The historic film “Gautamiputra Satakarni” from Balakrishna and Krish has music composed by Chirantan Bhatt and lyrics written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastri. The audio album released two days ago in Tirupathi is out in stores and is being appreciated from music lovers. Let us study each song individually:
Ekimeeda: After a long pause, Udit Narayan is back in Telugu with his folk touch, joining the voice with Shreya Ghoshal. Although it sounds like ‘Utti Meeda Koodu’ from “Oke Okkadu” eventually the song connects. It is an energetic ballad in between added extra charm.
Gana Gana Gana: One more song of battle preparations, soldier motivation, victory flag and celebrations. Closely resembles ‘Kanche ooregimpu’ song with Dappu and Sannayi sounds. Small, crisp and sung with energy by Simha, Anand Bhaskar and Vamsi.
Mriga Nayana: Legendary singer S.P. Balasubramaniam’s voice makes the song instantly catchy. With a classical music touch, the duet runs on wonderful beats at beautiful pace with Shreya Goshal matching Balu. Seetharama Shastri’s words like Mriga Nayana, Adharamadela Adirinnadela and Naa Pourushama Nee Parimalam are superb. While words are ferocious, the situation is rather naughty of a lion and deer set for wild romance. This is best song in the album.
Saaho Sarvabhouma Saaho: This is a special Rajasuya Yagam song elaborating the Salivahana or the Sakavagaba era which unified whole India with a Capital in Telugu land. Terms like ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ Bahuparak, Shanthiki Thaane Veda Swaramugaa are an expression for heroic buildup. Visually this song has to be the best in film. Yet again, lets take a bow to Shastri gari Pen.
Singhamu Pai Langinchenu: This is an atypical song rendered in Kadhaa Ganam format, popular in Telangana region. Story of Satakarni Sarvabhouma from birth, education to ascending the throne at 18 years age and marriage with Ishta Sakhi Vashishti Devi are put together. This song can be easily lessoned in academics as Satakarni Charitra. Vijay Prakash sang with energy. Two songs, one from “Lava Kusa” and second from “Sri Rama Rajyam” strike us at a time with this one composition.
Finally the ‘GPSK’ album is sincere and faithful to its historic story element. Every song seems to be well placed situationally. Music director Chirantan Bhatt did his job. Poetic lyrics and palatable music makes GPSK album a winner.