Zinda – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

There’s always a buzz around when people with a knack for quality music join hands.  The quality of music in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s earlier films like Delhi 6, Rang De Basanthi are well known. Farhan Akthar & his association with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have churned out innumerable hits in the past with albums like Dil Chahtha Hai, Karthik Calling Karthik, Lakshya, Don, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rock-On, Luck By Chance(Though not all these films were directed by Farhan, he was still associated in all the above films). Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, fresh from the successful reception of ‘Vishwaroopam’ & critical acclaim of ‘Chittagong’ is back again in this Milkha Singh biopic. ’Zinda’, the first single from the album caught enough attention ever since the teaser was released few months ago. Siddharth Mahadevan, the son of evergreen Shankar Mahadevan makes his much-awaited debut.


The promos have made it clear enough that the movie is set in the west & the theme is global.The songs have almost no place in the film except the classical number which I reckon will be there in the film.The film has an international aura to it & I guess SEL delivered the global music which they were expected to do.SEL are one of the very few versatile composers around the country and that explains Kamal’s choice for their music.This album would rank as one of the best albums of SEL.No second thoughts.Even after seeing the promos of the film,if one expects a typical mass album – item songs,duet songs..well,sorry for your senses.Because,this album is meant to cater the class audience & listeners better listen with an open mind.This is not the kind of album where you would expect every song to be part of the movie.The songs have been made in such a way that the music flows along with the flow of the movie.The album has rich lyrical content & the songs are very audible,pleasant(most of the current albums aren’t).The songs are quite ahead of its time & by the passage of time,will get even better recognition.Who’d have thought that Kamal might pull such a surprise from his hat by picking SEL & give such a global album.Well,the lyrics of the movie reply to that : ”Thadaigalai vendre sarithiram padaithavan,nyabagam varugiradha ? “

Luck By Chance

All the songs are worth listening. The trio has done brilliant job as usual and each and every song has deep meaning. So, hats off to Javed Akhtar for such wonderful compositions. You can’t pick up just one or two songs as your favourite from this album all the songs are just wonderful.

Billa II

The audio couldn't have released on a better day than Ajith's birthday ! Riding high on the success of "Mankatha",Billa 2 marks the return of Yuvan-Ajith combo ! Yuvan's music for "Billa 2007" came under scanner from the critics though the masses lapped it up ! Also,joining the combination,is Chakri Toleti who is directing this prequel !


The debutant directors have completely missed the nativity in every song. Every song lacks something and nothing marks indelibly. The melody supposed to play a key role is a big let down to the album. Though vocalists are good, the musicians’ selectivity to the songs is mismatching and none of them touch the music lovers with their voice. The first song is too sensuous and that is not the real touch that one awaits from an album. Overall the album is not up to the mark. It would have been far good and better if they had considered the nativity factor. Though 2 songs are good but still there are very less chances to become the chartbusters. This is not an impressive debut; the visuals must support the music and make it a decent album. It is interesting to see that how Hindi audience accept this album.


The Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio have offered a fairly good musical through GAME. The songs “Maine ye kab socha tha”, “It’s a game” stand out sounding impressive. With a number of accomplished singers like Shaan, Kay Kay and Shreya, SEL have scored a promising music that supports the theme of the movie. Yet, the album as a whole, lacks that magical touch of the trio’s evergreen hits like “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Kal Ho Na Ho”. In all, they may not be great winners, but SEL have definitely not lost the GAME!