Film: “Aurangzeb”; Music Directors: Amartya Rahut and Vipin Mishra; Singers Sashaa Agha, Ram Sampath, Keerthi Sagathia, K. Mohan, Marianne D’Cruz Aiman, Vipin Mishra. Music average, but powerful.
The music album of director Atul Sabharwal’s debut movie “Aurangzeb”, a crime thriller, has five tracks and its four musical versions. The compositions are interesting and centred around power, which is in sync with the theme.
The first track is “Barbadiyaan”, a peppy number sung by Ram Sampath and Sashaa Agha. The lyrics have an undertone of darkness, but energetic composition makes it a party track. Infused with electro beats, it becomes more interesting when Ram goes behind the mike. The music is not extraordinary, but interesting.
The next track is “Jigra fakira”, which is sung beautifully by Keerthi Sagathia. The song has a touch of folk and Sufi music. The music becomes overwhelming when the violin starts playing. The song may not appeal to everyone, but music lovers should definitely lend an ear to the song.
“Barbaadi” follows next. It has similar lyrics to the one sung by Sashaa and Ram, but the music and tone of the song are completely different. Singer K. Mohan’s voice is so magical that you are hooked to it. Since the song has a grave appeal, it is best heard when alone.
Next is the title track “Aurangzeb” and is sung by Marianne D’Cruz Aiman. It talks about Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and hence has all the required grandness. There is a choir, which supports the singer. In short, a powerful number!
Then there is “Aurangzeb rock”; rock version of previous number and Vipin Mishra has lent his voice for the song. It has sound of drums and guitars, all that a ‘rock version’ would need. Suddenly, it becomes smooth and silent. Vipin’s voice has the required aggression and passion for the song. It is very well channelised composition.
The album also has four instrumental versions titled “Trial by fire”, “Battleground Gurgaon”, “The father’s truth” and “Aurangzeb Orchestra”.
“Aurangzeb” has interesting compositions and the music is well put together, but not an all round soundtrack as it won’t appeal to the masses.
Hear it for its interesting songs.