'Kaminey' Music Review
Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj;
Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani, Mohit Chauhan, Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Suresh Wadkar, Kailash Kher and Vishal Bhardwaj;
Filmmaker and composer Vishal Bhardwaj has once again set high standards for himself after the hit music of "Omkara" and to say the best part, all the expectations have been met once again with "Kaminey". Full of punch, experimental and “hummable”, the soundtrack of the film is a must hear for all the music buffs.
The album, which has lyrics by Gulzar and vocals by some of the best singers in the industry, has five originals and two remixes.
First comes an edgy and full of energy track called "Dhan te nan" sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani. While Sukhwinder gives the track a rustic flavour, Vishal adds the rock touch to the song. The remix version is more like a raw and scratchy variant of the original. Lower on instruments, this one focuses more on the vocals.
The next is entirely a different track. "Pehli baar mohabbat", which is brilliantly sung by Mohit Chauhan, is a soft, free-flowing love ballad that instantly strikes a chord with the listener.
Then we have the fusion of Western and Indian influences in "Raat ke dhai baje" which is a foot-tapping, fast-paced track sung by Suresh Wadkar, Rekha Bhardwaj, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kunal Ganjawala.
The song also has a remixed version - an amalgamation of rap, pop and touches of classical.
The song "Fatak" has a folk flavour with a fast tempo and amazing vocals of Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher. Gulzar makes his presence felt with his trademark lyrics. The song's ending sung by Sukhwinder packs a punch.
Vishal himself has rendered the title track of “Kaminey”. It has a very soft start but after few seconds into the song, the tempo rises. It's a different number mainly because of its out-of-the-box lyrics.
Finally the album entails an instrumental theme song "Go Charlie". A two-minute long piece, Vishal Bhardwaj has done a great job with this track that is high on music and extremely edgy.
On the whole, "Kaminey" is easily among 2009's finest scores. Vishal Bharadwaj has once again proved that he can do it.