Raajneeti (Music review), Hindi – Assorted composers

Pritam’s Bheegi si is surprisingly South Indian, like a time-tested Vidyasagar track – frothy and catchy. Aadesh Shrivastava’s Mora piya is predictable and functionally decent, getting better solely due to the exposure. Kavitha Seth’s trance version however misuses her vocals. Shantanu Moitra delivers the soundtrack’s best – a thoroughly enjoyable, fabulously arranged item number, Ishq barse – it’s foot-tapping and has fantastic vocals by Hamsika Iyer. Wayne Sharpe’s Dhan dhan dharti starts off like Vande Mataram and goes on to soar beautifully; Sonu’s version aces Shankar Mahadevan’s, incidentally. For a four composer, four song soundtrack, Raajneeti is unexpectedly good!

Keywords: Pritam, Aadesh Shrivastava, Shantanu Moitra, Wayne Sharpe, Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Naseruddin Shah