Delhi 6-AR Rahman
by Srikanth Mantravadi
Delhi 6 is Rahman’s latest offering to music lovers in India.
Aarti is a purely situational track as it is nothing more than a pious bhajan even as Arziyan is a sufi bhajan.Both sound pristine especially the latter.Bhor Bayi by Shreya Ghoshal and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan is a treat for classical lovers as it is an out and out Hindustani track.Again situational.Hey Kaala Bandar and Delhi 6 come with a funky and zingy rhythm and fall into the Pappu Can’t Dance Saala mould.Masakalli is eminently listenable for its unconventional tune structure and singing.Rahman deserves applause for his choice of singer(Mohit Chauhan) who sounds incredibly naughty.Dil Gira Dafatan has a haunting guitar strumming in the background even as the singing is breathtaking.The singer Ash King almost sounds like Javed Ali but is outrageously talented as he lands the high notes with clockwork precision.Genda Phool begins like a folk song but takes a wicked turn at around the 50 secondsand turns into a thumping quasi techno song.Rehna Tu is the coup de grace as Rahman takes centrestage concocting a memorable tune and singing it mighty effectively.His husky vocals are pitch perfect for a song of this kind.The album comes to an end with Noor rendered by Amitabh Bacchan.
Rahman comes up with an enchanting score for Delhi 6 as he offers a bouquet of good songs on the platter.Every song sounds elegant and there is something for everyone in the album.Rahman betters himself when compared to Rang De Basanti
My Picks-Dil Gira Dafatan,Masakalli
Revised Rating-Four Cheers!!!!