After making a grand
entry in Bollywood with Raanjhnaa
is back to blow the audience's mind with his impeccable acting
skills in R. Balki's upcoming flick, Shamitabh
Sharing space with the shahenshah
of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan
, this film
also marks the debut of Kamal Haasan
's younger daughter, Akshara Haasan
trailer of the move is extremely intriguing, and has already generated a lot of
buzz with the audience.
Produced by R. Balki,
Balaji Telefilms, and ABCL Corporation, Shamitabh
is the story of a deaf and mute junior artist (Dhanush), whose only
dream is to become a
successful actor. The background score and the music of
the movie has been composed by the legendary maestro Illayaraja, while the
lyrics have been penned by Swanand Kirkire
and Kausar Munir
. Incidentally, this
marks the 1000th film in Illayaraja's illustrial career.
The album opens with
"Ishq E Fillum", a semi-rock number voiced by Suraj Jagan
. The song
has a rather dark vibe, creating a sort of intrigue in the listener's mind.
Jaggan's rugged voice, coupled with Kirkire's lyrics, make it an interesting
ode to films.
Next up in the album
is "Sha Sha Mi Mi", which appears to be the title track of the movie,
. Caralisa Monteiro
, best known
for lending her voice to "The Don Waltz" from Don 2
(2011), makes a fabulous return to Bollywood with this
song. The only song in the movie whose lyrics have been composed by Munir (the
rest have been penned by Kirkire), Monteiro's seductive voice only adds to the
sensuality of the track.
Aside from being a
phenomenal actor, Bachchan has been blessed with a great voice. He has lent his
voice to the next track in this album, "Piddly Piddly". Relying
heavily on the vocals, the soft music in the background only serves to bring
out Bachchan's strong voice, which greatly compliments Kirkire's lyrics. The
song is extremely different, nothing like what one has heard before.
has lent her voice for the next song in the album,
"Sannata". Much like "Ishq E Fillum", the track gives off a
rock vibe. Kirkire's lyrics are extremely interesting, and this song appears to
be an ode to a lot of singers. Haasan's sultry voice, accompanied with the drum
beats, makes this number great for live
performances in a pub.
The next track in
the album is "Thappad". Voiced by Suraj Jagan and Earl D'Souza
song boasts of extremely inane lyrics, which is what makes it so
intriguing. The strong vocals, backed with the electro-beats, work in the
song's favor. This one's a must-listen!
The album concludes
with "Lifebuoy", which starts off with Lifebuoy's famous tagline, and
the rest of the song goes on to talk about germs and soap. Suraj Jagan has
lent his voice for this track as well, but the vocals have been greatly synthesized,
giving it a very electro-rock vibe. Given how the track basically goes on about
soap and germs, the song is definitely worth a listen, especially for the
Illayaraja is truly
a genius when it comes to composing music, something which can be seen in this
album. The entire album is very different, and it cannot be categorised under a
particular genre of music. Coupled with Kirkire's and Munir's extremely amusing
and inane lyrics, the soundtrack of Shamitabh
surely serves to create an aura of mystery and curiosity in the listener's mind, which
definitely works in the favor of the film! BollyCurry rates this album, 4
stars out of 5.
We, at BollyCurry, urge you to tune into YouTube or your favorite music streaming website to give
the soundtrack a listen. Comment below and let us know what you think of the
album, and how excited are you for the release of the movie!
Author: Ritchelle C.
Editor/s: Pooja B. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Komal P.
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