"Sawaar Loon" - Starts off with a striking melody "Sawaar Loon", the album pioneers with a melodic wedge. The arrangements were kept simple to the match the 80's vibe of the film. Monali Thakur's honeyed vocals were impressive and adorable all through.
"Ankahee" - A harmonious blissful intro initiates an soulful number "Ankahee", sung by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the trivial drum thumps and the computerised sonic vibe surrounded by furnishes the song as a idyllic beatific number. Lyrics were notable and imposing for an romantic love narrative.
"Shikayatein" - The passionate guitar strokes riffs an fervent hymn. The inspiration filled in this song can easily been spotted out in every single note. The high pitched fervid vibe and the enthusiastic arrangements around produces an avid storyteller.
"Monta Re" - Sung by my personal favourite Swanand Kirkire and accompanied by Amitabh Bhattacharya "Monta Re" is an absolute retro ballad. The harp guitar and other traditional instruments brings a regional endearing sense to the song. The devout chants along with electronic guitar at the climax were indeed notable and moving.
"Zinda" - 'Mujhe chhod do mere haal pe' sings Amit Trivedi in his disintegrating vital number "Zinda". This probably is not a one hit wonder, definitely takes time to get into. The diverse notes and variations commenced by Trivedi in this song were remarkable and brings out the precised thing we've been waiting for.
"Manmariziyan" - Featuring Shilpa Rao & Amitabh Bhattacharya "Manmariziyan" is an thoughtful duet. The violin and a wide range of guitar arrangements were vital in this song and ofcourse Shilpa Rao was mesmeric with her performance. The booster for each and every instrument in the song were unspoiled and flawless.
Finally, "Lootera" is not definitely the one which hits hard and tops the charts. It certainly has a reason behind each song in the movie. The album was meaningful, thoughtful and slightly predictable of how its gonna end everytime. The exact product of what we expect from Amit Trivedi and will surely remain as one of his classics of alltime.
My Rating - 3.5/5
Grade - A- (Decent)
-By Surya Komal aka KM