Tuesday June 27, 2017

Mom (Music review), Hindi – A R Rahman

Posted by Karthik

O sona tere liye plays like a sedate—and soporific—lullaby, with Shashaa’s vocals clearly bettering Rahman’s trademark high pitch surges that seem labored. Kooke kawn‘s burst of faux-Punjabi energy seems rather generic in Sukhwinder’s over familiar vocals, while Raakh baaki, barring that psychedelic ending, remains uniformly bizarre. Freaking Life starts off tentatively, but steadily builds into a throbbing tune on teenage angst, led well by Rianjali, Rajkumari and Suzanne D’Mello. Shashaa Tirupati completely owns Chal kahin door‘s effortlessly flowing—literally, given the sound of flowing water it starts with—melody even as Rahman adorns it beautifully with strings and flute. Muafi mushkil is the soundtrack’s most experimental, with a trippy, extended prelude that takes off stunningly mid-way, all the while exceptionally handled by Darshana KT. The best song of the soundtrack isn’t even credited to Rahman! With the music and lyrics credited to ‘traditional’, Be nazaara is a veritable showcase of Hindustani classical singer Sudeep Jaipurwala’s splendid vocals. In what seems like Desh Durga raag, Sudeep is incredibly dextrous with the free flowing classical melody, and the music gets increasingly and progressively mind-bending! From the familiar and the bizarre… to eventually the highly unconventional – Rahman covers an interestingly varied range in Mom’s soundtrack!

Keywords: Mom, A R Rahman, #200, 200

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  • Jagan Kumaravelu

    Raakh Baakhi is going to be one seriously hell of a hit!! Terrific stuff from ARR! Absolute masterpiece! Its the 90’s all over again for ARR with Kooke Kawn and Raakh Baakhi.

  • Sarat Shanmukh

    The singer of Be Nazaara is Sudeep Jaipurwale….
    https://www.facebook.com/bjaipurwale/videos/10211402609651791/

  • K.2

    Although I didn’t like the album, the experimentation in the album is intriguing. The tunes fall flat though

    • Noufal

      exactly…. Although chal kahin door is gorgeous the rest seemed very background-ïsh rather than standalone songs….. Good experimentation though, but most of it didn’t work for me

      • K.2

        Actually, this album is amazing. The more you listen to it, the more you will LOVE it. ARR is a genius. I don’t know how he does it every time. I hated it at first, but then my opinion changed after repeated listens.

  • Sooraj Manohar

    What a beautiful album…. Mom isn’t Rahman’s finest. It is definitely a very different one though. Different is good. Different is interesting. Some of it will also get familiar with time, while some of it will live only in the oblivion. But the fact that there is a composer who has the gall to try exploring the unchartered territory, is commendable.

  • Sulaiman Abubacker

    One of the finest compositions of A R Rahman sir..Every song has that moment of greatness, which you can feel once you start listening closely.. Surely a slow poison and will need repeated listen to enjoy the beauty.. I wasn’t impressed initially, but now I can say this is one of his finest albums.. only A R Rahman Saab can do it..

  • Sulaiman Abubacker

    One of the finest compositions of A R Rahman sir..Every song has that moment of greatness, which you can feel once you start listening closely.. Surely a slow poison and will need repeated listen to enjoy the beauty.. I wasn’t impressed initially, but now I can say this is one of his finest albums.. only A R Rahman Saab can do it.. The greatest musical magician.. May Allah bless you with good health and long life sir..

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