The mock classical sound is conveyed very well in the short Desi Opera, mock aspect is a lot owing to Namit Das and Pia Sukanya’s well-delivered spoofy singing (lyrics written by someone named Idiot Kumar), and for the classical part composers Arfaaz Kagalwala and Anurag Shanker admittedly take Mozart’s help. Namit sings one more track, a far more normal-sounding Colaba Song penned by Neeraj Rajawat. A simple ditty that rides on Anurag Shanker’s guitars, with a nice trumpet cameo from Agnelo Picardo. At just over 4 minutes in length, Duur (written by Satyanshu and Devyanshu Singh) is the longest track and also the best. The composers’ guitar-based arrangement lends well to the romantic ballad which Siddharth Basrur renders earnestly. Charles Srinivasan’s accordion adds a nice touch, especially around that title refrain. Satellite is the only track that fails to make an impact – the combination of yesteryear disco sounds and hiphop produces a rather middling result around a weak tune.
Short, (mostly) light-hearted songs that should go well with the purportedly buoyant theme of Sulemani Keeda.
Music Aloud Rating: 7/10
Top Recos: Duur, Colaba Song, Desi Opera