Shaakuntalam has been generating quite a buzz, especially since its songs have been out. One of the film’s songs Yelelo Yelelo has been making waves with its Telugu and Malayalam version, while the song’s Hindi version is sung by Javed Ali, an old guest of Jay Ho ! The Jay Kumar Show, who has lent soul to the song. With Yelelo, Javed Ali brings musical perfection to Hindi songs of Tollywood movies. Previously, he had shined when singing Srivalli, Pushpa’s runway hit song.
The song has been beautifully done with its animation and storytelling but Javed’s lilting voice really brings out the emotions of love, expectancy, and anticipation and the hummable chorus stays entrenched in the listener’s mind long after the song is over. The movie is scheduled to hit screens on April 14. Javed Ali has previously delivered Srivalli from Allu Arjun’s movie Pushpa which was a huge hit around the globe.
About the movie
Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Telugu-language historical film written and directed by Gunasekhar. Based on a popular play Abhijnanasakuntalam by Kalidasa, the film stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the role of Shakuntala and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta along with supporting cast of Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla.
The lyrical video of Yelelo Yelelo features Shakuntala who is expecting King Dushyant's kid and is travelling to meet him, as shown in a montage. The lyrics expresses Shakuntala’s love for the monarch and expresses how enthralled she is by their love. In the video released, Javed and the chorus singers can also be seen recording the song.
After the success of Srivalli, Javed had appeared on Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show as a guest where he disclosed about his life struggles and achievements. In his interview with Jay Kumar, Javed Ali revealed his initial days of struggle and hardship - from coming to Mumbai with only Rs 125, struggling to pay his bills, finding a place to live, food, and other necessities.