Hesham Abdul Wahab croons for the song written by Ananth Sriram
Hi Nanna, Nani’s emotional father-daughter drama, is gearing up for a release on December 7. Mrunal Thakur, Kiara Khanna play crucial roles in the film written and directed by Shouryuv. Hesham Abdul Wahab, who scored the music for Kushi recently, composes the music for the film. After the hit first single Samayama, another song from Hi Nanna - Gaaju Bomma- was unveiled by Mahesh Babu today.
Nani, if not intentionally, has made an important statement through the film. It’s immensely rare for a mainstream star to shed his inhibitions and play a parent of a growing child in not one but two films, in a short span. The ‘natural star’ has done that with Jersey and he’s at ease playing another adorable father role in Hi Nanna; the camaraderie between him and his daughter Kiara Khanna is a sheer delight to watch.
Generally, our Telugu films portray male protagonists as toughies and hyper-masculine men, who keep their emotions under check and don’t go so far in showcasing their love for children. Gaaju Bomma shows Nani as a single parent who raises his daughter responsibly and with a lot of love - the tender moments establishing the bond between the father and the child are ideated and shot beautifully.
The father, while being sincere and committed to his job, knows the time he needs to devote to his daughter. He doesn’t forget to come to pick up the child from school on time, attends parent-teacher meetings, takes her out frequently and puts her to sleep with a night-time tale.‘Itu Raave Naa Gaaju Bomma..Nene Nanna Amma’ tells how he’s trying to be the doting mother and father at once.
‘Chinni Chinni Paadhaalani.. Nelai Ne Moyanaa..Chindhe Kshanamlo..Nuvukintha Padina.. Undaavu Naa Meedhana’ proves how protective and caring he’s as a parent. Ananth Sriram, through the lyrics, poignantly reflects all emotions a single dad experiences while raising a daughter. The writing is warm and captures the innocence in their bond.
Hesham Abdul Wahab has definitely bettered his Telugu from his ‘Naa Roja Nuvve’ days. Sanu John Varghese is the cinematographer for the project while Praveen Antony is the editor. Avinash Kolla is the production designer.