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RAAVAN MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : HARISH V
Music Director : AR Rahman
Vocals : Vijay Prakash, Mustafa Kutoane, Keerthi Sagathia, Rekha Bharadwaj, Javed Ali, Anuradha Sriram, Sukhwinder Singh, Am Nico, Ila Arun, Sapna Awasti, Kunal Ganjawala, Karthik, Mohammed Irfan, Reena Bharadwaj.
Lyrics : Gulzar
Raavan is no normal movie and the music is not to be taken lightly as it had been waited with bated breath from all music lovers. As it’s not just a Rahman musical but it’s Mani Ratnam-Rahman combo, a combo which is yet to see a failure. From Roja to Guru it had been a magical musical journey and we know that this combo is not going to disappoint this time and as expected they don’t.

Beera...
Vocals: Vijay Prakash, Mustafa Kutoane, Keerthi Sagathia


Vijay Prakash, Mustafa Kutoane, Keerthi Sagathia kick starts the album with the high on energy 'Beera'. It seems to be the introduction song for Abhishek Bachchan's character. The three-minute odd song is full of beats. With some
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wacky lines, this song has a rural feel to it with new age instrument usage giving it a funky edge. The song will surely grow on the audience.

Ranjha Ranjha
...
Vocals: Rekha Bharadwaj, Javed Ali, Anuradha Sriram


Rekha Bharadwaj's magical voice starts this romantic song which has a ruralistic and trendy feel to it. And with Javed Ali to give company, there is no way this is going to miss the bus. Gulzar's lyrical brilliance adds many layers to this high beat extravaganza from Rahman. The tune may not sound special but what makes it is the usage of instruments. Only Rahman can blend such a rustic song with high octane techi instrumental usage.

Thok De Khilli
...
Vocals: Sukhwinder Singh, Am Nico


Sukhwinder Singh sings this high energy song, which has all shades from Arabic interludes to rustic rural instrument usage. This goes through several pace variations too that makes this song special. A welcome addition to Rahman's experimental track record. Gulzar lyrical brilliance helps to up the enjoyment level.


Kata Kata...
Vocals: Ila Arun, Sapna Awasti, Kunal Ganjawala


Too much of an 'Azeem-o-Shehanshah' hangover will be the first thing to come in your mind when you hear this. Sapna Awasti, Kunal Ganjawala, and the chorus's high-spirited rendition along with the spectacular Ila Arun make it a good hear. A good song but not great.


Behene De...
Vocals: Karthik, Mohammed Irfan


A lyrically rich song 'Behene De', sung with extreme dedication by Karthik is a soul stirring song which has many layers to it. This song is about the turmoil faced by a person and how he should face the problem and come out of it. A beautiful song that will grow on you and keep growing for quite some time.


Khilli Re...
Vocals: Reena Bharadwaj


A start reminiscent to Jodha Akbar's 'In Lamhoon ke Dhaaman me' welcomes you only to be taken for a beautiful ride by Reena Bharadwaj but somehow we are unable to take our mind off the fact that we have heard the tune in many old Rahman works. And the chorus mid-way into the song has a lot of Ashutosh Gowarikar touches in it. A rare Rahman song which just leaves you a little baffled as you surely want to love it, but you already have - with his older mirroring renditions.


Verdict:

The quirkiness of a Mani Ratnam and Rahman combo was missing in this album. But whatever it is, it’s another success for the genius combo of Mani Ratnam-Gulzar-Rahman. An album that would proudly be placed in the collection of any Rahman fan, but for the ignorant ones, you just have to give this album time to grow.
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