Sunday, April 22, 2007

A music album from Rahman

A R Rahman is all set to come out with a musical album in the company of musicians from USA and England.

Rahman would be releasing the album through his KM Music for a popular international audio company.

Rahman is currently busy scoring the background music for much-awaited Sivaji starring Rajinikanth and directed by Shankar.

Also, he is composing music for Vijay's Azhagiya Thamizh Magan. He says that plans are on to come out with a Tamil music album very soon."


"Will Isai have A R Rahman?

S J Suryah's recent releases Thirumagan and Vyabari have bombed at the box office without a trace and the director turned actor is dismayed over this. He is said to be at the cross roads in his career when he is contemplating whether to continue his acting department or

just stay behind the camera directing actors or do both. Having come to a conclusion that acting under somebody's direction does not yield the desired result, S J Suryah has deduced that it is best for him to act in his own direction. Hence he has approached Nick Arts Films who had given him the first break, to fund his next film Isai which will be directed by him and also will have him in the lead role. Going by the past history of the music department in S J Suryah's earlier films especially New and Ah Aah where A R Rahman had done a remarkable job in delivering lilting melodies, will Isai have music scored by the Isai Puyal? We'll have to wait and watch."


Friday, April 20, 2007

"All that you want to know about Azhagiya Tamil Magan…

Azhagiya Tamil Magan (ATM), the forthcoming film of Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay is getting ready at a steady pace. This film is being funded by Appachan and directed by Bharathan who wrote the dialogues for Gilli, Madurey, Dhool and Dhil. According to reliable sources, 30% of the shooting is completed which

included a thiruvizha track which is a romantic number where Vijay employs numerous metaphors in praise of Shreya’s beauty. Songs are being chiseled with utmost care and the hero appears in diverse get ups in a couple of numbers.

Vijay says that ATM is a thriller where he is not playing a double role. He will be called Guru and Shreya goes by the name of Abinaya. The other heroine Namitha’s portion is yet to be filmed and it has been said that there is a surprise element for viewers in the film. There are enough sequences in ATM to tickle the funny bones of every one as the director is known for his penchant for comedy.
A R Rahman scores the music for ATM and he has broken the myth that he takes longer time to turn in his musical scores. Vijay is said to have been floored by ARR’s tracks.
Maniraj is responsible for art department and he has erected a colony reminding one of Royapettah area in Binny mills which is generally used to film stunt scenes. So… Vijay lovers… get set to receive Azhagiya Tamil Magan soon.


Rahman casts spell again with 'Sivaji'

Hyderabad, April 20 Music wizard A.R. Rahmam casts his magic spell again with the Telugu version of 'Sivaji'. It tops the list this fortnight.

The top five Telugu albums are:

1. 'Sivaji' - The songs 'Style' and 'Sahara' represent the versatility of the renowned composer.

2. 'Munna' - Hit composer Harris Jayaraj has delivered another peppy album to enchant Telugu music lovers yet again. 'Baaga baga' and 'Chamukuro' are particularly catchy.

3. 'Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule' - Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja teams up with actor Venkatesh for the first time and has done a good job. 'O baby' and 'Manasa manichamma' stand out.

4. 'Classmates' - Director Vijayabhaskar and composer Koti, who churned out hits like 'Malliswari', joined hands once again for the film. 'Gundechatuga' and 'Mounamenduku' are already hit numbers.

5. 'Bharani' - Yuvan Shankar Raja's Tamil hit has been received well in Telugu. 'Simhadri appanna' and 'Sayya sayya' are commendable.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sivaji-Audio review

Sivaji-Audio review
Rajnikanth, Shriya

By Moviebuzz

A.R Rahman and Shankar have struck gold with the Sivaji audio album. They have the right mix of peppy and innovative numbers along with the right sounds and lyrics which are sure to please the mass audience of the superstar. Straight off the bat, it is the best ever album of one of the greatest combinations in Tamil Cinema- Rajnikanth and Rahman (R &R). They have worked together in Muthu, Padayappa and Baba, but here for the first time, Shankar, the showman of Tamil cinema joins the team. The trio has come out with music that is far superior, to the earlier works of the duo.

