Phantom Films have an outstanding record of providing not only 'hat ke
' films but also memorable and 'league se hatke
' music. Films like LOOTERA, QUEEN etc are pointers to the fact that one can easily expect some good classy music from their upcoming venture, KATIYABAAZ, an interesting film on power theft in UP (Kanpur). Featuring highly talented and popular artists like the band Indian Ocean (Amit Kilam and Rahul Ram), music is expected to be hinterland based. So let's check out the wattage of the audio of KATIYABAAZ and see for ourselves how much current it can generate.
The first song that can be also be classified as the theme song, 'Kanpoora
', is rendered to absolute perfection by Amit Kilam and Rahul Ram. Totally folk based (hinterland) the composition entertains thoroughly, the use of Hindustani musical instruments like harmonium, 'ektara
' and 'sarangi
', flute add to the charm. Lyrics are filled with dark humour and fit into the situation like hand in glove ('Aadhe bhuje chirag se jale poora Kanpoora
It's an absolute pleasure to hear the pioneers of fusion music, Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram and Amit Kilam render 'Jaag Musafir'
, a fusion of Hindustani folk (North) and rock (Indo-rock) which follows almost the same tune as the 'Kanpoora
' song.CHECK OUT: KATIYABAAZ movie dialogues
Since the film is based on power theft with the lead protagonist using a 'katiya
' (a hooked electric wire) to get power supply, we have an interesting composition, 'Raids Chalu-Kahe Ki Chinta
' that is almost an static electricity instrumental with intermittent use of vocals of Amit Kilam and Rahul Ram.
Lohas Theme is an instrumental by Nora Kroll and Rosenbaum, which is a superb work of fusion by the duo. It depicts the disturbed state of mind through some superb hard rock and Indian (raga) rhythm.
The album closes with an ace of a composition, 'Ghayal Hiraniya
', rendered to sublime perfection by highly acclaimed 'qawwali
' artist, Fareedud din Aiyaz qawal. An all semi-classical raga based number, the qawwalli is spellbinding and will be much appreciated by its hard core followers.
Summing up, the audio of KATIYABAAZ does generate enough power supply to light up the mood of the discerning music buffs. 'Kanpoora
' and 'Ghayal Hiraniya
' are our picks and one is sure that the music will be appreciated by the class gentry who will frequent the cinemas to view this film when it releases all over this Friday. Sparks will definitely fly!Music Review Rating Chart:-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below