July 14, 2009

Kaminey: Music Review

5 stars out of 5

Music by Vishal Bhardwaj with lyrics by Gulzar

Dhan Te Nan (4:41) - Vocals by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani, Robert Bob Omulo
Dhan Te Nan is one of the most cleverly composed songs in recent times. The energy of this track is phenomenal and Gulzar's smart choice of words makes it an incredible experience.

Fatak (5:30) - Vocals by Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher
Fatak is a masterpiece. It's a fusion of sorts with wonderful poetry by Gulzar and brilliant vocals by Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher. Only Gulzar can pen down top-notch lines such as: Sauda Kare Saheli Ka, Sarr Pe Tel Chameli Ka; Jitna Bhi Jhooth Bole Thoda Hai, Keero Ki Basti Ka Makoda Hai.
Not to forget the unusually brilliant makeover of the famous Aamir Khusro sher to convey the message of HIV/AIDS:
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan  
Aji AIDS Ka Khatra Hai  
Patwaar Pehen Jaana  
Yeh Aag Ka Dariya Hai

Go Charlie Go (2:21) - Instrumental/Theme Song
Vishal Bhardwaj has finally cracked it! Go Charlie Go is Bollywood's answer to Henri Mancini's Pink Panther theme. Kudos!

Kaminey (5:57) - Vocals by Vishal Bhardwaj
Gulzar's poetry about the protagonist's melancholic life is magnificent. Gulzar writes about lanterns in the night-sky, the moon in a birdcage, innocent pigeons and peacocks and what not. Absolutely absorbing stuff! Vishal's soul-drenched vocals complement the track perfectly. 

Raat Ke Dhai Baje (4:31) - Vocals by Rekha Bhardwaj, Sunidhi Chauhan, Suresh Wadkar, Kunal Ganjawala
Beedi and Namak singers, Sunidhi Chauhan and Rekha Bhardwaj, come together for this mischievous track. It's not your usual item number; the track has beautiful melody, ably supported by Suresh Wadkar and Kunal Ganjawala and with Priyanka Chopra in it, you can expect sizzling visuals. The remix version is even more fun!

Pehli Baar Mohabbat (5:24) - Vocals by Mohit Chauhan
Mohit Chauhan sounds refreshingly different in Pehli Baar Mohabbat. The composition is rich with superb music arrangements.

Kaminey's OST is flawless. Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar have proved once again that they are second to none.


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