Music Review: Chennai Express

The brilliant composing duo Vishal-Shekhar have successfully managed to give the album some fast track dance sequences, sizzling romantic numbers, as well as a pinch of South Indian masala!

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 9:33:39 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Just recently the industry saw a grand music release of the much talked about flick Chennai Express, starring the King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan with his Om Shanti Om co-star, Deepika Padukone. It is a romantic comedy produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment, and directed by Rohit Shetty. The brilliant composing duo Vishal-Shekhar have successfully managed to give the album some fast track dance sequences, sizzling romantic numbers, as well as a pinch of South Indian masala, considering the movie's theme.

The album commences with "One Two Three Four (Get on the Dance Floor)" in the clean and attractive vocals of Hamsika Iyer and Vishal Dadlani. The track, heavily dripping in Tamil dance essence, is meant to sound funny and joyous but somehow fails to hold a grip on the audience. It can be listened to occasionally but a high play count may just offend the ears.

Up next is "Titli" which may be considered one of the best songs in the album. Fresh Tamil singers Chinmayi Sripaada and Gopi Sundar have their hands on it, and together carry a soft melodious tune to the track. It washes a sense of silent happiness when listened to, however once again, it does not seize enough attention to be considered among the hit tracks of the season. The track also features another dubstep version which again may be considered a little lackluster.

Amitabh Bhattacharya, the lyricist of the film, has unexpectedly given his vocals to this song "Tera Raasta Choodon Naa". This romantic ballad surely deserves a chance to be heard, and carries a fresh breeze that allows the audience to enjoy the moments shared.

The track "Kashmiri Main, Tu Kanyakumari" is another dance number stuck in the 90's trend of upbeat songs sung by the rapidly rising name, Arijit Singh, and later joined by Neeti Mohan and Sunidhi Chauhan. The song features a blessed tune but soon downfalls due to quirky lyrics that disintegrate the song to a total disaster at certain points.

"Ready Steady Po" is yet again another fast-paced flying track of the album which has the potential to grab a spot in the DJ's top playlists. It is a well pictured dance number that gives way to the smooth flow of the lyrics amalgamated in the vocals by new talents - Brodha V, Smokey, Enkore and Natalie Di Luccio, with support from Vishal Dadlani. This track has potential but could have been promoted on a better platform of theatrical promos.

Last but not least is the title track "Chennai Express" sung by well known veteran South Indian singer, SP Balasubramanium. He provides a fun touch to the song that makes it bearable for at least one listen. However, his voice dully suited Shah Rukh Khan's personality, thus becoming a slight drawback for the song, and film overall.

This marks the end of the music review of Rohit Shetty's much-anticipated flick, Chennai Express. Although the music doesn't hold much grip over the audience owing to its unavoidable self hype, it is well set considering the movie's premise, the South Indian setting and the introduction of new talented Tamil singers to the music industry.

BollyCurry will be back soon to entertain you more, but before bidding adieu, we lend our best wishes to the entire cast and crew of "Chennai Express" for the release of the film on August 8th, 2013.

Writer: Sonia R.
Editors: Aanchal V. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Amna M.

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Posted on: 17 July 2013 at 1:29am
waiting for the film love srk ////////////

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 10:02pm
i loveee 1 2 34 heheee n tera rasta choodoo naaa

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 6:08pm
Being a die hard SRK fan, I was expecting a lot because lets face it, when was the last time SRK had bad music in his film? CE music is a little disappointing. Besides the title track and titli, the other songs are just about average. Vishal-Shekhar could have done better esp. looking at their track record in last 5 years, whether its Dostana, Anjana Anjani, Bachna ae Haseeno, Shanghai, Ra.One or even latest SOTY.

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 3:58pm
i luvvv all da songs...n titli is da best...luvvv uuu shahrukh khan...all da best

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 3:02pm
I liked almost every song in the album except for ready steady po and tera rasta main chodoon na!! Love you Shah Rukh Khan, you are my king of my heart

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 1:27pm
Shah Rukh Khan Rocks!!!!!!!!! Love all the songs from movie Chennai Express... Waiting for Movie...

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 12:12pm
i saw in net a song named " mere Sathiyaan" is from chennai express. but now the album doesnt include it really a song of that movie?

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 10:51am
Worst album koi bhi gana lag raha hai hindi me hai hi nahi khali tamil.
Tabhi i will surely watch movie.

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 10:01am
had heard only titli n 1,2,3,4...!!! n ofcourse title track by our SPB sir...!!!!
just loving the tracks..! awesome...!!!!!!!!
waiting for the movie... SRK rocks...!!

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Posted on: 16 July 2013 at 9:32am
The music album is all rit. So far I like 1 & 1/2 song. I like the song Titli. But other songs are nt my type. "One two three" is very energetic song but the lyrics killed tht song.
But I am still going to watch the movie b/c SRK is in it. Love Srk.

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