Sunday April 17, 2016

Nil Battey Sannata (Music review), Hindi – Rohan & Vinayak

Posted by Karthik

Murabba is poor man’s Amit Trivedi; Bombay Talkies song title, contemplative guitar-led tune… though Neuman Pinto’s singing seems flat. Maula is more Amit, but Nandini Srikar’s accomplished singing holds it together. Maths mein is an incredibly lively ode to hatred for maths, with Nitesh Tiwari’s fantastic folksy lyrics. Shreyas Jain’s beautiful lines on a daughter reminiscing about her mother—Maa—has two variants: Mohan Kannan rock’ish delivery and Hariharan Bollywood’ish variety, with lovely sax and accordion accompaniments. Maa theme extracts the melody’s soul in violin, while Chanda theme closes on a situational note. Mauka duo—Rohan & Vinayak—make an Amit Trivedi’esque film debut.

PS: It would be massively interesting to see how Ilayaraja conjures tunes for the same situations (I’m guessing) in the Tamil version of this film, Amma Kanakku, produced by actor Dhanush!

Keywords: Nil Battey Sannata, Rohan Utpat, Vinayak Salvi, Rohan Vinayak, Rohan & Vinayak, Amma Kanakku, Ilayaraja

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  • Prakash Srinivasan

    One of the first times, I see 2 different composers for the same film in 2 languages, of course, even the actors are different in both the versions.

  • Nandini Srikar singing a song in Tamil version too. Looking forward to it.

  • rnjbond

    When I read this review, I thought the Amit Trivedi comparisons were overdone, but you’re right… the first three songs sound like an Amit Trivedi album, especially Maula. Not that it takes away, Maula is a fantastic song.

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