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Darbar Music Review | Rajinikanth | Anirudh | A. R. Murugadoss

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s upcoming Darbar will be the first big Tamil film to kick off 2020 and has been announced to come out in theatres worldwide on January 9. The upcoming mass cop action film is the second consecutive occasion Anirudh Ravichander has composed for a Rajinikanth film after the blockbuster, Petta, earlier this year. Directed by A. R. Murugadoss under the Lyca Productions banner, the Darbar album has now been released and has 6 tracks in total including a theme for Rajinikanth as well as the villain, Suneil Shetty.

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Song 1 : Chumma Kizhi
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist : Vivek
Vocals : S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Anirudh Ravichander

The first song that was released a few days back, ‘Chumma Kizhi’ sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Anirudh has gone on to become a chartbuster. A folksy number with pulsating beats, the song is undoubtedly a theatre celebration song which will no doubt get all ‘Thalaivar’ fans on the dance floor. We can see SPB channeling his voice to the days of the late 80s to the 90s and then till the early 2000s where he would elevate himself for the ‘Superstar’. And, the end product this time has turned out to be special. With Vivek’s lyrics raising the bar once again, Anirudh too has chipped in on the vocal department in an amicable manner apart from coming up with a catchy tune and a rhythm that will want you to tap your feet no matter how hard you try to fight it.

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Song 2 : Tharam Maara Single
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist : Vivek
Vocals : Anirudh Ravichander & Arjun Chandy

A song that is more in the zone of Anirudh’s usual song template, ‘Tharam Maara Single’ is a lot more modern and scratches the surface of being an EDM (Electronic dance music) track and includes plenty of improvised calypso verses. The track being a lilting and flowing tune, it will take time to catch on among the youth and is more on the lines of being a intimate salsa song. 

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Song 3 : Thalaivar Theme
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander

We got a taste of the ‘Thalaivar Theme’ when the Darbar motion poster released sometime back and gave us a feel of what to expect in the film when it comes out next year. A track that is filled with thara local beats and the ‘Thalaivaa’ reference on a number of occasions, it will turn out to be a raising the fist and punching the air number that will be best enjoyed by fans in theatres each time we see Rajinikanth living up to his mass image.

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Song 4 : Dumm Dumm
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist : Vivek
Vocals : Nakash Aziz

The ‘Dumm Dumm’ song opens with a chorus and teases a wedding scenario with the track then going full forward with an electronic mandolin serving as the main beat and singer Nakash Aziz taking charge from thereon. The song has all elements to become a hit with the passage of time. Perhaps the biggest drawback in the song is the use of excessive sound, which borders on turning out to become noise after a certain point of time. The reason for using the term 'noise' is in retrospect the romantic overtone get numbed down when the beats overtake the tune as well as the vocals and that isn’t always a good sign for a song that is supposed to be hopeful and passionate.

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Song 5 : Villain Theme
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander

The ‘Villain Theme’ for Suniel Shetty has pizzazz and mystery as well giving us a tease of the Bollywood actor’s character in Darbar. There is a bit of menace we can deduce as well as stylish swag and a polished suave in the theme, which we can picture now already. The song will play out at regular intervals each time Suniel Shetty enters the frame and will be one that will show his evil side.

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Song 6 : Thani Vazhi
Composed by : Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist : Yogi B, Senthuzhan, Syan
Vocals : Rap By Yogi B, Anirudh Ravichander & Shakthisree Gopalan

A pure mass track, ‘Thani Vazhi’ will be a song that will best enjoyed only with the visuals that gets shown. The rap lyrics by Yogi B, Senthuzhan, Syan clearly emphasize the mass of ‘Superstar’ we have known watching Rajinikanth all over the years. The transition of the song from a western number to thara local beats and rap interludes will come as a surprise at times. On the tune front, the song is reminiscent of being a slowed down version of the ‘Petta Paraak’ track in Petta.

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VERDICT: Anirudh Ravichander's attempt to bring in a mix of varied elements in his latest offering seem half-baked, but could have been so much better.

