Sunday, April 25, 2010

Raavan Music Review: Rahman Rocks Again

When you have the masters A.R.Rahman, Gulzar and Mani Rathnam coming together, you expect magic. Rahman and Mani Rathnam have together given us Roja, Bombay, Dil Se and Guru. It would thus be sacrilege to something that is short of excellent. So let us know look at one of the most anticipated music albums of 2010, Raavan. Here is the Raavan music review:

Beera Beera: Raavan’s music opens with the funky tribal song ‘Beera Beera’ which happens to be the introductory song of the album. Though this song is something that suits Sukwinder Singh, Rahman does something and experiments with Kirthi Sagathia and Vijay Prakash. The orchestra is massive, the lyrics bang-on and the rendition by both the singers is commendable.

Behne De: Behne De has the classic A R Rahman touch written all over it. A beautiful mix of different mellifluous sounds, Behne De stands out as a lyrical ode to the flow of life. Enough for you to say ‘hey, this is my song’. Gulzar wows you with his lyrics.

Thok De Dilli: For the ones who get on Rahman’s catchy numbers, Thok De Dilli is amazing, spirited song. Gulzar’s lyrics is an absolute marvel. The fast paced song has high orchestration.

Ranjha Ranjha: Ranjha Ranjha is one of the most beautiful songs of the album. There is a definite Taal appeal in the song. The song sun by the trio of Rekha Bharadwaj, Javed Ali and Anuradha Sriram is amazing and should be a chartbuster.

Khilli Re: Khilli Re sung by Reena Bharadwaj looks to be a situational song with good poetic appeal. It is soothing and balances the album that is high on orchestration.

Kata Kata: Kata Kaa sung by sees Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi and Kunal Ganjawala is a tribute to Rukhmani Rukhmani’ (Roja). Though the song is nowhere similar to the Roja blockbuster, Kata Kata has the same appeal about a man getting married and his friends teasing him about the last night of bachelorhood. Again high on orchestration and vociferous rendition.

Raavan meets your expectation of a fabulous Rahman score. Some of the songs may take time to grow on you as do an average Rahman song. The most brilliant songs of the album include ‘Beera Beera’, ‘Ranjha Ranjha’, ‘Thok De Dilli; and Behne De’


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