Tuesday August 11, 2015
Phantom (Music review), Hindi – Pritam
Afghan jalebi, beyond the standardized Central Asian folk tune, is incredibly catchy thanks to Pritam’s clever and pulsating arrangements. While Asrar and Akhtar’s versions are identical, Akhtar’s second, Dumbek version goes one step forward in rhythmic catchiness. Its 4th version, by Nakash Aziz, pales in comparison due to a weaker voice. Saware rides on Arijit’s vocals, and the Coldplay’ish tune engages easily, while the hypnotic, power-Sufi sound in Nachda comes alive thanks to Shahid Mallya. In sharp contrast to their last association – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (7 + 4 tracks!) – Kabir Khan and Pritam offer a punchy 3 song soundtrack.
Keywords: Pritam, Kabir Khan, Phantom