Wednesday May 23, 2012

Gangs of Wasseypur (Music review), Hindi – Sneha Khanwalkar & Piyush Mishra

Posted by Karthik

In Jiya tu, Sneha craftily mixes Manoj Tiwari’s earthy vocals with her brand of funky backgrounds. Hunter, despite the look-ma-I’m-cool tag upfront, is curiously interesting for its Caribbean and Soca sound, and the outrageous lyrics. Echoing Karz’s Om Shanti Om, O womaniya is bloody inventive; simple, seemingly folk’ish tune, sung with superb verve. Amit Trivedi and Sneha rock Keh ke lunga; Piyush’s dark-humor loaded lyrics and the mind-bogglingly ingenious tune and orchestration help. Bhoos‘ scintillating guitar and addictive Na mili hai chorus works wonders, while Bhaiyya is almost RD Burman’ish in construction, but for that drone sound. Tain tain to‘s hilarious, free-form vocals by Sneha, with utterly random music; Soona kar ke and Aey jawanon’s nautanki flavor; Humni ke chhodi ke’s serene lullaby and Loonga loonga‘s bizarrely addictive lyrics by Varun Grover round-off Sneha’s tunes. Piyush Mishra’s Ik bagal‘s has brilliant lyrics by Piyush himself and that manages to overshadow his own fabulous vocals and and tune, incredibly. His other song, Manmauji, is the most cohesive and melodious song of the soundtrack; lovely tune with judiciously minimal background music that builds momentum slowly and steadily. Gangs of Wasseypur is one of the most original and imaginative soundtracks in recent times!

Keywords: Sneha Khanwalkar, Piyush Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur, 200, #200

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