Rahman, the maestro in private has always said that he combines best with Mani Ratnam and Shankar, because both of them are excellent visualisers . How the song comes on screen is as important for them as the composition. Shankar believes that songs are one of the most important ingredients of commercial cinema and he makes no bones about the fact that he loves to make picture perfect song and dance sequences. He has a story board for his song picturisations, including a colour scheme, detailing of costumes and the dancers including the choreography and the lighting to be used!

Right from his Gentlemandays, he struck a rapport with Rahman and always goes out of the studios to a quiet place where they take days to compose the tunes. Later they sit with the lyric writer and make suitable changes to fit in with the mood of the film. In Sivaji's case it is obvious that Rajnikanth also played a crucial role and must have contributed some inputs, which have gone a long way to make the songs energetic. Well, Shankar’s contribution will be known once the song videos are shown in the channels, which will further popularise the numbers.

The album kicks off with Balleilakka….. rendered by SPB, Rahanah Benny and chorus. The song (6.06) is said to be the introductory number of Rajnikanth, which makes it very important. Traditionally it is supposed to give goose-bump inducing effect to the superstar’s fans, who will throw flowers and at times money on the screen. It has to be a fast number and normally SPB sings it.

Lyric writer Na. Muthukumar starts the song with the opening line-“ Sooriyano Chandirano. Yaar ivano sattena sollu” and goes on to hype the mass image of the superstar. The superstar as a champion of Tamils – “ Cauvery aarum kaikuthai arisiyum marandhupoguma”( Can we forget river Cauvery and the pounded rice). The hero can transform the state into another America- “ Annan vandhal Tamilnadu America agum. In the film Rajnikanth is coming back from US and is trying to change our system. In the song he also makes suggestions like Koovum cell phone-in nacharaippai anaithu, konjam silvandin ucharippai ketkom.. (switch off your nagging cell phones and listen to nature's sounds). Rajni has never been spotted with a mobile in public!

On the whole, the fast number with drum beats in the background is racy and vibrant, thanks to SPB. Like Mukesh was the voice of Raj Kapoor or Mohammed Rafi was to Shammi Kapoor and Kishore Kumar was to Rajesh Khanna, SPB is to Rajnikanth- Who can say so fast Sadugudu, Sadugudu…? This number is better than R&R’s earlier Oruvan, Oruvan Muthalali… with all its drum beats, as an introductory song.

This is followed by the racy track Style.. with a guitar base, sung by Rags, Tanvi, Suresh Peters and Blaaze. The song written by Pa. Vijay wants to establish the fact that Rajni is the original styleMannan of Tamil cinema. The song is western in feel, though it breaks into chaste Tamil to characterize the superstar. Some innovative lyrics, which the purist will yell, but children will make it their anthem- Oru koodai sunlight..

The third song in the album Sahana Saral Thoovuthu … is the pick of the lot, clearly vintage .A.R Rahman has it rendered in the catchy voice of Udit Narayanan and Chinmayi. It is a beautiful melody, written by Vairamuthu with the use of Rahman and Shankar’s favourite Indian instrument the Mridangam, with the maestro himself singing the dheem thana dheem thana bit. Purists may be critical of Udit’s Tamil pronunciation, but it adds to the final mix. Chinmayi is fabulous. (Why is she not given more chances?). This number is going to be the chartbuster and also the top ring tone in the coming days.

A sad version of Sahana… sung by Vijay Yesudas and Gomathy Sree is there in the CD, only a one-line bit is there in the cassette. What make the sad version so good is the flute and the humming of Vijay. This song may give Vijay the big ticket to playback singing. Next is the all important title song Vaaji, vaaji… sung by Hariharan and Madhusree. It is comparatively a slow melody written by Vairamuthu with a rhythmic beat, that picks up as the number progresses.

The mood and the music changes drastically in the next number, by one of Rahman’s favourites Blaaze, Naresh Iyer and Raqueeb Alam with The Boss a loud rap number. This we are sure would be a sort of theme music of the film, with deft camera movement as we follow the superstar. Lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar are inane like Sachin adicha sixer, Sivaji adicha puncher daanada !! Obviously it is another song to hype the superstar’s larger than- life image.

