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Guddu Rangeela

After captivating listeners with an intricate orchestration in Bombay Velvet, composer Amit Trivedi is back on the charts with Guddu Rangeela. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film features Aditi Rao Hydari, Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh and Ronit Roy in lead roles. Going along with the essence of the plot, Tivedi has composed short but total filmy tracks for the film. We gave this five-track album a listen to find out whether it made a mark on the charts.

The album kick-starts with an upbeat title track sung by Trivedi and Divya Kumar. The music starts with the composer’s signature orchestration fueled by casio and drum beats.The song, set in a slow pace, picks up the tempo in its second interlude as the rock elements and electric guitar come into play. The sudden change in pace is impressive. Irshad Kamil’s quirky lyrics suit the character’s introduction. The remix of the song is just an add-on with no special treatment to the music and the only difference is in the vocals. Trivedi’s vocals are replaced by Shahid Mallaya’s voice, which goes well with the track and doesn’t affect the song.

The composer brings in Arijit Singh for the melodious track Sooiyan. The duet with a feel-good factor features impressive, earthy and simple yet perky tunes. Singh’s vocals blend well with Chinmayi Sripada’s pleasant voice and justifies the composition. It’s a regular, easy-on-the-ear track that doesn’t offer anything notable. The song can make a good a Capella track due to its musical treatment. Sahebaan, a fast-paced romantic track sung by Sripada and Mallaya, comes up next. The musical arrangements are noteworthy as the composer has introduced an elaborate keyboard section fused with techno beats. The track takes a turn as country-styled beats flow in, complementing Mallaya’s vocals. Trivedi’s voice enters towards the climax, creating an excellent combo of music as well as vocals. This is definitely a win-win track. The album ends on a different note with Subhash Kapoor’s Mata ka email, sung by Gajendra Phogat. The track is ill-fitting as the composition and quirky Hinglish lyrics penned by Kappor are not in sync with the mood of the album.

The composition plays on Bhojpuri-style music arrangements and sounds like a sub-standard attempt. The song brings out the feel of bhajan singing, with a call- and- response structure.

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