Fun, light and free spirited depicting a journey song, ‘Matargashti‘, is rendered effortlessly by Mohit Chauhan, who sings evocatively in various tenors, and is especially superb in high pitches. The music is inspired by European dance music genre and is situational.
Mika Singh and Nakash Aziz wow listeners with a lovely rendition in the cute and naughty chhed-chaad, qawwali-bhangra style, ‘Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai‘. Irshad’s lyrics are just superb.
The romantic duet, ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho‘, is indeed a special treat for quite a few reasons. First of all, Alka Yagnik’s par excellent rendition! It is indeed a pleasure hearing her honey sweet vocals after a long time. Secondly the all-male chorus led by Arijit Singh, which is the highlight. And not forget the soft musical arrangements in the background, the piano, keyboards etc. and Irshad’s lyrics.
Rahman does come up with unique and fresh, all desi and highly addictive melody in ‘Wat Wat Wat‘. Arijit Singh and Shashwat Singh gel well to render this light breezy propositioning number. Irshad’s lyrics are pure desi (North Indian) in nature.
‘Wat Wat Wat‘ Vengeance Mix is more western and with electronic music beats and sung well by Shashwat Singh.
‘Chali Kahani‘ is situational and opera like and incorporates the spirit of TAMASHA, which talks about different mythological stories like Sohni-Mahiwal, Moosa-Firoun (Moses & Pharaoh), ‘Krishna-Kans etc. Its indeed a unique composition with superb music, brilliant lyrics penned by Kamil and excellently sung by Sukhwinder Singh, nicely complimented by Haricharan and Haripriya.
The aptly titled ‘Safarnama‘ is again a journey song which is spiritualistic in nature; free flowing with minimalistic arrangements. Lucky Ali renders the number with elan but its Irshad’s lyrics which are heart touching and soul pleasing.
‘Parade De La Bastille‘ is another journey track where the musical troupe is travelling to Corsica, France, an offshoot of ‘Matargashti‘, and inspired from European dance music.
The composer comes behind the mike for the brilliantly rendered ‘Tu Koi Aur Hai‘, which once again is narrative in nature. Grand musical orchestrations which is choir-like and opera style are simply mind-blowing.
Summation: The maestro does it again. Brilliant! Superb! Par Excellent! Rahman-Irshad cross our gargantuan expectations with ease. TAMASHA is a breath taking display of brilliantly carved out compositions that linger long in memory even after they are over. Classy and mass appealing as well, our favourite -The entire album. Though the album will take time to grow (like most of Rahman’s works), the chartbusting album will certainly prove a bonus for TAMASHA, which releases world -wide on 27th November.
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Excellent – 4.5 & above
Very Good – 4
Good – 3.5
Average/Passable – 3
Pathetic – 2.5 & below
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