After Tu in Bobby Jasoos, composer Shantanu Moitra tries the winning combination of Papon and Shreya Ghoshal once again in Buno Haansh, with Esheche Raat, and with equal success. The melodic piece is beautifully orchestrated by the composer; he hardly fails with the employment of guitars and keys, and there is that occasional touch of sarod. Moitra gives Shreya one more melody which she totally owns with her singing, Bela Boye Jae. The arrangement is once again spot-on, incorporating Bengali folk elements among the other pleasant sounds. I got reminded of Moitra’s Dewarists S1 song Kya Khayaal Hai at times, especially due to the percussion. The lyricist Anindya Chattopadhyay too joins Shreya on vocals here, and does a commendable job.
The Hindi-Bengali Zindagi Kahin Bhi is a little disappointing in that its prelude indicates a more thrilling track. But otherwise the pleasant track is a good listen, nicely sung by Bonnie Chakraborty. In Hariye Thikana the composer brings together qawwali and Bengali folk fusion elements, brilliantly handling the transitions between the two. While Raja Hasan takes care of the qawwali section, Lopamudra Mitra does the Bengali bits; both wonderful in their parts. My favourite from the soundtrack though is the trippy Anka Banka that makes delightful use of violins and guitars (was there electric sitar too?) to with Torsha Sircar’s sprightly singing.
Buno Haansh. Shantanu Moitra returns to Bengali films after close to two years and produces another winner.
Music Aloud Rating: 8/10
Top Recos: Anka Banka, Bela Boye Jae, Esheche Raat