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‘Cycle Rowdy’ Is A Tribute To Music Maestro Ilayaraja: RGV

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Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 17:40 [IST]

Remember the background score in the sequence of Nagarjuna and the girl on the cycle being chased by goons in Ram Gopal Varma's debut directorial venture Shiva that captivated the music lovers across the globe for its exceptional flavour. It is back again in a new tang in RGV's upcoming Telugu film Rowdy. The album titled as 'Cycle Rowdy' will be released shortly.

Expressing his admiration for the maestro, Ram Gopal Varma said, "I have been a huge fan of background scores ever since I became a film buff and one of my all time favorite of music piece is the cycle chase back ground score given by maestro Ilayaraja in my debut film Shiva. I still can't forget the goose bumps I got back in 1989 when Ilayaraja was scoring music for that sequence."

‘Cycle Rowdy’ Is A Tribute To Ilayaraja: RGV

Ram Gopal Varma added, "I wanted to bring the attention to track number 17 in the album Rowdy whoever ever liked and remembered that cycle chase music in Shiva. I am sure they will enjoy listening to this background track. As a huge fan of this legendary musician my main interest is to bring back this composition to express the great idea of the genius Ilayaraja's 1989 sound track to 2014."

Rowdy starring Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu in the lead roles, will release in America on April 3 and other parts of the world on April 4. Ram Gopal Varma continued, "I asked Sai Kartik to do an integration of the brilliant cycle chase theme from Shiva into the main theme of Rowdy and it turned out to be brilliant." The director added, "This is my salute to Ilayaraja."

Topics: rowdy, ram gopal varma, ilayaraja, mohan babu, vishnu manchu
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Story first published:  Saturday, March 29, 2014, 16:58 [IST]
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