Thursday March 4, 2010
Music review: Well Done Abba (Hindi – Shantanu Moitra)
With a tune bordering on Old MacDonald, Mohit Chauhan and Swanand Kirkire’s Hum toh apni is sprightly folk fun, while Ila Arun’s Meri banno apes Mera joota hai japani unabashedly in a suave mod package, along with a surprising sprinkling of Kannada Telugu! Raja Hasan’s Pani ko taraste, has a rhythmic sufi base with an occasional, enthusiastic frenzied departure. Raja’s other track, Rahiman ishq ka has Ashok Mishra’s lyrics as its highlight, even as Shantanu’s tune is conventional. Sandesa too is pleasant, but is soaked in the familiar Shantanu template, except for Rupankar’s standout vocals. Likeable, but predictable tunes from Shantanu.
Keywords: Boman Irani, Sammir Dattani, Minissha Lamba, Shantanu Moitra, Raja Hasan, Ila Arun