Monday, 7 October 2013

Short Music Review; Rajjo (2013) *Kangana Ranaut*


Director: Vishwas Patil
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Paras Arora
Music Director: Uttam Singh 
Lyricist: Sameer & Dev Kohli

EXPECTATIONS: We had almost no expectations when we decided to listen the music album of Rajjo, but then we saw the composer's name, Uttam Singh. Man, who can forget the evergreen music of "Dil To Pagal Hai"? Or "Gadar"? Uttam Singh has wroked with legends like Naushad, Madan Mohan, Ramchandra, S.D. Burman, R. D. Burman etc and has arranged the musical blockbusters Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. So expectations got high after watching his name. 

1- Jhulmi Re Jhulmi - (Bela Shende): Bela Shende's last memorable song in Hindi Films is "Mann Mohana" in Jodha Akbar way back in 2008. Her voice sounds awesomely good for this type of song, A kind of Mujra song but song itself seems dated. We've listened many such songs in late 90s. Rating 2.5/5

2- Mere Dil Ki Train - (Chorus & Shaan): Shaan behind mike after showing his dance abilities in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. The song doesn't offer anything. Plain boring song. Rating 1.5/5

3- Kaise Milun Mein Piyaa - (Bela Shende & Javed Ali): Extremely slow and peaceful song. The song is not everyone's cup of tea though. Awesome singing. Beautiful lyrics. Rating 3.5/5

4- Kaleja Hai Hazir - (Bela Shende): A typical Mujra song. But the song fails to impress as Uttam Singh couldn't give it a new touch and the song sounds dated. It couldn't even create "Dil Mera Muft Ka"-magic. Strictly average Mujra song. Rating 2/5

5- Mere Ghoongru - (Bela Shende & Javed Ali): Another Mujra song. Impressive start but fails to keep the standards high as song goes on. Bela and Javed Ali's vocals are the only saving grace in the song. Too long, more than 7 minutes. Rating 2/5

6- Ye Kothe Ye Ghoongru - (Shubha Joshi): This is just 1 minute and 20 seconds "song" which is surely used as background. Sung by India's accomplished classical singer who belongs to Bhendi Bazar Gharana. Rating 3/5

7- Bille Ke Jabede Mein - (Mumbai Voices): This is just a"behaviour of Sharabi people" outside a Kotha. We don't even know if we should rate it or not. 

8- Theme Of Rajjo (Instrumental) - (Uttma Singh & Gurmeet Singh): Quite soothing. Rating 2.5/5

AVERAGE SCORE: 2.5/5

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

5 = Excellent 

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