Lafangey Parindey (Music review), Hindi – R.Anandh

Anandh takes up rock and Indian’ness in equal measure with seasoned ease for the title song; Ronit’s lead vocals and the backing chorus are extremely effective. Mohit Chauhan’s Man lafanga is stuff of Vishal Bharadwaj’ish allure – breezy, guitary and delightful. With its folk-rock sound, Dhatad tatad is highly infectious, but it is Nain parindey that rules the soundtrack! Anandh’s tune is breathtaking and Shilpa’s vocals breathe life into it beautifully! Even the instrumental, Born to fly, is impactful, but Suraj Jagan’s Rang daalein takes its 80s pop/rock base too seriously and goes overboard. Welcome solo filmy debut by R.Anandh!

Note: Please stop wondering who R.Anandh is. He is one of the composing trio, AGOSH (Anandh, Gopal and Shaleen) who debuted in Malayalam, with Nirnayam. They went on to compose for films like Mazha peyyum mumbe (Malayalam), Shakti, Harischandra, Kodeeswaran (Tamil), Zor (Hindi) and Paisa (Indipop). And, I’m glad it took one adman-turned-film-maker (Pradeep Sarkar), to bring Anandh into films again. Anandh’s most popular composition is, of course, the Limca jingle!

Keywords: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra, AGOSH, Agosh, R.Anandh, Limca, Nok Jhok, Gopal Rao, Shaleen