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Music Review : Listen... Amaya

 Listen... Amaya
Director :  Avinash Kumar Singh
Music :  Indraneel Hariharan
Lyrics :  Punam Hariharan
Starring :  Farooque Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Swara Bhaskar

January 9, 2013 04:18:42 PM IST
By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
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The film that marks the comeback of the most lovable and identifiable 'jodi' of the 80s, Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval (SAATH SAATH, CHASHME BUDDOOR, KATHA) etc is LISTEN... AMAYA, directed by Avinash Kumar Singh. A sweet, heartwarming film that takes a deep look into the complex relationships in life certainly holds promise for some lovely music. The music department is headed by the young and multi-talented Indraneel Hariharan with lyrics by Punam Hariharan. So let's get the ball rolling and check out what these fresh talents have in store for us.

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The very first song that one comes across is 'Hey Hey Mrs. K', and even though it's not the title track, it aptly gives an insight into the film and also throws light on the character of one of the lead protagonist, Leela Krishnamoorthy (essayed by Deepti Naval), who is referred to as Mrs K, owner of a coffee-cum-book shop. The composer ably creates a feel good atmosphere with light music arrangements comprising of guitar, harmonica, flute and beads and flowing melody. Lyrics are apt and help carry the narrative forward. All the singers, the main and chorus, Ankur Sabarwal, Vidhi Sharma, Jeetendra Singh Jamwal and the composer himself do a very good job.

Light guitar strums commence another soft, light hearted, situational track, 'Mann Ki Patang', rendered effortlessly by Vidhi Sharma, whose soft, pleasantly 'on purpose' husky vocals are a delight to savour. It's almost like an unplugged version with the vocals hinging on just guitar strum background. Lovely flute piece in the middle captures attention. Lyrics are not only inspirational but very innovative and apt. The song is the same corridor as Rahman's iconic number 'Chhoti Si Asha' (ROJA).

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The multifarious composer showcases his immensely impressive vocal prowess with his own rendition of 'Mann Ki Patang', and the song is a delight to listen during its second outing as well.

Kishore Kumar's iconic and evergreen number 'Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si' (CHALTI KA NAAM GAADI) gets a nice makeover here with the composer lending his own touch with lots of added humorous musical addendums and beats. Kunal Ganjawala's dew fresh vocals are just right for this number and he justifies his choice with a picture perfect rendition. The song promo was unveiled sometime back, and it's lovely picturisation is indeed a nice tribute to the legendary master, Kishore Da and also provides an enjoyable trip down the memory lane.

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The album comes to a close with another situational track, 'Kashmakash', that seems to be a theme song, to be played in the background, during the heavy emotional second half. Kunal Ganjawala is called upon to do the honours once again and he is as good as always. Though the song is heavy on emotions, just like the words penned by lyricist yet the tune that the composer chooses is catchy and rhythmic and so the sad, confused state of affairs is dealt with in a light hearted manner, keeping in mind the feel good mood of the film.

Summing up, even though the audio album boasts of just three original tracks, but they all go well with the flow/narrative of the movie and 'Mann Ki Patang' and 'Kashmakash' are the compositions that constitute our favourites. The album is indeed an enjoyable experience, more so for its dew fresh melodies and lovely arrangements, and the young composer and lyricist, Indraneel and Punam Hariharan, and the whole team deserve a pat on their back for their efforts. Music will certainly prove to a plus point when the film releases all over in February.

Rating: 3.0

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