After a super duper hit outing (both musically and commercially) in QUEEN, Bollywood's latest queen Kangana Ranaut's next is a black comedy, REVOLVER RANI. Presented by Wave Cinema and with names like ace filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia associated with it, this unconventional film about a female outlaw and her love, based in the hinterland promises some 'hatke
' music by Sanjeev Srivastava. So let's check out the soundtrack of REVOLVER RANI and get blasted!
A totally situational, zany 'mindblastic
' title track, 'Revolver Rani
', presents a very interesting and clear picture of character of the female lead, Alka aka Revolver Rani and also succeeds in highlighting her story in a very engaging manner. Usha Uthup is in her elements as always, her strong vocals suit the character to the tee. The retro feel is well etched out through some 'dhinchak
' RD Burman style of music and a Pran voiceover.
Piyush Mishra's 'Thaayein Kare Katta
' takes one straight into the hinterland and is full of dark humour and once again just like the title track this number too is situational. It gives a good insight into the flirtatious (or shall we say, manizer) nature of the female lead. The song does manage to bring a smile.
It's vintage Asha Bhonsle in the excellent love ballad (nazam in Urdu), 'Kaafi Nahin Chaand
'. Kudos to the living legend for the treat. Shaheen Iqbal's lovely lyrics add to the romantic mood.
It's once again a visit into the hinterland with the war cry of Chambal, 'Chal Lade Re Bhaiya
' which is another song that will act as narrative to the plot. Piyush Mishra's robust, rustic, satirical vocals are the USP of the track and he gets good support from Abhishek Mukerjee and Mayur Vyas.
CHECK OUT: Revolver Rani - Songs Lyrics
Lovely piano notes, guitar strums commence 'Sulgi Huyi Hai Raakh
', a soft rock track that is as cliched as they come. The semi- philosophical situational track is sung by the composer, Sanjeev whose bad diction are a letdown, although his vocal prowess is impressive.
The wedding celebration number, 'Banna Banni
' is a nice, North Indian folk based easy on the ears number. Rekha Bhardwaj is a pro at these numbers and her rendition adds 'chaar chaand
' to the composition.
'I Am Brutal
' is a highly zany, rock based number sung in a very funny manner (on purpose hoarse vocals) by Sanjeev Srivastava. Presenting another facet of the lead protagonist the lyrics are full of dark sarcasm and instill a smile (I am brutal, any doubt go and Google).
'Sawan Ki Aye Hawa
' is another cliched desi folk based love song ('geet
') but its fusion with rap does it give it that unique touch. Garima Aneja's rendition is emotive and Rahul Gandhi chips in with the rap.
Sanjeev Srivastava's 'Bol Rahi Hai Payal Sanam
' is a lovely tribute to the numero-uno composers of the nineties Nadeem Shravan. Avi Dutta does a good take off on Kumar Sanu and Anwessha mimics Alka Yagnik well, and watching it in the film will be interesting.
A soft serene lullaby 'Chanda Ki Katori Hai
' (lorie) features twice and is rendered well by Garima Aneja, the second time by Piyush Mishra.
Another tribute, this time to the King himself, Micheal Jackson titled 'We Mix You Micheal Jackson
' is sung by an artist named Saleem Javed who mimics (although poorly) two very popular singers of the eighties, Mohammad Aziz and Shabbir Kumar. The satirical, at times intentionally funny, retro song is average.
Moin Sabri's 'Zardozi Lamhe
' is a velvety feel retro love song that has a simple tune and nice flowing melody. Lyrics are quite unique with simple Urdu and Hindi. CHECK OUT: Revolver Rani Movie Dialogues
'Pehle Lohe Ki Chingari
' a situational, narrative track composed similar to a 'tandav
' track rendered by a host of singers, Sameera, Keka, Manjeera and Gorisha in chorus like manner. A song of death that presents a very gory and grotesque picture and may well be used as a background score during action and fight sequences.
Summing up, the audio of REVOLVER RANI, quite like the film and the story itself, is very 'hatke
' with songs that are situational and they act as a narrative to the plot. Our pick is 'Kaafi Nahin Chand
', and the title track. The composer has tried to think out the box and so the music too is unconventional and quite like the film, it is quite good and will gain popularity once REVOLVER RANI shoots all over on 25th April, 2014!