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Music Review: Talaash

Ranjabi Saigal

(This article is sponsored by Sounds Of India)

Music Director Ram Sampath of Delly Belly fame, was chosen by Aamir Khan for his new production Talaash. He has given a fine score.

The opener “Muskaanein Jhooti Hai” is a classy jazz based song with an alluring melody. The lyrics by Javed Akhtar is wonderful and portrays the shadier side of the red light district of Mumbai. Suman Sridhar  vocals are phenomenal. This song will surely do well.

Haunting drums can be found in the next song “Jee Le Zaraa”. The song is based on a peppy techno vibe with mystical guitar strings added (from Shon Pinto) to give it a completely lounge feel.  Vishal Dadlani’s singing talent comes to life  and he has done phenomenal work. Javed Akhtar is on form again lyrically in arguably the most enjoyable song on the album. “Jee Le Zaraa Remix” appears later in the soundtrack and is a very welcome remix produced by Mikey McCleary.  

Drums are a frequently used instrument in this soundtrack and they continue to be used in the next song “Jiya Lage Na” where the mood continues to be sad but upbeat thanks to the peppy drums used to provide melody based on traditional thumri. Singing by Sona Mohapatra is splendid. She is joined by a Sukhwinder Singh-sounding Ravindra Upadhyay in a duet.  Lovely to hear a traditional thumri in this track.

“Hona Hai Kya” seems very situational. The music is dark, moody and very serious. This one is sung by Ram Sampath himself.  

“Laakh Duniya Kahe” ensures the album ends on a high note with a beautiful ode on love. The way Ram Sampath weaves his acoustic guitar strings through a candlelit piano piece laced with gorgeous drums is a sheer delight on the ears! With Javed Akhtar in such good form we are treated to some brilliant romantic lines that deserve to be appreciated. Ram Sampath’s own rendition is earnest and heartfelt.  

Talaash is certainly a track worth listening to.


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