Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Shamitabh Music Review

Movie: Shamitabh

Cast: Dhanush,Amitabh Bachchan,Akshara Hassan

Director: R.Balki

Music director: Ilaiyaraaja


R.Balki's Shamitabh is the talk of the tinsel town nowadays. Not only it has been in news for its quirky title, but also for popular names like Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Ilaiyaraaja.

1.Ishq E Phillum-Suraj Jagan

A spiritually tuned song that instantly hooks you on right from the word 'go'. This number puts you on a trance and keeps chanting itself even after you stop playing it. And also this song is a tribute to films and film industry. The interludes have Ilaiyaaraja's classic touches to them. Suraj Jagan's hoarse singing creates a beautiful aura around the track. Sureshot winner from Ilaiyaaraja!

2.Sha Sha Sha Mi Mi Mi-Caralisa Monteiro

The title track is a groovy number that sounds like Ilaiyaaraja's yesteryear dance numbers. The piano notes and the splendid orchestration in the interludes take the song to a higher level. Caralisa Monteiro just plays with her voice and her childish rendition works well. Ilaiyaraaja's love for symphony is undying and it is one of the factors that makes this number an enjoyable one.

3.Piddly-Amitabh Bachchan

Here comes the most funny romantic track of recent times. Coming from Ilaiyaraaja, this one is a complete surprise package. The fusion of different sounds leads to a wonderful orchestration in the prelude and interludes. Ilaiyaaraja gives more emphasis to Amitabh Bachchan's voice which is unusually lovely. Masterpiece of the album!

4.Stereophonic Sannata-Shruthi Hassan

If anyone could remake an evergreen classic with perfect elegance, then it would be definitely Ilaiyaraaja. Right from the opening dubstep beats to the end, this number is an apt outing for a mellowed club number. Though it is a rehash of Ilaiyaraaja's Aasaya Kaathula, it has been composed to suit the modern audiences. Shruthi Hassan's flawless singing gives a freshness to this rocking number. Chartbuster!

5.Thappad-Suraj Jagan,Rap Earl D'Souza

After exhilarating tracks, Ilaiyaraaja hits a low note with this number. This rap track falls two notches below the other songs. Though it would be loved by urban youngsters, it wouldn't impress the casual listeners. Suraj Jagan and Rap Earl D'Souza's deep throat singing too doesn't make an impact. The violin in the second interlude is the only saving factor.

6.Lifebuoy-Suraj Jagan

Suraj Jagan gets another peppy track in this album. The tagline of Lifebuoy ad has been put to perfect use in this funny number. The rhythm is foot-tapping and the song sounds like Madai Thiranthu at some places. Short and sweet.


Ilaiyaaraja delivers a perfect soundtrack for R.Balki. The album is both classic and modern. The songs are endearing to hear and it will grow on you.

Rating: ***


Ishq E Phillum,Piddly,Steorophonic Sannata



1 comment:

  1. I like the Piddly song.
    Yet to hear the rest.
    Looking forward to the movie :)


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