Game – Music Review

Being no strangers to the whodunit line of arrangement, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy create a neat thrill-inducing title track out of It’s A Game. Vishal Dadlani does a trademark rendition of the track that sees a techno-based veneer over a rich mix of orchestral and rock. The strings section towards the end does faintly remind one of the background the trio had provided for Don’s title song for a fleeting moment. The composers increase the electronic elements in a smartly done Reprise version which could very well pass off for a work from their regular remixers Midival Punditz. Sunitha Sarathy always sounds her best in the low notes, and hence the decision to have her render this song in low pitch works wonderfully. Maine Yeh Kab Socha starts with a beautifully haunting piano piece before switching mode with Shaan’s vocals into a regular melody, made interesting more by the vocal quality of Shaan and Anusha Mani, and the ambient chorus led by Loy Mendonsa. The piano piece returns in the interlude in a much grander fashion, accompanied by an orchestral background.

Mehki Mehki has an interesting arrangement, going from retro to Arabic, and with Shreya Ghoshal at the helm of affairs and good support from Kshitij, the song is an engaging listen, though not the best cross-genre track from the trio. With the arrangement replaced by a standard electronic template, the remix is an unimpressive affair. The soundtrack closes with Kaun Hai Ajnabi sung by Aditi Singh Sharma and KK, an intriguingly mixed track, bordering on a retro vaudevillian sound with a techno twist. And the singularity of the orchestration will have you returning to this track. The remix follows the same path as the previous one, and faces similar results.

Though not the best soundtrack of this kind from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Game is an engaging work from the composer trio.

Music Aloud Rating — 7.5/10

Recommended Tracks — It’s A Game, Kaun Hai Ajnabi, Maine Yeh Kab Socha