Osthi is the remake of the 2010 Salman Khan starrer blockbuster Dabangg. The film is directed by S. Dharani. The music is scored by Thaman, who is the man of the moment running high after the success of Dookudu audio in Telugu. With Sony Music bagging the audio rights for the film, the bar is set high for this full-fledged commercial entertainer. All Simbu's projects have been high on musical expectations because of his good rapport with the music directors. Lets see if the STR-Thaman combination rocks!
Singers: Baba Sehgal, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen Madhav
Baba Sehgal's pompous and unique style of singing drives the opener, 'Osthi Maamey' in a loud, ballistic manner to introduce the cop in action. The full-spirited singer makes his trademark presence after 'Kaadhal Vanthalae' in 'Singham' which incidentally happens to be another cop flick. Thaman shows off his versatility with varying instrumental beats and typical Petta Rap mixes that adds to the listening charm. The music is fully loaded with aggressively punched one-liners from Vaali.
Singers: Thaman. S, Rita
Peppy Punjabi beats with ethnic beats brings out the freshness of the next track, 'Unnale Unnale'. Thaman sings his heart out in lovable tender tones in this "girl wooing" number which has a likable fusion composition. The well-nurtured and rendered middle interludes from Rita are mixed well in proportion. It entertains with impressive sounding vocals and pleasant mixing arrangements of Bangra patterns, despite its heard-before syndrome.
It is a known norm that Silambarasan does the crooning and penning of at least one song in almost all of his musical endeavors. This album is no exception to it. 'Pondatti' song by Silambarasan is funky in spirit and snazzy in rendition. Thaman's mixing of various moods and tempo adds to the infectious nature of the song. This sultry track with its frivolously silly lyrics in the same genre of 'loosu penne', 'Aracha maava' songs, promises to be another big hit to its targeted audience. Great ring tone for the Romeos of this season!
Singers: Rahul Nambiar, Mahathi
Rahul Nambiar who received his FilmFare nomination for ‘Adada Mazhaida’ (Paiyaa) has done the enthused singing for the track 'Neduvaali'. Mahathi joins him to add feminine shades to the feisty number. The chorus 'Doomeelu than' is racy and is mixed hot-headedly for a foot tapping number. Thaman has cleverly given an upbeat musical packaging much to the delight of the audience.
Singers: LR. Easwari, Vijaya T. Rajendar, Solar Sai
'Kalasala' is the much anticipated southern version of the chartbusting 'Munni badnaam hui' song from 'Dabanng'. The ace legendry singer LR. Ezswari who sang a one-liner in the Vikram starrer Arul, starts her reign of supremacy by rendering the item number in style along with Vijaya T. Rajendar. Fuelled with high beat and banging kuthu energy, Thaman has successfully managed to create a typical dancing feasting number. With the show stopper Mallika Sherawat on-board, it should only adds to the grandiose of the commercially promising dance number.
'Osthi' lives up to its huge expectations with generous mass entertainers like 'Kalasala Kalasala', 'Pondatti' and 'Neduvaali'. Thaman has made use of this opportunity to compose a commercially viable album that might not promise of a heart-warming melody or meaningfully penned song to cherish, yet will be one of the top musical grosser which will allure listeners with its hits.
Verdict: Osthi - 'Paisa Vasool' show.