It is almost sacrilegious to talk about the expectations from the team of (undoubtedly) the best director-producer team, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, along with composer Shantanu Moitra and lyricist Swanand Kirkire, who in 2012 gave us the biggest all time grosser/blockbuster of Hindi films, 3 IDIOTS. So without beating about the bush and bhaisting
time let's check out history in the making, the audio of PK
It's indeed a lively, colourful and feel good start that 'Tharki Chokro
' provides through its superb Rajasthani folk based tune and brass band arrangements. Ajay and Atul are spot on! Swaroop Khan renders the song well but sounds like Sukhwinder Singh. The lyrics and the song sum up the theme of the film in an exact way and also provide a sketch of the character of the lead protagonist.
Lovely guitar strings and violins commence 'Nanga Punga Dost
', another very lively and cute song that thrives on its superb rhythm, which is trademark Shantanu Moitra. The childlike innocence as well as intelligence of the lead protagonist who shakes up the universe with his questions is expressed well through the lyrics. Shreya Ghoshal is just superb. CHECK OUT: PK songs lyrics
Another excellent number that lingers on long after the song is over is the Kishore Da
type love ballad, 'Chaar Kadam
' or one can even call it a friendship or companionship song. It's a Shaan show all the way and he excels. Shreya comes in briefly but leaves an impression. The chorus too is catchy.
Jaltarang sounds and mouth organ commence 'Love Is A waste Of Time'
sung par excellence (mind the intentional wrong diction, bhaste
of time!) by Sonu Nigam with support in brief by Shreya. The nursery rhyme type tune surely carries a universal appeal just like 'Zoobie Zoobie
' did in 3 IDIOTS. The Bhojpuri dialect is well expressed and lyrics are too cute and certainly identifiable.
A prayer to the almighty, 'Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu
' to show the path home is sung with emotions by Sonu Nigam. A song that is nationalism personified (has shades of 'Jaane Nahin Denge Tumhe
' 3 IDIOTS) and expresses the lead protagonist's belief in all religions and its dictums (yet he is an agnostic) is situational in nature and it leaves the listener moist eyed. Kudos to all - Sonu, Shantanu and Swanand!
'PK Dance Theme
' is a lively instrumental that carries the signature tune of the movie PK which is played with different heightened tempo.CHECK OUT: After nude poster, get ready for Aamir Khan's nanga punga song in PK
Ankit Tiwari rounds of the album with an ace of a romantic number (music-Ankit), 'Dar Badar
'. Ankit's rock star rendition and superb arrangements coupled with good lyrics (Manoj), express the intense feelings of the character and are the highlights of the track.
History is certainly about to repeat itself for the Hirani-Aamir team. The audio of PK has surely and truly lived up to its humongous expectations and one can congratulate team PK in advance for its excellent musical offering. All the songs are endearing and if one has to pick it will be 'Chaar Kadam
', 'Love Is A Waste Of Time
' and 'Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu
'. Considering that the music is situational in nature yet is universally appealing, will surely prove chartbusting, more so after the release of PK, to an earth shattering response on 19th December 2014. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below