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DHANAK Music Review: DHANAK music will surely be appreciated by the target audience

Director :  Nagesh Kukunoor
Music :  Tapas Relia
Lyrics :  Manoj Yadav, Mir Ali Husain and Tapas Relia
Starring :  Hetal Gadda, Krish Chhabria, Gulfam Khan, Vipin Sharma, Vijay Maurya and Vibha Chibber

June 2, 2016 5:22:29 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Nagesh Kukunoor's films do carry music which leaves an impact and have universal appeal and be it IQBAL, DOR etc., one does remember compositions from his movies. So, we do have expectations from DHANAK as well which has already come in for lots of critical acclaim all over in the film festival circuits. Tapas Relia, who has earlier composed music for Nagesh films like YEH HAUSLA and MOD is the chosen one this time too.


The first song, 'Jeene Se Bhi Zyada Jeeyein' can also be classified as a title song as it does contain the spirit of the movie. The lovely, motivational number thrives on a nice fresh lively tune, sung well by Shivamm Pathak and adorned with lively arrangements. Manoj Yadav's inspirational lyrics are in sync with the script and quite unique.

Another motivational number, 'Chal Chalein', which urges one to go on in life and not give up at all is sung with emotions by Papon, Vibha Saraf and Shivamm Pathak.

'Dum-A-Dum' is a surreal experience, an out of the world fusion composition (evergreen sufi number 'Dum-A-Dum Mast Kalandar') where east meets west and just blows one away with its lovely message (let's give love a chance) that is imparted through some awesome singing by child singer, Devu Khan Manganiyar, and international singer Chet Dixon . Unique effort indeed that is certainly laudable. Heard to be believed.

'Dhanak' is the actual title track of the album and is a lovely lullaby sung in Monali Thakur's sweet vocals. The flute is nice, and so is the tune (and arrangements) which is smooth and soothing. Mir Ali Husain's lyrics fit in like hand in gloves.

Rajasthan comes alive in the lovely folksy number 'Mehandi' and elite artists like Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Swaroop Khan (of 'Tharki Chhokro' PK fame) and Niyaz Khan render this all traditional number with mostly Rajasthani lyrics that sounds good to the ears even if one does not really comprehend the whole song.

'Theme to Dhanak' is a nice instrumental with lovely piano drills forming backbone and superb orchestra and also includes a few tunes from the songs of the movie.

Summing up, one must laud the efforts of young composer Tapas Relia who has definitely compiled an album that is just not befitting the script but will surely be appreciated by the target audience. 'Jeene Se Bhi Zayada Jeeyein', 'Dum-A-Dum' and 'Dhanak' are our picks. The beautiful children film which releases all over on 17th June should become more enjoyable due to the lovely songs.

Music Review Rating Chart:-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

 Rating : 
3.5/ 5 stars

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