Shamitabh (aka) Shamitabh songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Jan 16,2015
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Production: Eros International
Cast: Akshara Haasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush
Direction: R Balki
Screenplay: R Balki
Story: R Balki
Music: Ilaiyaraaja
Background score: Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography: PC Sreeram

Shamitabh is an upcoming drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Hassan in lead roles. The inquisitive Balki- Ilaiyaraaja combo is back again with this film.

Ishq E Phillum
Singers: Suraj Jagan
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

A peculiar composition that culminates interesting sequencing and clean progression of chords overlaid with the groovy voice of Suraj Jagan. The philosophical lyrics add much value to this rare blend of melody and contemporary orchestration. However, it is the timely bass work which takes the front seat throughout the tracks’ progress. 

Sha Sha Mi Mi
Singers: Caralisa Monteiro
Lyrics: Kausar Munir

The album moves to a complete groovy mode with a moody solo from intriguing vocals of Caralisa Monteiro. This trance like style was less explored by Ilaiyaraaja and the track touches the best of the genre. The interludes are effortlessly woven over flawless arpeggios and superior chord progression. The masterstroke is in the second interlude with extravaganza of Western Classical Symphony with contemporary sounds.

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

This fun filled track has already created a wave in social media with flawless orchestration, bass work and needless to say- Amitabh’s voice add much color to it. The unpretentious nature of the track is one of the biggest assets. The second interlude grows on the listener for its subtle impact.

Singers: Shruti Hassan
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

A jazzy number with impressive sequencing and thumping rhythm section arrives next. Shruti Hassan’s sultry vocals add much vigor to this funky composition. Despite being a rehash of Ilaiyaraja’s earlier Tamil composition ‘Aasaiya Kaatrula’, it is well presented to suit the current day audiences. The playful lyrics also deserve a special mention.

Singers: Rap Earl D’Souza, Suraj Jagan
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

A typical club style composition with magical grooves and superior sequencing. It is a new style of party song which makes an impact with impressive orchestration more than thump. Watch out for the crescendo in the second interlude where the symphony duels with electric guitar!

Singers: Suraj Jagan
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

The album comes to an end with a fast paced House mix composition. The foot tapping rhythm goes well with the laid back vocals by Suraj Jagan. The lyrics progress in Rap style and the usage of Lifebuoy advertisement lines is another funny approach to the song.

Verdict: Shamitabh is a thoroughly enjoyable album from 'Isaignani' Ilaiyaraaja.
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Shamitabh (aka) Shamitabh

Shamitabh (aka) Shamitabh is a Hindi movie with production by Eros International, direction by R Balki, cinematography by PC Sreeram. The cast of Shamitabh (aka) Shamitabh includes Akshara Haasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush.