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Friday, May 2, 2014

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore: Music Review

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, is a film based on the wars after the India, Pakistan partition during the struggle for Independence. Written by the master lyricist, writer Gulzar, who himself was part born and brought up in lahore, and is directed by the very talented Vijay Raaz.


What do you expect when you have the lyrics of your songs written by Gulzar? Ok he writes for a lot of movies, but what would you expect when a part of it, is about his own past.

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore has only four songs that make up its album and the music has been composed by Sandesh Shandilya, who has some very soulful songs to his credit. With such greats coming together, you obviously have your expectations from it.

I had seen the trailer of the film about a year and half back and post that had met Vijay Raaz and asked about it too. The trailer had me hooked on to it the minute I saw it. We have seen numerous movies made on the partition of India and Pakistan, but we never imagined what the soldiers went through then. And that is why this one seemed different. I have no idea why it was delayed for so long, but as they say " der aaye durust aaye"

Coming back to the soundtrack, the songs are:

KISSE LAMBE:SUKHWINDER SINGH, SANDESH, RAHAT
LAKEEREIN:PAPON
JO DIKHTE HO:SHAFQAT AMANAT ALI
KALEJE MEIN:USTAD HAMID ALI KHAN

Kisse Lambe is a soulful track that talks about the pain people must have felt during the partition. The lyrics are very meaningful and is sure to bring a tear in your eyes if you get the meaning. The music is coupled with a nice tabla playing in the background with a bit of electronic coupled together makes it a ery nice track for your ears.

Lakeerein, starts off with lines recited by Gulzar sahab and is sung by Papon. It is again a track that carries a lot of meaning and has a nice tune to it. It isnt entirely rock music but is a fusion. Something like a Coke Studio track.

Jo Dikhte Ho, sung by the amazing Shafqat Amanat Ali, is like his other tracks which make you feel at peace. It is his voice that does the magic, coupled with lyrics so well written, there isnt a better track in the album.

Kaleje Mein, stays true to the album and delivers another heart wrenching song that will make you think and take you back to those days when it mattered.

All in all the album aims to hit your emotional side and succeeds very well in doing so. Go listen to this album when you want to reach out to your heart!!!.

Coming up soon is the review of the film.


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