Sunday, July 17, 2016

Music Review (Hindi): Rustom

Music Review (Hindi): Rustom
Music Composer: Arko, Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Ganguly, Raghav Sachar

Tere Sang Yaara ticks off every Hindi melody elements with listenable rhythm structure, pleasant arrangements and to the top of it, Atif Aslam's fantastic vocals to swing your mood. The song's reprise version Tere bin Yaara fares tad lower than the original version where Arko's vocals didn't work well when compared with Atif Aslam's and the arrangements dominated by piano is also pleasant as in the original. 

Rustom Vahi composed by Raghav Sachar song is comparatively average one and the irony is the songs comes in 4 versions in the soundtrack. The arrangements are energetic and gives slight nod to the yesteryear composition tandem to the setting of the film. The orchestration is mainly filled with sprightly brass sections and percussions, however, the tune is pretty much familiar one reminiscent of umpteen number of compositions. The male version and Marathi version of the song offer nothing new with same arrangements and Jasraj Joshi handles the vocals. Ankit Tiwari's Tay hai is a typical pensive Ankit Tiwari melody with a lot of deja-vu feel both in tune as well as arrangements which make this one less exciting. Jab Tum Hote Ho too falls around the same category as the previous one, however the song is listenable mainly because of Shreya Goshal's effortless vocals. Jeet Ganguly produces winsome tracks in an otherwise tepid soundtrack. Dekha Hazaro Dafa's waltzy rhythm, sweeping string sections and chorus while Arijit Singh and Palak Muchhal handles the breezy melody with fantastic vocals. Dhal Jaun Mein's arrangements once again herald the heard-before feel, however Jubin Nautiyal makes up for that with his fantastic rendition ably supported by Aakanksha Sharma.

Verdict: Though Rustom album has 10 tracks with 4 composers, Jeet Ganguly's scores easily when compared with the other and the banal soundscape is the great let-down in the album.

My rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Dekha Hazaro Dafa, Dhal Jaun Mein, Jab Tum Hote Ho 

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn