Sunday, May 1, 2016

Music Review (Hindi) : Sarbjit

Music Review (Hindi) : Sarbjit
Music Composer: Amaal Malik, Shail-Pritesh, Jeet Ganguli, Tanishk Bagchi, Shashi Shivam


       Salamat starts with a pensive, ominous prelude and the song turned out to be standard issue Amaal Malik's template, however song sails through mostly due to earnest rendition by Arijit and Tulsi Kumar. Amaal's mild tabla base throughout the song and flute portions adds nice touch to the overall feel of the song. Jeet Ganguli's Dard mainly rides on the impeccable rendition by Sonu Nigam while the languorous tune is the only grouse in an otherwise passable song in the album. The mood of the album turns into foot tapping energetic one after two pensive melodies with Tung lak while Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shail Hada did justice to the song with their energetic rendition. Shail Pritesh tune and arrangements tread on the familiar Punjabi dhols and rhythm. 

        Shafqat Amanat Ali's rendition being the only impacting portion in this passable song Rabba composed by Tanishk Bagchi. Tanishk fared much better in an another song Allah Hu Allah where composer's arrangements are brilliant especially duel between Sitar and drums in the first interlude and alluring Tabla base. Shashaa Tirupati, Altamash, Rabbani Mustafa Khan's alluring rendition lingers on the ears incessantly, especially title hook. Shail Hada impresses in qawwali Meherbaan with ample support from Shukwinder and Munnawar while Sitar inclusion in the mid-way works to its favour. Shail Hada- Pritsh aces in the semi-classical song Barsan Laagi and the song is absolutely endearing especially for the fine vocals by the Shail itself. Composer duo shines in the guitar-laden fabulous interludes with classical touches to it and violin background in the second half of the song. Shail-Pritesh delivers well in the third song of the album Mera Junoon and the composer duo's tune and arrangements especially flute also gloomy one. Overall intriguing song from Shail- Pritesh and listenable one especially for its alluring arrangements itself. Shashi Shivam delivers melodious lullaby Nindiya with minimal orchestration and engrossing rendition by Arijit Singh makes it work partially. The highlight of Sarbjit theme is the endearing violin solo followed by string section which reaches crescendo towards the end.

Verdict: Omung Kumar manages to extract the partially engaging set of songs from each composer, However, Shail-Pritesh and Tanishq Bagchi shine in this multi-composer soundtrack when compared to others.

My Rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Barsan laaghi, Allah Hu Allah, Salamat

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.