Finally the last song in the album is Athiradee sung by the maestro and Sayanora. The grand old man of Tamil songs Vaali is playing to the galleries. Last time in Chandramukhi Vaali wrote what many people thought was the most popular number in the movie, which had many populist lines. So here he has made it even more funky with Thee, thee, jagajyothee, jagajyothee. Billa, Ranga, Baasha dhan ivan pistol pesum …, giving our superstar a macho image, to attract the youth audience. Vaali also tries rhyming ‘castro’ with ‘maestro’. This will be a hot dance number in the discos. Rahman has done a R.D Burman (he is a big fan of Panchim da) style rendition, with some voice modulation.

To sum it up Sivaji is one of the best albums of A.R Rahman- Shankar combination, which is sure to be lapped up by the superstar’s fans.

Verdict- R O C K I N G !


Sivaji audio – first week report – with statistics


Are you one of the die hard fans of Rajinikanth or A.R.Rahman who eagerly wants to know how the audio of Sivaji is doing? Well, the verdict is out and it’s a clear thumping victory for one of the best teams of Indian Cinema history (AVM-Shankar-Rajini-Rahman).

AVM CEO Mr. S.C.Babu while talking to Behindwoods correspondent in the US, revealed that the audio of Sivaji which opened up on April 2nd is seeing one of biggest sales of recent times. There was a pre-order of about 105,000 CDs and 90,000 cassettes, before the release. Repeat orders were received even by the close of the first day and many retail outlets reported stock outs. As on date, the total CD sales has notched up to about 140,000 and cassettes have touched 108,000. Orders are continuing to come in from all parts of Tamilnadu. On the overseas front, the sales of CDs in Malaysia and Singapore are reportedly setting new records.

The figures given above are specific to Tamil music. 'Sivaji - The Boss' in Telugu has been licensed to Aditya Music and have reported brisk sales in Andhra Pradesh (figures not available). As regards the overseas audio sales, Ayngaran international couldn’t be contacted for details.

On the ring tone department, two lakh ring tones have been downloaded as of yesterday. The popularity rating for ring tones of Sivaji songs are – Adiradi tops the list, followed by Vaaji and Style finishing a close third.

Ringtones and true tones of Sivaji songs have been available for just a few days now, but they have already broken some records. The numbers are expected to increase sharply when more cellular operators will be offering 'SIVAJI' downloads on their networks.

Seeing this frenzy, something that happens only for a Rajni movie, the producers are planning a real treat for all Rajni fans. Imagine anyone calling you on your mobile being greeted with ‘Naan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna mathiri’ in superstar’s voice!! That’s exactly the trend that is going to hit the whole of Tamil Nadu soon.

As reported by us earlier, punch dialogues of Sivaji as caller tones; imagine the response. You won’t be able to make three calls in a row without hearing the superstar. That is brand Rajni for you!


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Audio raises expectations on Sivaji

Ever since the audio launch of Sivaji, expectations are soaring high among the Rajini-fans. Now director Shankar is busy pre-occupied with A R Rahman to get the re-recording works for Sivaji completed.

Buzz is that the magnum opus movie produced by AVM Productions in their golden jubilee year would hit the screens on 17 May.

The re-recording works are on at London. Rahman completed the first half of re-recording for Sivaji at Paraguay while the second half is on at London.

The re-recording would match the world standards and the music composer is using the latest and innovative instruments to produce a different sound.

Meanwhile Shankar is also busy with getting ready the trailer for Sivaji."


Sivaji re-recording in London and South America

Like all Rajini's film ventures, Sivaji has also been much talked about right from the date of announcement of the film. Well, the fanfare continues. Kollywood's sources say that Sivaji's background music is being recorded at London and Paraguay to raise it to international standards.

This news is substantiated by the fact that A R Rahman has packed his bags off to London last month to oversee the arrangements made for the recording.

Meanwhile, the shooting is also not completely done with. Director Shankar, who has an eye for detail and who is keen that every frame of the movie should be talked about is shooting another song sequence at AVM Studios. Insiders say that huge pricey sets have been constructed for this purpose."


Friday, April 06, 2007

A R Rahman pleases his fans

The most-awaited album of the year Shivaji was released in Kerala last week.

In the film Sivaji -- The Boss which has the biggest Tamil cinema stalwarts lined up under highly reputed AVM banner -- director Shankar, lyricists Valee, Vairamuthu, Pa Vijay, Muthukumar, superstar Rajinikanth in the title role, the composer A R Rahman has lived up to his name has delivered half a dozen songs which will be chart toppers for the season.

