MUSIC OF THE MUCH AWAITED ‘CHENNAI EXPRESS’ IS OUT
The first look of UTV Motion Pictures’ and Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd.’ Chennai Express created a frenzy amongst fans. To take that excitement further the much awaited music of Chennai Express was launched today at a star studded event in Mumbai in the presence of actress Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan – Actor and Producer, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, Ronnie Screwvala – Managing Director, Disney UTV, Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, T-Series, director Rohit Shetty and music directors Vishal-Shekhar. Songs released from the movie are already topping the popular music charts.
The album boasts of an array of 8 songs from foot tapping dance numbers like ‘1234 Get on the dance floor’ and ‘Ready Steady Po’ to a soulful rendition like ‘Titli’, from love songs to total entertainment ones like ‘Chipak Chipak Ke’, ‘Tera Rasta Chhodon Na’, ‘Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari’ and even the title track ‘Chennai Express’ which is specially sung by S P Balasubramaniam. The lyrics for the album have been written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
“Chennai Express has been a reunion of sorts for me. My first film was with SRK as a co-star, Manish Malhotra did my costumes and Vishal-Shekhar composed the music. I love all the songs and the way Vishal-Shekhar have beautifully amalgamated the theme and the tracks. Titli is my favourite one,” said actress Deepika Padukone.
Commenting on the music Shah Rukh Khan said, “Music breathes life into a film and Vishal-Shekhar have exactly done that with the songs of Chennai Express. I have always had a great working experience with them. There’s a song for everyone in the album. My personal favourites are Tera Raasta Chodu Na and Titli. Hope you’ve liked them too!”
“I am very excited about the music of our film because of Vishal and Shekhar. They have put together a brilliant album keeping the theme of the film in mind. Having worked with them for Golmaal 1, I am very glad that we have come together for Chennai Express too,” said director Rohit Shetty.
‘The music of Chennai Express, like the movie itself, is very fresh. Vishal and Shekhar have woven in south Indian influences in the tracks, making an interesting and differentiated offering. There are big ticket celebratory numbers like 1,2,3,4 as well beautiful melodies like Titli. Though my personal favourite is the title track which gives us the pleasure of hearing SP Balasubramanium’s unique voice after a long time.’ said Manish Hariprasad, Creative Director – Studios, Disney UTV.
“It is always a great pleasure to work with Shah Rukh Khan. T-Series has been associated with him right from his first home production Main Hoon Na. SRK has a great taste for music which is evident from Don 2, Ra.One, Om Shanti Om and now Chennai Express. Chennai Express is a great mixture of various flavours and melodies collated amazingly by Vishal-Shekhar,” said Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director T-Series.
“Chennai Express’ music IS the film. Love, humour, action, comedy, it’s all in the songs. Also it is a genuine homage to South Indian culture / music,” said music directors Vishal and Shekhar.
Chennai Express will hit theatres worldwide on Eid – 8th August 2013.
The story of a Mumbai boy (Shah Rukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfil the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in Rameshwaram.
En route, he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) hailing from an orthodox family. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, the clash of cultures awaits them.
What follows is a series of adventures where he finds himself in new surroundings, challenged with an unfamiliar language! Chennai Express is an action packed romantic movie.
Come fall in love… Rohit Shetty style!
Red Chillies Entertainments:
Red Chillies Entertainments headed by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan is a company that is surging ahead in the global entertainment industry.
Its latest venture Chennai Express is a film starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. It is a first collaboration between Red Chillies Entertainments and director Rohit Shetty. The film revolves around a romance that blossoms in a man’s life aboard the Chennai Express, during the course of his journey from Chennai to Rameswaram. It also includes a fair share of action and entertainment which is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats!
It’s last release and box office record breaking movie Ra.One (2011) still stands as Bollywood’s very first futuristic movie with stunning visual effects and state of the art production technique and included an impressive star cast comprising of Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor.
