Music Review: Lion (Telugu)

Composer(s): Mani Sharma
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Anaganaga Astamilo is an aptly modernised Krishna bhajan, nailed perfectly by Madhu Balakrishnan and Mani Sharma's Ilaiyaraaja'esque arrangements. Aisa Ambani Pilla, Pilla and One And Only Lion are heavy on percussion mass numbers and nothing out of the ordinary, but it's the melodious Akasam Digochinde Taraka that stands out, mainly for its interesting blend of Classical (that sarod!) and contemporary styles of music and Vijay Prakash's ebullient singing. This Lion doesn't roar, but Mani Sharma's music is perfectly serviceable.