A R Rahman's compositions fly ahead of the trends, as usual by a trend setter, but the lyricists have milked Rajnikanth's screen image to the fullest painting a larger than life picture of the hero comparing him to the sun, moon and even Shiva the destroyer with lines like 'he can even turn Tamil Nadu into Americas.'

Thousands of albums were sold from each major outlet in the first couple of days in the state and this is good news especially when concerns were expressed about the lean phases of music industry.


Rajini fans elated

Superstar Rajinikanth’s fans lavish praises on AR Rahman. Die-hard fans of Rajinikanth are happy with the songs in Sivaji and are appreciating Rahman for coming up with quality music for the movie.

The audio sales are reported to be very fast and the CDs and cassettes are moving out brisk from the shelves of the audio stores.

An avid Rajinikanth fan says, “No doubt these songs are going to top the audio charts. Ballelaka by SP Balasubramanyam is a typical Rajinikanth intro song. The songs are really rocking.”

Avid fans of Rahman are happy with the album as well. They say in chorus, “The songs have created a huge curiosity about the movie. We are eagerly waiting to see the film on the screen.”


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sivaji - audio sales - an exclusive report

Finally the day has indeed arrived. The most expected and the largely awaited event in the recent times, the official release of Sivaji audio finally took place this morning. Though three songs were released in the net in an unauthorized manner, people did not fail to throng the shops for the purchase of audio tapes and CDs of the film.

The curiosity aroused by the cover of the audio and the stills that go with it remained unabated. Though today is the beginning of the week, this did not deter people from flocking to their favorite audio shops to purchase CDS and cassettes of Sivaji.

Ritchie Street in Chennai which is considered as the hub of audio sales commenced their trade officially as early as 5 in the morning. When an audio shop near Devi theatre in Anna Salai was probed, he answered that he began his sale only around 6 in the morning when his counterparts were ahead of him by one hour already. He reported that till 2 in the afternoon, around 300 cassettes and 200 CDs have already been sold. While Music World, Spencer’s Plaza reported that they have already sold 400 CDS before 2 PM in the afternoon and stated that the trend was much expected and they have stocked enough to meet the demand.

Courtesy: Sivaji music review

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Sivaji - Rahman delivers, big time

People talk of the pressure of expectations on Sachin Tendulkar whenever he steps out to bat in Indian colours. But spare a thought for A R Rahman too. The Mozart of Madras is in no less unenviable position. Every time a film’s audio for which he has scored music is out, the whole world sits up to listen. And for Sivaji, the pressure is three-fold, as he has to satisfy his own fans, that of Rajinikanth and Shankar too. In such a situation, when you have constituencies to live up to, the music inevitably is populist.

In Sivaji, Rahman’s music works at two levels — as he shows glimpses of his own splendid arrangement-orchestration skills. The second is in smart packaging in an effort to live up to the myriad demands of diverse sections.

The seven tracks in the album don’t fit in a particular genre. And that is to be expected. Some of them appeal instantaneously. And some, like many Rahman numbers, take time to settle down. Mass elements are inevitably there. It is to Rahman’s credit (and genius) that he has managed to incorporate melody within the ambit of rhythm-based numbers.

Balelakka: SPB, Raihanah, Benny & Chorus

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

A Rajini introduction song is a non-negotiable instrument of sorts. It has to have SPB belting it out with his unmistakable gusto. It has to have some pulsating beats. It must make you snap the fingers and tap the foot. This song makes you do all that and plus some more. SPB is amazing with his breath-controlled rendering. This man never ceases to amaze us. He might be over 60. But who would say that after listening to this number. The interludes and the rhythms give an extra pep to the proceedings. Raihanah (Rahman’s sister) and Benny also chip in with their best. Muthukumar’s lyrics set out in typical fashion.

Style: Rags, Tanvi, Suresh Peters, Blaaze

Lyrics: Pa Vijay

The song works in many ways as it has a variegated pattern to it. As the initial words suggest, the song talks of style, which is the essence of Rajini. But Rahman, as he is wont to, has worked the tune in a slightly recondite way, in that it moves around an attractively bewildering manner. You have Blaaze letting out his typical staccato rap bits while Suresh Peters bungs in his anglicized rendering. And suddenly, almost catching you unawares, you have Tanvi chipping in with a beautiful morsel in traditional Tamil. Though the song is multi-dimensional, it works, especially with its surprise swerves and Rahman’s mastery over arrangements. Style is in Rajini and Rahman too.

