Fukrey – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

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You can listen to the soundtrack here.

The title song’s enery grows on you with time, thanks to smart mixing of Punjabi dance elements with the occasional electronica (particularly the flavor of the season, dubstep). Composer Ram Sampath and Amjad do a neatly exuberant job at the vocals (The Fuk Fuk Fukrey bit still sounds grating though). Rabba doesn’t have a great tune to the song, but Ram Sampath’s deft presentation makes all the difference – ensconcing a dance-y piece sung by Keerti Sagathia between a slow minimal piece that Clinton Cerejo soulfully croons. Watch out for that funky remix of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in the interlude! Right from that cheeky parody of Kabir’s famous doha, Munna Dhiman’s lyrics form the high point of the well-imagined techno qawwali Jugaad. On the vocals front, Kailash Kher and Keerti Sagathia have little difficulty negotiating the soaring notes.

But for the Punjabi elements which make their appearance through the song, Lag Gayi Lottery stays true to the 90s pop style and entertains like they did, though I doubt much shelf life for this one. Super singing by Tarannum Malik, Rana Majumdar and the composer. And smart adaptation of the Ude Jab Jab Zulfein tune! Weakest of the soundtrack is Beda Paar due to an arrangement that gets tedious after a bit, despite Mika Singh and Tarannum Malik’s energy behind the mic. Like in Talaash the composer reserves the best of the soundtrack, Ambar Sariya, to Sona Mohapatra.  A song that plays well to Sona’s strength in being set to a folk tune (and which she nails), while the arrangement follows a beautiful guitar + accordion-led Latino flavored route – splendid combination!

Fukrey. Once again Ram Sampath proves his dependability with a soundtrack that has its fair share of enjoyable music. And to think the man has just 9 movie soundtracks to his name in all these years.

Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10

Top Recos: Ambar Sariya, Jugaad, Rabba

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vijay says:

Sona is one of the great singer around the world in India.

Salute her energy & dedication of work Team Ram.

Like songs-
Babaul Pyare . Satyamev jayte
Ambar Sariya