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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 18:27 IST

Guntur Kaaram: Mahesh Babu starrer had rejected several music composers prior to Thaman

Guntur Kaaram is currently just a few days away from release. However, ahead of the same, the film has been shrouded in controversy over its music.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Mahesh Babu and Sreeleela in Oh My Baby
Mahesh Babu and Sreeleela in Oh My Baby | Image:X
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Mahesh Babu is inching closer to ending his year long hiatus from the silver screen with his January release Guntur Kaaram. The film has accrued immense hype in the runup to its release, with its title glimpse and first song Dum Masala. However, the film hit its first controversy with its second single, Oh My Baby. Amid the same, there comes reports of the film having dabbled with multiple music directors while establishing the score for the film.

Guntur Kaaram was to have multiple music directors on board


Guntur Kaaram's singles releases have undergone multiple delays on more instances than one. This has led there to being speculation regarding film lead Mahesh Babu being unhappy with music composer S Thaman's work in the film. As per a recent Gulte report, the makers of the film had sampled work from a few well established music composers. 

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Reportedly, a Malyalam composer who has recently composed music for two back to back Telugu hits was brifly brought on board to give the music for two songs from Guntur Kaaram. However, these samples were rejected as the makers felt they lacked mass appeal. A second music composer, who was recently involved in a pan-India blockbuster project was also brought on board but the samples were not to Mahesh Babu's liking. This led to Thaman being brought back on board for all the songs of Guntur Kaaram.

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What was the controversy surrounding Guntur Kaaram's Oh My Baby?


The second single, Oh My Baby, was released to largely negative reviews, both from the perspective of music, as well as the lyrics of the song. The song was defended by lyricist Ramajogayya followed by producer Naga Vamsi, the latter of whom made abrasive responses to audience criticism over the song.

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Though Vamsi later shared a clarifier, asking audiences to wait for the complete film, he eventually deleted the whole thread of posts. The film is eyeing a release on January 12.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 18:27 IST

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