Friday, October 16, 2015

Music Review(Hindi): Tamasha

Music Review(Hindi): Tamasha
Music Composer: A R Rahman

         Matargashti, free flowing and video seems to be the tribute to Dev Anand whilethe tune also takes retro route in the middle with the melodic portions. Although the song is filled with many European sounds, liked particularly percussion elements throughout the song. Mohit Chauhan did a decent job in the rendition of this whimsical song which didn't adhere to any particular structure. Heer To Badi Sad hai where AR Rahman scores really well and the arrangements are top notch with brilliant use of Sarangi, mandolin in the second interlude, xylophone and synthesised gaming sounds occasionally. Rahman builds up very catchy tune in Punjabi folk base and Irshad Kamil wrote some brilliant lyrics about Heer's sadness. Mika Singh is exceptionally well and Nakash Aziz fills up with Oye hoyes and aaye Haayes. Tum Saath Ho is vintage Rahman, pleasant melody where Alka Yagnik with her mellifluous voice props up the song very well and makes the listener  feel nostalgic. Rahman's arrangements though have familiarity vibe attached to it, still this one is a wonderful listen. Arijit Singh ably supports her although he sounds like Rahman in high pitch portions.

       Wat Wat Wat also has Punjabi base, but Rahman once again embellished with interesting arrangements while distorted shehnai sounds are discernible among the other assorted sounds. Arijit Singh and Sashwat Singh aces in delivering this fun filled unconventional song. Arijit gets to sing out of his comfort zone with this one after senti wali mental in Shandaar. However, song's vengeance mix didn't fit the bill perfectly and it ends as a passable one. Chali Kahani is the brilliant medley of vocal powerhouse Sukhwinder Singh with Symphony touches while Haricharan and Haripriya aces with their Hindustani flavoured melodic portions. Song ends in an expected way where string section reaches the crescendo. Safarnama is loaded with buoyant guitar work although treads on the familiar strums, song is a pleasant listen in the vocals of Lucky Ali. Tu Koi Aur Hai is the longest song in the album which last around seven minutes and the song works mainly for Rahman's earnest rendition along with Irshad Kamil wonderful lyrics which inspires one to do what one wishes to do. Song which starts with very minimalistic orchestration but ends in a high with gospel-like chorus portions. Parade De la Bastille, starts off like devotional track with Rahman humming but turns out into highly foot tapping European instrumental with Violin and bagpipes steal the show among the other sounds and Rahman mixes Matargashti also in the middle of this three minute highly enjoyable instrumental. 

Verdict: Rahman once again delivered the highly enjoyable as well as expansive set of songs for Imitiaz Ali after Rockstar and Highway.

My rating: 8.75/10

Pick of the Album: Heer Toh badi sad, Wat Wat wat, Matargashi, Tum Saath ho

You can listen to the songs here.