RATING: 2.5/5

"Interesting combo": A. R. Murugadoss teases big Darbar treat

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s upcoming film, DARBAR, is being filmed at a steady pace under the Lyca Productions banner since filming began a while back. Director A. R. Murugadoss has now posted a shooting spot picture of popular dance master Shobi and the stunt choreographer duo Ram-Laxman at work with the caption "interesting combo, fight and dance masters at work" along with the hashtag #DarbarTreat signifying the team is cooking up something special in light of the film's Pongal 2020 theatrical release. 

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Based on A. R. Murugadoss’ tweet, we can assume there might be a sequence in Darbar, which could be in the form of either a song that would include action or an action scene that would see ‘Thalaivar’ performing a few dance moves. Billed to be a mass action entertainer, the film also has Nayanthara as the female lead, Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar as the antagonists along with Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Sriman in important supporting roles.

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Darbar, which has Rajinikanth playing a police officer after a gap of 27 years since his Pandiyan in 1992, is currently in its second schedule at Mumbai with plans for filming to take place until August. The film also has a stellar technical crew comprising names like Anirudh Ravichander scoring the music, Santhosh Sivan for the cinematography, editing being done by Sreekar Prasad, art direction by T. Santanam and Niharikha Bhasin Khan handling the the costume department.

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Thalaivar DARBAR decoded - A. R. Murugadoss shows his brilliance

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

A film that has set the entire town talking already, Lyca Productions' DARBAR will see ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth and Nayanthara in lead roles under A. R. Murugadoss’s direction with music by Anirudh Ravichander and will roll into production from tomorrow (April 10) at Mumbai.

The film’s first look officially released today has now shown director A. R. Murugadoss' prowess at perhaps his best till date as this Darbar poster and his vision has been fulfilled to its best and fullest extent by poster designer Vinci Raj. We here at Galatta have now decoded the poster and is as follows:

‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s role in Darbar has already been revealed in this poster and he will be seen as an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

The monument seen atop Rajinikanth’s image in the Darbar poster is the Gateway of India, which was built in Mumbai during the 20th century and was erected in 1911 to honor the arrival of the then King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, George V and his wife, Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India at the Wellington Pier (formerly known as the Apollo Bunder).

What’s more, the Gateway of India placed above Rajinikanth’s head in the Darbar poster resembles a crown and symbolizes him as the ‘KING OF MUMBAI’.

The  police cap shown in the Darbar poster is reminiscent to the one that is usually given to IPS officers in Maharashtra and based on this we can deduce that Rajinikanth is a senior cop in Mumbai. 

A part of the handcuff has been designed to look like the number "3", which could also likely symbolize three different phases of Rajinikanth's character. Although a far stretch, it could also hint that ‘Thalaivar’ might even be seen playing a triple role in the film. 

As there are more than 10 ranks in the Indian Police Services, an IPS badge has been displayed in the Darbar poster and it looks like Rajinikanth will be appearing as either the Commissioner of Police (CP) or the Director General of Police (DGP). 

The police dog in the poster resembles a German Shepherd and is the breed that law enforcement bodies usually employ as a detection dog or sniffer dog in tracking down criminals. 

In addition, the handcuff when taken into account wholly is akin to the number "30" and could likely be a date when an important event takes place in the film. 

There is a blueprint of the Mumbai city map to the left side of Rajinikanth in the Darbar poster and the skyline of the biggest city in the country is shown below the police car towards the right hand side where there is a caution tape signifying the criminal gangster underworld. 

Furthermore, the collar of the leash on the German Shepherd dog has the text “POLICIE” and is mostly used on sniffer dogs from the Police of the Czech Republic, which is the national law enforcement agency of the Czech Republic. 

Besides, the Mumbai city map blueprint in the poster shows an outline of the Queen's Necklace location popularly known to all as Marine Drive. 

The tagline in the Darbar poster - “You decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse” - is yet another hint to Rajinikanth’s character as he might be playing a role with negative shades.

