Saaho is one of the most expected movies of the year directed by Sujeeth of Run Raja Run fame with Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role. Tanishq Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Badshah and Shankar Ehsaan Loy composes music for the film.
Kaadhal Psycho/Psycho Saiyaan:
Tanishq Bagchi successfully churned out the groovy song which is sure enough to scorch the dance floors. The Tamil version fared better than Hindi mainly because of Anirudh's singing while Dhvani Bhanusali aces her part effectively in all the versions. Karky manages to fit in the lyrics for the tune quite effectually.
Mazhaiyum Theeyum/Ye Chota Nuvvunna:
Guru Randhwa, second composer for the album delivers the relatively best song from the album despite treads on the predictable arrangements. The melody is more enjoyable Thanks to Madhan Karky's lyrics apart from the awkward Amrutha phrase. Haricharan did a brilliant job both in Telugu and Tamil and one wishes that Shakthishree Gopalan itself could have rendered in both versions instead of Tulsi Kumar in Telugu.
Badshah manages to deliver catchy track Bad boy and the title hook works effectively to the song's favour. Benny Dayal and Sunitha Sarathy ace the rendition despite the oddly fitting lyrics by Vignesh Shivan while in Telugu Badshah and Neethi Mohan able to manage well in Sreejo's lyrics.
Unmai Edhu Poy Edhu/ Baby won't you tell me:
It's very surprising that this song is composed by Shankar-Eshaan- Loy and the song follows mostly the soundscape of other songs on the album which is high on techno beats. Shwetha Mohan aces the singing part accompanied by Shankar Mahadevan and this is the only song which is past 4 minutes in the album. However, the song doesn't reach the expectation level for the successful trio.
The multi-composer album for Saaho is engaging and definitely foot-tapping one in lines with the current Bollywood music trend but may sound alien for the regular Telugu/Tamil music listeners because of its lyrics in couple of songs.
Pick of the Album: Mazhaiyum Theeyum, Kadhal Psycho