Friday, August 12, 2011

Mausam Soundtrack

After a lot of waiting, the Mausam soundtrack is finally here. I've been pretty excited for it, because Mausam is the sort of movie that just begs to have amazing music. The list of singers also makes for a pretty impressive mix. However, in terms of the tracklist itself, I have to say that I'm seriously missing a Mohit Chauhan song. I absolutely love the Pritam-Mohit combo (Tum Se Hi; Yeh Dooriyan), and was looking forward to one on this soundtrack as well. Also, the absence of a female voice doesn't seem right - no solos, but no duets either (if you don't count that short bit in Sajh Dhaj Ke). Wasn't Shreya supposed to sing for this soundtrack - what happened there?

Anyway, onto the actual album...

+ I absolutely love the music for Rabba - it's the same background score we heard during the promo, and it is just lovely. It has that light and airy feel to it, which goes really well with Shahid Mallya's mildly deep voice. The Rahat Fateh Ali Khan version is also really nice, but I'm not sure which is my favourite yet - maybe Shahid Mallya's wins, but only by a little.

+ I immediately took a liking to Sajh Dhaj Ke when I first saw the TV promo - and the actual song delivers even more. Mika gave it his all, and how! Such a fun song; makes you want to jump up and start dancing right there. The original is definitely my favourite, but the Tigerstyle remixes (Desi; Club) are also good for dance floors.

+ Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi - this song, my God! It has such a haunting feel to it, that give-you-goosebumps type. How melancholic. This is my favourite track on the album, but the problem is that I can't decide which version I like more - every time I listen to one version, I think I like it the best, but then I switch to another version and I'm confused again. Really, really good track, this one - done well and differently by all the singers. All three versions will be on repeat for a very long time.

+ Poore Se Zara Sa Kam Hai is also really nice. I love that Rashid Khan croons for the first minute without any background music; he has such a powerful voice and that allows it to come through.

+ Aag Lage Us Aag Ko is reminiscent of Dhol Baaje. Good track, but I haven't listened to it much - it's getting overshadowed by the rest.

+ Another good dance number is Mallo Malli, but I still prefer Sajh Dhaj Ke, easily. Still, this version and the remixes are the type that can grow on you quickly.

+ Irshad Kamil's lyrics are just lovely:

tera shehar jo peeche choot raha
kuch andar andar toot raha
bin tere hum toh poore se zara sa kam hai

ab dil chahe khamoshi ke hothon pe mein likh doon
pyaari si baatein kayi

kaanch pe chalna aanch mein jalna
jitne bhi dard hai maaye seh na sake yeh jindari

Overall, it is a beautiful soundtrack - great composition by Pritam, and amazing lyrics and singing to accompany it. It has that rustic feel to it, which I think fits in really well with the vibe of the movie. Now I'm looking forward to seeing how each song is picturised; hopefully more video promos are forthcoming.

My picks: Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi, Sajh Dhaj Ke, Rabba. 

What do you think of the album? What's your favourite track from it?


  1. It was the music that had me SO looking forward to seeing this film on screen - first Rabba, then Sajh dhaj ke, then Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi. I haven't listened to the rest of the soundtrack, but now that I'm not gonig to see it onscreen, I think I shall listen to them all and dream of what might have been.

  2. The soundtrack is really good... those three are definitely the best. I SO wish you could watch it onscreen. :( Crossing my fingers that a miracle happens and you get to see it! :)

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