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Gilli Music Review

Gilli Music Review
Vijay, Trisha, PrakashRaj, Dhamu
Mutasic for the masses
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 • Tamil Comments

The songs of "Gilli", composed by Vidyasagar, are a good bet - but only if you are in the mood for some foot-tapping numbers.

The film, Dharani's latest venture after "Dhool", seems to be setting the screens on fire and has delivered Vijay a much needed hit after a string of flops.

The music by Vidyasagar who has composed several popular tunes for Malayalam films is quite endearing too.

One thing that a listener - or rather any person who even reads the inlay card - will notice is that quite a few of the songs in "Gilli" have been sung by playback singers from up north -- Sukhwinder Singh, Kay Kay, Sunidhi Chauhan and Udit Narayan to name a few.

Every song in "Gilli" is fast-paced, some frighteningly so. Every one of these numbers is what one could describe as foot-tapping, but the listener runs a real risk of burning up his soles, trying to keep pace with the beat.

Most of the songs can be referred to in local parlance as Koothu songs - to put it rather crudely - and are likely to appeal to the masses as they provide plenty of opportunity to dance.

Some songs that catch the ear are "Appadi podu" (Kay Kay and Anuradha Sriram) and "Arjunar villu" (Sukhwinder Singh and Manicka Vinayagam). One might like "Appadi podu" even more if one has seen Vijay and Trisha gyrating to the tune on TV.

However, even the other tracks in the album begin to sound a bit more attractive after a couple of hearings, especially the track "Gilli", which is even more fast-paced than "Appadi Podu".

Since Vijay's character in "Gilli" is a kabaddi player, it is but natural that the film has a track titled "Kabaddi". But this track is unlikely to appeal to the listener unless he or she is an avid kabaddi fan who loves to hear the world "kabaddi" being repeated ad nauseum.

"Gilli" is a good buy, especially if you want a few fast tracks to dance along with in the company of friends.

Some of the songs even appear to have what it takes to achieve cult status. On the other hand, if your musical tastes are slightly more refined, this album can be safely given a miss.