Music Review Of "David" By Sumit Sharma.
It's not just a music album, David's ensemble soundtrack comprises 15 tracks composed by eight various artists, including Prashant Pillai and Mikey McCleary, who had also worked on Bejoy Nambiar's Shaitan, and some well-known independent bands Bramfatura, Maatibaani and Modern Mafia. The famous composer of record-breaking chartbuster 'Why This Kolaveri Di' also contributed one canorous romantic song, making his Bollywood debut. David is an action-thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar who also won Colors Screen Award for the Most Promising Debut Director, also an altered version with the same title David featuring a slightly different cast was simultaneously shot in Tamil. Composers, Lyricists, Singers all have done praiseworthy job. Undoubtedly it is a noteworthy innovatory album, which also brought a bunch of highly promising maestros. A Big Hit!
1. Album begins with an emphatic rock ballad "Ghum Huye (The Theme Of David)" rendered by Siddharth Basrur. Expressive lyrics penned by Ankur Tewari plainly delineate the yearning of lost term. Siddharth Basrur's distinct baritone & gruffly voice and entrancing singing skills nicely flows through phrenetic beats. Nice outset by Bramfatura!
2. "Mast Kalandar" sung by Rekha Bharadwaj, it's a reformed version of the famous traditional Qawwali number "Dama Dam Mast Qalandar", a song in honour of two of the most revered spiritual figures of Sindh, Shahbaz Qalandar and Jhulelal. Mikey McCleary has done some changes in musical aspect, while the basic melody is same. The whole black and white feel of the song takes you to a different era. Rekha Bharadwaj's folksy penetrative vocals mingled with traditional instruments like harmonium, dholak, tabla and manjira very well, while guitar strumming makes the song more plausible. Enjoyable!
3. "Tore Matware Naina", it is truly a masterwork rendered by Nirali Karthik & Joyshanti. This is one of Maati Baani's popular compositions, Maati Baani is prevalent because of their different kind of music( blend of Hindustani Classical with various styles of Folk music and New age sounds), Nirali Karthik's seductive classical portion & French Singer Joyshanti's gleeful part is just awesome. The song is based on Raga Bageshri, which is a popular raga of the late night, which is meant to depict the emotion of a woman waiting for reunion with her lover. The lyrics are penned in Braj and French languages. Brilliant guitar and flute work on soft drum kicks which forge listenable timbre. Amusing!
4. Here we have an engrossing song "Maria Pitache" sung by Remo Fernandes. It s a famous song in Goa konkanis especially, a folk song from Daman(another ex-Portuguese colony in India, situated in the state of Gujarat and now a Union Territory). In the film producers used the track which is also sung by Remo Fernandes. The Goan feel and joyous musical arrangements makes it a flamboyant track. Energetic beat, presumably in a standard 4/4 dance rhythm of Goa trance, and fully comfy ripple through guitar, conga, flute and drum kicks with transcendent vocals of Padma Shri Award Winner Remo Fernande readily coerce you to relish and dance.
The meaning of the song goes like Maria’s father was a cheater, he promised me to get married with Maria, but later when a wealthier boy approached him, he changed his pledge. In these lyrics, poet didn’t use the word as cheater as he always stops with che because he still respect his father in law (even if it’s not father in law), poet feels the lost of girl friends love and father in law’s pledge.
5. Now we have a very soft romantic track "Tere Mere Pyaar Ki" sung by Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit. The song starts with supple loop of snap sound and jet whistle, Prashant Pillai softly crafted the melody on Gopal Dutt's eloquent lyrics, Naresh Iyer & Shweta Pandit's pleasant vocals is the exceptional part of the song. Very Nice!
6. "Bandhay" sung by Modern Mafia, it's a rock ballad describes the situation happens with the protagonist in a very felicitous way. Modern Mafia is a famous Mumbai alt-rock, brilliant use of fluctuations with comic and germane aspects, very enticing lyrics penned by Ankur Tewari. The chorus humming with phrase La La La La....... and Bandhay is really fetching, Modern Mafia perfectly used electric guitar strumming hard drum kicks and sung very well. Catchy!
7. "Yun Hi Re" sung by Anirudh Ravichander & Shweta Mohan, it's an influential melody, the symphonic orchestration reminds us of Rahman's music. The famous composer of record-breaking chartbuster Kolaveri Di Anirudh Ravichander heartedly composed this track and used some lovely instruments sonorously. Acoustic guitar, delicate sound of transverse flute, piquant sitar, mellifluent strings Anirudh did magic with all these instruments. Anirudh's mellifluously driven vocals and Shweta Mohan's pleasing singing makes the song very dulcet. The classical elements, feel of profound love confluent canorous vocals very softly grasp your heed. Mesmerizing!
8. "Rab Di" sung by Kartik, it's full of soniferous elements like swingeing Naqareh and efficacious strokes or tumbandora. Prashant Pillai (feat. Tao Issaro) nicely used influential loops of Naqareh to create an imposing realm, Kartik sung very well. Nice!
9. "Out Of Control" sung by Nikhil D'Souza, Preeti Pillai, it's Mikey McCleary another composition in the album, he perfectly intermixed Nikhil D'Souza's tempting part flows through English wordings and Preeti Pillai's pulpy meliorative vocals. The fluctuation of the track is spotless, there is one more worth-mentioning experimental part when Mikey McCleary synchronized Preeti Pillai's shimmering alaap with Nikhil's folksy recital. Impressive!
10. "Ya Husain" sung by Lucky Ali, it is based on an Arabic phrase, which is especially used in the context of the Mourning of Muharram. Ya Hussain is an Arabic phrase used by Shiite Muslims to invoke the memory or intervention of Hussain ibn Ali. Lucky Ali's demure voice and choir vocals with claps forge it a truly virtuous song.
11. "Mast Kalandar (Rock Version)" it is another version of Mast Kalandar sung by Rekha Bharadwaj. The Vengeance Mix version is totally different from the original version and based on hard rock arrangements. Mediocre!
12. "Out Of Control (Choir Version)" rendered by Marianne, the track is extremely calmative, soothing vocals of chorus is verily poignant. Soothing!
13. "Three Kills " sung by Aaron Carvalho, it's a fast beat rocking track, phrenetic loops of drum and electric guitar with Aaron Carvalho's dominating singing forge strong atmospheric electronic backdrops. Saurabh Roy tried well through music and lyri