Chennai Express Music
Music Directors : Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics : Amitabh Bhattacharya
What I expected? : What else than an out and out masala entertainment affair with Vishal Shekhar’s highly capable abilities merged with SRK’s stardom!
1234 opens to dysfunction, even the rhythmic Tamil kuthu dance template works in vain, falls flat outright on its face!
Titli helps the album bounce back like a boomerang, an amazingly serene tune set to occasional Carnatic classical backgrounds and sung to immense grace by Chinmayi Sriprada with Gopi Sundar‘s apt support! #Must Hear #Repeat
An unwanted, badly done Dubstep version is added! Why V-S Why?!
Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na‘s swingy, youthful composition with the equally eclectic orchestration impresses big time! The singers,Amitabh Bhattacharya and Anusha Mani sounds lively! #Repeat
Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari is interesting for the snappy lyrics, but is immensely forgetful for the tune is dull and the good elements all scattered! Worth a hear, likely to work with the video!
Ready Steady Po has a lot of things going around it at a time, its hard to discern them all together. Techno-hip hop with the usual Bollywood edge, strictly functional.
Chennai Express, the title song, is sure-fire catchy if you forget the bizarre lyrics, with the high point definitely being S P Balasubrahmanyam‘s impeccable vocals which takes the song to further heights along with the addictive techno swing! Jonita Gandhi‘s B-Town debut is impressive! #Repeat
Chennai Express Mashup is awfully fast tempoed, nevertheless neatly done.
Verdict : I don’t know, Vishal-Shekhar seems pretty handicapped in Chennai Express, the album doesn’t meet the mammoth sized expectations. While the ‘hits-expected’ dance tracks fail miserably(barring only the title track) the saving grace comes in the form of the two melodies. The songs may climb up the charts, thanks to SRK’s stardom and the immense promotions given to the film, but the music definitely lacks professionalism and quality. Just above average.
Must Hears! : Titli, Tera Rastaa