Friday, May 1, 2015

Music Review (Hindi): Tanu Weds Manu returns

Music Review (Hindi): Tanu Weds Manu returns
Music Composer: Krsna, Tanishq and Vayu


Banno, adequately heady techno punjabi folk mix arranged well especially dholaks, flute and accordion by Tanishq and Vayu. Debut singers Brijesh Shandllya & Swati Sharma effectually sung with enough verve. Both of them handled the likeable tune and title hook very well. Mat Ja re is heavily outdated tune although likeable one and evokes memories of Manmohana (Jodhaa Akbar) in some places. Nice harmonium in the interludes and surprisingly Ankit Tiwari crooned for this melancholy and did a commendable job behind the mic. Ghani Bawri's racy tune and folky orchestration complements Jyoti Nooran's (Voice behind Patakha Guddi) energetic rendition. Traditional Punjabi elements throughout the songs and especially interludes is an additional asset to the track. After listening to Bombay velvet for past one week, It's difficult to listen to Krsna's surprising jazz song in this album in the form of Old School girl and Anmoll Malik croons English verses with pitch- perfect attitude. Kalpana's Haryani version of the same tune of Old school girl is hilarious and Krsna tweaked the arrangements with guitars and keys and minimised trumpet which was predominant in an original version. Ho gaya hai pyar is an instantly likeable melody in the vocals of Dev Negi and in arrangements Guitar, violins, appealing Tabla and classical guitar (or sitar?) mixed together in an arresting way. Sonu Nigam bags the best of the soundtrack O Sathi mere which has sweeping arrangements, likeable tune bit Rahman'ish and sung very nicely by the ever reliable Sonu Nigam. Sunidhi Chauhan ends the soundtrack in the high note similar to Banno. This song is also heady composition which is build around the title hook effectively and also pulsating arrangements to support Sunidhi. 

Verdict: Tanu Weds manu's soundtrack also shines similar to its prequel. Only minor grouse is that there is not a single solid composition like Rangrez in this album.

My rating:8.25/10

Pick of the Album: O Sathi Mere, Ho Gaya Hai Pyar, banno.