Monday January 27, 2014
One By Two (Music review), Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
I’m Just Pakaoed‘s highlight is clearly Amitabh Bhattacharya’s hilarious lyrics, besides Siddharth Mahadevan’s uninhibited high pitched vocals. Kaboom sees Anushka Manchanda in fantastic form, again with fantastic lyrics by Amitabh, coupled with a lively tune by the trio. Baat kya hai‘s pensive tune is endearing and even the craftily minimal music the trio load it with makes a superb impact. There’s a reason why Shankar Mahadevan reserves Khushfehmiyan for himself – the tune seems tailor-made for his range and he aces it as usual! The unplugged version brings out his singing prowess even better, understandably so! Surprisingly, Khuda na khasta, the other track that seems made for Shankar’s vocal range, is handed over to Arijit Singh! And the man laps up the opportunity to deliver a whopper, backed by a lovely melody that is instantly likeable! The feathery jazz of Sheher mera is absolutely delightful in Thomson Andrews’ accomplished vocals, and also for the verses Amitabh crafts about life in the city. For a soundtrack that was mired in so much controversy over its release, One By Two sees the trio delivering a phenomenally diverse range. For such a quality output, it is baffling to T-series giving up its rights!
Keywords: One By Two, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, 200, #200