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Review |  05 May 2015 19:51 |  By RnMTeam

Piku: Anupam Roy makes a 'soul'ful Bollywood debut as music composer

Music Label: Zee Music Company

Music: Anupam Roy

Lyrics: Manoj Yadav, Anupam Roy

Singers: Anupam Roy, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan

With a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, and a rather unconventional storyline, ‘Piku’ has quite the anticipation surrounding it. With this film, Bengali singer/songwriter Anupam Roy makes his Bollywood debut as a music composer. In addition to composing the tracks for the film, Roy has also composed the score, lent his vocals and written the songs.

Bezubaan

This is a soothing number, with interesting use of Hindustani classical string instruments. It starts off slow, but gradually builds up. The lyrics, written by Yadav and Roy, encourage you to introspect and then retrospect, all while you are swaying to the music.

Journey Song

This is an uplifting track that features Hindi as well as Bengali lyrics, and is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Roy, who has also written it. The track beautifully compliments the journey that the characters of the film have decided to go on and is uplifting and up-beat.

Lamhe Guzar Gaye

This soft track does a pretty good job at making you smile when you are sitting at the window looking out into the night sky. Roy showcases exceptional skills at song writing and singing with this number. The lyrics induce a strong sense of hope. Subtle use of snare and bass drum add an interesting percussive touch to the song.

Piku

After soft acoustic and rock ballads, an up-beat number can either be refreshing for some, or would turn some off with its too optimistic an attitude. Nonetheless, this song will have you snapping your fingers in no time. The guitar riff used in the bridge of the song, which is written by Yadav and performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, adds an interesting element to the song.

Teri Meri Baatein

The intro immediately has you thinking of Sir Elton John’s 1990 classic ‘Sacrifice’ and immerses you in his world for a good 20 seconds before you are pulled back to reality with Roy’s vocals. However, as the song, which is written and performed by Roy, continues, you almost hear a subtle ‘jugalbandi’ between the electric guitar and the tabla that gets you into the groove of the song.

With understated use of rhythm and blues, coupled with an interesting fusion of Indian and rock sounds, Roy’s music manages to resonate with its listeners overtly. With such a good soundtrack, the film will undoubtedly be just as good.

Check out the film when it releases on Friday, 8 May.

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