No One Killed Jessica (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Aali re has that uniquely Rahman’ish tinge that throws a listener off course – that excessively South Indian-sounding nuance, but with a plethora of singers including Tochi Raina, Biswajit Chakraborty, Shriram Iyer, Raja Hassan, Anushka Manchanda, Sonu Kakkar, Aditi Singh Sharma and Sonika Sharma (Phew!), this unconventional party track just rocks! More Rahman shades in Aitbaar – early Rahman, in fact; Vishal Dadlani seems like a brilliant choice here, for, he manages the ups and down in this grungy song beautifully – the ups, the high-pitched ones, in particular! Shilpa Rao gets her solo in Yeh pal, an expansive and husky melody, which gains enormously from Amit’s free flowing tune and goes wonderfully and delightfully instrumental mid-way, tracing Aitbaar! Meenal Jain, Joi Barua, Raman Mahadevan and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya get the chorus’ish Dua; its dulcet start gorgeously hits the higher, anthemic notes even as Amitabh’s lyrics soar equally well too! The soundtrack’s pulsating showpiece is that perfect ode to the Indian capital, Dilli. Ranking alongside Rahman’s now-iconic Dilli tribute from Delhi 6, this one pulls all strings in making a memorably catchy track. Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer and Aditi Singh Sharma pitch in phenomenally well! Amit Trivedi strikes again…and how!

Keywords: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan, Amit Trivedi, No One Killed Jessica, 200