‘Rangrezz’ is a Hindi movie directed by the talented Priyadarshan. This movie is a remake of the superhit Tamil movie ‘Nadodigal’. The songs have been tuned by the popular music director duo Sajid-Wajid. Let’s check them out.
|Dil Ko Aaya Sukoon||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Hiral B|
|Govinda Aala Re||Wajid Khan|
|Shiv Shambo||Shankar Mahadevan|
|Shambo Shiv Shambo||Sukhwinder Singh|
|Yaaron Aisa Hai||Salim Merchant|
1. Dil Ko Aaya Sukoon
Crooned by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Hiral B, this song is a Pop-Sufi fusion. The collusion of Rahat’s silky vocals along with the Harmonium and Tabla creates a pleasant, feel good ambience. But it did have that heard-before formulaic feel. It strongly reminded me of “Ishq Bina” from Taal.
2. Govinda Aala Re
A typical Sajid-Wajid with the famous ‘Aala Re’ tune. Nothing remarkable. Sticks to the conventions and established boundaries of a typical Bolly masala number with typical Dholak supported desi beats and lively vocals.
3. Shiv Shambo
This song has been retained from the Tamil original. Like the Tamil version, this song bursts forth with energy and vigor. The most distinct characteristic of Shankar Mahadevan’s voice is the throw and power. This song accentuates those elements effectively. However I felt the Tamil version was marginally better and more emotionally evocative.
4. Shambo Shiv Shambo
This song is the other version of Shiv Shambo rendered by the inimitable Sukhwinder Singh. Sukhwinder is another artist known for his unique and dynamic voice and throw. He uses that to full effect here and stamps the song with his own trademark style. This is good stuff.
5. Yaaron Aisa Hai
The best song in the album. There is no dearth for feel good songs in Bollywood and at some point you tend to find common ground among all of them. However Sajid –Wajid hit experimental mode and somehow attempt to break away from stereotypes and thus end up delivering a unique, heart warming and uplifting number that is sure to impress the listeners. This is the pick of the album.
Again, this is an another predictable album from Sajid Wajid, not to mention it does work for the most part. ‘Yaaron Aisi Hai’ saves the album in a way. But overall, it does have a couple of noteworthy songs. A decent album surely.