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Music Review: Rajneeti

Rajneeti is truly a lyrical and musical treat that will surprise many with its rich variety...

Published: Friday,May 28, 2010 20:50 PM GMT-06:00
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. What comes to mind when one thinks of this upcoming movie, which is directed by Prakash Jha? Well, in retrospect, one can profile Prakash Jha-movie music as situational, adhering closely to the theme of the movie itself. Movies like Khoya Khoya Chand, Apaharan, and Gangaajal can testify to this. This stereotype is shot into pieces, however, once Rajneeti's music album is played. The music that is expected to go along an imaginable political background, instead dives into an array of themes: romantic, patriotic, philosophical, and even a "dil pheink" party song! Yes, Rajneeti is truly a lyrical and musical treat that will surprise many with its rich variety of music. The variety is brought in by the four different music directors for this album: Aadesh Shrivastava, Pritam, Wayne Sharp, and Shantanu Moitra. The lyrics are written by Gulzar, Sameer, and Irshad Kamil.

The first track of this album is "Bheegi Si, Bhaagi Si". After the first listen itself, one can undoubtedly claim that this is indeed a Pritam song, and a very sweet one, at that. This song is a very light-hearted romantic number, filled with cute and amorous lyrics written by Irshad Kamil. This song is crooned by Mohit Chauhan and Antara Mitra. Yes, this is indeed the very same Antara Mitra who sang "Kuke kuke koyaliya kuke" from Life Partner. Though that song was able to display Antara's humorous style, "Bheegi Si, Bhaagi Si", allows her real voice to shine through, and we are sure that she will be in much demand after this. Give this song a go!

The next track would be "Mora Piya", composed and sung by Aadesh Shrivastava, along with spoken lyrics by Rosalie Nicholsan, with lyrics written by Sameer. Though generalizing is not healthy, it may be okay to say that this song is one of Aadesh Shrivastava's best compositions. It's a very unique song, because of its semi-classical setting. Upon hearing the song, one would wonder why this song is so melancholic, building up the anticipation for the movie itself. Listen this song for its freshness, as well as to give Aadesh Shrivastava his due accolades, since he had taken a short hiatus from composing, prior to this song.

"Ishq Barse" is the name of the third song. This song is possibly the shocker of the album - it's a full-on dance track, and a very catchy one at that. The song is composed by Shantanu Moitra, and is sung by Pronob Biswas, Swanand Kirkire, and Hamsika Iyer. Along with the lyrics of Sameer, the three singers weave together an interesting semi-classical number, wherein Pronob Biswas and Swanand Kirkire bring in the Rajasthani folk flavor while Hamsika holds the song together with her dance-floor friendly voice. This song is definitely among the best from this album, and is projected to do very well in the charts.

And now we come to the most talked-about song from Rajneeti - "Dhan Dhan Dharti". This song is a patriotic-to-the-core number, beautifully sung by Shankar Mahadevan, with lyrics written by Gulzar sir. What's interesting, though, is that this song is composed by Wayne Sharp. The song contains extremely moving lyrics, and will be appreciated by one and all for the lyrics and the integrity that they display.

Those are the last of the original tracks from this music album. Now, we have three remixes: "Mora Piya Mo Se Bolat Naahin [Dhol Mix]", which is sung by Kavita Seth, of "Iktara" fame, "Ishq Barse [The Bombay Bounce Club Mix]" and "Mora Piya [Twilight Mix]". All remixes are done by Deep with DJ Chantz, and DJ Lloyd with Discreet. All of the remixes will definitely contribute to clubs, but they do not necessarily enhance the songs. The second version of "Dhan Dhan Dharti (Call of the Soil)" is sung by Sonu Nigam. He, as does Shankar Mahadevan, sings beautifully, but once again, the lyrics of the song are what steal the spotlight.

Rajneeti is a mixed bag of treats. There is a little something for everyone, and its variety is the USP. Bollycurry's picks would be: "Mora Piya", "Ishq Barse", and "Bheegi Si, Bhaagi Si".

Give this album a go!

BollyCurry Rating: 3.5 / 5 Chillies

Sameer Prakash Jha Pritam Chakraborty Gulzar Shantanu Moitra Aadesh Shrivastava

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