Music Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Producer: Sujoy Ghosh and Kushal Gada
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Cast: Vidya Balan, Parambarata Chattopadhyay and Nawazuudin Siddique
Vidya Balan’s much in talks flick ‘Kahaani’ is on super heights these days prior to release. The movie is being awaited by the cinegoers since Vidya is quite in demands these days post the success of The Dirty Picture. Sujoy Ghosh’s directed Kahaani’s music has been released. The lyrics of the songs have been penned by Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt, Sandeep Srivastava and Clinton Cerejo. The music has been scored by the duo of Vishal-Shekhar. Sujoy Ghosh is the man behind the production, direction and writing of this flick that stars Vidya Balan, Parambarata Chattopadhyay and Nawazuudin Siddique. The album has five tracks in total.
Aami Shotti Bolchi [Usha Uthup and Shekhar Ravjiani]
The album opens up with an electrifying number with the dose of Jazz that allures the souls utterly. The entire orchestration in the track is super boisterous. Usha Uthup sings the number with such finesse and energetic vocals that you simply fall in love with the mesmerizing effect. The heavy metal used in the song is literally breath-arresting. Shekhar too injects the pleasures. Lyrics are superb telling about the city of Kolkatta. The lyrics like Aami Shotti Bolchi which means ‘I am telling truth’ are classy and raise the pleasures. Music is awesome and lively – it is foot-tapping.
Piya Tu Kahein Rutha Re [Javed Bashir]
The song begins with the classical ragas which are completely magical and you would love them to continue till the song ends. But soon the usual singing starts but it is supremely classy in every sense of the word since Javed Bashir displays it in classical style. The high-pitched and energetic vocals are mesmerizing. In between the song, the ragas appear to provide the apt dose of classical music to the lovers of classical music. Tabla and other instruments in the background gel well with each other by creating spongy fusion. Lyrics are high in quality and display the histrionics of the poet. Music is in one word ‘classy’.
Kahaani [KK and Vishal Dadlani]
Next emerges the title track of the album. It is sung by KK and Vishal Dadlani. KK display his class in the rendition and Vishal too impresses with his act of singing. The lyrics are great spelling philosophy well in style. Music is saccharine.
Kahaani [Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Dadlani]
Shreya Ghoshal loots the hearts with her usual magical and breath-arresting crooning. She makes the song simply beautiful. Vishal is a good support. Out of both these versions, this one is extra brilliant and makes a good hearing.
Tore Bina [Sukhwinder Singh]
Guitar playing opens the next track of the album. Sukhwinder sings then emerges with his well-delivered rendition. The lyrics are well-penned but music is not up to the mark, as it should have been. Thus music spoils the magic, just guitar playing in the beginning impresses.
Ekla Cholo Re [Amitabh Bachchan]
The album concludes with Ekla Cholo Re, the famous poem of Rabindernath Tagore. Amitabh Bachchan has specially been roped in to sing it like a reciting style that allures and injects the sugary pleasures in the souls. It is worth listening – give it repeated hearings.
Kahaani’s album is classy and well composed. The songs are simply magical and mesmerizing.