Jilla (aka) Jilla songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Dec 21,2013
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Production: R. B. Choudary
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Mahat, Vijay
Direction: R. T. Nesan
Screenplay: R. T. Nesan
Story: R. T. Nesan
Music director: D. Imman
Background score: D. Imman
Cinematography: R. Ganesh
Dialogues: R. T. Nesan
Editing: N. B. Srikanth, Praveen K. L
Art director: Rajeevan
Stunt choreography: Silva
Dance choreography: Raju Sundaram, Shidhar
Singers: A.V Pooja, Anand, D. Imman, Deepak, K.G. Ranjith, S.P.Balasubramaniam, Santhosh Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Shenbagaraj, Shreya Ghoshal, Snigdha Chandra, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vijay
Lyrics : Parvathy, Vairamuthu, Viveka, Yugabharathi
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Distribution: Super Good Films

Vijay's Jilla is directed by R.T. Nesan for Super Good Films. The cast features Mohan Lal, Kajal Aggarwal, Soori and others. Music has been scored by D.Imman.

Pattu Onnu
Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam, Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Vijay’s opening song in Jilla is a mid-tempo mash up between hard rock and Kerala chendas. The song has its moments of punch but it’s not from its pace. When compared to some of Vijay’s popular opening numbers this one is less racy but as grandiose as anything we’ve heard in this category. SPB and Shankar Mahadevan have done their share of opening songs over the years and they bring out the best from Imman’s melody. The composer throws in interesting instrumental fills throughout the tune and scores with his instrumentation.

Verasa Pogayile
Singers: D. Imman
Lyrics: Parvathy

Imman feels more at home in this melody as he’s built his fan following through such tender compositions. The main melody is sublime and the backing vocal arrangements are very well orchestrated along with precise instrumental performances. Imman offers the best of both worlds – a top class melody and excellent instrumentation.

Singers: K.G. Ranjith, Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics: Viveka

Imman’s trusty percussions turn up for the party next for a peppy tune that features very excitable performances from the singers, especially Sunidhi Chauhan. Imman leaves some feathery guitar touches amidst the flurry of beats. The melody is pretty straightforward and the song simply sticks to its guns throughout.

Kandaangi Kandaangi
Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Vijay
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

It seems that every song that Vijay touches turns to gold, so is the case here. Full credit to Imman for shaking things up and getting Vijay to try out a melodious duet, and the composer reserves one of his best tunes for the star. For Shreya Ghoshal it’s a just another day in the office but its Vijay’s sensitive performance which stands out as the highlight. Imman’s string section is out in full force here as they back up the tune superbly and the unique pipe sound here is extremely attractive.

Yeppa Maama Treatu
Singers: A.V Pooja, D. Imman, Snigdha Chandra
Lyrics: Viveka

A fast paced song that’s clearly been created to play to Vijay’s strengths as a dancer. As far as quality of the melody is concerned, the other songs on this album score higher. Lyrically too the track aims to play to the gallery but some of it comes off as rather trivial. But the song chugs on uncompromisingly with a continuous rush of beats.

Jilla Theme
Singers: Anand, Deepak, Santhosh Hariharan, Shenbagaraj
Lyrics: Viveka

The theme is power packed for sure with the heavy guitars and the chorus chants but there isn’t a single guitar riff or a vocal melody that stands out as exciting. The use of the chendas could carry some co-relation to the opening song.

Verdict: Imman’s class meets Vijay's mass.
( 3.25 / 5.0 )


Jilla (aka) Jilla

Jilla (aka) Jilla is a Tamil movie with production by R. B. Choudary, direction by R. T. Nesan, cinematography by R. Ganesh, editing by N. B. Srikanth, Praveen K. L. The cast of Jilla (aka) Jilla includes Kajal Aggarwal, Mahat, Vijay.