Movie: Peeli [LIVE]
Amir Khan, Kiran Rao
Music Direcors: Ram Sampat, Nageen Tanvir,
Lyrics: Gangaram Sakhet, Swanand Kirkire
Sharma, Noon Meem RashedPeeli [LIVE]
. The title
of the movie itself raised so many questions in its first appearance.
? Why is it [LIVE]
? Well now we know that Peepli
is a fictional gaav
in India, and this movie tries to,
through the village of Peepli
, depict the issue of farmer
suicidal cases in India. What's LIVE? Well, this issue is live. Its
current, and it's happening today
. The story and the name of the
movie are already quite captivating, so how does the music fare? We'll
show you, one track at a time!
The first song in the album is
called Des Mera
. Nothing the kind of stuff we've grown up
listening to. The unique composition and performance by Indian Ocean
employs generous usage of Indian traditional instruments and beats, yet
the song sounds extremely current. The lyrics, written by Sanjeev Sharma
and Swanand Kirkire
, hit bulls eye with vivid descriptions of the
colorful, concoction-style country that we hail from. This song may not
get on to everyone's playlist, but it deserves a pat for its eclectic
Then we have Mehengai Dayain
. Yet another
one that may or may not make it to your IPod favorites, but the words
will definitely be accepted by one and all, because mehengai dayain
khaye jaat hain,
is the truth every Indian national lives with.
Music director Ram Sampat churns out a very memorable tune for this
track. However,USP lies in the lyrics, written by the talented Swanand
Kirkire and appropriately sung by Raguvir Yadav, as they humorously poke
at the terribly pestering hiked prices. Give this song a listen, cause
one thing we assure you of is the genius of its thought!
third track is a philosophical one, and the title, Zindagi Se Darte
, is another track of candid facts. Composed and performed by
, with captivating lyrics by Noon Meem Rashed, this song
plunges into a soliloquy about fearing life, when in fact life is the
same for everyone. This song promises real rock from start to finish,
which shall satisfy rock lovers, and will present itself as a nice
sample to others. A gem of a track, and a song everyone is meant to
sing, and mean, at some point in life.
Next comes Chola Maati
. This track is a bhajan
written by Gangaram Sakhet,
and is sung and composed by Nageen Tanvir. Research claims that this
song is a dedication to lord Ram, in his earthly stature. This song is
interesting to listen to, and once the momentum is collected, its
meaning is interesting to decipher. It is a pleasant devotional song,
and is much recommended for its novelty.
Now, we come to the
fifth track, Des Mera-1
. This song is a modified version of Des
, the alteration credited to Indian Ocean
who also lend
their vocals. This version has a slightly more western arrangement,
what with a spectacular baseline in the intro itself. This track may
appeal more due to its international touch, but still retains the soul
of the original.
The last track in this album is a remix version
of Mehengai Dayain
. Although this song makes you want to bounce
around a little, its definitely the black baa-baa sheep of the album, as
it doesn't quite fit the rustic theme of the album. Perhaps, the entire
idea of having a remix in this album isn't that good - given its
extremely specific requirements.
All in all the album spells
'atypical' in every possible way, as is not the obvious junta
package. For the profound and the pondering however, there is a major
'substance' string attached. The objective of this album is unlikely to
be reigning charts anyway. The music directors have done a marvelous job
to create songs that will fit like gloves onto the situations shown in
this movie, what with their theme. But the sheer genius of creating
music out of such mundane routine facts and thoughts is phenomenal! And
that we recommend, and applaud!
BC's picks: Des Mera, Des
Mera-1, Mehengai Dayain, Zindagi Se Darte Ho
BC's Star Rating: ***Author: Rachna N.