Chennai: Though it was announced that the audio of Kabali would be out on 12 June, the makers chose to advance the same by a day. On Saturday, the first copy of the audio track was released at a private function in a theatre complex in Chennai.
Soundarya Rajinikanth, producer Kalaipuli S.Thanu, director Pa Ranjith, and music director Santhosh Narayanan and the film's unit were present at the function.
'Rajinikanth (sir) is holidaying in the US and he won't be present in the country around the time of the launch. Hence, the makers decided to have a soft launch instead,' a source from the film's unit had said earlier.
The audio was released little later online for the public.
Kabali stars Rajinikanth as an ageining international don. Also in the cast are Radhika Apte, Kalaiarasan, Winston Chao, Dinesh, Dhansikaa and Ritwika. The film is produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu.
No sooner the audio was launched, fans went into celebration mode and posters and banners were out at several places across Tamilnadu hailing the actor and the music composer.
On Friday, a 30-second audio clip from the movie was leaked in the social media. The clip had a compilation of a few dialogues of Rajinikanth from the film
Santhosh Narayanan tweeted, 'Entire albums of the biggest artists have leaked before.It won't change the love we have for our favourites.#keepcalmandlovekabali :)'
Here is a quick review of the Kabali audio:
1) Ulagam Oruvanukka (Ananthu, Santhosh and Gana Bala) A woinderful harmony. The trio of Ananthu, Santhosh and Gana Bala rocks. Their voices blend in style. The Kabali swag and the rap verses by Roshan Jamrock elevates the song. A brisk one in typical Santosh Narayanan style.
2) Veera Thurandhara (Gana Bala, Lawrence and Pradeep Kumar) Distinctly different from regular Gana Bala songs. He adds more emotion to the lyrics rendering it in Western style. Good use of guitar and percussion instruments, the song is more peppy. The rap interlude is catchy. Back up vocals by Lawrence and Pradeep Kumar are good.
3) Maya Nadhi (Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar & Swetha Mohan) Santosh Narayanan and his romance for guitar is well known. In Maya Nadhi, he brings a wonderful blend between guitar and strings to make it a lively number. Santosh's sweet rendition and Swetha Mohan's good support are the highligts. An unusual tune that keeps gaining strength with new sounds.
4) Vaanam Paarthen (Pradeep Kumar) A soft and a sombre number, it is a nice wedding between guitar and flute. A melodious chorus and Pradeep's soft rendition go hand-in-hand. Santosh Narayanan strikes it rich.
5) Neruppu Da (Arunraja Kamaraj) The best for the last. A super effort by Santosh Narayanan. A scorching theme song with the catchy vocals of Arunraja Kamaraj that completely rocks. Jhanu Chantars electric guitar and Tapass Nareshs drums are mesmerising. A number that will be cherished and celebarted by Rajinikanth fans. And it couse comes with powerful dialogues by the actor himself in the interlude.