Music Review: Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (Telugu)

Composer(s): Vishal-Shekhar
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

In Sainika, Vishal and Shekhar undergird the propulsive tune with a punchy guitar riff but beyond the loud score and raspy vocals from Vishal Dadlani, it is anything but engaging. Shekhar Ravjiani picks up Lover Also Fighter Also (which is also perhaps the movie's theme!), a techno-heavy number that plods its way about sans any recall value, while Iraga Iraga employs the "iraga" hook quite effectively for what's a hyperkinetic kuthu. Yenniyello Yenniyello goes the traditional folk route, with the short melody greatly benefitting from Malavika's superb rendition. Maya rides on a klutzy fusion of disparate sounds, but Arijit Singh somehow manages to hold it all together quite well with his flawless vocals. The soundtrack's best is Beautiful Love, an ethereal romantic ballad sung by Armaan Malik and Chaitra Ambadipudi that's as lush as it's breezy. But for that stunner of a melody, Vishal-Shekhar's sophomore outing in Telugu after Chintakayala Ravi is bland and serviceable at best.