Vaaji Vaaji: Hariharan, Madhushree & Chorus.

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Perhaps this will be the anthem of the State for some time to come. Musically, the song may have nothing new. But Rahman’s genius lies in packaging. Building layer by layer, he lets the song rise up like a beautifully created skyscraper that is high on both aesthetics and utility. Rahman has made Hariharan croon in a un-Hariharan-like manner. Perhaps that maybe the trick that makes the song work and makes Vairamuthu’s lyrics stand out in beautiful relief. Madhushree is adequate without being anything extraordinary. The tempo and the beats make this a good mass song.

Athiradee: AR Rahman, Sayanora

Lyrics: Vaali

This is straight away Rahman turf. The man knows which song to pick and sing. His nasal twang may not appeal the first time. But they just take control of you over a period of time. Athiradee does. The lyrics are unabashedly Vaali as he plays to the gallery big time. But his smart mind chisels out interesting lines. Vaali deserves special plaudits for his ability to think in sync with the modern generation. The rollicking beats and the guitar ensemble give a good edifice for the song as Rahman gives it all he has. As a singer, Rahman has also improvised, and innovated, with his voice. The effect is ethereal. The song takes time to take effect on you, but once it does it doesn’t vanish. That’s Rahman effect for you. A high-octane song.

Sahana: Udit Narayanan, Chinmayee

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

When it comes to Tamil words, Udit Narayanan’s tongue becomes a knife of sorts as they (words) are chopped mercilessly. But here you will almost forget that failing as the song and its inherent melody fill you in a cool embrace. Chinmayee is Rahman’s big weapon. He uses her for songs that deserve something special. Right from Kannathil Muthamittal we have been seeing that. Here too the young girl sings with a rare elan which comes from the combination of talent and intelligence. Chimayee’s speciality is that she is no one-type singer. She can deliver according to the needs. The Rahman interlude (in voice) adds a special mystique appeal to the number. A honey-dipped flower. That is this song for you.

The Boss: Blaaze, Naresh Iyer, Raqueeb Alam

Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar, Blaaze

Probably the theme number. Or a kind of leitmotif in the movie. The song has its limitations as it is perhaps situational. The lyrics too are puerile as the words are forced and stretch for effect. The rap bit is on expected lines. Naresh Iyer dulcet voice manages to leave a mark even in this small piece.

Sahara: Vijay Yesudas, Gomathi Sree & Chorus

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

This seems to be a modulated version of the Sahana song. But what a beauty it is. Rahman’s mastery is all pervading. He has fused a variety of ideas into this one number and his unquestionable brilliance with soft instruments show up elegantly. The way he has got Gomathi Sree slip in that Thirupavai bit underscores his virtuosity. And she also rises to the occasion quite brilliantly. But the song-stealer is Vijay Yesudas. The young man shows that he is well and truly on the way to filling the perch that once belonged to his illustrious dad. Vijay is very soothing and pleasing in this number. When he and a tiny flute join forces, you could almost feel heaven A fitting finale to a rocking album.

To be sure, there will be different opinions on the songs. There will be carping critics who will pronounce that the album doesn’t measure to usual Rahman standards. But you have to take into consideration the situation that Rahman was working under.

All things considered, you can unequivocally say that Rahman has delivered.

Sivaji songs will be heard for a long, long time.


AR Rahman pleases Rajni fans with Sivaji

Finally, the most-awaited Sivaji album has been released. The film Sivaji -- The Boss has the biggest Tamil cinema stalwarts lined up under highly reputed AVM banner -- director Shankar; composer A R Rahman; lyricists Valee, Vairamuthu, Pa Vijay, Muthukumar; cinematographer K V Anand; dialogue writer Sujatha; art director Thotta Tharani; choreographers Prabhudeva, Raju Sundaram, Lawrence and Brinda; and, over and above all, superstar Rajnikanth in the title role.

Shriya Saran plays the female lead. Incidentally, Sivaji is director Shankar's ninth film, and Rajni's ninth with AVM. The title of the film resonates with Rajnikanth's real name, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad.

