As we all know the music director is none other than A. R. Rahman. The maestro who has given classics and has also made India proud by winning an Oscar. The lyrics are by Irshad Kamil whom you can remember the lyrics of many famous movies like Rockstar, Break ke Baad, Ranjhanaa, Love Aaj Kal and many more. Combine them both with the exceptional vision of the director Imtiaz Ali, who has given us the fun-filled Jab We Met to the anger-filled-love story Rockstar, and you get an album as diverse as it possibly can ever be. The music of Tamasha doesn’t disappoint at all. But then not as captivating as Rockstar. So here are my first impressions of all the songs:
Let me begin by explaining what does Matargashti means.. Matargashti is basically an urdu word for having fun. Catchy na?? Yes, the song is a melodious. But some unexpected transitions makes it difficult to comprehend in the first listen. The lyrics are really deep and Mohit Chauhan’s vocals are soulful. One of the highlights of the album.
2. Heer toh Badi Sad hai:
Now this is the most intriguing song in the album. The lyrics are sad in a way but their expression is so full of joy. Mika does complete justice to the song. The beats are so Rahmanic, and its a fun loving song. Not one of the best in the album but then who knows how beautiful it might appear in the movie.
3. Agar Tum Saath Ho:
A composition that gave me goosebumps. Alka Yagnik is so melodious. She overshadows Arijit Singh. This is by far the best song in the album. Its written so beautifully and expressed so serenely. You can keep on hearing it again and again, without wanting it to end. Do focus on the lyrics esp. the part Arijit sings!
4. Wat Wat Wat:
I didnt like this song to be honest. May be in the movie it might actually become fun but the first impression is not good. Arijit is nice on the vocals but the shehnai in the background and the beats don’t make me feel good about this.
Lucky Ali is back and this song brings back the old memories of ‘Bekaraar’ the song from the movie Paathshala (the flop Shahid starrer). Yes this is also a feather in the cap. A song that will grow selfishly among the masses.
6. Chali Kahaani:
Sukhvinder Singh ladies and gentleman…. Whenever I mention this name most people think about ‘Jay Ho’, the song he sang. Chali Kahaani is different though but the voice and its power can be felt. It describe Soni- Mahiwal, Heer- Ranjha and their stories in a unique way. This song too will mature slowly.
7. Tu Koi Aur Hai:
A song sung by none other than A. R. Rahman himself. When I heard it first it resembled me so much of Nadaan Parindey from Rockstar. A song written to search the soul. Straight from the heart and straight to the heart of the listeners. No one can dislike this song. And I am sure Ranbir will do full justice to this song.
Long live Rahman, Irshad Kamil and Imtiaz, and I wish they keep giving such albums time and again. Hear this album for its awesome freshness and lovely transitions.
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