Lucknow Central (Music review), Hindi – Arjunna Harjaie, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi and Mychael Danna

Kaavaan kaavaan, Arjunna Harjaie’s rearranged version of Mychael Danna’s Monsoon Wedding number, Aj mera jee karda, retains the original’s heady dhol-based Punjabi mix, with Divya Kumar rocking the lively rendition. The remix is a re-mess. Arjunna’s Teen kabootar, that jail-band-jam song seems situational, given the melange’ish sound. His best is Rangdaari, with Arijit shedding his Qaidi-Band-Amit-Trivedi impersonation and acing the earthy semi-classical melody. Rochak Kohli’s Meer-e-kaarwan has a charming Indipop sound that Amit Mishra and Neeti Mohan handle really well. Item-specialist Tanishk Bagchi’s Baaki Rab pe is a punchy ending, with its racy dance-mix. Lucknow Central’s soundtrack is consistently enjoyable.

Keywords: Lucknow Central, Arjunna Harjaie, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi, Mychael Danna

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