Kahaani Aankhon Ke is simply mesmerizing, starting on an alluring acoustic guitar-dominated arrangement, steadily building up to a rock mode, and then mellowing down to the way it started. And justifying their choice, Neuman Pinto and Joi Barua do an awesome job on the vocals. Rock elements dominate the orchestration of Geet Mein as well, where the singing is taken up by Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya. Though not as captivating as Kahaani, Amit Trivedi‘s arrangement is good enough to get you hooked. Rock seems to be the dominant theme of the soundtrack, as Nadi Mein which follows next is also built on that template. Though the arrangement of this one bears unmistakable traces of Ek Hulchul Si from Dev D, Nadi.. would rate better in my list. Full credit to the vocalists, Amit, Joi and Neuman, who once again pull off a fine job.
With its interspersed folk-rock elements in orchestration, philosophical sort of lyrics and Mohan‘s earthy rendition, Naav Chadhti could very well pass off as an Agnee song! Yet another winner this one from Amit! Motumaster has Anurag Kashyap penning the funny lyrics. The song sees a big lineup of singers including Raman Mahadevan, Amitabh, Bonnie Chakraborthy, Kshitij Tarey, Amit’s ex-bandmate Sriram Iyer, Tochi, the MD and the lyricist. But the song turns out slightly disappointing in comparison with the songs heard so far. You can have a laugh at Anurag’s wittiness in places, but that is probably about it. But after that brief dip Amit Trivedi gets back in form come Aazaadiyaan. Starting off on a breezy ambient sort of orchestration, the song suddenly shifts to rock in the middle. While Amit Trivedi, Neuman Pinto and Amitabh Bhattacharya are once again brilliant behind the microphone, I loved the cameos by the harmonica and the sitar. For some strange reason the harmonica portion sounded to me like the refrain of Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream! Things come to a close with a simple and poignant instrumental theme. Though it has been beautifully done, its functional nature might put it a step below the other tracks of the film.
Udaan is yet another near-perfect score from Amit Trivedi. Every composition that Amit does seems to be yet another step he takes towards greatness! Something that so reminds me of one Mr. A R Rahman! You can listen to Udaan here
MusicAloud Rating: 8.5/10
Recommended Tracks: Kahaani Aankhon Ke, Naav Chadhti, Aazaadiyaan
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