The film starring Nani, Ritu Varma, Jagapathi Babu and Aishwarya Rajesh in lead roles will release on Amazon Prime Video this September 10
What's with the trend of non-singers (actors, directors) trying their hand at music in the name of publicity or novelty? Agreed, it's a wonderful opportunity to draw more eyeballs, but is a song only about the traction it generates on social media or the number of hits it garners on music streaming platforms or YouTube? It's hard to arrive at a concrete 'yes' or 'no' answer to this question. We live in times where reality shows identify newer singing sensations at the drop of a hat and yet there are very few opportunities for them to make a mark at the bigger stage. While we may reserve that discussion for another day, it's director Shiva Nirvana's turn to try his hand at singing with the theme/title song of his latest release Tuck Jagadish.
The Tuck song, as they have labelled it, innovatively introduces Shiva Nirvana, the singer. The music video commences with music director Gopi Sundar and director Shiva Nirvana having a discussion about the latest tune that the former has composed. The two are a little jittery about asking Nani to sing the folksy number but gather courage eventually to send a word to him. The scene shifts to a room where Nani lavishes praise on Gopi Sundar for his background score but Shiva Nirvana remains apprehensive about the purpose behind the meeting. The director hesitantly asks Nani to sing the theme song for the film, while the latter asks him to give a vibe of the number. When Shiva Nirvana ends up singing the number, Nani and Gopi Sundar look at each other and have a 'eureka moment' - they've found a singer.
The massy theme song goes like, 'Sallati kundalo salla sakka manasuvaadu, Nuu gilli gichi rechagodithe vacchi danchutaadu'. Tuck song introduces the title character of the film to audiences briefly - that he's a young man with a heart of gold, swag, style but wouldn't mind whacking you or teaching you a lesson if things don't go his way. There's a catchy musical hook to the number that helps us overlook the okayish lyrics and singing. The orchestration remains basic but effective. The song throws all the hints that Tuck Jagadish is Nani's massiest outing to date. Apart from the theme song, Gopi Sundar has only worked on the background score of the number while S Thaman has composed the other tracks.
Tuck Jagadish has a massive star cast comprising names like Nani, Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jagapathi Babu, Devadarshini, Rohini, Rao Ramesh to name a few. This is reportedly a script that Shiva Nirvana had written much before Ninnu Kori. After much deliberation, the producers, Shine Screens, finalised a direct-to-OTT release for the film on September 10 on Amazon Prime Video, commemorating Vinayaka Chathurthi. The film's virtual trailer launch was held amid the presence of its cast and crew earlier this week.