Composed by Ravi Basrur, the song has been sung by Santhosh Venky.
Fans of Roaring Star Sriimurali have been counting down to the release of his next, Madhagaja, directed by Ayogya maker Mahesh Kumar. Since its launch, the team has been very tightlipped about the subject of the film, and even though it is ready for a December 3 release, very little about the film is in the public domain.
Today, the title track has been released, and in keeping with the colour palette used in the teaser, the visuals of the song are dark too and carries the theme of the film forward. There’s action and there are great dance moves, shot stylishly. Yet, the Ravi Basrur composition, sung by Santhosh Venky, for some reason is reminiscent of the Kotigobba 3 title track, especially in the portions where he sings ‘Madhagaja, Madhagaja’. Even the choreography feels like a page out of a song from a Yash number in Masterpiece.
The team launched the song after offering a tribute to the late Puneeth Rajkumar, who was Sriimurali’s close relative. At the launch event, Sriimurali said that he was dedicating the song to the late Puneeth, which the latter had seen and appreciated before his passing. “Madhagaja is a good film, with great efforts by the entire team. It has music by the maestro Ravi Basrur, who is one of the best in the industry now. The film also has an ensemble cast including popular names like Jagapathi Babu, Devyani, Chikkanna, Ashika Ranganath, etc., all of who have brought in their best to make it an interesting offering for audiences. The film is releasing on December 3 and our hope is that we have been able to present a story that is better than the rest,” said the actor at the launch.
Director Mahesh added that if things had gone as per plan, the song should have been launched at a pre-release event on November 1 by Puneeth, which, unfortunately was not to be.