Red Chillies Entertainments’ earlier endeavors include, My Name is Khan (2010) which was a coproduction of Red Chillies and Dharma Production starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The movie was a blockbuster hit of 2010. Billu (2009), starring Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta created a buzz, Om Shanti Om (2007) which also set the box-office on fire and Paheli (2005) which was India’s official entry to the Oscars in that year.
Founded in 2002 as a film production house, Red Chillies Entertainments has branched itself into other spheres of production, starting from setting up a path breaking Special Effects studio, VFX, which brought Hollywood’s slick sophistication to Indian cinema.
Don – The Chase Begins Again, won European accolades for Best Special Effects in 2006. And a year later, the Star Screen Awards singled out Om Shanti Om, for best visual effects (2007). The film also made a clean sweep, winning all the special effects awards for the year 2007. In 2008, VFX followed up on its winning streak by clutching all the biggies to expand its awards arsenal with the Filmfare, Zee Lux, IIFA (Bangkok), Screen, Indy’s & Apsara Producer’s Guild Awards.
The company’s TVC division has churned out ad commercials for some major global brands like Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundai, ITC & Emami to name a few. Red Chillies Entertainments has also spread its wings to the television industry with the successful shows like ‘Ishaan’, ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein’, ‘Ghar Ki Baat Hai’, ‘First Ladies with Abu Sandeep’ and telefilms like ‘Like I love You’ and ‘Love Ho Jaane De’ With global entertainment conglomerates evincing keen interest, Red Chillies Entertainments is all set to blitzkrieg the world of entertainment!
Disney UTV Studios:
Bringing together the best of both worlds, The Walt Disney Studios and UTV Motion Pictures have formed one of the leading film studios in India. The Studio’s activities span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films in India and worldwide.
UTV Motion Pictures as a dominant player in the Indian film industry has been in the forefront of bringing Indian films to a global audience and the last decade in Indian cinema has seen UTV delivering some of the most iconic films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday,
Dev D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Fashion, Kaminey, No One Killed Jessica, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli Live, Delhi Belly, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Paan Singh Tomar, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi!, Heroine, Race 2 and more recently AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD), Kai Po Che! and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Over the years, the studio has worked with the most eminent production and direction talent in the industry including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar, Mira Nair, M. Night Shyamalan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Prakash Jha, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Anurag Basu, Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Kapoor, and Shyam Benegal, while backing new talent like Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh, Ileana D’ Cruz, Neeraj Pandey, Raj Kumar Gupta, Nishikant Kamat, Dibakar Banerjee, Vikramaditya Motwane, Amit Trivedi, Akshat Verma, Remo D’Souza and many others.
The studio has to its credit 4 films in the last 7 years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010) and Barfi! (2012). In 2011, the studio successfully ventured into South Indian cinema with Deiva Thirumagal and Muran. Since then the studio had successful films in Vettai, Masala Café, Mugamoodi, Thaandavam and Settai in Tamil, and Grandmaster and Husbands in Goa in Malayalam. Today, Disney UTV has a library of over 80 films including Hindi, Regional, Animation and International Productions, which have been showcased in over 50 festivals across 35 countries, receiving almost 320 awards in the last 9 years.
The Walt Disney Studios has seen unprecedented box office success in India recently with MARVEL’s The Avengers which was distributed and marketed in India by UTV Motion Pictures. The film also emerged as the 4th highest grosser of all-time amongst Hollywood films in India. Prior to this, Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 released in 2011 and were the biggest animation and live action titles of all time for Disney in the country. In 2010, Prince of Persia became the highest grossing western film in India that year. Earlier, Disney released its first live action Hindi feature Do Dooni Chaar in 2010 and subsequently after the success of the film, released Anaganaga-O-Dheerudu, a Telugu feature targeted at the southern audiences and second Hindi live-action film Zokkomon.
Coming up from the combined Studio is an inimitable slate with films like Chennai Express and Satyagraha in Hindi, Sigaram Thodu and Ivan Vera Madhiri in Tamil, The Lone Ranger and Planes in English and many more.