Remember the background score in the sequence of Nagarjuna and the girl on the cycle being chased by goons in Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Shiva’ that captivated music fans worldwide for its exceptional flavor. It’s back again in a new tang in RGV’s 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 Illayaraja in my debut film “Shiva”.

I still can’t forget the goose bumps I got back in 1989 when Illayaraja was scoring music for that sequence. 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 back ground 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 Illayaraja’s 1989 sound track to 2014. 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. This is my salute to Illayaraja, he said.