Get On This Train Baby
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 06 July 2013
Chennai Express is the first ever collaboration of Rohit Shetty with Superstar Shahrukh Khan who is paired alongside his Om Shanti Om co-star, Deepika Padukone. This much awaited romcom has Vishal-Shekhar handling the music department with Amitabh Bhattacharya penning the lyrics. Being a Rohit Shetty entertainer, it is a given that the music will boast of a high entertainment quotient and this when coupled with the highly successful combination of Vishal-Shekhar – Shah Rukh Khan, would surely mean that the music will be a surefire chartbuster. It is with this humongous expectation that one begins to listen to the soundtrack of Chennai Express.
The album opens with 1234 – Get on the Dance Floor that literally makes one want to get up and dance. Sung enthusiastically by composer Vishal Dadlani alongside Hamsika Iyer, this fast paced and energetic South Indian tapori-style track also has a bit of Tamil rap thrown in by Sricharan Kasturirangan. This madcap number is peppered with some quirky and inane lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya but it is indeed a no-brainer that this one is going to (or should we say already) set the music charts on fire!
From the fast paced to the serene, Titli surely comes as a breath of fresh air. This romantic number begins with a classical music based Tamil verse (which appears intermittently through the song) that instantly captures one’s attention followed by Chinmayi’s mellifluous voice which literally blows your breath away. Ably supported by Gopi Sunder, Chinmayi who is a popular singer down south manages to bring in the joyous feeling of love and romance through her honey-soaked voice. Titli is the kind of number that one expects in a Shah Rukh Khan romantic film and Vishal-Shekhar manage to hit the bulls-eye with this one, not only by way of their composition and excellent choice of musical instruments (from Guitar to Mridangam!) but also in the choice of singers.