Music Review:Kaminey(Vishal Bharadwaj)
by Srikanth Mantravadi
Borrowing admirably from film noir brand of music Vishal Bharadwaj creates a track of infectious quality in Dhan Te Nan.Note how the MD builds up the momentum till the hook line.Predictably tantalising.Vishal Dadlani and Sukhwinder,for one,make an utterly mismatched duo,atleast on paper.But Vishal,the MD,uses them to brilliant effect.Notwithstanding Gulzar’s funky lyrics it is the racy tune that is predominantly dominating.Fatak is more the Vishal Bharadwaj brand of music and though it is more mod in the arrangements the rustiness of Sukhwinder and Kailash trickles down to delicious effect.Both create an upbeat jugalbandi of sorts with quick repartees and intercuts.The ending,in true Gulzar style is a touch dramatic and sanguine.Transcendental in every aspect,the title track stumps you from the word go.Never did I imagine or expect a softly orchestrated,delicately rendered song to be the title track of a Vishal Bharadwaj movie,especially that of Kaminey.Enchanting.Raat Ke Dhai Baje brings on an ensemble cast of singers on board and each of them do their bit adding their unique timbre and tenor to the rather staid tune.Of all Rekha Bharadwaj’s sui generis innocent yet barnyard vocals stand out.Gulzar more than ever in this OST takes centerstage with his masterful Pehli Baar Mohabbat.Mohit Chauhan is well disposed for such songs and he excels.Finding him in the OST though,is like finding a diamond inside an oyster.The retroly imagined Go Charlie Go theme is neatly done.
Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey was,to state the obvious,destined to do well and the only uncertainty that remained was the measure of it’s success.Let there be no doubt-Kaminey is delectably sassy in a loony-goony way!
My Pick-Kaminey,Dhan Te Nan
My Rating-Four Cheers!!!!