Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5
Music: Vipin Patwa, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Sandesh Shandilya, Anupama Raag
Lyrics: Dr Sagar, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munir Niazi, Deepak Ramola, Faiz Ahmed, Gaurav Solanki
Singers: Atif Aslam, Arko Pravo, Mukherjee, Navraj Hans, Rekha Bhardwaj, Papon, Shraddha Mishra, Swanand Kirkire, Javed Bashir
Album Released: April 2018
The soundtrack for the recent political thriller, “Daas Dev” was almost under the covers for a long time, but now that the film is out, we have started appreciating its creative music composed and sung by a team of the most talented musicians in the country. Sudhir Mishra, the director, is known for his unconventional films and this time he tries hard to make a reverse story out of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel “Dev Daas”. Sudhir intelligently spins the title to make it “Daas Dev”. It remains a romantic triangle but is set up amidst the powerful political dynamics in a small rural area called Jahana, situated somewhere in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Let’s read the review for the exquisite songs from the movie.
Sahmi Hai Dhadkan
Composed by the exceptionally well-trained classical music expert, “Vipin Patwa” and sung by Atif Aslam, “Sahmi Hai Dhadkan” a soft-paced track in Atif’s mellow, buttery voice will give you goosebumps. Dr Sagar’s deep and mesmerising lyrics makes this pace changing melody a worthy song.
The solid track “Rangdaari”, is Arko Pravo Mukherjee’s only contribution to the movie. This song is very typical of his style and also includes the gentle “Despacito” touch on the piano. It's beautifully sung by Arko and Navraj Hans. In the beginning, it might sound quite energetic, but after a few replays, it becomes quite boring.
Challa Chap Chunariya
Well, this wedding sangeet song has been composed by Sandesh Shandilya, a brilliant composer with an exceptional work record. Deepak Ramola pens down the lyrics and Rekha Bhardwaj sings it. Even though Bhardwaj’s naturally semi-classical vocals sound arranged to an electro-pop background, including the music from a sarangi comes out really well, but somehow the extravagant music doesn’t seem to match the rural, street-bred lyrics.
Raat Youn Dil Mein Teri
“Raat Youn Dil Mein Teri”, is a soothing and smooth-flowing piece of song. Sandesh Shandilya weaves a dreamy soundscape with his somewhat retro arrangement. Papon and Shraddha Mishra’s heartrending voices will put you into a trance right from the very beginning.
“Azaad Kar”, is one of the most impressive tracks on the album. Anupama Raag’s music has a rustic and earthy undertone. Swanand Kirkire, a new but quite established voice in the playback music industry absolutely rocks with his vocals in this one. Without a doubt, this is the cleanest and most well-done track in the entire album.
Tain To Uttey
Vipin Patwa’s music and improvisation of the folk and contemporary fusion are absolutely great. Other than the awesome melody and fantastic arrangement. Javed Bashir’s singing skills are absolutely class apart. “Tain To Uttey” is a phenomenal attempt by Patwa and Bashir.
Marne Ka Shauk
Shamir Tandon’s monotonous track ‘Marne Ka Shauk’ opens like the typical Emraan Hashmi songs. The song is not as one-dimensional as it seems in the beginning. It progresses with Papon and Krishna Beura rendering it really well. Regardless of that, its a thoroughly boring track.
The film might have failed to engross its viewers but these multidimensional songs will take you to an absolutely different time period in a distant corner of rural India, where politics, rivalry and treachery are thoroughly entangled with the elements of love.
OUR PICK(S): We choose “Raat Youn Dil Mein Teri” as our most favourite soundtrack from the album.