Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Music Review (Hindi) : Ishq Ke Parindey

Music Review (Hindi) : Ishq Ke Parindey
Music Composer: Vijay Verma, Sajjad Ali, Rashid Khan

       Ek Hatheli has a whiff of 90's soundtrack misplaced in 2000's soundtrack, however vocals by Sonu Nigam and Keka Goshal oozes out enough freshness and tune in the charanam portions are alluring. Composer Vijay Verma kept arrangements minimal with flute and guitars for this pleasing song. Despite the soulful rendition by Ek Hatheli (Sad version) and wailing violins to complement the mood, this version fares tad behind the original one. The purpose of remix version still baffles me and most of the time it sabotages the charms of the original version. Ek Hatheli too joins this list and this song can be simply skipped. Next comes Dil tod ke seems like a tribute to A R Rahman's Rangeela song Pyaar ye Jaane Kaise hai especially tune wise,. However, Vijay Verma makes up with wonderful orchestration especially flute throughout the song and guitar riffs in the prelude. KK did a commendable job on vocals. Haunting piece and reminescent of Evano oruvan from Alaipayuthe flute bit in the second interlude is additional asset to the track. Rashid Khan enters the album with a pedestrian run of the mill tune in Rab se Maangi which suffers from the  lack of any wit and feels old-fashioned.The length of the song too makes this one laborious and tiresome listen. Nothing to boast about the remix version of the song. 

         Javed Ali and Palak Muchhal returns for the better duet with Tume Se Milke but composed by Vijay Verma and similar to other two songs by the composer this too takes us back in time. Again Vijay utilizes flute to a maximum extent supported by Tablas and Guitars. Saiyaan, semi-classical sad song rendered by Raktima perfectly and composed by Sajjid Ali with free flow structure. Song seems to be situational one and with visuals may appeal more. Ishq Ke Parindey is a stellar song in the soundtrack starts with dialogue based on the theme of the movie - Indo Pak conflict. Composer brings Qawwali feel to the song with his tune and also reminds us Maula song by A R Rahman. However Sajjad Ali clasp the listeners with enticing arrangements with strings, flute and backed with chorus apart from Shadab's splendid vocals. Rashid Khan ends the soundtrack in high with his devotional Qawwali- Maula Karde Karam handled by Sabri brothers, Javed Ali and Altamash Faridi. Despite seven minutes long, song has no dull moments.. Thanks to standard instruments one can associate with this genre like Tablas, dholaks and lovely harmonium.

Verdict: Ishq Ke Parindey has an enjoyable set of songs although some of the songs lack freshness. Good soundtrack from relatively unknown composers for a small budget movie. Thanks to Deccan Music for tweeting about this soundtrack.

You can listen to the soundtrack here

My Rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Ishq Ke Parindey, Maula Karde Karam, Dil Tod Ke