Luck By Chance-Shankar Ehsaan Loy
by Srikanth Mantravadi
Bawre is a neatly done folk track and sounds earthy.O Rahi Re is quintessential SEL and shimmers be it singing,tuning or the thought provoking lyrics.Pyaar Ki Daastan is more mainstream but sounds extremely gorgeous.The orchestration in this one is top notch.Sunidhi croons Yeh Aaj Kya Ho Gaya in her usual energentic manner.The song itself is middling but sounds bubbly and frothy.Now we come to the pick(s) of the album-Yeh Zindagi Bhi is minimal orchestration but the extraordinary tuning and makes a big impact.The ambient sound is fused appropriately.The sucker punch comes through Sapnon Se Bhare Naina.The quasi psychelic track which would otherwise have been a classical track is conceptualised brilliantly and takes an altogether turn-almost inventing a new genre.SEL amalgamate the lyrics into a techno trance and leave the listener spellbound.
A scintillating soundtrack Luck By Chance is near perfect.Javed Akhtar’s lyrics deserve special mention.SEL themselves are in top form.
My Picks-Yeh Zindagi Bhi,Sapnon Se Bhare Naina