With a name Piku, the title song had to be a light-hearted one. Manoj Yadav and Anupam Roy deliver exactly that, a peek into Piku’s free, lovable nature via a happy breezy song. Sunidhi Chauhan is lively as ever, and she is backed well by the chorus. The presence of tabla in a predominantly rock-flavoured piece invokes some interest in Teri Meri Baatein but the song isn’t anything special otherwise. Well sung by composer Anupam Roy though. Anupam does a good singing job in Lamhe Guzar Gaye too, another rock-flavoured track but on a more pensive note. The flute kicks in at the right places, adding to the comforting nature of the arrangement.
It is the remaining two tracks that make Anupam Roy’s Hindi debut truly memorable though. Bezubaan has a gorgeous tune that is given a brilliant treatment – a slow build-up towards the title hook, leading into the sarod that rules the background for the rest of the song. That instrumental passage towards the end where the rest of the instruments go into an overdrive around the sarod solo is the best part! Journey Song has a Kasto Maza-ish vibe to it both in its theme and in its folksy digressions. While Anupam handles the lead vocals here too, Shreya Ghoshal chips in beautifully with the folk bits, supported superbly by the flute and sarangi/esraj in the background.
No remixes, no item numbers, just a bunch of simple, likeable songs; two particularly excellent ones among them. Shoojit Sircar gives Anupam Roy a dignified Bollywood debut with Piku.
Music Aloud Rating: 8/10
Top Recos: Journey Song, Bezubaan, Lamhe Guzar Gaye