Springs A Pleasant Surprise
By Nishevitha Vijayanand, MovieTalkies.com, 07 October 2014
Ramesh and Rohan Sippy produced Sonali Cable has been directed by Charudutt Acharya and stars Rhea Chakraborty and Ali Fazal in lead roles. This being a comparatively small film, the buzz on it is quite low but the fact that its script was one of the eight selected for Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012 says a lot about the film’s quality. With such positive vibes one looks forward to the soundtrack of the film which has been primarily composed by Daniel B.George with guest compositions from the duo of Amjad-Nadeem as well as Mikey McCleary, Raghav Sachar, and the director Charudutt Acharya himself. With so many names associated with the soundtrack, one waits to see how the end result has turned out to be.
Ek Mulaqat opens the soundtrack and is a very Mithoon / Ankit Tiwari kind of track and would have fitted well in movies like Aashiqui 2. In fact, the singer Jubin Nautiyal sounds a lot like Arijit Singh but with a pronounced nasal twang and has done a decent job with his rendition. The use of the guitar in the arrangement needs to be specially complimented since it successfully adds to the beauty of the composition. Sameer’s lyrics are simple and go well with the romantic feel of the song. The Unplugged version is equally good and Jubin dominates the track with astounding results. There is also a third version of the track which has been sung by Altamash Faridi who does not make much of an impact especially so since Jubin has set really high standards with his two versions.
Gannu Rocks is a superb energetic track which combines devotion and rock music into a mouth-watering cocktail. Mikey McCleary clearly demarcates the song into two parts with Anmol Malik handling the Aarti portion and singer-composer Vishal Dadlani handling the rock portion and blends the two seamlessly which results in an enjoyable Ganesh number. Special mention to Kausar Munir for the imaginative lyrics – be it calling Ganesha as Gannu or coming up with lines like "Mumbai Ka King Bolo Kaun". This track has the potential to become a runaway hit if promoted well.