One expects a functional audio in keeping with the dark noir theme of the serial killer thriller for Phantom Film's, RAMAN RAGHAV. Ram Sampath is just the composer having a good experience (DELHI BELLY) and lyricist Varun Grover, the prefect alibi.
Ram hits the right notes with the edge of the seat thriller song 'Qatle-Aam'
which is a superb trance fusion of Hindustani and western elements and that should please both mass and class. Sona Mohaptra does a superb job and Yash Divecha joins in briefly. Varun's lyrics are the highlight of the track.
The unplugged version makes for another very good repeat hear.
The dramatic, situational number that etches out the grossly evil character of the main lead, Raman Raghav (Nawazuddin) is 'Behooda'
, which describes the dreaded criminal and his demented mind to perfection. And a host of singers lead by Nayantara Bhatkal, the composer Ram Sampath, Viviene Pocha and Nalini Krishan lend their voices to this extremely disturbing song that should be played as a background score.
A song about broken dreams and crushed feelings and emotions; another situational number 'Paani Ka Rasta'
is soft rock based with really disturbing chorals and arrangements sung well by Siddharth Basrur and Ram.
The album closes on a high with the 'Raman Raghav Theme'
, an instrumental which is full of trance music, electronic beats, metallic sounds, rhythmic club music but at the same time in keeping with the thrilling, bone chilling, blood curdling theme of the film.
In a nutshell, the audio of RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0
is totally functional (just as we had assumed at the start) and will aid the tight, edge of the seat thriller theme of the movie. Our picks are 'Qatle-Aam'
(both versions) and 'Raman Raghav Theme'
. The movie releases all over this Friday. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below