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Tamanchey

Tanu Weds Manu famed composer Krsna is back to composing for films with the soundtrack of Tamanchey. Packed with nine songs, it features four originals that brushes on the rustic flavour of the movie with two revised, two reprised versions and one rendition.

The album cashes on the RD Burman’s classic Pyar mein dil pe as the title track. Though the lyrics written by Puneet Sharma are different, the basic musical treatment and chorus remains the same. Adding his own musical flavour, the composer has tweaked the song by incorporating disco beats and electronic music. While the vocals of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle remain intact for the chorus, the revised lyrics are sung by Bappi Lahiri and Luv O Trigger. Lahiri’s voice adds the required zinc to the track and seamlessly weaves with Kishore Kumar’s vocals. The song though classic fits well into the storyline of Tamanchey.

The title track comes in multiple versions like Disco Mix and Munna & Babu Love Mix. The Disco Mix encompasses an outright EDM treatment with broken beats, shuffling and beat-skipping. This mix is quite interesting and will make a good club track. Whereas, Munna & Babu Love Mix can be easily avoided as it seems like a promotional track with added dialogue clips.

In da club, a Punjabi hip-hop number strives on the current trend of the quirky tongue-in-cheek lyrics smashed with the heavy club tunes. It’s yet another song falling in the spirit of Yo Yo Honey Singh style of music. The rap interludes in this track sung and written by Ikka Singh reminds you of Main sharabi from Cocktail. The number doesn’t offer anything creative, but since it follows the current trend, will work amongst the youth.

Sung by Sonu Nigam, Dildara, a romantic song of the film is quite soothing with a subtle melody. Arko Pravo Mukherjee, the guest composer has worked with slender guitar and trumpet. The minimal music treatment goes well with Arko’s lyrics highlighting the singer’s voice.

Simplicity of the song Khamakha makes it the winner track of the album. Based on a simple guitar tune, the song is beautifully woven around the soulful voice of Mohit Chauhan. The song brings back the ’90s feel. A rendition version featuring the vocals of composer Krsna is imposing and Mohit Chauhan’s track sounds more impactful. The reprise versions of Dildara and Khamakha hardly offer anything new.

Verdict: Enjoy it!

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