Everything about ‘Jilla’ has been creating headlines. From the opening song involving more than a thousand to the track that Vijay himself sang, expectations about this album has been high all along. Now with the album being received in hugely positive opinion, here’s a briefing of the musical magic that Imman has worked on the upcoming Vijay, Mohanlal, Kajal starrer.
1. Pattu Onnu
Lyricist : Yugabharathi
Singer : SP. Balasubramaniam, Shankar Mahadevan
‘Jilla’ opens on a highly appealing and extremely energetic song, that more than lives up to the promises about this track. Bringing electric guitar and traditional chenda beats together in an interesting mix, Imman has delivered in all grandeur, the opening song to which stalwarts will be tapping their feet. Shankar opens the song in all zeal, and SPB adds in later to make it a wholesome joyous listening experience. Apart from the predominant guitar and chendas, viola is also used to add to the magnum opus. The song gets very high on energy in the musical experience between the second and third stanzas. Mohanlal is Siva and Vijay’s screen name is Sakthi in ‘Jilla’; that explains part of the lyrics. Speaking of friendship and an optimistic and mutually encouraging relationship, ‘Pattu Onnu’ is a mass song in all respects.
Lyricist : Parvathy
Singer : D. Imman
The second one this album is a romantic track high on violins. With typical Imman touch, this romantic solo uses violins extensively. Starting and ending in whistles, the song is a beautiful melody with simple lyrics, apt for a young lad who’s just stumbled upon love. The song has strings of English influence, and it captures the mood of rapture in the right measure. Signature musical pieces by Imman are always outstanding and the one here in violins is no exception to the rule.
Lyricist : Viveka
Singer : Ranjith, Sunidhi Chauhan
Roping in Sunidhi Chauhan for a folk-style song, this track is quite a thoroughly unpredictable surprise package. The track starts with air instruments and opens in Sunidhi’s rustic voice on Viveka’s raunchy lyrics. As Ranjith adds to the duet, the song proceeds further at a foot-tapping pace. Different varieties of guitars are used in this song, which add depth and volume to the track. The signature music after first and second stanzas are trademark of Imman, and uplift the overall listening experience. Beats all along the song are heavy and thumping, creating an energetic aura about the song.
4. Kandaangi Kandaangi
Lyricist : Vairamuthu
Singers : Vijay, Shreya Ghoshal
One of the most awaited songs of ‘Jilla’ is here. For a change, Vijay has crooned for a romantic melody in ‘Kandangi Kandangi’; it is the actor who opens the song after the female hum, and he has sung like a pro in this track. Shreya sings the coy yet taunting repartee to Vijay’s lines, making the duet a lovers’ anthem. Vairamuthu’s prowess cannot be measured in words, and it has been captured right in this intelligent composition. Given the lyricist’s complex usage of language, Shreya’s pronunciation deserves a special mention for making the song clean and hitch-free. This track uses violins in enchanting notes and strings.
5. Yeppa Maama Treatu
Lyricist : Viveka
Singer : D. Imman, AV. Pooja, Snigdha Chandra
‘Jilla’ sure is a treat to all the fans, and this song is about it all. There is almost seldom a reason for treat, but parties are fun unlimited. ‘Yeppa Maama Treatu’ is a party song in hip-hop style. The track opens in Pooja’s voice and is a foot-tapping number, to which you can get on the dance floor and start dancing. The party gets a Tamil folk twist after the second stanza, when the pace slows down to the change in beats. It quickly transcends to faster beats, and the transitions are smooth without any glitch. Keys used for this song are a quirky addition to the party-happy song.
6. Jilla Theme
Lyricist : Viveka
Singer : Santhosh Hariharan, Deepak, Anand, Shenbagaraj
The best way to describe this song is to call it the rise of the heroes. Racy and energetic, the song begins in disco genre. This track is highly appealing as it is carried in chorus, which carries a certain positivity about it. Tamil rap after the second stanza speaks of the fighting spirit and warrior-like brave attitude of the hero. The last 60 seconds of this 3-minute long high-energy song introduces chendas, and it gets better at every beat, making the song an extraordinary track full of josh climaxing in a powerful end.
The nail-biting wait has come to an end, and ‘Jilla’ has matched up to expectations to the fullest. Imman has composed some of the finest tunes, tailor-made for the youthful josh. But it is not restricted one age-group – the songs are for all, as everyone will enjoy this energy, without exception. With this, the expectations about the film has risen up multiple notches, as we gear up for a smashing Pongal this January.