Tamil Music Review: Don-2
Shah Rukh Khan – The Word has its magic and sends the masses crazy about him. Right from ‘Baazigar’, the actor has had created huge circle of fans down here in South India, especially Tamil Nadu. His movies get a great response as every Tamil film industry’s A-league star. With his previous movie ‘Ra.One’ reaching its best in Tamil version, the actor has now dubbed ‘Don-2’ in Tamil and it has more reasons to make big time here.
When the famous ‘Don’ was remade in Hindi with the same, Ajith Kumar strode with ‘Billa 2007’ and it’s the same scenario. Yup! It’s ‘Don-2’ and ‘Billa-2’ and these very factor is more than enough to pull more crowds into the theatres, though the plot and treatment is completely different.
Voices: Anusha Mani, Benny Dayal
The song is done in retro style to bring the original feel with the western touch. The techno beat continues through the song with more special effects on the accompaniment and Kudoses to the sound engineer. Anusha Mani has such a sweet voice and she’ll have a great time in Tamil music industry as well. Benny Dayal takes a great effort to give his best. Guitar works are at its best and the original signature music of ‘Don’ adds more intensity.
Voices: Usha Utap
Lots of Brass works and Live Drums with a bass accompaniment throughout the track. The entire song is done in old style and Usha Utap. The song doesn’t capture our minds as the previous one, but will have its turn with the visuals.
Voices: Sunitha Saarathy, Shankar Mahadevan
The song is completely in Hindi style and it cannot make its way here. It’s puzzling to hear such olden type compositions. Well as we all know, ‘Don-2’ is a hi-tech crime thriller with lots of action and chasing sequences with hotties on the roll. Then why do they want to go for the prototyped tracks.
Voices: Sunitha Saarathy
Cherry-pick of the album and its signature theme you’ll keep hearing throughout the film. The theme music has been sustaining in our memories over these years for it became the favorite hello tune of many. This can be regarded as the remix of the original tune. It has a best composition as the track shifts from techno to slow-paced strings and then end with a power-packed performance on instrumentals.
Reprised version of ‘Main Hoon Don’ and it has same tunes with new lyrics. Well, it’s has punch and mass that usually our heroes take it for their delineation. The title song will rock the theatres with thundering whistles and applause with the entry of their superstar.
On the whole, ‘Don-2’ has three songs ‘Idhayathai Kollaiyittey’, ‘Puyalaaga Vandhaney’ and ‘Ulagengum Kalakkathil’ that becomes our favorite track for the first time we hear it while rest of the tracks will go high with the visuals.
Verdict: For Shah Rukh Khan fans
Banner: Reliance Entertainment, Excel Entertainment
Production: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan
Direction: Farhan Akhtar
Star-casts: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Hirani, Kunal Kapoor and others
Review by Richard Mahesh