Lyricist: Ramajogaiah Sastry

Yuvan who is at his best in giving theme music and title tracks in Kollywood has done magic this time in  Tollywood too. The song is delightfully boisterous. Yuvan’s voice and his usage of BGMs keep up the pace in this song. It begins with a charged beat and the novel symphony will quickly get in your ear. Ramajogaiah Sastry’s lyrics capture the mood of a superstar’s first song in awe-inspiring lines,  but the usage of nouns and verbs is inconsistent.

2.       Kshanam Kshanam:

Singer: Shweta Pandit

Lyrics: Chandrabose

This is a bit song which is written to express love, solidarity and support to the protagonist. The likable vocals of Shweta Pandit is its greatest strength.  Chandrabose’s ink is at its poetic best.

3.       Anukoledhugaa:

Singer:  Belly Raj, Priya Himesh

Lyrics: Chandrabose

One more melodious duet written by Chandrabose gives you feel of two people just falling in love and trying to express their state of mind. The song’s sounds are not just amiable but also Belly Raj, Priya Himesh’s endearing vocals have an emotional feel to them. They make you unconsciously get into the mood of the song.

4.       Ela Ela:

Artists: Haricharan, Shweta Pandit

Lyricist: Chandrabose

This breezy romantic number shines bright in the album.  Peppered with Chandrabose’ simple yet soulful lines, Yuvan’s synth beats are a catchy.  In fact, you could say that the melodic allures of Ela Ela will leave you mesmerized for sure. If this song is done well on screen, it could as well end as a winner.

5.       Veyyiraa Cheyyiveyyaraa:

Singer: Saloni

Lyrics: Ramajogaiah Sastry

Saloni bursts on the Telugu screen with a club number of good quality. The music is foot tapping in the song and the tune just moves at a uniform pace without too much ups and down. Saloni’s voice add spice to the song ,While Sastry’s lyrics border on the seductive. Yuvan’s music maintains the right tempo and downbeat.

6.       Paparayudu:

Singer:  Pawan Kalyan, Brahmanandam, Hemachandra, Sathyam

Lyrics: Ramajogaiah sastry

The folk song is refreshing in the sense that it is rollicking and pulsating at once. Arguably the most awaited track of recent times, both audio and video wise as it has rocking combination of Pawan Kalyan and Brahmanandam. It has been long time since a full length comedy song was attempted and hats off to director Vishnuvardhan for this idea! Ramajogaiah Sastry’s hilarious lyrics mixed with dialogues of Pawan Kalyan and Brahmanandam rock this song.

Hemachandra’s twang stands out for its unassuming feel.