Friday, February 20, 2015

Music Review (Hindi) : NH10

Music Review (Hindi) : NH10
Music Composer: Sanjeev Darshan, Ayush Shrestha, Savera Mehta, Samira Koppikar, Bann Chakraborty

         Multicomposer album NH10 opens with Sanjeev Darshan's Chhil Gaye Naina, grungy rock based number sung by Baby doll fame Kanika Kapoor and its good that she was offered tune which is variant from her routine previous two songs. However tune wise opening song is an ordinary affair except for some peculiar arrangements and proclivity towards classical bit by Dipanshu Pandit. Main Jo by Ayush Shrestha and Savera Mehta is peppy engaging song with Guitars,Saxophone and slight double bass touch rules the arrangements. Singing by female lead Nayantara Bhatkal is rhythmic and sing along mainly because of her childish voice, tune and also occasional clap sounds. Composer's next one in the soundtrack is Kya Karein, another whispery singing by Rachel Varghese and instruments too in tandem with the mood of the song. Maati Ka Palang is another song which is rich in arrangements- fusion of rock guitar, drums, Sitar and tablas. Excellently composed and sung by Samira Koppikar.

        Bann Chakraborty's  Le Chal Mujhe comes almost in 4 variants. Last time I enjoyed the 4 variants of the same song is Raabta from Agent Vinod. Male version by Papon opens up with majestic piano solo build around the waltzy drum sound in the background throughout the song along with chorus infused throughout the song. Highlight of the song is the second interlude, mix of sitar and Tabla followed by rocky guitar. Shipa Rao's female version is more lethargic than its male counterpart and composer kept arrangements intact. It's reprise version goes minimal reduced the guitar portions, chorus and rides heavily on piano notes and Arijith Singh's soulful rendition. Khoney De is Lechal Mujhes's jazz variant by Mohit Chauhan and Monali Thakur's. Original version's guitar is replaced wonderful jazzy piano and icing on the cake is husky Monali Thakur's voice. However chorus portions are little offbeat didn't gel well with low of the song.

Verdict: NH10 multicomposer soundtrack with each composer churned out their best and gave overall good enjoyable album.

My rating:8/10

Pick of the Album: Main Jo, Maati Ka Palang, Le Chal Mujhe (male), Khoney De