Wednesday December 14, 2016

Dangal (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Posted by Karthik

Haanikarak bapu is Sarwar Khan and Sartaj Khan Barna’s—the Manganiyar singers who happen to be young kids—triumph. The kids bring a fabulously playful tone to the already ebullient tune. But lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya’s whimsical lines (“Sote jagte chhoot rahi hai, Aansu ki pichkari, Phir bhi khushna hua Mogambo, Hum tere balihari!) and Pritam’s energetic rock coating to the very-Rajasthani folk sound make the song even better. The Nooran Sisters rock Idiot Banna with their hyper-enthusiastic vocals, though the tune is standard-issue celebration material. Dhaakad is macho Haryanvi hiphop! Raftaar’s version is clean-cut and on expected lines, while Aamir Khan’s other version has the X factor, with Aamir play-acting an extra cool drawl in his rendition. Naina‘s pathos is perfectly serviceable, but it induces ennui only because of the singer—Arijit Singh. The soundtrack’s delightful best are the title song and Gilehriyaan. The title song is a booming, anthemic number that gains enormously from Daler Mehndi’s powerful vocals. Jonita Gandhi is at her ethereal best in Gilehriyaan that could have easily fit inside Amit Trivedi’s Lootera soundtrack! The song has an easy, lilting sound that is hard not to fall for. Dangal’s soundtrack, with its vibrant sound, is Pritam’s best this year!

Keywords: Pritam, Dangal, 200, #200

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