It’s simply amazing how every time the talented duo of filmmaker Mani Ratnam and master composer A R Rahman come up with some scintillating music. Their latest film ‘Raavan’ is their tenth collaboration since Roja and every time we have been treated to some of the most fascinating pieces of music. This eagerly awaited movie stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram as its lead players. Going by the music of the movie, you can assure yourself of a treat. If Rahman’s music was not enough, you have Gulzar’s lyrics as well. Now, you can’t go wrong here.
The first song of the album, ‘Beera’ is an eclectic mix of rustic flavor and thumping beats. Vijay Prakash and Mustafa Kutoane along with Keerthi Sagathia are sure to take your breath away with their zealous verve. Song makes an instant connection with the listeners. ‘Behne De’ by Karthik is a complete mood changer. The lyric of the song is nothing but passionate and the song definitely packs a punch.
Sukhwinder Singh has always been a consistent member of Rahman’s gang and here again; he has delivered a masterful performance in ‘Thok de killi’. The song has enough firepower and drum and drama to make you fall in love with its feeling. Next comes, ‘Ranjha Ranjha’ in the soulful voices of Rekha Bharadwaj and Javed Ali. Gulzar is simply terrific here and Rahman has concocted his magic once again. The song has romantic overtures and is kind of a free-wheeling melody.
‘Khili Re’ sung by Reena Bhardwaj has amorous and soft feelings to it. ‘Kata Kata’ is a delightful rendition of upbeat bigul and has ethnic flavor to it. Rendered by Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi along with Kunal Ganjawala, the song has teasing, earthy and raunchy undertones.
Rahman remains what he is; simply Rahman and you just can’t afford to miss this exquisite outcome.