Vishal Bharadwaj is back yet again with a music album that is full
of songs laid across the mood spectrum. This time, the album totals to
eight tracks, excluding the remixes. This music album is totally packed
with 'Gulzaar goodies'. It is a light hearted and peppy album.
start with the title track; all it does is make you get on your toes
and dance the night away! It is full of
madness and definitely one not
to be missed! Even if you're not a dancer, this song will make you want
to dance. Sukhwinder Singh
has done an amazing job making it light and easy.
Excellently penned and planned, this song has an African touch to it
with the background guitar notes. The bass effect that 'stops and
starts' gives just the adequate thump to the song. Thumbs up to this
Next in line, there is "Khamakha Nahi",
which is quite a simple number with Vishal Bharadwaj and Prem Dehati's
voices along with Gulzar's beautiful lyrics. It has beautiful evening
guitars with a great background group. The lyrics have the power to just
mesmerize and send someone in a different world of music. The song has a
range of emotions and works quite well.
comes "Oye Boy Charlie" by Rekha Bhardwaj
, Mohit Chauhan, and Shankar
Mahadevan, with the Hinglish (Hindi-English) lyrics. The track is quirky
and crazy in its own way, yet very fun and entertaining! There is a bit
of a saxaphone and nasal voice used by Shakar Mahadevan, which blends
together quite well. Though there are too many elements going on in the
song, it's fun, different and refreshing. Definitely give this one a
"Hatt Lootnewale" is the track that
brings you face-to-face with the harsh reality of our society today. It
talks of the social injustice around us because the lyrics are clearly
against oppression, sung by the very talented singers Sukhwinder Singh
and Saleem. Sukhwinder emotes one of the most common feelings of anger
very well. This song is not a chart topper, but is definitely something
worth a listen. We still wish the amazing duo of Saleem and Sukhwinder
were exploited better. The reprise version to this is not that great and
can be given a miss.
Then there is a very
short track "Shara-Rara-Ra" sung by Prem Dehati. The song is an earthy
track with the music, lyrics, and even the brass-band based arrangements
giving the song a very rustic feel.
comes one of the best songs of this album, "Badal Uthiya Re Sakhi", sung
by Rekha Bhardwaj
. The song has a Sitar ruling the background. The song
is actually an old folk song from Haryana and quite popular there. The
more you listen, the more it'll grow on you, until you absolutely love
it! Rekha Bharadwaj has put her full heart and soul in this song and it
indeed touches our soul. The song has a reprise version to this, which
is quite a masterpiece.
To end the album, we
have a track that is the 1st of its kind in India - presenting "Nomvula"
that is a complete Zulu song, in Umoja's voice. There is not a single
hint of Hindi, or even English, in the entire song. This song gives you
the feeling of lying on a relaxing beach while soaking the sun and
knocking back a few beers. Do check it out, although it does leave you
clueless of its meaning.
Overall, the music
album is worth listening to once, maybe twice, with the exception of a
few songs that might stick with you for a while! Tune into these tracks,
until we see you again with another review.
Rating : 3/5 Stars
Author: Fari L.
Editor: Medha & Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.