Manorama Music Review
It’s rare to come across an album which has a collection of only soothing tracks. Also, it’s not always important to have a variety which caters to all genres of music. Manorama Six Feet Under, which boasts of a bunch of unconventional actors, seems to have a promising album. Jayesh Gandhi and Raiamond Mirza’s compositions can be slotted under one class, yet dissimilar in nature.
Woh Bheege Pal may sound like one contemporary composition from Pritam’s equalizers but on repeated hearing, the difference is evident. It’s one of those few songs where the music does not have an overpowering effect; the vocals have a dominant role to play. And Jayesh does total justice to it. The lyrics make an attempt to sound different from that of ‘Woh bheegi bheegi raatein-Zeher.’ It’s definitely a complete song!
Zubeen Garg of Ya Ali fame croons Woh Bheege Pal in his own definite style. It is indeed difficult to make out whether it is his voice or the beautiful composition that adds flavour to this song. But Garg’s voice is sure to touch one’s heart, no doubt!
Coming from Dj Akbar’s table, Woh Bheege Pal’s remix sounds just fine, neither great nor okay. It seems the song has just been compressed a bit adding the fast paced digitized beats. Or is this what remixes are all about?
The lyrics of ‘Tere Sawalon Ke’ will make you think. It’s an emotional, sensitive and yet has a reasonable feel to it. Roopkumar Rathod’s ever melodious voice enhances the lyrics and the whole song is on a high pitched note. Mahalaxmi Iyer’s vocals do balance out the song, but she hardly has some lines to her credit. One will barely remember her voice as Rathod steals the audio space.
Kailash Kher’s sharp vocals sound excellent with lyrics penned by Irfan Siddiqui. ‘Dhundla Jo Sama Bandha’ has been given an unusual treatment. The music has a classical feel to it yet modern and playing strong. Kher’s voice is unparalleled and like all his songs, this one too juts out. Apart from a great composition and inspirational lyrics, the beats of the music will have a lasting effect.
‘Dhoka’ sounds like a track from RGV’s spooky thrillers. The lyrics by Rowdy fail to leave a great impact, however Richa Sharma’s voice does strike a chord. On a whole, this song lags behind in the completeness expected. Raiomond Mirza’s music is fairly okay and could have been better.