Kukunoor Movies, UV News Media & Communications Limited and Pen India Pvt. Ltd production venture, LAKSHMI has been directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, famous for critically and commercially successful films like HYDERABAD BLUES, DOR and AASHAYEIN. Music too has played a pivotal role in most of his endeavours and is always is sync with the theme and mood of the films. So, one does expect something along the same lines from the relatively new composer Tapas Relia, known more for background music in various films up till now. The film also assumes importance as it marks the acting debut of the extremely talented and versatile singer, Monali Thakur.
The master of sufiyana, Kailash Kher opens the proceedings with a prayer, a heartfelt cry to the almighty through 'Hai Raham Hai Karam
' which is almost like a theme song. The lovely fusion of western and Hindustani classical (with more emphasis on traditional) makes this one contemporary and universally appealing. The lyrics are the USP and give a good insight into the story and sends a strong message of women equality and implores for their rights and talks about their plight in today's times. CHECK OUT: Lakshmi - Songs Lyrics
A lovely traditional North Indian folk based wedding song, to be precise a 'bidaai
' number, 'Sun Sugana Re
' is sung excellently through some emotive renditions by Suchi and Ankita Joshi. The use of traditional Hindustani instruments like 'shehnai
' and flute add to the charm and rural festive mood.
Papon's soulful and heartwarming rendition is the highlight of 'Sun Ri Bawli
' a song that has some North-Eastern flavor to it in terms of its tune and there are reminiscences of S D Burman days of yore too. The semi-philosophical situational song is the perfect introduction to the main protagonist and hats off to the lyricist for that. .
Crisp guitar riffs and traditional strings sounds and tabla in perfect harmony commences Monali Thakur's (the actress herself!) first and only song, 'A Ghar Chalein Hum
'. She is absolutely delightful with her flawless rendition. The traditional situational song talks about hope in times of despair and persuades the heart to keep up the faith and achieve its goal/aim.
To sum up, the audio of LAKSHMI is brief but extremely satiating and sweet, and the music has the stamp of class of a Kukunoor film! No unnecessary space fillers. One is confident that the songs will blend seamlessly in to the proceedings and aid the film when in releases all over on March 21st, 2014!