Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Chennai Express - Music Review

Chennai Express - My Music Review

Directed by     Rohit Shetty
Produced by     Gauri Khan
Screenplay by     Yunus Sajawal
Story by     K. Subaash
Music by     Vishal–Shekhar
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Shahrukh Khan
Deepika Padukone

Audio Release July 1st
Audio Launch July 3rd
Movie Release August 8th


1. One Two Three Four - Vishal Dadlani, Hamsika Iyer, Tamil Rap : Sricharan Kasturirangan -
2. Titli - Chinmayee, Gopi Sunder -
3. Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na - Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anusha Mani -
4. Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari - Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan -
5. Ready Steady Po - Brodha V & Smokey, Enkore, Natalie Di Luccio, Vishal Dadlani -
6. Chennai Express - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Jonita Gandhi -
7. Titli (Dubstep) - Phoenyx, Chris Mcguiness, Zoheb Khan -
8. Chennai Express (mashup) - DJ Kiran Kamath

1. One Two Three Four
The only mass number in the album, which is quite strange for a mass film. Didn't quite like the song when heard with video, after repeated hearing of (just) the audio started slowly liking the song. The video quite strangely lacks the zest, with ordinary choreography. The song is sure to be lapped up by the masses

2. Titli
A good romantic number. Soulful sound of Chinmayi. But there are 2 more reasons why the song is favorite to me, shot in Kerala & sung by Gopi Sundar.Outstanding visuals + My current Favorite Malayali music composer, singing for SRK, how can it be a disliked - The Dubstep version of the song is also quite cool

3.Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na

 Pick of the album. Good lyrics, music & singing. Video of the song is not out yet, so waiting to see the picturisation. A feel good Romantic duet.

4. Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari
A fun peppy song. Another good faster number. Liked it after repeated hearings

5. Ready Steady Po
The only track that I am diasppointed with this in the entire album. Even repeaed hearings didn't help the cause. May be will like it later on with visual, but as if now :-(
6. Chennai Express  

Simply hated when they released a small teaser of the song, but now after listening the entire song it has quite grown on me. The quirky lyrics and jolly-good singing of Legendary SPB makes this a hit.

8. Chennai Express (mashup)
Mix of all the songs, as always done greatly creatively by  DJ Kiran Kamath
With that being said, the film being projected as a mass film and more importantly an SRK starrer the film needed some chart busters foot tapping blockbuster songs like a Muni or Sheila or Fevicol or Character Deela. I think the only song that comes even close is 1,2,3,4.... But considering the fact that Rohith Shetty films, all of which were hits, never had great audio, this one is definitely a plus. 

You may not like the songs in one hearing, but give its time & due, you will start singing and grooving to it

Ma not be one of Vishal-Shekhar's best work, but still its good

Verdict: Good
Raitng: 3.25/5
 Buy Songs @ iTunes or Nokia Music or from CD Shops or Listen it Here in T-Series channel:

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