Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lamhaa - Music Review

Remember Rahul Dholakia? Yes, he is the same person who made much acclaimed and hard-hitting Parzania. Now, he is ready with his second offering called ‘Lamhaa’ starring Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Kunal Kapoor. The movie is set amidst the troubled milieu of Kashmir and appears to be a gritty take on situations panning out in beautiful valley of Kashmir. The music of the movie has been composed by young music composer Mithoon who had earlier given us ‘Bas Ek Pal’ and ‘The Train’. Lyrics have been provided by Saeed Qadri and Amitabh Varma.

The album kick starts on a supremely impressive note with ‘Madno’ rendered by Kshitij Tarey and Chinmayi. The track is a wandering and scenic melody. A very refreshing song, Madno beautifully expresses the anxiety of undeclared feelings.

Madno has another version in ‘Saajnaa’ surprisingly rendered by Mika Singh. The singer has done a commendable job here. Mika is famous for lively chartbusters but here, he has definitely taken us by surprise by singing in a slow-paced, melancholic tone.

‘Main Kaun Hoon’ marks entry of Dr Palash Sen of Euphoria fame after a long time. This one is a very intense song and has throbbing tone. The track talks about terror, gloom and uncertainty in Kashmir. The song has elements of anger and pain and Palash Sen has done a wonderful job here.

The next number is ‘Zameen-o-aasman’ delivered by Kshitij Tarey. Track continues the forlorn mood of the previous number. It depicts the heart-breaking tale of a broken paradise. A mellow composition, you are bound to be affected with the poignancy of the song.

‘Rehmat Zara’ is a semi Sufi-rock creation sung by Mithoon and Mohammad Irfan. Definitely an impactful song. The album finishes with ‘Salaam Zindagi’ rendered by Mohammad Irfan and Arun Daga. It is an optimistic song highlighted with delightful giggly kiddie sounds and voices chattering in Kashmiri. All in all, Mithoon has done a fantastic job here and gives us lots of hope for his upcoming ventures.