The first issue of Vijay Deverakonda‘s Bollywood debut Liger was released Monday afternoon by the producers. Akdi Pakdi, an energetic dance number, sees the actor matching the dy Ananya Panday from the film. Fans praised the song’s energy and beats, saying it brings the “massive vibes” seen in Tamil and Telugu movies. Also read: Liger first look: Vijay Deverakonda a cross between a tiger, lion in fiery poster
The song’s video opens with Vijay and Ananya Panday cycling as she lays on the fuel tank in front of him and gives him kisses. The beat fades and the scene turns into a neon-lit disco with both actors in colorful, flashy outfits. The two then show off some energetic dance moves in a romantic, fun song centered around Vijay’s character trying to woo Ananya. Then, along with some background dancers, they introduce what they call the ‘Liger step’.
The film’s production house, Dharma Productions, shared the video, writing: “The biggest dance track of the year Akdi Pakdi is here, with the unbeatable energy of Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday.” The song was composed by Lijo George, DJ Chetas and Sunil Kashyap, with lyrics by Mohsin Shaikh and Azeem Dayani. Dev Negi, Pawni Pandey and Lijo George lent their voices to the track.
Fans all raved about the song and Ananya and Vijay’s chemistry in it. Some have said that Vijay brings to Bollywood the kind of entertainment and content that Southern movies are famous for. “Vijay Deverakonda is now bringing massive vibes to Bollywood. I love it,” wrote one fan. Another fan commented: “This movie is going to be a huge success.”
Liger is released in five languages including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, it is co-produced by Karan Johar. The makers recently released Vijay’s first poster from the film, which shows him covering his modesty with a bunch of roses. In the film, Vijay plays a kick boxer who goes from ‘chaiwala’ in Mumbai to a professional boxer competing in the US.
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