Friday March 8, 2013
Hawa Bodol (Music review), Bengali – Indradeep Dasgupta
Ghore pherar gaan‘s pulsating pop-rock sound works big time because of Vishal Dadlani’s flamboyant vocals; how many languages will he sing in? After Andar Baahar’s Kannada debut, this! Arijit Singh’s Din khon mapa ache is the soundtrack’s highlight – spritely calypso in Bengali! Brilliantly sung and with even better orchestration by Indradeep. The composer offers a fabulous guitar coating to the Rabindra Sangeet, Mor bhabonare. In the vocals of Saptarshi Mukherjee and Sahana Bajpei, the rendition takes a life of its own. Saptarshi and Sahana get solo male and female versions of the same song and do wonderfully well here too. Arijit returns in Mone porle, a soft, jazzy and thoroughly enjoyable track that seems to be riding solely on his vocals… the man delivers and how! The other song to get three versions is Bhoy dekhas na, but all three are so differently and beautifully orchestrated that they sound like three different songs! Sunidhi’s version has an ethereal feel, while Mohan’s version is very-Agnee, making magnificent use of his range! Arijit’s version isn’t far behind; an almost unplugged style variant, this one too is a great listen! Composer Indradradeep Dasgupta nails the sound and tunes perfectly in Hawa Badol!
Keywords: Hawa Bodol, Parambrata Chattopadhay, Indradeep Dasgupta, 200, #200