So this is first post of 2014 year, well, Happy New Year !!!
Almost 4 years ago, Ishqiya was released. The combo Vishal Bhardwaj – Gulzar, made awesome songs like Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji flavoured by voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Ibn-E-Batuta by Sukhwinder Singh; both the songs still run through my mind whenever I’m in my lone zone.
So coming to the Dedh-Ishqiya, I got more than what I expected from the musical team. I wonder how Gulzar creates such amazingly palpable emotions through his words. After all songs I listened, I just can bow down in front of him. Even simple music pieces and soothing playback to his compositions can make us nostalgic.
I started with song, Dil Ka Mizaaj Ishqiya, the heart-melting, a perfect blend of Gulzar-ism and Rahat-ism. Lyrics combined with voice, the song slowly grows on you, makes you sing along even when not listening to it. It’s worth keeping in your playlist just like as Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji, and not to forget it could be your most favourite track of this jam.
Other songs like Hamari Atariya, sung by Rekha Bhardwaj, a Mujra song, superbly blended with Tabla and Guitar, well dominated though. I better not talk much.
A Ghazal, Zabaan Jale Hai, “ना बोलूं मैं तो कलेजा फुंके, जो बोल दुं तो जुबाँ जले हैं” , a classical retro-ish song. I don’t know whatsoever your take on this is, but whatever Rahatji sings, always sounds better to my ear, a number two favourite track of mine.
And yet another classical song, Jagaave Saari Raat, with melodious Rekha’s voice and twist of taste with Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Aalap, could be a perfect example of classical melody. Another one, Kya Hoga, a qawali, there’s nothing great to listen to.
Oh, did I forget to mention Yo Yo Honey Singh? Yeah, with Horn Ok Please, a peppy number by Sukhwinder Singh and Anushka Manchanda, abruptly rapped by Honey Singh. I’ll say just that Honey Singh tried of his track with same rapping style, but Sukhwinder takes it over all.
Last word towards Dedh-Ishqiya, in my opinion, this jam wouldn’t be good enough if we chuck out Gulzarji and Rahatji. Vishal Bhardwaj did the obvious job with music as we look out his past works. It’s a 3 star album.