Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Music Director/s: A. R. Rahman
Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro is all set to hit the theaters next month. The period drama has been directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and the music of the film has been composed by A R Rahman. The soundtrack consists of eight songs.
Here’s a look at the music of the songs here:
Mohenjo Mohenjo – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
The album opens with Mohenjo Daro‘s title song. Crooned by Arijit Singh, A. R Rahman and Bela Shende, the track is more like an introductory song that captures the spirit of the setting where the story is based. As an audio track, the song’s lyrics certainly don’t mean much but Rahman’s musical arrangements surely don’t go unnoticed. It seems the visual appeal of this song will be more important for it to become a hit.
Sindhu Ma – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
Sindhu Ma is a slow-paced track that has been crooned by A R Rahman himself along with female vocals by Sanah Moidutty. Since the film is a period drama, this song seems more like a prayer for the Indian river Sindhu. The song is actually a separate version of Tu Hai song which was the first one to be released. The musical arrangements are different for this song.
Sarsariya – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
Sarsariya takes off with some amazing beats that are significant to most Rahman compositions. The best part about this song is Shashaa Tirupati’s vocals. Her voice is extremely fresh and compliments perfectly well for the song’s musical arrangements. Lyrically too, the song is quite likable. The male vocals have been given by Shashwat Singh and blend well in the song. This is definitely one of the better songs from the album that can be heard as an audio track.
Tu Hai – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
Tu Hai makes up for a soothing hear thanks to the vocals of A R Rahman and Sanah Moidutty. It is a slow-paced song with musical arrangements pulled off quite intelligently. There is a sense of calm that this track provides to its listener and also since the film is a period drama, the lyrics are penned in pure Hindi which is quite unique considering we live in the times of ‘Pyaar Ki Maa Ki Puja Karni Hai‘. Tu Hai will charm you if you have a penchant for Rahman’s slow numbers.
Whispers Of The Mind / Whispers Of The Heart – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
Whispers Of The Heart is an extension of Whispers Of The Mind.
Whispers Of The Mind is majorly a instrumental score with chanting by Arjun Chandy.
Both of them sound like sonic sounds that one may receive in world music CDs, which are sold under the names of ‘Sounds of the Earth’.
The Shimmer Of Sindhu – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
The Shimmer Of Sindhu is an instrumental version of Tu Hai. It sounds like one of those tracks that is usually played at fine-dine restaurants as a background score. If you like the song, you will like the instrumental version too.
Lakh Lakh Thora – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
No idea why the song has been named Lakh Lakh Thora since it is an instrumental version of Sarsariya. Other than the fact that the musicians have worked hard on this instrumental version, there is nothing valuable about this track in the album.
The Last Word – Mohenjo Daro Music Review
The soundtrack of Mohenjo Daro seems to be highly unrelatable. These are not songs that you can hum on your way to work nor can you dance to it. Coming from A R Rahman, there is no doubt that the album is high on quality but it lacks connect.
My picks from album are Sarsariya and Tu Hai. I am going with a 2/5 for the album!