Friday, July 30, 2010

Aisha – Music Review

Amit Trivedi has been hailed as one of the most promising Indian composers to have arrived on the scene in recent times. His latest offering is ‘Aisha’ starring Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor. The movie is a take on the famous novel ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen.

The album opens with ‘Suno Aisha’, a track sung by Ash King, Nakash Aziz and Trivedi himself. Quite a pretty number, it has simple, basic lyrics and soothing melody. The track is bound to garner good reviews.

As large portions of the movie have been picturized in Delhi and Punjab, it has distinctly Punjabi flavor. Second track of the album, ‘Gal Mitthi Mitthi’ will remind you of Trivedi’s ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye’. Tochi Raina has provided the vocals in an interesting club-Punjabi tradition. Song is going to have its days in clubs and discotheques. Well worthy of repeat listening, this one.

Nikhil D'Souza, Neuman Pinto and Trivedi team up for ‘Sham’. It is very much an alt-rock style guitar ballad that evokes a pleasant response from the listeners. Song is unconventional and is quite different. The song has got a wonderful feel about it. One of the best tracks of the album, this one.

Anushka Manchanda lends her voice to next track, ‘Behke Behke’. This is a very stylish song and has several shades to it, right from salsa chorus to a string of hip-hop. A completely fun song, Behke Behke will surely make you groove.

Anusha Mani does an excellent job singing Lehrein. The song boasts of simple sweetness and is more like a standard romantic lament. Full marks to the singer for her performance.

‘By The Way’ is more like a shiny-happy pop song from 80s. The track is full of energy and Anushka croons it quite well. The last two numbers of the album are remixes of Gal Mitthi Mitthi and Lehrein. All in all, Aisha is a fresh and cleverly built album. The songs will definitely leave you wanting for more.