Cast: Adhyayan Suman, Ragini Nandwani, Rohit Bakhshi, Rati Agnihotri, Ashwini Kalsekar
Director: Milind Ukey
Producer: Ashwagandha Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
Music Director: Hanif Sheikh, Ripul Sharma
Release: 4 January 2013
Dehraadun Diary is another offering by Bollywood that deals with the widespread issue of corruption. Most movies dealing with realistic themes are usually pushed to the ongoing film festivals, collect awards and disappear from public memory even before they enter it. But the trend is changing now, these films are getting their due and this is also true for certain small-budget movies, hence this movie might just be a big hit or maybe not but for now let us see how the album fares.
|Dehraadun Diary||Ripul Sharma|
|O Piya||Javed Ali|
1. Dehradun Diary: This is fast paced song with some rock influences and will probably go well as the theme of the song and not just one title track per say. I like the background music on its own than with the vocals and even though the song is for a little over two minutes
it does not seem extremely short ,maybe an additional 20 seconds or so would also be nice.
2. Rubaru: This one is sweet and pleasantly hummable. It has classical or maybe Hindustani feel to it. A romantic track, it does a pretty nice job in setting the mood. Not the best romantic track around but will grow on the listeners especially after the picturization. Jafery Iqbal’s voice is quite pleasant and helps set the mood.
3. Nishan: Now Kavita Saith’s voice is nothing you will expect! Raw and powerful, her voice alone will compel you to listen to the sing because it sounds so….interesting, somewhat reminiscent of Shubha Mudgal. Coming to the song it is quite melodious and does grab your attention. Not a very fast paced song but does take you along its journey.
4. O Piya: I like Javed Ali’s voice but other than that I’m not a big fan of this song. It does have some good feel to it and all but is not something different or unique that will grab people’s attention immediately.
Music is one of the most integral aspects of a Bollywood movie and rightly so, since they help set the mood and tone of the movie, sometimes even helping box office performances. The songs of Dehradun Diary are pleasant enough and some may even grow on you fully but it is not one of those albums that instantly grab you and hold in your attention, but it does have some promise. So do check it out, who knows it may make an impact!
Picks of the album: Dehraadun Diary, Rubaru, Nishan
Verdict: Nott amazing but does have promise!