Saturday, 5 October 2013

Music Review: Ram Leela (2013) *Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone*


Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
Music: Monty Sharma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Lyricst: Siddharth-Garima

Expectations: Who can forget the melodious tunes of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's earlier films like Khamoshi (Jatin-Lalit), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Ismail Darbar), Devdas (Ismail Darbar), Saawariya (Monty Sharma)? Sanjay Leela Bhansali has introduced himself as composer in Guzaarish. Expectations are sky high for Ram Leela as Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Monty Sharma, two houses of talent collaborate. 

1- Ram Chahe Leela - (Bhoomi Trivedi): Bhoomi Trivedi is a finalist of Indian Idol 5. The song starts with a candid Gujarati conversation. Ultra desi lyrics, fast paced rock number. Nothing exceptionaly great, but still good. Rating 3/5

2- Lahu Munh Lag Gaya - (Shail Hada): Singer of Title Track of Saawariya is back. A darkly seductive number. Heavy on dhols and others traditional instruments, Gujarati flavour sounds beautiful. Shail carries a lot of attitude in his vocals. Beautiful. Rating 4/5

3- Ang Laga De - (Aditi Paul, Shail Hada): Aditi Paul, the contestant of Indian Idol 1, joins Shail here. Hypnotic, sex and essentially, romantic number. Aditi Paul sounds so melodious. Awesome lyrics. Rating 3.5/5

4- Poore Chand - (Shail Hada): The track once again has very dark undertones in the vocals and has obvious Gujrati/Rajhastani flavors. Lyrics are brilliant. Shail Hada is really good. Rating 3.5/5

5- Nagada Sang Dhol - (Shreya Ghoshal, Osman Mir): Take it as reinvention of Dholi Taro from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Garba song in Shreya's sweet vocals, but without much emotion and feel. It reminds you about Dholi Taro but fails to create the magic of Dholi Taro. Rating 3/5

6- Laal Ishq - (Arijit Singh): Incredibly peaceful number. Arjit Singh is in full form in an avatar that we had not seen him in till date. He proves himself as a verstile singer in this song. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! Rating 4.5/5

7- Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun - (Aditya Narayan): The number sounds more horrible right after a awesome song like Laal Ishq. It feels like you are listening some Govinda-song from 90s. Unimpressive. The album would have been much better without this number. Rating 1.5/5

8- Mor Bani Thanghat Kare (Traditional) - (Osman Mir, Aditi Paul): A complete Gujju/Rajhastani number featuring Osman Mir and Aditi Paul. Not really everyone’s cup of tea but brilliant if you love regional music and Rajhastani music specially. Even if you don't understand lyrics, you're still able to love the song. Rating 4/5

9- Dhoop - (Shreya Ghoshal): Shreya can pull off such tracks in her sleep. Though song itself is nothing extraordinary, but Rajhasatani touch makes it beautiful. Rating 3/5

10- Tattad Tattad - (Aditya Narayan): Finally a massy song. The chorus portion resembles the word “tatad tatad” very little and comes across as a cluster of noise more than anything. Rating 2/5

NOTE: If you loved the music albums of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas, you are definitely going to like this album very much except two songs; Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun and Tattad Tattad. A typical Sanjay Leela Bhansali album and we loved it.

AVERAGE SCORE: 3.5/5

1 = Poor 
2 = Average 
3 = Good 
4 = Very good 
5 = Excellent

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