I didn’t know any such movie existed, but when I started listening to the album, I was stuck on the first song I heard for some 5-6 times. And then, the whole album was a surprise for me. Here is a review.
Dedh inch Oopar is a song written, composed and sung by Charu Moohan who makes a debut here, and a very impressive one at that. The song is a slow, soft, very relaxing kind that makes you feel like you’re relaxing yourself on a beach. A must listen thing.
The next composition of Charu, Faani Dayar is as deep and soulful as relaxing his earlier tune was. A complete contrast to Dedh Inch Upar, Faani Dayaar impresses you again. The song has a mix of folk and rock touches and Master Salim has done some seriously good singing here. Good one again.
When Nitish Pires launched his album some three years ago, I liked the title song, but never went ahead and he wasn’t to be seen for quite some time. And now he comes back with his compositions in Soch Lo.
His first composition, Kesara, is something like a Euphoria song, with say ten percent added visibility of rock. The song anyway sounds good. Worth a try.
Nitish’s second composition is Mera Yahan hai kaun which is there in female as well as male versions. Female version, sung by Bianca Gomes is a bit down on instruments and depends more on the beautiful tune and Bianca’s singing. Bianca’s voice sounds kind of fragile, something like that of Anusha Mani, adding something different to the song.
The male version, which is sung by Nitish himself, is a bit more aligned towards rock and which suits his voice pretty well. Though I don’t really get why he sings the title lines in the background. Anyway, another good piece if you like rock. If not, sticking to the female version would be better I guess.
The last song, a composition of Mehboob and sung by him, Save me destiny, is a purely ‘different’ piece again (after dedh inch upar). The song which has a wonderful composition/tune actually but the way it’s arranged is all to see. Don’t get taken away by the title, the song is a completely on ‘desi’ instruments with not much English words. Bad part, it’s a bit difficult to understand the words. Whatever, it’s a must listen thing. With apologies to Anurag and Amit, maybe close to Emosanal Attyachar in the ‘different’ appeal, though I don’t think the song is that attractive or addictive.
The end of the album comes with a fast paced four minute long, kinda espionage-ical, instrumental theme which doesn’t really have much worth mentioning. The album was probably too good for this theme.
Overall, Soch lo is something really worth a consideration. All I’d say is at the very least, give it a try. It has a potential to surprise.