Welcome to Soundtrack.
That’s something Atomizer says. Not a great track, but I put the theme on loop and didn’t get bored for quite some time as it just kept going in the background. Repeatedly, giving me some typical Midival Punditz-Karsh Kale music.
The next, Banao banao by Papon is already one of his famous tracks, and his magic doesn’t leave him in this light, experimental, dopey track. Liked it.
It’s Ek Manzil though that made me take the music of this album seriously. The song sung by Vishal Vaid, has not just a lovely beginning music, but some wonderful lyrics as well. Rocking.
Fakira, next track, sung by Vishal Vaid again, has a nice start and some addictive music with words repeated such that they stick in your head. You can probably call it an Electronica-Sufi number, if you can get what I am trying to say.
Kailash Kher sings the next song Main Chala, which is full of enthusiasm and josh, that Kailash sings in his signature voice, with a little rocky music. Will sound okay without a video/background detail but should look much better once you have an idea of the background of the song.
Papon comes again to sing Naina Laage, who, after an wave-y start, moves on to some lovely singing on a nice rhythm. There are not too many words in the six and half minute song, but it sounds wonderful nonetheless. One of the best songs of the album.
The next track is a remix of Kishore Kumar’s ruk jaana nahi, sung by Suraj Jagan, who surprisingly fits well in the track, though the live mood of the song could be lessened a bit in my opinion. But I get a feeling that those who haven’t heard the song before would find this one lovely, and those who have, won’t really be offended. A nice try in short. Well done rockstar boy.
The next in line is Symphony of the Streets by Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale, is a kinda easy on ears cacophony, comprising of sounds of horns, trains, planes, and more. Try this one.
The Soundtrack Theme is again something that seems to have a kinda similar sound, though there is no cacophony involved, but instead, a nice, soothing melody can be found in the background.
Anushka Manchanda’s What the F is going on sounds promising in the beginning, but gets a little banal from where the punch line kicks in. Still not really bad.
Lastly comes Malini Awasthi sung Ye Jeevan hai, who doesn’t sing the song in a sweet-loving voice, but in a more serious-solid tone, that may seem a bit harsh too, but then ye jeevan hai, and thus it goes. Liked it. Cannot prefer it to Kishore of course, but I don’t think I’d mind listening to this version. Do try, unless you totally cannot not hear Kishore songs sung by others.
Overall, Soundtrack is something new, which was kinda expected from Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale. But then Papon’s added contributions give some more variety and sweetness to the album. I am not sure how many would love the album, but if you like Electronica, are a fan of Midival Punditz/Karsh Kale, or want to try something new, I think you should go for this one.
Update: Both the songs that belong to Papon are Midival Punditz compositions. Since I had heard the song Banao Banao much before the movie, I considered it a Papon composition, which is not the case. Thanks to Vipin of MusicAloud for this one.