Wednesday March 8, 2017
Simba (Music review), Tamil – Vishal Chandrashekhar
For Pinjula‘s bizarre lyrics and offbeat, stoner variant of the love-failure template, STR’s pedestrian singing actually seems appropriate. Vishal’s choice of mounting the efficient rock sound of Marandhadhe on Anirudh’s vocals works pretty well, while Sarpetta, beyond the catchiness, is good old Santhosh Narayanan material. Sinduri lifts the already trippy Pesugiraai to a new high, with Vishal layering an eclectic groove to great effect. Bow wow retains Jil Jung Juk’s zaniness, and Siddarth’s singing adds to the hugely enjoyable retro funk. Vandhaene is weirdly unsettling while being incredibly catchy, given how Vishal ties all that together neatly. Simba romba toppa!
Keywords: Simba, Vishal Chandrashekhar