With such illustrious names like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi associated with WAZIR, along with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhter, one does expect a wholesome thrilling outing, especially with director Bejoy Nambiar (SHAITAAN and DAVID) wielding the baton. Music department is handled by the trusted lieutenant (for Hirani and VVC), Shantanu Moitra, along with other composers as well.
The highly melodic 'Tere Bin
', with its soothing Hindustani music arrangements and lovely background raga chorals enchants the listeners, though one can detect traces of ' Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya
' (LOVE) in the the 'mukhda
'. Shantanu could not have chosen better accomplished artists than Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal to render this romantic number.
Ankit Tiwari and Manoj Muntashir come up with 'Tu Mere Paas
' which is trademark Ankit Tiwari intense, passionate love ditty and even though it has traces of ROY ( Tu Hai Ke Nahin
) but it's always a pleasure listening to Ankit.
Its Shantanu at the helm of affairs yet again with the sufi inspired 'Maula
' sung with utmost reverence by Javed Ali. The soulful number is a prayer to the almighty to tide through rough and trying times, and has some very apt and engaging lyrics by the producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Swanand Kirkere.
Amitabh Bachchan's baritone vocals kick starts 'Khel Khel Mein
' which is a superb amalgamation of lovely Hindustani musical arrangements in the background and the master's classy dialogues that pen up the spirit of WAZIR. Advaita (band) put up a thrilling show.
Prashant Pillai impresses with his only outing in the deftly assembled situational dramatic, 'Tere Liye Mere Kareem
', sung with gusto by Gagan Bediriya and the composer himself. A.M Turaz too needs to be commended for some lovely Urdu lyrics which fit in with the story and script of the film.
The ' WAZIR Theme
' is a thrilling piece of instrumental with grand orchestrations by Gourav Godkhindi and would surely find its place in the tense and dramatic background situations.
The audio of WAZIR does impress with its classy compositions that are not just situational but they do have the capacity to appeal to the target audience. 'Tere Bin
', 'Tu Mere Paas
' and 'Maula
' are our picks and the album will find more patronage after the release of the film, this Friday. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below