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Rangamarthanda: Ilaiyaraaja offers an enriching melody with a fusion twist in the first single Nannu Nannugaa

Gayatri from the popular carnatic vocalist duo Ranjani-Gayatri, has crooned for the song filmed on Rahul Sipligunj and Shivathmika Rajashekar

Rangamarthanda: Ilaiyaraaja offers an enriching melody with a fusion twist in the first single Nannu Nannugaa
Nannu Nannugaa from Rangamarthanda
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 03.44 PM, Jan 21, 2023

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Director Krishna Vamsi has always been an ardent admirer of composer Ilaiyaraaja and his work over the years and we’re all aware of how their collaboration worked wonders for Antahpuram a few decades ago. The filmmaker is now reuniting with the legendary musician again for his upcoming release Rangamarthanda, the Telugu remake of the Marathi hit Nata Samrat. Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishna, Brahmanandam play pivotal roles in the film that’s gearing up for a release in a few weeks.

Rangamarthanda’s team has extensively promoted the characters, glimpses from the film in the recent weeks and even shared special videos featuring anecdotes from the team, leading up to the launch of the first single Nannu Nannugaa. Sung by Gayatri of the popular carnatic vocalist duo Ranjani-Gayatri and lyricised by the late Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Nannu Nannugaa, filmed on the actors Shivathmika Rajashekar and Rahul Sipligunj, was unveiled by the makers today.

“Enjoy MAESTRO @ilaiyaraaja’s celestial orchestration, GURUJI’s provoking lyrics n @ranjanigayatri’s magical voice with high volume ❤️🎧 A special edit only for social media, In the film it’s a different montage cut. #NannuNannugaa #Rangamarthanda,” Krishna Vamsi shared while launching the song. Revealed by the makers earlier, Nannu Nannugaa is a fusion number, with elements of jazz and rock, set to two classical ragas Hamsanandi and Hindolam (using the Graha bhedam concept).

‘Nannu Nannugaa..Undaneevugaa..Endukante Nindalemi Veyyalenugaa..Endukante Nakidedo Baanevundhigaa..Lolo yedho vechanaina veduka..,’ the song takes off, poetically exploring how a woman is smitten by the man of her dreams. The orchestration is among the song’s major highlights, adding a unique, vibrant texture to a high-pitched rendition. Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Ali Reza too play pivotal roles in the film produced by Kalipu Madhu and S Venkat Reddy.

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