Music Review: Kahaani (Vishal Shekhar)

by Srikanth Mantravadi

Since the first trailer of this very interesting movie came out, I have been quietly anticipating the music release; VS are one of the few music directors who do not dish out mediocre fare for mid level films and their association with Sujoy Ghosh has generally produced enjoyable music. Kahaani, though, disappoints. Aami Shotti Bolchi goes wildly haywire. Right from the strange confluence of noir and retro – mashed with a jazz template – to the boisterous vocals of Usha Uthup, the song hits all the discordant notes there are. Kolkata, it seems, will have to be satisfied with Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re. KK’s subdued singing keeps the title song chugging along nicely but the song is your garden variety melody. Tore Bina shimmers with promise but the sparkly orchestration fails to elevate a flat composition. Ekla Chalo Re is too situational to stand up on its own feet. That leaves us with the excellent Piya Tu Kaahe Rootha Re – a classical piece that is fabulously juxtaposed to snarling guitar riffs. Very,very good.