One two three four is Mehmood-style South Indianized Hindi song, with a generic Tamil kuthu base. Barring its rhythmic background, Kashmir main’s tune is annoyingly templatized. Ready Steady Po is passable techno, while the title song has veteran SPB in his much-maligned, accented Hindi singing, perhaps intentionally, for a Farah-Khan-end-credits-style tune. The soundtrack is wonderfully salvaged by Tera rasta and Titli, two zingy melodies where the delightful music is accentuated by superb singing – Amitabh Bhattacharya and Anusha Mani, and Chinmayi and Gopi Sunder, respectively. But for these two songs, Chennai Express’s soundtrack is like an Amit passing via Chennai.
Keywords: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal-Shekhar, Chennai Express