Audio Review : Panjaa – New age music

Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Panjaa’ is one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year. There are tremendous expectations on the movie as Pawan’s new look has been causing quite a sensation. The audio album was launched last Saturday at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in a spectacular ceremony. Music has been composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Panjaa has been directed by noted Tamil director Vishnuvardhan. Let us check out the songs now.

1.Song: Panjaa
Artists: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry

This is the title track of the movie and it just rocks. The song starts off beautifully with some nice techno music and Yuvan Shankar Raja does a great job with the vocals. The song carries incredible energy and it is extremely addictive.Rama Jogayya Sastry’s lyrics are apt for the song. Yuvan’s music is top notch and carries some hints of the title track from Ajith’s Gambler (also composed by Yuvan). Music is dominated by heavy metal and synthesizer. Great track and definitely a chart buster.


2.Song: Ela Ela
Artists: Hari Charan, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Chandrabose

This is a soft duet that has a nice romantic feel to it. Hari Charan and Shweta Pandit render the song beautifully and the song is pleasant on the ears. Chandrabose’s lyrics are pretty decent and do the job. Yuvan’s music has great tempo and the song has a very new age feel to it. This song takes some time to get to you, but once it does, it will stay with you for a while. A good number. Looking forward to watching this song on screen.

3.Song: Veyira Cheyi Veyira
Artists: Saloni
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry

This is the item song of the movie.Saloni has rendered this number and sadly, she could not deliver. Songs of this kind need incredible energy and enthusiasm in the vocals along with a slightly flirtatious feel and this is clearly missing in Saloni’s performance. Rama Jogayya Sastry’s lyrics are just about ok. Success of this song will depend on the picturization. Music is ok.


4.Song: Kshanam Kshanam
Artists: Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Chandrabose

This is a short romantic bit song sung beautifully by Shweta Pandit. This song will probably be used as a filler in key romantic scenes.Music is soft and romantic and is pleasant on the ears. Chandrabose’s lyrics are good.


5.Song:Anukoneledhugaa Kalakaanekadhugaa
Artists: Belly Raj, Priya Hemesh
Lyrics: Chandrabose

This is a romantic duet and the song starts off well. Priya Hemesh has done a good job but Belly Raj is just about ok with the vocals. It will be interesting to see this song on screen as it is quite a challenge to get the picturization right for these kind of numbers. Yuvan’s music is pretty decent and relies heavily on modern instruments. Nothing spectacular about this song, but nothing bad either.


6. Song: Paparayudu
Artists: Pawan Kalyan, Brahmanandam ,Hemachandra ,Sathyam
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry

Without a doubt, this number will be quite an entertainer on screen. This is not a regular song per se. It has been composed keeping the video in mind and the lyrics are hilarious. Yuvan’s music is perfect for the song and the situation. We can easily imagine Brahmi’s expressions and just the thought is enough to make you laugh. If picturized well, this song will become a crazy hit after the movie releases.

Verdict :

Pawan Kalyan has tried out a new look for this movie and the buzz in the industry is that ‘Panjaa’ is going to be very different from his earlier flicks. The audio album reflects this. Yuvan’s music is very different and modern. There are some pretty good numbers in this album. The title track ‘Panjaa’ absolutely rocks. ‘Ela Ela’ and ‘Paparayudu’ will be quite popular too. A better item number would have been a major asset. Do not expect a regular Pawan Kalyan style audio album this time. Listen to this album with an open mind and you will appreciate the music.

Mahesh K.S.

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