With the much awaited movie “Rajaratha” nearing release, the team has released another peppy song “Appi Thappi.” This song is the album's best and grandest song in terms of visuals because making it achieve this is the Magic of Bollywood ace art director Rajat Poddar who has worked in films like Barfi, Jagga Jasoos and more. Rajat has put up amazing sets which combine fantasy elements with reality in this song. Shot in the Ooty forests, the set was very elaborate. The art department did a commendable job as everyday the art team would start at 3 AM put up the set, dismantle it after 6 PM and then put it back again for next day due to forest department restrictions post 6 pm.
Anup who is the Lyricist / Music Composer / director of the film, roped in a huge 60 member orchestra playing violins, cellos etc to create a romantic song that blends the essence of a 90s romantic song in a contemporary way. The legendary sax raja who has arranged music for Hamsalekha, Ilayaraja conducted the orchestra for the songs. The legendary artist said, "after a long time I am was super excited to be a part of such melodious songs".
Ravi shankar who has also sung "Gandaka", another song in the film seems to be hooked to this number. He said, "I can claim to do a lot of things but can never compose a song like 'Appi Thappi' and goddess Saraswathi has blessed Anup". However, the shooting of the song was quite a task resulting to lead pair Nirup Bhandari and Avantika Shetty catching fever after shooting for the rain sequence in freezing weather. Despite having a national appeal and having the capacity to rope in a Bollywood singer, Anup chose to go with Deepak Doddera, a Kannada singer who has done a great job. However, another interesting fact is that Anup himself has sung the song 'Ninnu Nenu Preminchanantu' in Telugu for 'Rajaratham'.
Puneeth Rajkumar, Rana Daggubati play the title role & have lent his voice for the royal chariot in Kannada & Telugu. Jollyhits the Production House is gearing up for Mar 23rd worldwide release.