The stage is set and the Superstar’s fans simply can’t wait for the gala affair this evening. The audio launch of Rajinikanth’s most awaited film Kaala will happen this evening at the YMCA grounds in Chennai.
Kaala is composer Santhosh Narayanan’s third collaboration with director Pa Ranjith. He also scored music for Rajinikanth’s previous blockbuster Kabali. However, Kabali’s audio launch was a low-key affair, as Ranijikanth was in the United States, holidaying with his family.
Making up for all that and more, the Superstar ensured that Kaala’s audio launch be nothing short of a celebrity wedding!
Reports reveal the entire cast and crew of the film will be in attendance for the big event. We also hear that music composer Santhosh Narayanan will be performing live along with his team. The film is said to have nine tracks, one of which was recently released by Dhanush. ‘Semma Weightu’ from Kaala, broke the internet when it went viral, only to receive mixed reviews.
As for the other songs, here’s what you can expect:
Firstly, the trailer theme is something that is sure to get you hooked on. While Santhosh Narayanan already struck gold in his earlier outing, Kabali, this one is only an addition to his best list. The electrifying drum rhythms, the catchy beat patterns and most of all Rajinikanth’s singular dialogue at the end are sure to leave you in splits!
After the song was released, the internet went berserk. However, the outcome was not one that was expected. Just like ‘Nerupu Da’, this one also builds mass and does it with no hurry. Arunraja’s lines work well with the tone and feel of the song, but what the ending is the icing on the cake!
A typical folk number, ‘Thanga Selai’ is sure to remind of some songs you might have heard in the late 80s or 90s.
Taking us back to Kabali’s ‘Mayanadhi’ and ‘Vanampadi’, ‘Kannama’ is a melodious track. Sung by Pradeep Kumar and Dhee, this might be on loop for many!
A Carnatic-folk number, this song is heavy on lyrics, conveying the essence efficiently. However, listen to it as a separate song and it definitely might not sink in. Maybe the cinematography might be a savior!
Sung by Dopeadelicz and Logan, ‘Poraaduvom’ is a peppy number that will make you sing along. If you like A.R. Rahman’s ‘No Problem’, then you will love this too! The subtle mention of politics in Dopeadelicz’s lyrics is something you must pay close attention to!
Very similar to ‘Poraaduvom’, ‘Theruvilakku’ is yet another song sung by Dopeadelicz and Logan. While the rap and the beat of the songs sound similar, each has a personalised feel, making it special in its own sweet way. The song lays light on how people in the slums stress on education, even if means studying under the street lights.
Yet another one by the Dopeadelicz–Logan combo, this one has a flavor of its own. The song starts off as a perky number, but takes a dip as it proceeds. So, keep your expectations low!
On the whole, it looks like the songs are high on percussion and chorus. But, will this work with the audience? Only time will tell!
The songs are sung by Hariharasudhan, Santhosh Narayanan, Shankar Mahadevan, Pradeep Kumar, Ananthu, Dhee, Vijay Prakash, Muthamil, and Vivek. Dopeadelicz, Arunraja Kamaraj, Logan, Kabilan, Roshan Jamrock, Uma Devi and Arivu penned the lyrics for the tracks.
The film’s producer, actor Dhanush recently tweeted:
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) May 8, 2018
YMCA gearing up for the launch:
— Complete Cinemas (@CompleteCinemas) May 8, 2018
Following suit, music composer Santhosh tweeted:
#Kaala from June 7 ! I am very eager to share the music of this gem of a movie. Will update details very soon . Thank you dear @rajinikanth , @dhanushkraja and @beemji for giving me all the space to express myself musically. pic.twitter.com/ma5JHtST1c
— Santhosh Narayanan (@Music_Santhosh) April 20, 2018
— Rajini Makkal Mandram ? (@rajini4TnCM) May 8, 2018
Earlier this week, Rajinikanth was in the United States for a routine health checkup. Photos of him dressed in tracks and sunglasses, riding the subway, went viral.
Kaala was initially slated for release on April 27. However, the date had to be pushed to June 7, due to the strike in the Tamil film industry.
The movie has Rajinikanth playing a don in Mumbai slums. The film also has a stellar cast including Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Samuthirakani and Pankaj Tripathi among others.
As you eagerly await the audio launch, here’s the link to ‘Semma Weightu’!
Watch this space for more updates from the launch!