Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blue - Music Review

Cast :: Sanjay Dutt,,Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif, Rahul Dev, Kylie Minogue.

This was one album every Bollywood music buff was eagerly awaiting for. Its the OST of the upcoming movie Blue, with music by none other than the Oscar-winning maestro – A.R.Rahman. In his own words, “…is my first film after the Oscars. So expectations are scary”. Well, expectations are always high when it comes to Rahman’s music.

The soundtrack of Blue kicks off with the foot-tapping and soon-to-be-on-everyone’s-lips Chiggy Wiggy, marking the Bollywood debut of Kylie Minogue. The song is quite good in Kylie’s hands vocals but gets kinda mediocre with Sonu Nigam’s entrance. The Anglo-Punjabi beats and lyrics in the song don’t quite gel and the fun goes off once Kylie is relegated to the background by Sonu…and probably Akshay as well. Aaj dil gustaakh hai has already become a favourite. Its strummy beats and the vocals of Sukhwinder Singh and Shreya Ghosal give it an instant lift.

Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai is truly unique. AR Rahman's composition is completely unpredictable and that is its biggest USP. I think it's a spectacular track with interesting music arrangements and refreshing vocals by Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhvinder Singh. Ghoshal is outdoing herself with every new song!

Bhoola Tujhe is simple, yet so grand. Abbas Tyrewala's lyrics are wonderful and Rahman, as usual, infuses his composition with deep emotions. Rashid Ali does full justice to this soulful track.

Chiggy Wiggy will be a big hit with Kylie Minogue fans and that's enough for Blue to create considerable hype in the West. Personally, I'm not a fan of Kylie's pop music but her unusual duet with Sonu Nigam doesn't sound too bad. I Wanna Chiggy Wiggy!

Rehnuma is infectious..the Neela Samandar crescendo does the trick. Rahman's tune is charmingly sinister and Ghoshal-Nigam's singing is of the highest order. Creepy, thrilling and romantic - Rehnuma defines the crux of Blue.

Fiqrana is fun and breezy. This one's packed with youthful energy. It's amazing what Rahman can do with every single musical instrument - give Fiqrana a listen, you'll know what I mean!

Yaar Mila Tha is an enjoyable song, but definitely not Rahman's best. Udit Narayan and Madhushree sound very fresh and Ujjaiyinee Roy's backing vocals saves the track from mediocrity. Narayan tries a bit of hip-hop towards the end and that's the most entertaining part of the entire song! Way to go!

Four minutes of pure adrenaline pleasure. If you enjoyed Rahman's Yuva, you'll love the Blue theme. The energy of this track will be phenomenal with the underwater visuals.

Download MP3 Song
Blue - 01 - Aaj Dil
Blue - 02 - Bhoola Tujhe
Blue - 03 - Chiggy Wiggy
Blue - 04 - Fiqrana
Blue - 05 - Rehnum
Blue - 06 - Yaar Mila Tha


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