A ROCKING TRACK AT LONG LAST
The album has a very Pritam Chakraborty kindof sound to it (It reminds one of the track of 'Life In A Metro'), and as soon as you hear Mahi and Soniyo you look up the composer and find to your surprise that the movie actually has 5 sets of composers. However, this is a beautiful case of all these composers coming together to put together one great album, which still manages to have a single thread or feel to the entire track, a commendable feat in itself.
Maahi is very well sung by Toshi Sabri (The musical reality show star) and put together by Toshi and his brother Sharib (Again another musical talent show contestant) and rocks, in the truest sense of the word. The Rock version even more so. A powerful song which makes one swing.
Next comes 'Soniyo', the pick of the album if you please. A little similar to 'In Dinon' from Life In A Metro, but beautiful nevertheless. The first version has Sonu and Shreya singing this beautiful song, peppered with Neeraj Sridhar's rap inputs. Sonu's exquisite voice with his excellent expression of the beautiful lyrics transport one into a different world. Shreya as usual adds to the beauty of the song.
Just when you thought that nothing can beat this composition in the track, you are in for a surprise. Although I am admittedly a little partial to Sonu Nigam, I have to admit that the Krishna version of the same song is in a different league altogether. This version is albeit diferent from the earlier version but classicially exquisite in its rendition. Krishna's version as the title of the track promises is really 'straight from the heart'. Krishna seems to be another singer to watch out for, with a heavy and a classical voice, a little similar to Kailash Kher but holding his own as well.
O Jaana is the powerful and groovy song rendered by K.K. in his unmistakable style. Fabulous throw of the voice in the opening lines itself. Makes one start to groove immediately. In the Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai mould of singing.
Kaisa yeh raaz hai is the haunting melody which reminds you of the last song of OSO - SunnewalonSuno aisa bhi hota hai. Again, rendered powerfully by KK to the fabulous sound of the piano, and the electric guitar.
Banda Re is again sung well by Krishna. An eclectic song, sung in the background of slokas, a bhajan sung in a different manner.
All in all an album worth listening to. The movie definitely stands to gain from this well put together soundtrack.