Whoa...at last ...my 100th post !!! After nearly 4 long years, I have come this way. And that felt so great, now. Getting involved in bloggerworld, getting new friends and getting interesting reactions. Sharing my passion to all of us and same time, getting the same and sometimes more than that. Love You all Bloggers....
Since Long Long time, I was so keen on writing about Dev D's music. But, because felt too lazy to write such long review, it was getting shelved. Better late then never, I thought. so now I am putting in front of you -
Most Versatile Album ever, containing tracks from almost all Genres - rock, 'bhangra', fusion, classical, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Bangla, Rajsthani and the works. Man, what job Amit Trivedi - Who earlier gave master Piece 'Aamir', now he is fully given liberty by always liberal 'Anurag Kashyap'. And he has done everything - so much perfectly. The album contains 18 - yes 18 tracks, and still I can never get tired of listening to them all, at a stretch. I waited this album to release so long, and the day it released, I got it !! And drawned in the music. Amitabh and Shelly, both along with Amit Trivedi in some songs, penned some really interesting lyrics for these tracks.
Here are the fabulous tracks :
1. Aankh Micholi : Amit himself do the honours by singing this one. Starting with 'bell sound' which we used to hear in 70's mysterious cabret songs. And Song slowly grows on to a Trance mood and it works awesomely as a fast track.
2. Dev Chanda Themes : Two main characters of the film - Dev and Chandramukhi. So two tracks are dedicated to their love. This one has nice soft vocals [without words] by Neuman Pinto and Bianca Gomes. And its brilliant. but short.
3. Dev Chanda Themes 2 : Same theme but only whistling sound. Again a short but superb rendition.
4. Dhol Yaraa Dhol : Ahh...I was waiting for this. Cause cover was saying Shilpa Rao as artist. Along with Kshitij. Track starts with beats of Dhol, kind of Bengali tone. And Shilpa's haunting voice backed by croons of Kshitij is just so perfect. This is my *most* favorite from the album. Track goes Rajasthani folk, by its peak. And its just Fab. I started dancing in my room, when I first heard this when second Antara came. :-)
5. Dil Mein Jaagi : Starting with piano piece, this track is kinda international. Anusha Mani is really good for this dreamy girly song.
6. Duniya : Amit Trivedi, again. And what man?? I want more of him. A kind of Bhojpuri mixed with Hindi, track. Fun, and philosophy about the world, and its cruel ways, are desribed.
7. Ek Hulchul Si : Humm...some Rock is always fine. This is a reminder of old time rock songs and also reminds me of some Pakistani rock bands too. Joi Barua sets high mood. Song gets so so great at the end.
8. Emmossnal Atyachaar : And this...The Most Awaited Track of the month - Really. This is such a Grand track, I cant get enough of it. How can a lyricist can think for such weird but still lovable track?? There is a story behind it, too. But seriously, using unique music setup ever - Brass Band and with Desi words and singing by 'Rangeela and Raseela' -the band members. Wah Wah...........
9. Attyachaar [Rock Version]: Bony Chakraborty, takes on the task of making the Atyaachar - A rocking one. And man, how does he do it? ? Hard Rock. [Parental Advice : Bad word used :-P]
10. Hikknaal : Forever Punjabi - Labh Janjua. I don't like punjabi songs much, as they are a rage right now. But damn, why are they so much foot tappingly addicting??
11. Mahi Mennu [Sad] : Again, Labh with a punjabi track. This one is continuation of original song, but in sad mood. Only two three lines flawless sung by Labh.
12 Mahi Mennu : Oh oh, Labh again. And this time, he is more better. And hell......foot tapping....
13. Nayan Tarse : Hummm.....some serious experiment. Amit Trivedi has wisely chose to sing all great tracks by himself. This one starts as a classical piece and suddenly gets full on rock.
14. Paayaliya : Finally, a Devdas kind of track, after Dhol Yaraa Dhol. This song reminds, that still we are in the movie which is about Devdas. A traditional track with nice classical touch. And what ? Its been sung by Shruti Pathak, who has sung superb song in Fashion - Mar Jaawa. Here she is so much different. And difference is great.
15. Pardesi : Sa-re-ga-ma winner, Toshi sings this Awadhi track. Easily to get addicted to.
16. Raanjhana : A sad sad dark piece of earlier 'Dhol Yaraa Dhol'. Sung again by Shilpa, But with different words. Kshitij is also backing, and man, I get goosebumps when I heard his crooning 'Dholaaa....dholaa re......'. Amit - I bow to thee.
17. Saali Khushi : Describing sorrows and anger with life. A soft rock. This track will be must look on screen.
18. Yahi Meri Zindgi : Aditi Singh Sharma - a fresh voice for equally fresh track. Again somewhat internation feel into it. Way to go girl.
There it goes, a 1 hour long soundtrack, but each song is worth to listen to it. So just go for it.
I would rate 4 / 5 for this.
Top Picks : Dhol Yaraa Dhol, Raanjhana, Duniya, Emosanal Atyachar, Nayan Tarse, Aankh Micholi, Paayaliya.