TE3N – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

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Songs at the end.

Kyun Re has two entries, differentiated only by the singers. Composer Clinton Cerejo has a simple guitar-led arrangement and a sombre tune to go with Amitabh Bhattacharya’s heart-breaking lyrics that express the feelings of a person who misses his long lost grand-daughter. That it is the person playing the grandfather – Amitabh Bachchan – singing one of the versions, makes it a more compelling listen (the other version is sung by Clinton himself). Clinton is also at the helm of the wonderfully realised inspiration piece Haq Hai, with a fine chorus to boot. The backdrop is haunting and the manjira (played by Clinton) adds a beautiful touch. Vishal Dadlani unsurprisingly nails the vocals in rock-flavoured Grahan, and the song does ride largely on the man’s singing prowess, even as the composer prepares an intense setting (additional guitars and programming by Sachin Mitra) to wrap the dark melody in. TE3N’s most imaginative piece is Rootha where Clinton smartly infuses Bengali folk percussion into an ambient piece. Benny Dayal and Divya Kumar deliver most of the soundtrack, Bianca Gomes doing a brief but effective cameo with a couple of lines from the Bengali folk piece Sujon Majhi Re.

TE3N. Clinton Cerejo delivers well in his second solo soundtrack as well! And given the people involved in the film, this one is bound to reach a wider audience too, compared to his debut.

Music Aloud Rating: 8/10

Top Recos: Rootha, Kyun Re (Bachchan), Haq Hai

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