Rating – 3/5 Stars
Recommendation – Should Listen
I think it’s my first time of writing a music review of any movie. I have done it numerous times before, but not on social platform. Among friends and some relatives having knowledge of music, I have analyzed songs and music in the past.
Somehow I didn’t write a review before, even on my blog. I have written reviews for movies, books but not for music. Everything happens for the first time😛
So here’s my review for the music of Talaash. The music director – Ram Sampath – is a new face in the horizon of Music direction. Well, not very new because he started his career of Music direction/background score way back in 2003 (Let’s Talk). But his first mainstream film was Khakee (2004). Then he did Family (2006) and some other offbeat movies. But the major recognition he got was from Delhi Belly (2011). Though the movie was mainstream his music was offbeat and hence widely recognized. All the songs from Delhi Belly were hit at that time and played everywhere, especially in the marriages🙂
In 2012, he also gave music for a TV show by Aamir Khan, Satyameva Jayate. (Remember the title song?) And the next stop was Talaash, a movie again by Aamir Khan Production (along with Excel Entertainment of Farhan Akhtar).
Considering his work in Delhi Belly, I would say this music is very different and unique to the theme of the movie. Basically Ram Sampath has potential of becoming a good Music Director, unlike some other Music Directors who fail to bring uniqueness to the music and deliver EXACTLY SAME music for their almost every film. I will be looking forward to upcoming movies by Ram Sampath.
Talking about music of Talaash, it’s unique and holds true to the theme of the movie. Every track has different story behind it and music of the every song aptly collides with the mood of the song. All the lyrics are awesome and so meaningful, kudos to the lyricist(s). Below are the songs from the movie, in order of my liking.
1. Hona hai kya – Ram Sampath
The music of this song reminded me of the ‘chasing’ track of Don 2. It has so many similarities. Ram Sampath has done good job. He has maintained the ‘don’t know what’s going to happen next’ tone while singing.
What I liked – lyrics, Ram Sampath’s voice.
2. Muskaanein jhoothi hai – Suman Sridhar
This song fits the situation in the movie perfectly. I mean to the overall mood of the movie. The song has that mysterious feel. Suman Sridhar has done a fab job. Ram Sampath has given very good music for this song. The shrill voice at the end of the song adds to the beauty of the song and builds an environment.
What I liked – Lyrics, music and Suman’s voice.
3. Jiya Laage Na – Sona Mohapatra, Ravindra Upadhyay
Sona Mohapatra has a typical voice. Her variations sound very similar. This song seems jazzed and pepped *Abhi nahi aana sajna*. No doubt the song is beautiful. Just to highlight the fact, When Sona sings *tum bin mora*, the words seem distant. But when Ravindra Upadhyay sings the same words, they don’t sound so distant. May be the music at both the times are different, hence the feeling of difference, but nonetheless it is visible.
Ravindra while singing low notes sounds like Ram Sampath, while at the time of singing high notes he sounds like Sukhwinder.
What I liked – Lyrics, Ravindra’s voice.
4. Jee Le Zaraa – Vishal Dadlani
I feel Vishal here tried to sound like James. He tried to bring the husky tone while singing, which no doubt has added a bit of weightage to the song. The starting piece of the song is catching. The beat it adds to the tempo of not just song but the movie too is interesting.
What I liked – Music, Lyrics.
5. Laakh Duniya Kahe – Ram Sampath
I feel that the bass guitar and treble in the song are a bit loud for such a song. Sometimes Ram’s voice feels subdued under the bass guitar. But having said that, the loudness in the music helps the mood of the song at some points. It feels like the character is trying to bring back the energy into himself, revitalizing himself.
What I liked – Lyrics.