Mirzya Music Review: Music That Goes Overboard In Its Quest For Creativity
Time and again newcomers are gifted with music that goes on to become chartbuster. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla had Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Salman Khan and Bhagyashree had Maine Pyaar Kiya. Ajay Devgn and Madhoo had Phool Aur Kaante. Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel had Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor had Saawariya. Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt had Student of the Year. No wonder, now that Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher are coming together for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya, you expect Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Gulzar to weave magic.
The moment Sain Zahoor begins his rendition of the title song Mirzya, you know that the soundtrack here would be quite different from what one has been exposed to over the years. That was expected too, considering the kind of promo that had been put together for the film. Now when Daler Mehndi leads the show with support from Akhtar Chinnal and Nooran Sisters, the song calls for all around attention.
The manner in which Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke begins with Sain Zahoor coming on the scene, you expect another folk outing in a row. That doesn't happen though as soon enoughSiddharth Mahadevan joins the show and takes over the proceedings. This one is actually the only song in the album which comes remotely close to belonging to Bollywood scheme of things. That said, it is inherently good and impresses.
From this point on though, the soundtrack begins to turn abstract. Despite repeated hearing, surprisingly none of the songs manage to catch your attention and don't really play in your mind. Mame Khan, Shuchismita Das and Akhtar Chinnal may indeed be good in their classical singing prowess but when one is talking about a Bollywood mega bucks film with promising stars, an outing like Chakora surprises.
Ditto for Aave Re Hitchki where Mame Khan is accompanied by Shankar Mahadevan. From here, the proceedings actually begin to sound like a Coke Studio affair. Now while this could work on TV, one wonders how all of this could well in a hardcore mainstream commercial entertainer's narrative! This is also the case with 'Doli Re Doli' which is one of the lengthiest songs of the album and with the same singers as 'Aave Re Hitchki'. Yes, the spirit of the song is pretty much attached to interiors of the North India. However, in the process it all becomes strictly situational and one is left wondering what to hum and sing around.
Nooran Sisters too end up getting a huge platform to rise and shine with a good quantum of songs. They get a couple more in the form of 'Hota Hai' and Ek Nadi Thi. The former can still be given a hear, considering the fact that it has a bit of catchy element to it with also some full throttle singing by Sain Zahoor, Akhtar Chinnal and Daler Mehndi. However, latter is dull and isn't really elevated to a great high by the accompanying singer K. Mohan.
This isn't all as Kaaga appears like a weird outing actually and has Kaushiki Chakrabartycoming up with a mix of folk and classical rendition. This one belongs to the quick-skip variety and while one would have expected the 'Mirzya Theme - Broken Arrows' to be a powerful culmination to the album, none of that happens as it all ends on a sad note.
It is quite apparent that in an attempt to create something truly different, the makers here have gone overboard. Of course, considering the vast experience that the composers and the lyricist carry, they must be having it within themselves all these years to create something remarkably different like Mirzya. However, if only this could have been channelized a little better with a fair balance being maintained between creativity and commerce, the music ofMirzya could have been the one to remember.
Our picks: Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke, Mirzya
Release Date : 07 October 2016
Director : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Genre : Romance
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