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Music Review: Ram Leela

Comments  Comments [ 17 ]    By Hershi J. | 08 October 2013 | 10:01pm




The much talked about flick, Ram Leela, brings the multitalented director Sanjay Leela Bhansali back in the news. Whether you are a fan or not, you are definitely aware of how SLB never misses to hit the jackpot with his fine folks music in all his films, from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam to Devdas, and now Ram Leela

For Ram Leela, SLB brings Sawaariya's Monty Sharma back in his camp and Siddarth Garima writes some soulful and innovative lyrics for the album that catches attention instantly and goes well with the theme of the movie. 

The album opens up with the track "Ram Chahe Leela" presented in the vocals of the Indian Idol contestant, Bhoomi Trivedi. The music runs in a flawless manner and as the beats begin to rock, one cannot help but move with it. Being her first composition, Bhoomi has indeed done an applaudable job.

Next up is "Lahu Munh Lag Gaya" where SLB returns with his favorite folk singer, Shail Hada, on the mike. The use of classical instruments and a soulful voice gives space for the song to reach your heart. It transcends beautifully on a complete Gujarati background and brings the feel of being around the origin. A well composed song!

"Ang Laga De" is more of a sensual and seductive track which blossoms with the chemistry between the protagonists, Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone). It is set to the mood of pulling in a romantic lure as Aditi Paul clearly places her voice in a shape which intrigues the listeners. This track brings back the memories of SLB's previous hit "Chaand Chupa Badal Mein". Let's hope it lives up to the expectations!

The much publicized track "Nagara Sang Dhol" has already made its way through with praises pouring in from everywhere. It contains semi-classical folks music in the vocals of the music industry's queen, Shreya Ghoshal. She crafts the song to perfection and the beats run fast, making listeners eager to get on the floor! With Navratri being the season, this track will surely be played at every dandiya raas and garbas for years to come!

This passionate track "Lal Ishq" by the "Tum Hi Ho" fame singer Arijit Singh, is sure to create sparks. It has the energy and the deep emotions that convey hearty feelings. Although it runs for a long six minutes, it does not seize to please you and forces you to listen to it over and  over again, 'cause that's the magic of Arijit Singh's voice. If you haven't yet, you better get this track rolling on your playlist!

Shail Hada delivers yet another solo performance with "Poore Chaand". Once again, this track has a mix of various Rajastani flavors which ultimately result in the undertones of the melody. While listening to the song, you may get carried away but the darker shades does make it rather dull. Of course, this does not mean that the track is a flop, you can lend your ears at least once.

"Mori Bani Thanghat Kare" connects Osman Mir to this album. His Gujrati folk music does not seem to work very well with the listeners but the composition seems like it's done in a very particular manner. So although this track may not live a long life among the audience, it has the hopes of a good blend with how the movies plays out.

The album goes on with "Ishqyaun Dishqyaun" as Aditya Narayan comes upfront. Although his voice is a perfect melody to this Gujarti mix, the combo is an average fit to this fabulous album. It unfortunately does not have that touchy feel of folk influence, which the rest of the tracks are deeply immersed with.

"Dhoop Se" has your nerves on tenterhooks as the horror story by Shreya Ghoshal plays out. That silent, classical melody gives the touch of a slow yet blissful song, as Ghoshal's craftily tunes it in such a way. After this album, Ghoshal is being compared to legends like Lata Ji, because she ultimately gives her supreme best to every track that passes through her.

"Tattad Tattad" is once again in the vocals of Aditya Narayan. He portrays those unique qualities of his father as he sings the song with great efficiency and melody. It has the perfect undercurrent and the high energetic beats fit extremely well with the song. With this one out, Aditya's appreciation is worthily deserved. 

To conclude, Ram Leela's album has managed to bring back that heavy traditional folk music that people loved back in the 80s. This music may not intrigue you when you listen to it for the first time, but it surely catches your attention after you carefully witness its beats and melodies. It is one good album after a long journey of terrific misses in the industry. So BollyCurry urges you to quickly get your Saavan playlist or iTunes loaded with this album! Before bidding adieu, don't forget to leave your comments in the box below of which is your favourite song!

Writer: Sonia R.
Editor(s): Aanchal V. & Jenifer Y
Graphics: Amna M.

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