Thursday October 4, 2018

AndhaDhun (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi, Raftaar & Girish Nakod

Posted by Karthik

Given the film’s lead is a piano player (also demonstrated by the theme instrumentals), it seems fitting the soundtrack opens with piano in Naina Da Kya Kasoor. It’s a winsome melody with Amit offering an earworm’ish hook. The song’s electronic version is a mystery, on why it was conceived, but the Unplugged version by Ayushmann is a lovely touch, with his everyman-vocals adding to it’s innate charm. The other song that gains from Ayushmann’s singing is Aap Se Milkar! While the retro’ish tune is likeable, the punchy duet by Abhijeet Srivastava and Aakanksha Sharma pales in comparison to Ayushmann’s Reprise! That retro charm continues in Laila Laila too, even as Amit’s sound is captivating and modern. Arijit brings gravitas to the beautiful Wo Ladki. Amit adorns it with a grand, vaudevillian orchestration that soars with the singing. Oh Bhai Re, with its foot-tapping, comic sound, goes back to Amit’s Shandaar. The surprising highlight of the soundtrack is the title song, composed by Raftaar and Girish Nakod. It sounds a lot like Amit’s, but the duo produce a whopper, with a mighty impressive orchestration featuring live percussions! Amit makes up for Bhavesh Joshi and Fanney Khan with Manmarziyaan, and now AndhuDhun!

Keywords: AndhaDhun, Andha Dhun, Amit Trivedi, 200, #200, Raftaar, Girish Nakod

Listen to the songs on YouTube:

Listen to the Unplugged version of Naina Da Kya Kasoor:

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