Despite the huge hype, Mohanlal's recently launched music band Lalisom failed to make a mark with its debut performance. Lalisom is receiving huge criticisms from the celebrities and media for the poor performances and lack of cor-ordination.
As per the latest reports, the first concert of the band, which was performed at the National Games inaugural function, was extremely disappointing.
Some leading Malayalam channels also allege that the singers used recorded tracks, instead of singing live. Mohanlal has also been receiving highly negative responses for his performance. A video, which reveals that the recorded tracks were used at the event, has been going viral on social networking sites.
It was also rumoured that Lalisom has been disbanded; but co-coordinating director of the band, music director Ratheesh Vega slammed the rumours in a recent interview. Ratheesh stated that Mohanlal has absolutely no plans to disband Lalisom.
He admitted that the band failed to perform well at National Games inaugural function; but asserts that the best performance of Lalisom is yet to happen.
Directors Vinayan and Jude Anthany Joseph has criticized Mohanlal and Ratheesh Vega for the poor performance of the band. Vinayan states that the performance was extremely poor both technically and on stage.
The director also requested Mohanlal to control his fans, from making verbal abuse towards the critics. Vinayan says that it is highly disappointing that the Government was ready to spend 2 crores to promote a band like Lalisom, which even failed to assure the minimum guarantee. Jude Anthany Joseph, on the other hand, stated that Lalisom has spoiled the goodwill of Mohanlal.
Mohanlal teamed up with music director Ratheesh Vega, who composed the song ' Aattumanal Paayayil', in the movie Run Baby Run, for Lalisom.
Priyadarshan And TK Rajeev Kumar's Association
Mohanlal's best pals, Priyadarshan and TK Rajeev Kumar are also associated with the band. The official trailer of Lalisom band was directed by Priyadarshan; while TK Rajeev Kumar is the director of Lalisom shows.
The band released its first official song, Pandengandu on January 21st, 2015. The song video was also directed by Priyadarshan. Ratheesh Vega composed the tune for the lyrics of Engandiyoor Chandrasekharan.
Mohanlal and Ratheesh Vega has announced that Lalisom will have its first performance in the National Games inaugural ceremony, in the time of official launch of the band.
Lalisom created a huge hype before its launch. Mohanlal fans and media were eagerly waiting for the first performance of band. It was also reported that Lalisom will only perform the best songs handpicked by Mohanlal himself, from his 35 years long film career.
Lalisom become a subject of controversies, when it was revealed that Mohanlal charged Rs 2 crores for the performance. Media and celebrities, including director Vinayan harshly criticized National Games authorities for spending such a huge amount on a new band like Lalisom.
Mohanlal defended the controversies by stating that he received 2 crores from the authorities for the technical arrangements and other expenses. He also stated that he hasn't charged a penny for himself, for the programme.
Despite the huge hype created; Lalisom failed to impress with its first performance. Mohanlal and co-singers allegedly used recorded songs; instead of live singing. A video, which proves the same has been going viral on social networking sites. It was also rumoured that Mohanlal decided to deband Lalsom; which was later denied by the coordinating director Ratheesh Vega.