There are two guns in the Darbar poster that look similar to a long range sniper firearm machine gun bearing resemblance to the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova) with a sniper scope.

There are also bloodstains on the Mumbai city blueprint map indicating a violent incident taking place in the specific location in Darbar

The coolers worn by Rajinikanth in the Darbar poster are vintage steampunk double lens flip-up sunglasses.

There are a total of 4 bullets among which two are mounted on each machine gun rifle while the other two placed above Rajinikanth’s head symbolize two horns (Devil’s Horns) and yet again teases negative shades of ‘Superstar’ in the film. 

There are also two belts on the Darbar poster with the first one shown in full length starting with the police buckle and ending with a shoe above Rajinikanth’s head. The other one is seen placed near the neck of ‘Thalaivar’ and mashes along with the first police belt. 

Upon close inspection using ultra zoom, it is shown that Rajinikanth is also wearing a specific type of Rudraksha prayer bead thus symbolizing his charater is pious and has a belief in God. 

MASSIVE: A. R. Murugadoss goes to Hollywood before Thalaivar 166

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

One of the most successful directors in the Tamil film industry, A. R. Murugadoss tasted tremendous success with his Sarkar starring ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay in the lead role last year.

Murugadoss is all set to begin work on his next huge project, Thalaivar 166, starring ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth with National Award-winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan confirming he too will be a part of the film a few days back.

Meanwhile, it has now been officially confirmed that A. R. Murugadoss will be writing the dialogues for the Tamil dubbed version of the upcoming highly anticipated Hollywood film, Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, hitting screens in India on April 26.

It must be noted Murugadoss has established himself as a pan-Indian director and him coming on board for Avengers: Endgame’s Tamil version will no doubt be a proud moment for the filmmaker as well as Tamil film fans.

Sarkar Controversy: A. R. Murugadoss Seeks Anticipatory Bail

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

A film that has set everyone talking for quite sometime, ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Sarkar has come under intense scrutiny by the ruling state government over a particular scene. Produced by Sun Pictures, the action political drama also includes Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Radha Ravi, Pala. Karuppiah, Yogi Babu in starring roles with music by A. R. Rahman. Meanwhile, last night saw the police arrive at A. R. Murugadoss’s house after which the director went on to reveal they banged on his door and left the premises upon realizing he wasn’t there.

That said, A. R. Murugadoss has now applied for an anticipatory bail at the Madras High Court with reports stating the application will be looked into today (09.11.2018) afternoon. It now remains to be seen how upcoming events materialize and whether there will be a quick resolve to the controversy surrounding Sarkar.

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BREAKING: Vijay And A. R. Murugadoss To Repeat Their Success Mantra In Thalapathy 62

By | Galatta |
2019-12-09T13:39:00 +05:30 Rajinikanth Darbar songs review Anirudh AR Murugadoss Nayanthara - Movie Cinema News

Production has finally officially kicked off on actor Vijay’s next, which is being referred to as Thalapathy 62/Vijay 62.

Being produced under the Sun Pictures banner with music by A. R. Rahman, a formal pooja for Thalapathy 62 took place today morning with Vijay clapping the first shot amidst the presence of A. R. Murugadoss, the female lead Keerthy Suresh, cinematographer Girish Gangadharan, art director T. Santhanam among others in the team.

Fans are already digging the look of their 'Thalapathy' where he was spotted with a stylish stud in his ear and a mild gray stubble for a beard. But, what’s most striking about Thalapathy 62 is the fact that it will arrive on screens later this year on Diwali and will follow the pattern for the third time as Murugadoss and Vijay’s previous films together. 

Thuppakki, which marked the first time association between ARM and Vijay, came out on Diwali day in 2012.

It was the same with Kaththi too in 2014 when it was released on the day of the Festival of Lights.

Both Vijay and A. R. Murugadoss will want to leave no stone unturned in making Thalapathy 62 a cracker of a film for fans and also ring in a hat-trick in their partnership.

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