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Music Review : Ek Thi Daayan

 Ek Thi Daayan
Director :  Kannan Iyer
Music :  Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics :  Gulzar
Starring :  Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Kochlein and Huma Qureshi

April 13, 2013 12:06:23 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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It's indeed an audio album that has been long awaited ever since the announcement of the Vishal Bhardwaj - Emraan Hashmi project, considering that both of them have such a splendid track record as far as music is concerned. Emraan Hashmi, music's very own lucky mascot, has a cent percent success record with super hit music to his credit. And always the iconoclast, Vishal too has a superb reputation as a composer par excellence and his films have always boated of classy music. Even his last outing MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA boasted of some very good music though the film failed at the ticket window. So let's check out how he fares this time around in a supernatural horror film directed by Kannan Iyer for his production along with ALT Entertainment.

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Checking out, ''Yaaram'', the party song that has already climbed the popularity charts in such a short span of time that it is almost unbelievable and it's the magic of Vishal-Emraan combo which has done the trick. The deadly rhythm, which picks up superb pace and beat resulting in an amazing chorus crescendo, ''Apna dil bechara dil pyaar mein hara bechara dil'' is mind-blowing . Sunidhi Chauhan and Clinton Crejo are class apart and so are Gulzar Sahab's superb lyrics which etch out the mundane day-to-day chores so very interestingly.

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Two top class artists, Rekha Bhardwaj and Suresh Wadkar, come together for a class outing, ''Totey Ud Gaye'', and this unique number has a superb fusion of soft rock, Punjabi beats and folk. The song is almost in the same corridor as ''Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee'' and ''Ibne Batuta'' (ISHQIYA), especially the lyrics which humorously describe the feeling of falling head over heels in love. Sukhwinder comes in towards the end, adding extra condiments by bringing in hard core Punjabi rustic flavour to the song.

Another chartbuster awaits Emraan Hashmi in the form of ''Kaali Kaali'', a haunting romantic track that has loads of seduction, passion and is befitting, Emraan the serial kisser. Clinton Crejo springs a pleasant surprise with his excellent rendition. Vishal Bhardwaj's hold on melody comes to the fore. Gulzar's lyrics are once again the highlight, with superb description of the beloved eyes.

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A chilling start to the song ''Lautungi Main'' begins with eerie jungle voices (night) cricket et al and 'ghungroo' sounds. This Rekha Bhardwaj number gives goose bumps, and is more scary towards the end, giving that edge of the seat chills and thrills that one is looking forward to in EK THI DAAYAN, such is the hauntingly chilling effect of this situational track.

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The album closes with ''Sapna Re Sapna'', sung excellently by talented child artist, Padmanabh Gaikwad (of reality TV show), and is in the same lines as ''Paani Paani Re'' (MAACHIS). A semi philosophical situational number that is difficult to classify, as it sounds almost like a lullaby, which has a sad, eerie effect through echo sounds and somber beats.

Summing up in one word, classy! Yes, the audio of Vishal Bhardwaj's EK THI DAAYAN does live up to his fine repertoire of classy music, which is quite mass appealing as well. ''Yaaram'' and ''Kaali Kaali'' are gems that will surely add to the popularity of the album, and with music's very own lucky mascot, Emraan Hashmi, being the face behind the songs, there is no stopping the music from topping the charts.

 Rating : 
3.5/ 5 stars

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