Saturday August 19, 2017

Lucknow Central (Music review), Hindi – Arjunna Harjaie, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi and Mychael Danna

Posted by Karthik

Kaavaan kaavaan, Arjunna Harjaie’s rearranged version of Mychael Danna’s Monsoon Wedding number, Aj mera jee karda, retains the original’s heady dhol-based Punjabi mix, with Divya Kumar rocking the lively rendition. The remix is a re-mess. Arjunna’s Teen kabootar, that jail-band-jam song seems situational, given the melange’ish sound. His best is Rangdaari, with Arijit shedding his Qaidi-Band-Amit-Trivedi impersonation and acing the earthy semi-classical melody. Rochak Kohli’s Meer-e-kaarwan has a charming Indipop sound that Amit Mishra and Neeti Mohan handle really well. Item-specialist Tanishk Bagchi’s Baaki Rab pe is a punchy ending, with its racy dance-mix. Lucknow Central’s soundtrack is consistently enjoyable.

Keywords: Lucknow Central, Arjunna Harjaie, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi, Mychael Danna

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  • Dwayne1401

    With Qaidi band & Lucknow central both having a similar theme which one would you consider as a better music album?

    • milliblog

      Music-wise Qaidi Band is far better IMO. But based on the trailers, I find Lucknow Central a more interesting film πŸ™‚

  • Subodh

    “Meer-e-kaarwan has a charming Indipop sound”

    Very underwhelming description for my song of the year.

    • milliblog

      Definitely not *my* ‘Song of the year’. So… πŸ˜€

      • Subodh

        I guessed it..but that would never stop me from reviewing your reviewingπŸ˜‹

        • milliblog

          Oh absolutely – that’s totally fair πŸ™‚

  • rnjbond

    Bizarre they remade the iconic “Aaj Mera Jee Karda” with Divya Kumar taking Sukhwinder Singh’s place… but on the annoying remix, Sukhi shows up. What?

    • milliblog

      Excellent point πŸ™‚

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