Previously director Shankar always managed to keep movie details close to his chest till the release. But Sivaji became an exception with first the storyline becoming common knowledge, and then three music tracks leaked on the Internet. Shankar's films always deal with malpractices in various sectors of society. Likewise, Sivaji also is supposed to be the story of an NRI crusading against the capitation fee syndrome, the bane of our educational system.

A R Rahman's compositions are in tune with the crusader image of the film's protagonist. The lyricists have milked Rajnikanth's screen image to the fullest, making the line dividing the actor and the character very thin. They are really on an overkill trip.

The album kicks off with the foot tapping number Balleilakka aggressively rendered by S P Balasubramaniam, Rehanah Benny and an effective chorus. The opening line has a faint echo of Rahman's Veerapandi kottayilae from his own Thiruda Thiruda. Lyricist Na Muthukumar eulogises Tamil Nadu and the Tamilian's supportive camaraderie with his neighbours. He also paints a larger than life picture of the hero comparing him to the sun, moon and even Shiva the destroyer, with lines like 'he can even turn Tamil Nadu into America.' SPB's rendition is vibrant and the fast pace towards the end makes him sound breathless. The number has aggressive percussion and faint melodious nuances in between.

The racy track Oru koodal sunlight follows with obvious reference to the superstar's sobriquet 'Stylemannan.' It is a scrappy number with Pa Vijay's lyrics, a medley of bits and pieces of phrases. He even coins new appellations for the hero like 'heerathihero!' Rags, Tanvi, Suresh Peters and Blaze belt out this peppy piece. Fast beats and Tanvi's whispery rendition give it a sensuous touch.

Sahana saral thoovutho is a melodious piece with western instrumentation. This is the only track (along with the Vaji vaji number later) with significant lyrics. Vairamuthu's lyrics have an appealing freshness and originality. This track, a love duet rendered by Udit Narayan and the dulcet-voiced Chinmayi, has been embellished with a sprightly chorus. The only jarring note is Narayan's stilted Tamil diction.

A second version of Sahana, much better than the first, soulfully rendered by Vijay Jesudas, comes later. Gomathi Sri replaces Chinmayi in this version full of pain and pathos. It is a pity this second version is not included in the cassette, but only on the CD. Gomathi Sri's voice, though a bit babyish, has an identity of its own.

Vaji Vaji is the title track, with all the potential to become a chartbuster -- pleasing rhythm and a powerful rendition by Hariharan and Madhusree, good instrumentation, fast beats, lively chorus, and a good melody. Vairamuthu's lyrics exude passion, but thankfully not excessively.

Up next is the theme song Vata vata by Blaze, Naresh Iyer and Raqueeb Alam. Beginning in hip-hop style with a few English words thrown in, the track soon slides into rap. As in earlier numbers, the lyrics (Na Muthukumar with Blaze) picturise a superhero 'who can gobble up even a lion like a jalebi!'

Rahman the composer as singer comes into his element with concluding track Athiradi. Another chartbuster in the making, it is incendiary stuff with power-packed percussion. The solo guitar and Rahman's singing -- with a manic vibrancy in his soaring voice -- really adds to its impact. This will be a hot favourite on the dance floors. The lyrics are more or less irrelevant in these kind of songs, and Valee's lyrics -- with titles of some Rajni films and a spatter of English words -- fall in line.

Rajni fans will have a field day listening to this album because the lyrics are more synonymous with his film persona than his character in the film..

Rahman's music is such that it takes repeated listens, and time to grow on you. Only Athiradi captures your sensibility instantly. The other numbers are worth a listen, but feature nothing extraordinary. They make you yearn for the old Rahman of Gentleman and Roja.

An album in tune with the pulse of the current generation.

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Sivaji the Boss audio creates record in sales!!


Sivaji audio is rocking all over the state and it is selling like
hotcake allover the city and neighbouring states Karnataka and Bangalore.

In Bangalore, according to the information from Bangalore friend
Stalin, all the cds have been sold within 2 hrs and now they are being
sold in black for Rs.250/-. Many who stood in a long queue were
disappointed not getting the cd.

Some came to Hosur by byke and purchased the cds.

AVM circle says that in their whole experience this is the first time
they are being asked second load of cds and cassettes.

In chennai many shops witnessed a thunderous sales within a few hours
the cds arrived and they were almost empty.

Asusual in Madurai, fans seems to have performed abhishekam, karpooram
arathi and others.

wait for more updates.