A Decent Experiment Worth A Hear
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 16 January 2013
David is an upcoming action dramatic thriller directed by Bejoy Nambiar who is remembered for his superb work in Shaitan. The movie casts Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vinay Virmani with Tabu, Lara Dutta, Monica Dogra and Isha Sharvani as the leading ladies. A team of varied artists along with different composers and lyricists have come under one roof though as of now, talk of the album is its fusion version of all-time hit song Mast Kalandar.
The album starts with a situational track Ghum Huye
(The Theme Of David
) which highlights 'suspense', which plays an integral part of the film. Surprisingly though, vocals by Siddharth Basrur
don't really leave much of an impact and it seems difficult that they would be able to seek attention of the common masses. As for the lyrics penned by Ankur Tewari
, they too aren't really catchy. On the whole, this composition by Bramfatura is barely average.
It would be like a dream come true for the talented Rekha Bhardwaj
to lend her vocals for the traditional track Mast Kalandar
. In this modern retro qawalli, Rekha has lived up to the expectations as she maintains the magic and thrill of this Sufiana track with her strong voice quality. This composition is as pleasant and impressive as the original one while the 'rock version' is further remoulded with a vibrant mix of instruments that shapes up as an interesting fusion.
Next in list is Tore Matware Naina in the vocals of Nirali Kartik and Joyshanti. The track begins with an interesting Arabic piece with a classical flavour added by the female vocalists. The track is an interesting hear and should certainly attract listeners. Lyrics penned by Maatibaani, Joyshanti and Pt. Laghulal are good and deserve an acknowledgement. Altogether, an unusual and versatile composition of the composer Maatibaani.
makes an entry in the album with his Goan rendition Maria Pitache
. This number reminds of a joyful carnival with lyrics penned by both Remo and Abhijeet Deshpande
that go well with the genre of the track. The arrangements used are quite lively and enjoyable.
Tere Mere Pyaar Ki
is Prashant Pillai
's duet composition with vocals lent by Naresh Iyer
and Shweta Pandit
. This one is a soft melody on low notes that begins with the sound of a whistle. The musical arrangements used by the composer are quite appreciable with lyrics penned by Gopal Datt
being simple and nice.
What follows is a hard rock number Bandhay by Modern Mafia that is well dominated by drums and guitar right throughout. This one is a below average song that starts with a loud male chorus and proceeds ahead with the vocals which are unimpressive and monotonous. This Ankur Tewari song does succeed in sketching a situation as if the protagonists are approaching towards the climax . However as a standalone number, one can even skip the number.
Here appears a rain song 'Yun Hi Re' which starts in the melodious vocals of Anirudh (also the composer) and Swetha Mohan. This one is a soft romantic number on low notes and experiments with a blend of classical and modern music that is really cool. A nice breeze of violin used towards the end makes it even more fascinating. Turaz's lyrics are catchy and captivating.
Rab Di is a solo track sung by the vocalist Kartik which begins with a male chorus. The number has a Sufi flavour with musical arrangements by Prashant Pillai doing the trick as they are highly energetic with a blend of high beats. Rab Di (The Rab Step Version) is another experiment where Dub Sharma plays up with the variation in the arrangements while adding on the beats.
Next in the line is the track, Out of Control
that starts with English lyrics in the vocals of Nikhil D'Souza
who is soon joined by the female vocalist Priti Pillai who lends a classical theme. This one is a beautiful fusion by composer Mikey Mccleary who brings on a guitar and blends an English theme with Indian classical while managing to touch both heart and the soul. 'Out Of Control (Choir Version)' is another edition of the track that beautifully uses a choir in the track, a rare trend in Bollywood these days.
The album moves ahead with Ya Husain
that has Lucky Ali
making a comeback after a long time. Though one expected a lot from it, the track seems to be more off a narration, hence turning out to be stagnant and unappealing.
Coming up next is another English rendition Three Kills
in the vocals of Saurabh Roy and Aaron Carvalho. The composition from The Light Years Explode
has a hard rock beginning to it and reminds of Usha Uthup
. Aaron Carvalho's lyrics do not turn out to be much attractive though and the track proves to be below average overall.
The album concludes with Remo Fernandes's Light House Symphony which is a nice and soothing instrumental number that carries shades of 90s. The track also has a chorus well dominated by Remo himself with a lot of Goan feel and charm to it.
Overall David proves out to be a decent album though it scores high on the experimental front. That should be a reason good enough to give this one a listening or two. Or perhaps more!