Tuesday November 3, 2015
Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (Music review), Marathi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki
Sur niragas ho is an enthralling Ganesh bhajan with stellar vocals by Shankar. For Dil ki tapish, the lovely, Keeravani’ish song, the trio bring Vasantrao Deshpande’s grandson, Rahul Deshpande, to deliver the immediately affecting tune! Rahul also headlines Sur se saji, with a mesmerising Ahir Bhairavi’ish tune, while Man mandira, set to Des raaga, gets two fantastic versions, one by Shankar and another by Shivam. Shivam joins Arijit in the Shiva bhajan, Bhola bhandari, the soundtrack’s most filmy. The Shivaranjani’ish qawali, Yaar illahi is handled competently between Divya Kumar, Arshad Muhammad and Arijit. The Tarana and Mahesh Kale-sung Aruni kirani act as resonant classical companion pieces. The pleasant Theme rounds off the trio’s contribution in style. The trio also recreate, with great care, Jitendra Abhisheki’s originals from the Marathi play. Shankar leads the Bhatiyar-based Tejonidhi and Ghei chand‘s slower version admirably. Rahul Deshpande’s phenomenal rendition of Ghei chand’s faster version goes one up, though! The short Muralidhara shyam and multi-raaga Surat piya ki retain the originals’ beauty. Jitendra Abhisheki’s original rendition of Lagi kalejva and Shankar’s slightly modern Din gele close the soundtrack on a great note. Stunning Marathi debut by the trio, that aligns more with Shankar’s musical sensibilities.
Keywords: Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Vasantrao Deshpande, Jitendra Abhisheki, 200, #200
Listen to the songs:
Also listen: original songs from the Marathi play, on Gaana.