Jaundya Na Balasaheb (Music review), Marathi – Ajay-Atul

Suman Sridhar’s retro-style opener to Mona Darling rides on her splendid singing, with an awesome hook. The song shifts mood suddenly with a wonderfully waltz’y—and Ilayaraja’ish!—tone, led by Shreya Ghoshal, even as Sonu Nigam swoops-in in full style. Kunal Ganjawala offers the 3rd shift with a lovely Broadway-style flamboyant ending. Vaat disu de too is a lot Ilayaraja-like, with a jaunty rhythm, a lovely folk melody, and particularly incredible interludes. The Marathi folk base is deeply ingrained in Gondhal, but where the composers leave their mark is in the spectacular symphonic interludes! In fact, the overlap of both genres is mesmerizing! Ever wondered how the Marathi version of the Jewish song Hava Nagila may sound? Listen to Bring it on! It’s Vakulabharanam’ish raaga base is total fun, with a manic rhythm and a more manic hook! But trust Ajay and Atul to top this song with an even more insane number in the form of Dolby walya! In what is most likely to usurp the place of Sairat’s Jhingat, Dolby walya throbs with an addictive energy and sudden bursts in the name of hooks! Nagesh Morwekar rocks the show with his funky rendition! Composers Ajay-Atul in outstanding form, yet again!

Keywords: Ajay-Atul, Jaundya Na Balasaheb, Ajay Gogavale, Atul Gogavale, 200, #200

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