Wednesday May 29, 2013
Lootera (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi
Sawaar loon is unbearably sweet! Monali Thakur’s voice works big time, but the star here is Amit. He embellishes the tune with a lilting, old-world rhythm, gorgeously sweeping violins and a short, captivating vocal rhythm that he himself delivers just two times in the song! Amitabh Bhattacharya writes and sings Ankahee… and how! The pleasant tune and the serene music are fascinatingly apt for each other, with the violins making a superb mark even here. Shikayatein seems to have jumped straight from Amit and the director’s earlier film, Udaan, but the sheer magic of those harmonious chorus playing peekaboo with violin works damn well again, layered over Mohan Kannan’s pitch-perfect vocals. Zinda too seems like Udaan’s leftover, but that hardly takes anything away from the engaging song! Monta re has Amit recreating the Bengali ambiance in his own impeccable style, aided really well by Swanand Kirkire’s punchy vocals. And then, the finest track of the album – Manmarziyan! The tune is almost ethereal as it builds itself gradually, with Amit and Amitabh complementing Shilpa Rao beautifully in the vocals, amidst a lush santoor, guitar and violin melange! Trust Amit to spring back with a vengeance from his recent middling state!
Keywords: Amit Trivedi, Lootera, #200, 200