Rating: 3/5 stars (Three-stars)
Aamir Khan, the perfectionist, who is known for well connecting with his audience, is back as he searches some new connections for his forthcoming suspense thriller – Talaash. Composer Ram Sampat’s work has made its presence felt in Aamir’s production Delhi Belly and he is now back again in action with a whole new range of offering in Talaash. The album comprises of six tracks (including a remix version) with vocalists Suman Shridhar, Vishal Dadlani, Ravindra Upadhyay, Sona Mohapatra, and Nisha Mascarenhas coming under one roof. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar have a lot of depth to associate and connect with the theme and the situations well.
Talaash Music Review: Muskaanein Jhooti Hai
The album starts with a solo suspense track Muskaanein Jhooti Hai in the pleasant and magical vocals of Suman Sridhar. This situational outing is able to keep the thrill element alive with some haunting music in the background. The musical arrangements are filled with retro flavor while lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar are deep and intense.
Talaash Music Review: Jee Le Zaraa
Vishal Dadlani makes an entry into the album with the track Jee Le Zaraa that spreads the fragrance of melody all around. Ram’s composition is soft and smooth while the orchestra is just apt. Altogether this one is a striking number which would force a listener to play it in a repeat mode. The track has a ‘remix version’ that plays on high notes and is as good and enjoyable as the original.
Talaash Music Review: Jiya Lage Na
Next to arrive is a slow semi classical duet track Jiya Lage Na which is in the vocals of Sona Mohapatra and Ravindra Upadhyay. It gradually picks pace as it proceeds. The composer has very beautifully ornamented an otherwise gloomy track and deserves an acknowledgment for that. Arrangements have an Indian feel to it which blends well with the modern day instruments. Moreover, the use of drums towards the end adds a retro touch to the track.
Talaash Music Review: Hona Hai Kya
The album is carried forward with another situational-n-mysterious number – Hona Hai Kya. This time around composer Ram Sampat himself comes behind the mike. Sampat makes good use of electronic instruments which very well go with the genre of the movie. Also, towards the end, one is reminded of Pancham Da, courtesy the sound of thump in a male voice that comes in.
Talaash Music Review: Laakh Duniya Kahe
The album concludes with Laakh Duniya Kahe, yet again in the vocals of Ram Sampat. This one is a nice thoughtful number that would bring you closer to the one you love. The track is of a relatively longer duration (it lasts for a good six minutes) with a beautiful use of piano throughout. As the song proceeds, a lovely chorus is heard which further enhances its charm.
Talaash Music review: The Last Word
Overall the music of the Talaash is good with tracks such as Muskaanein Jhooti Hai, Jee Le Zaraa and Laakh Duniya Kahe being promising. Aamir-Sampat combo has managed to do well again.