The makers of Nandu Vijay Krishna, Rashmi Gautam starrer Bomma Blockbuster came up with an innovative musical tribute to Puri Jagannadh on the eve of his birthday
While there may be several good, bad, promising and legendary filmmakers in Telugu cinema, only a few deserve to be labelled trendsetters. Puri Jagannadh, director of Pokiri, Idiot, Badri, and the yet-to-be-released Liger, is certainly one among them, especially for those who grew up watching his films in the post-2000s era. Ahead of the filmmaker's 55th birthday, the team behind the Telugu film Bomma Blockbuster, starring Nandu Vijay Krishna, Rashmi Gautam in the lead roles, came up with a Puri Anthem, paying a musical tribute to him. Composed by Prashanth R Vihari, the number is sung by Mangli and Pranav Chaganty.
"By birth already, you're the fastest runner. You're already a winner. You waged so many battles for your birth, is life even a big deal for you? Success is in your DNA, it's your surname. No one can stop you. Don't feel low," the song starts with the words of Puri Jagannadh from his recent podcast series, Puri Musings. From there, singer Mangli takes over and elaborates on a character from the film, 'Veerudu Neeve, Soorudu Neeve,' and leads you to the song's hook line, Love All The Haters. Nandu and Rashmi Gautam, donning a crown atop their heads, break into a dance movement soon.
The best portion of the song is when Pranav Chaganty's vocals come into the picture (who has also written the lyrics himself). Lines like 'Soodula Maatalu Swagatamera, Sootiga Sagipo Aagaku Veera, Akali Teerina Aapaku Veta' tell you how impactful the lyrics are in his intense voice. Prashanth R Vihari makes the most of the experimental nature of the song to come up with a unique anthem that's catchy, energetic and meaningful at the same time (even beyond the Puri reference). Prateek Nuti's quirky edits in combination with the off-beat music flavour work quite well.
Bomma Blockbuster is written and directed by Raj Virat. Praveen Pagadala, Bosubabu Nidumolu, Anand Reddy Maddi and Manohar Reddy Eada have produced the film whose crew includes cinematographer Sujatha Siddharth, editor B Subhashkar.