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
. 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.
album commences with "One Two Three Four (Get on the Dance Floor)" in
the clean and attractive vocals of Hamsika Iyer and Vishal Dadlani
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
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.
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.
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.
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
track has potential but could have been promoted on a better platform of
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.