Music Review Mumbai Delhi Mumbai

Expectations:

There are no expectations as the film has no face value.

Music:

We kind of liked the languorous jazz version of the love song 'Tham Sa Gayaa' sung by the composer Sawan Dutta herself. Jazz is a comparatively lesser-used form of Western music in Hindi cinema and the song succeeds in sounding attractive and brims with old-world Western melody.

The normal version by Papon has a contemporary colour, thanks to the singer's rendition, though we prefer Sawan's version for its loyal adherence to the ambience of jazz. Her vocals are burnished well and give the track a fresh feel. The trumpet and saxophone work big too.

'Entry To Delhi' (Amandeep Singh Jolly) is so cacophonous that we do mind at all when it is over! The remix version, wherein lyricist Priya Panchal joins Amandeep as a singer adds to the noise quotient, though Priya's vocals do stand out over the overdone orchestration. The lyrics, of course, have nothing to offer for Delhi-lovers in this song designed as an ode to the capital city. Cliches abound, and there is also a weird line, 'Badi maili maili par saaf hai Dilli!” Really?

The third two-version song is the immensely catchy 'Raahi Raahi' composed by Rohan Rohan and written by Rohan Gokhale, who presumably might be one of the two Rohan's! The Sufi-meets-Indipop tenor cannot be missed in the main version by Neeti Mohan and Tochi Raina, and there is a rock version too by Wrisha Dutta-Rohan Rohan. The former has Neeti in usual husky and alluring mode, while Tochi takes on the higher Sufi-like octaves with lyrics to match.

The Smriti Minocha-sung 'Pawan Guru Paani Pita' is a traditional Punjabi religious track and has been given a partly-modern orchestral spin.

Overall:

Some decent tracks save this album.

Our Pick:

'Thaam Sa Gaya' (Jazz), 'Raahi Raahi'

Music: Sawan Dutta & Rohan Rohan
Lyrics: Priya Panchal & Rohan Gokhale
Music Label: T-Series

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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