Thursday, July 7, 2016

Music Review (Hindi): Mohenjo Daro

Music Review (Hindi): Mohenjo Daro
Music Composer: A R Rahman

Mohenjo Mohenjo as expected replete with expansive percussion elements and other exotic sounds, though the tune is not an exciting one, Arijit Singh and especially Bela Shende holds it together till the arousing end of the song. Sindhu Maa is the typical Rahman contemporary melody with few exotic touches in the interlude in terms of chants.Rahman's singing comes off as a Deja-vu one while 24 fame Sanah Moidutty gives the new dimension to the melody with her vocals. Sarsariya reminds Nannare from Guru especially prelude flute and Rahman's imaginative arrangements with percussion and flute in the interludes makes this one immensely enjoyable song. Shashaa Tirupati, Rahman's recent frequent collaborator aces the lovely tune like a pro with her pleasant vocals and Shashwat Singh of Tamashaa fame ably support her. Sindhu Maa's comes off as another version Tu hai and most of the arrangements kept intact without much change. Compared to the lyrical version of Tu hai, it's instrumental version The Shimmer of Sindhu comes off beautifully for its pleasant guitar work by Keba Jeremiah and flautist Kareem Kamalakar. Whispers of the mind and Whispers of the heart both treads on the similar soundscape one can expect from the movie of this period. The former one is more serene while latter one is a punchy one with ample dosage of percussions and chorus. Rahman rounds off the epic soundtrack with absolutely engaging instrumental piece Lakh Lakh Thora with Tapas Roy's mandolin(/oud?) being the highlight.

Verdict: Rahman's association with Ashutosh Gowarikar for the third time is not as exquisite as his other period films with the director. However, couple of songs stay true to the theme and equally enjoyable affair from Rahman.

My Rating: 7.75/10

Pick of the Album: Lakh Lakh Thora, Sarsariya, Tu Hai

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