Thursday July 13, 2017

Jagga Jasoos (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Posted by Karthik

There’s so much to like in Ullu ka pattha – Vivienne Pocha’s ‘Ulule’ hook—with a clever yodel effect, Daniel García Diego’s scintillating Flamenco guitar, and the way multiple streams converge when Nikitha Gandhi starts, ‘Be sar pair ki…”. Arijit and Nikitha are fantastic, handling the energetic tune. Plagiarism allegations notwithstanding, there is definitely a Bihu/Assamese twang—with a lilting pop rhythm—to Galti se mistake. Amitabh Bhattacharya amusing lines get the perfect expression in Arijit and Amit Mishra comical delivery. Pritam’s melody in Jhumritalaiyya has a meditative quality. But Neelesh Misra’s lyrics are as vibrantly whimsical as Ranbir’s hair-do… and that helps Arijit breathe life into it like only he can. After a lovely guitar phrase and a brilliant chorus, Pritam brings back things in style with the ‘Guzra sarfira’ part! Nyzel Dlima and Roland Fernandes’ guitar adds considerable charm to the somber Phir wahi, with Arijit laying out Amitabh Bhattacharya’s plaintive verse in his inimitable style. Musafir, with the surprisingly non-Arijit voice of Tushar Joshi joins other Ranbir-featuring travel songs like Safarnama and Phir se udd chala, and makes for a very hummable melody with a lovely Coldplay’ish ending. Pritam showcases a tremendously enjoyable range over the 5-song Jagga Jasoos soundtrack.

Keywords: Jagga Jasoos, Pritam, 200, #200

PS: This is the 5 ‘straight’ songs set of Jagga Jasoos. There are 20+ more songs that are ‘screenplay’ songs, that help propel the narrative like a musical. ‘Khaana khaake‘ is the first of such songs and there are a lot more to come. Will do a separate review of those songs, once they are all released.

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