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As the trailer of Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film Piku has succeeded in raking audience excitement, the anticipation for the film’s music has also growm. Like Vicky Donor, Sircar has once again handed over the reigns of composition to an upcoming Bengali music director Anupam Roy. Being new to the space, Roy has played it safe, keeping the album short and melodious. It enlists five melodies and for a change no remixes. What a great relief!

Bezubaan sets a calm and serene note to the on-the-road trip album. Sung by Anupam Roy, the melody grows on the listeners as it progresses. The steady and balanced vocals of Roy does justice to the musical treatment of the song. The music arrangements are great and have a slow build up towards the hook. The blend of sarod and guitar is commendable, especially in the instrumental piece towards the bridge of the song played by Prattyush Banerjee. As the track is mainly based on the unusual combination of the two instruments, it makes the tune very soothing.

Don’t be surprised if you get hooked to the catchy tune of the Journey Song sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Anupam Roy. Both the singers compliment each other’s vocals and bring in the ease and peace to the melody. The breezy feel and the soulful singing might remind listeners of Parineeta’s Kashto Maza song. Though there are no key similarities, the flavour of the song is quite alike, particularly in its folksy tunes. Over here, Roy has played with the flute and sarangi as the base of the composition, further blending it with guitar and percussion beats. The melody fits perfectly to the theme of the film and definitely enters into the on-the-road songs playlist.

Lamhe guzar gaye, possibly a sad song of the film is once again crooned by Roy. The soft rock flavour track is not a typical brooding song but falls more in the comforting zone. The soft rock tunes mixed with the regular intervals of flute, singles it out from the regular pensive songs.

The introductory track of Deepika Padukone’s character Piku is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. The pop-rock- light-hearted track that points out the qualities of Piku, fails to bring out the vivacious and sparkling edge into the track. Chauhan does her best to offer a cheerful tone, but doesn’t fit well with the composition that is grounded on guitar strums.

The blend of tabla beats in the rock flavor track Teri meri baatein, might elevate the listener’s interest, but fails to engage as it progresses. Roy’s singing once again succeeds in bringing in the melodious feel but doesn’t help in holding the track.

Verdict: The album is perfect for the soft song lovers

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