There have been an fascinating recurrence of curious phrases throughout Gulzar songs in current instances. The phrases sound curious, to me since these songs have been my introduction to the actual phrase. For instance, there was ‘udan khatola’ that appeared in OK Jaanu (‘Sunn Bhavara’) and Rangoon(‘Mere Miyan Gaye England’), ‘good man di laltain’ throughout Rangoon(‘Bloody Hell’) and Soorma (‘Good Man Di Laltain’). In The Sky Is Pink – the second full soundtrack that the veteran lyricist has collaborated with Pritam on (the primary was Simply Married, again in 2007, and there was a partial collaboration in Billu) – the observe, ‘Dil Hello Toh Hai’ carries one such throwback, of the phrase kurpech, that I first heard at the beginning of the title music of Raazi final 12 months (each instances accompanying “path”, by the way – yeh koochein kurpech hai vs kurpech hai raahein; and going by the context I assume it means troublesome).
Like Raazi’s music, this one too options Arijit Singh (alongside Antara Mitra and Nikhil D’Souza) although ‘Dil Hello Toh Hai’ carries a very completely different temper. It’s a pleasantly hummable romantic piece you could immediately determine as a Pritam composition, delivered properly by the singers, with a high-quality refrain in addition. When Singh renders, “na poochho yeh dil hai munshi, Justice of the Peace, qazi”, my thoughts goes again to a metaphor from one other Pritam music (written by Amitabh Bhattacharya), ‘dil Akbar ka pota hai’. Singh is changed by an equally competent Sreerama Chandra within the reprise model. The English cameo by Nikhil D’Souza is a beautiful bit, with the harmonies et al – very gospel however sadly too quick. Its lyrics are written by Nikhil Paul George, who additionally handles guitar and choir association, the music’s two highlights.
The phrase ‘naadaaniyaan’ is uttered means too many instances for my liking within the first verse of ‘Naadaaniyaan’, however that apart it is a fascinating membership music. Arjun Kanungo is in high-quality kind main the supply, though I want there was extra of Lisa Mishra as properly, and never simply the two-line cameo she will get right here. In ‘Pink Gulabi Sky’, Pritam channels his ‘Badtameez Dil’ mode, however accentuating the unique format is the pleasant retro swing layer that the composer incorporates right here. Whereas most of brass parts (and that pretty double bass) come from Fame’s Macedonia Symphonic Orchestra, there’s additionally some fab work from Rhythm Shaw on guitar and Shirish Malhotra on flute and clarinet. With Shashwat Singh and Jonita Gandhi dealing with the vocals, there was by no means going to be a shortcoming on that entrance. My favorite music from the album is a solo act by Singh.
‘Zindagi’ has a good looking melody – nearly looks like a ghazal at instances, although the orchestration implies nothing of that kind. I cherished the opening line from Gulzar – ‘zindagi tune kaisa toss khela hai’. The vocalisation right here, particularly the processing across the buzzing parts, takes my thoughts again to a different gem that Pritam-Singh gave us just a few years again, ‘Phir Le Aaya Dil’.
Pritam-Gulzar’s soundtrack traverses acquainted territories, however is an eminently pleasing work – the perfect that the composer has executed this 12 months to this point.