After watching the awesome promo, my expectations went huge for music of Mausam. But keeping in mind that Pritam is composing it, I had to keep them controlled. But somehow, after listening to the soundtrack for the first time, I feel its good. Though Punjabi is not my favorite genre of music, still the songs strikes balanced chords for a big entertainer directed by Pankaj Kapur.
'Rabba main toh mar gaya' is an instant reminiscent of 'Ajj din chadeya'[LAK], but voice of Shahid Mallya charms. Lovely track, that also has 'Reprise' by RFAK. 'Sajh dhaj ke' - a satire on 'foreign return munda' - is absolutely foot tapping. [Though oft repeated Mika is now annoying me.] Nonetheless, the lyrics and beats makes it fun listen. Ustad Sultan Khan's aalap starts 'Ek tu hi tu hi'-but the goosebumps moment is when Hans Raaj Hans enters. If you can pass the Chant like chorus singing, the melancholic mood of the song haunts you for longer. Reprise by Shahid Mallya, equally good.
'Poore se zara sa kam hai' needs some more listening. Rashid Khan sings it flawlessly, but still I can't get the mood of the song. Somewhere it sounds like 'Hamd' [Urdu for praise of the God]. Again a goosebumps moment - when I heard "Aag Lage uss aag ko' - based on 'Gujarati Duha'. Who else can sing it better than Karsan Sargathia. Fast drum beats and rendition of 'duha', this situational track should be must watch on screen. Though it would sound even better if proper balance between vocals and instruments was there. 'Mallo malli' by Tochi Raina- is an annoying techno dance number, that disturbs this rather smooth journey.
Not a single track that is sung by a lady. Not a single duet - Sigh.. still, this all male OST is good, not great, lets see how Pankaj Kapur translates it on screen.
Tags : Shahid Kapur, Sonam Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Mausam movie, Pritam Chakraborthy, Irshad Kamil