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    Citylights  (2014 - Hindi)

    Citylights cumulative rating: 2.95 out of 52.95/5 (9 users)

    Citylights cumulative music rating: 10 out of 10

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    • Music Review Of "CityLights" By Sumit Sharma.

      Citylights music rating: 10 out of 10(Sumit wrote on May 8 2014 4:31AM)

      After back-to-back hit albums like Blood Money, Raaz 3, Aashiqui 2, Youngistaan, It's Jeet Ganguly's another magnificent and canorous Hindi album.The film brings back the National Award winning Director-Actor duo Hansal Mehta and Rajkumar Rao. First song of the film 'Muskurane' was released on a popular TV show 'Beintehaa', the song has already become a hit. The album is full of melodious, soulful tracks and heartwarming lyrics penned by Rashmi Singh. Indubitably the expectations are high from the movie as well as its music. It is definitely one of Jeet Ganguly's best Hindi albums. Hit!


      1. Album begins with tuneful perception of vehement love, and a very tender romantic melody "Muskurane" euphoniously rendered by Arijit Singh. Rashmi Singh's emotive lyrics, Jeet Ganguly's pleasing & humble melody and Arijit Singh's tempting voice prettily delineate the feelings of truthful love of a couple towards each other. Soft arrangements of kick-clap-hat section with supportive piano, violin and harmonica is verily calming. A picturesque composition with soulful lyrics and sonorous singing. Must Listen!


      2. Woahh!! Next song "Darbadar" prettily captivates with it's spotless melody spectacularly rendered by Neeti Mohan. Song starts with tempting classic plucked & piano sound, electric guitar & very soft accordion and picks very blandly through Neeti Mohan's dominant vocals. Rashmi Singh's meaningful lyrics beautifully describes the nomadic nature of protagonist. Neeti Mohan's mellifluous singing hastily sustain your heed, Jeet Ganguly has composed a truly magnificent song. Recommended!


      3. Now we have another supple melodious composition by Jeet Ganguly "Ek Charraiya" beautifully sung by Arijit Singh. Song is a beautiful commixture of emotive & hearty written lyrics and orotund melody which depictures solemn and motivational facets of life. Jeet Ganguly's simple but efficacious arrangements makes the song soft and mellow, Arijit Singh's dry vocal, sweet guitar and supportive strings in Antara is truly impactful. A Heartwarming and soulful composition. Very Nice!


      4. "Citylights (Title Song)" sung by Ustad Rashid Khan & Usha Uthup, two legends are behind the mic to describe the title of the film and both have done tremendous job. The pair easily takes you to the realm of Citylights and solidify the feel of struggle very genuinely. A fast beat track with proper use of electric guitar and percussion. Nice!


      5. "Soney Do" sung by Arijit Singh, it's another realistic song which describes the sentiment of gloomily protagonist. Lyrics are nice, Arijit Singh sung well, arrangements are suitable. Nice!


      6. "Ek Charraiya (Unplugged)" sung by Jeet Ganguli, Yes! the music maestro Jeet Ganguly himself is behind the mic for this lovely song. It's another version of the song Ek Charraiya with same musical arrangements. Jeet Ganguly's transcendent vocal and dulcet singing thoroughly harmonize this delightful melody, and meticulously makes it more succulent. Mesmerizing!


      7. "Muskurane (Unplugged)" sung by Mohammad Irfan, it's the reformed version of Muskurane, music is now altered through instruments and song became more soothing, soft cinematic piano worked as supportive element in the song confluent distinct portions. Soft beats with supportive guitar and violin makes the song calmative. The best part of the track is Mohammad Irfan's mellifluously driven vocals which makes the song very delectable. Recommended!


      Music Director- Jeet Ganguly;

      Lyricist- Rashmi Singh;

      Rating- 5/5 ;

      Recommended Songs- Muskurane, Darbadar, Ek Charraiya, Ek Charraiya(Unplugged), Muskurane (Unplugged) .


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