Lion (aka) Lion songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Apr 09,2015
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Production: Rudrapati Ramana Rao
Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radhika Apte, Trisha
Direction: Satya Deva
Screenplay: Satya Deva
Story: Satya Deva
Music: Mani Sharma
Background score: Mani Sharma

Lion is a power packed action entertainer starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Trisha and Radhika Apte in lead roles. Mani Sharma who gave some blockbuster albums for Balakrishna earlier composed music for the film.

One & Only Lion
Singers: Geetha Madhuri, Pranavi, Rahul Sipligjunj
Lyrics: Viswa

The album gets the inevitable commercial touch with a catchy rhythm and the obvious elevating lyrics and mass appeal with neat chorus arrangements. The track stays true to regular mass appeal formula throughout its progress but has too much of 90s flavor which sounds out of the current trend.

Singers: Pranavi, Srinivasa Sarma, Vijay Prakash
Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla, Rahul (Rap)

A typical Mani Sharma styled melodious duet comprises of gripping rhythm and strong vocals by Vijay Prakash and Pranavi. The breezy chord progression and contemporary touches make it an enjoyable hearing. The interludes are laced well with wonderful sarod, shehnai and mandolin with digitized rhythm variations.

Singers: Simha, Sudhamayi
Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

The album gathers pace and high voltage energy with a street styled mass number funky electric guitar touches. It has foot tapping rhythm with fancy lyrics as well. The desi flavor gets more evident with shehnai usage in the interludes. However, it lacks the thumping punch and energy levels.

Aisa Ambani Pilla
Singers: Sweekar Agasthi, Uma Neha
Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla

This interesting track begins with a peculiar sounding trumpet which strikes a conversation with the lead vocals. The syncopated rhythm blends well with digitized sequencing establish the track well. The interludes have some funky moments here and there but they fail to make a hummable number.

Singers: Madhu Balakrishnan
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry

A pleasant solo with a storytelling style of presentation having the classy vocals of Madhu Balakrishnan. The overall orchestration reminds the listener of yesteryear Mani Sharma’s compositions replete with flute, competent rhythm section and wonderful ambience. The charanam has additional classical touches with nice chord progression.

Verdict: Lion is a generic album from the hit combo of Balakrishna and Mani Sharma.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )


Lion (aka) Lion

Lion (aka) Lion is a Telugu movie with production by Rudrapati Ramana Rao, direction by Satya Deva. The cast of Lion (aka) Lion includes Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radhika Apte, Trisha.