The album opens up with the track "Ram Chahe Leela" presented in the vocals of the Indian Idol
Bhoomi Trivedi. The music runs in a flawless manner and as the beats
begin to rock, one cannot help but move with it. Being her first
composition, Bhoomi has indeed done an applaudable job.
up is "Lahu Munh Lag Gaya" where SLB returns with his favorite folk
singer, Shail Hada
, on the mike. The use of classical instruments and a
soulful voice gives space for the song to reach your heart. It
transcends beautifully on a complete Gujarati background and brings the
feel of being around the origin. A well composed song!
Laga De" is more of a sensual and seductive track which blossoms with
the chemistry between the protagonists, Ram (Ranveer Singh
) and Leela
). It is set to the mood of pulling in a romantic lure
as Aditi Paul clearly places her voice in a shape which intrigues the
listeners. This track brings back the memories of SLB's previous hit
"Chaand Chupa Badal Mein". Let's hope it lives up to the expectations!
much publicized track "Nagara Sang Dhol" has already made its way
through with praises pouring in from everywhere. It contains
semi-classical folks music in the vocals of the music industry's queen,
. She crafts the song to perfection and the beats run
fast, making listeners eager to get on the floor! With Navratri being
the season, this track will surely be played at every dandiya raas and
garbas for years to come!
This passionate track "Lal Ishq"
by the "Tum Hi Ho" fame singer Arijit Singh
, is sure to create sparks.
It has the energy and the deep emotions that convey hearty feelings.
Although it runs for a long six minutes, it does not seize to please you
and forces you to listen to it over and over again, 'cause that's the
magic of Arijit Singh
's voice. If you haven't yet, you better get this
track rolling on your playlist!
another solo performance with "Poore Chaand". Once again, this track has
a mix of various Rajastani flavors which ultimately result in the
undertones of the melody. While listening to the song, you may get
carried away but the darker shades does make it rather dull. Of course,
this does not mean that the track is a flop, you can lend your ears at
"Mori Bani Thanghat Kare" connects Osman Mir
to this album. His Gujrati folk music does not seem to work very well
with the listeners but the composition seems like it's done in a very
particular manner. So although this track may not live a long life among
the audience, it has the hopes of a good blend with how the movies
The album goes on with "Ishqyaun Dishqyaun" as
comes upfront. Although his voice is a perfect melody to
this Gujarti mix, the combo is an average fit to this fabulous album. It
unfortunately does not have that touchy feel of folk influence, which
the rest of the tracks are deeply immersed with.
Se" has your nerves on tenterhooks as the horror story by Shreya Ghoshal
plays out. That silent, classical melody gives the touch of a slow yet
blissful song, as Ghoshal's craftily tunes it in such a way. After this
album, Ghoshal is being compared to legends like Lata Ji, because she
ultimately gives her supreme best to every track that passes through
"Tattad Tattad" is once again in the vocals of Aditya
Narayan. He portrays those unique qualities of his father as he sings
the song with great efficiency and melody. It has the perfect
undercurrent and the high energetic beats fit extremely well with the
song. With this one out, Aditya's appreciation is worthily deserved. To
conclude, Ram Leela's album has managed to bring back that heavy
traditional folk music that people loved back in the 80s. This music may
not intrigue you when you listen to it for the first time, but it
surely catches your attention after you carefully witness its beats and
melodies. It is one good album after a long journey of terrific misses
in the industry. So BollyCurry urges you to quickly get your Saavan
playlist or iTunes loaded with this album! Before bidding adieu, don't
forget to leave your comments in the box below of which is your
Writer: Sonia R.
Editor(s): Aanchal V. & Jenifer Y
Graphics: Amna M.