A very ‘electric’ start to the song (titled Darmiyan), might trick you into believing this is one of those ‘wannabe bollywood rock’ sort of song but then Swanand kirkire intervenes melodiously and makes you smile. The tune is playful, the tone romantically secretive and the music arrangement – excellent! At times (especially when Swanand goes towards high pitch with ‘bolo na’), he seems out of sync but then the excellent ‘yaar dost’ waley male backup vocals save the song. A hum worthy song by all means.
Inkaar theme starts almost with a clandestine tone, slow guitar sounds eerie and the group singing with a Primadona, Monali thakur humming very slowly completes the effect. The best part I feel is that this track doesn’t try too hard to sound like any other movie theme. It’s a strong theme track and I loved it because of this very reason.
Kuch bhi ho sakta hai – Suraj Jagan has sung so many songs like this one that it’s not very surprising (I remembered the title song of ‘hijack’ with this one though, for the mood it conveys and not the tune) to see him venturing out with heavy guitars and a headbanging tempo with this song.
Maula tu maalik hai – Easily one of the worst songs I have ever heard Swanand kirkire sing. Amateurish hook for the song, no connect between the words, embarrassing in the antra. This is the typical case wherein lyrics are ‘told’ to the lyricist (shouldn’t it be the other way round?) and the poor chap has to come up with something around them so that the song is composed. 3 thumbs down!
Zindagi ka karobar – K. Mohan, after long (or did it seem long?) takes the microphone and echoes into the fact as to how we are the cause of our own misery and destruction. Faint electric guitar and harmless arrangement ensures Mohan is constantly on our ears. Signature alaaps and a general chaos builds up rather quick and the song ends in less than 3 minutes!
Shantanu Moitra and swanand kirkire have thankfully not surrendered to the typical cliche of including weird lyrics and horrible music pieces just so that the album sells. The arrangement oozes class but is low on melody.
An average album for a film whose plus point is certainly not music. Nothing much.
My pick – Darmiyaan, Inkaar theme and Zindagi ka karobar