Tanu Weds Manu (Music review), Hindi – Krsna & RDB

RDB’s Sadi gali sounds as good as it sounded a few years ago – Lehmber Hussainpuri’s earthy vocals is one huge reason why this catchy tracks works almost immediately! Debutant composer Krsna opens his work with Mika’s Jugni, a perfect template for a techno-Punju dance track – still a great listen, hitting all the right notes to move your feet instinctively. The last of this series is Mannu bhaiya – a cleverly constructed, humorously written, almost conversational song which seems to flow freely and still managing to sound appealing. As if those 3 openers were not enough, the next 3 tracks take the soundtrack to a new high! Mohit Chauhan is in magical form in Yun hi (Kitne dafe), brilliantly aided by Krsna’s nuanced arrangements – the mukhda, in particular, is gorgeous with its seemingly complex structure that takes fascinating turns. Rangrez is amazingly resonant – both versions, by Krsna and the other by Wadali Brothers; excellent qawali’sh orchestration and fabulous improvisations on the tune. Shafqat Amanat Ali (See composer’s Krsna’s note on the credits mess!) Roop Kumar Rathod-sung Piya is an impeccable melody – stirring tune adorned with pitch-perfect arrangements by Krsna! Krsna’s debut isn’t ideally one with fresh tunes, but even within familiar templates, his songs are immensely engaging!

Keywords: Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kissen, Krsna, RDB, #200