- Cast: Superstar Rajinikanth, Vishnu Vishal, Vikranth
- Music: AR Rahman
- Lyrics: Kabilan, Vivek, AR Rahman, Mashook Rahman
- Director: Aishwarya Rajinikanth
- Producer: Subaskaran's Lyca Productions
Lal Salaam Songs Review
Rahman delivers for Rajinikanth again, a fiery and wholesome album!
Ther Thiruvizha: Singers – Shankar Mahadevan, Raihana, Deepthi Suresh
At almost eight minutes, Rahman comes up with a celebratory number that screams of many stories relating to the ‘ther’ and how the coming together of people is special. The song is brilliantly sung by Shankar Mahadevan, and it is superb for the first five minutes, after which it feels a little too long and needlessly extended. However, we can wait and see as to how it works out in the film.
Ae Pulla: Singer – Sid Sriram 👍
Ideally, the best track from the album and it comes with the beautiful vocals of Sid Sriram and some lovely sing-along lyrics that go so well with it. It is great to see Rahman bring back his style that was so famous in the 90s, and he does it with fabulous use of the thavil, nadhaswaram and such earthy instruments. Gets really addictive with repeated listens too.
Anbalane: Singers – Deva 👍
Another really good track from Rahman who derives a Sufi/Muslim devotional number with a a very calming setup. Deva’s vocals are the highlight here, and it adds a fresh layer to the proceedings of the song. The chorus too, deserves a special mention.
Thimiri Ezhuda: Singers – Bamba Bakya, Shahul Hameed, Deepthi Suresh, Akshaya Shivkumar
The interesting fact here is that Rahman has brought in the vocals of two late singers through AI, and apart from that, the song is a remix of Mersal Arasan and Aalaporaan Tamizhan together. The song should hopefully be pumped up thanks to the visuals.
Jalali: Singer – AR Rahman 👍
Another banger in the album from Rahman, this time with his own vocals. The song has a nice Muslim feel to it, and also owns some rap lines in its unique style. Rahman ensures that he can smash a song that works with today’s audiences too, with some fiery drives in it.
Lal Salaam is surely Rahman’s best album in recent times, and it works due to the range of tunes that he has established in the album. There are melodies, a celebratory track, a mass track and more. An enjoyable album on the whole.