Music review of Mukkabaaz: Packs a light punch


It’s again very frequently in the besura category but may work in the film. It’s a piece with only a peti while the lyrics are about the protagonist’s angst. The score of Mukkabaaz, by any standard, isn’t immaculate, even if they call it real, earthy and folk-based. He is a director who won’t accept if the sound is out of line or the concept of besura has been taken too far. The beginning of Adhura mann is the reminder of Chhala, an age-old Punjabi folk. Sunil Jog’s lyrics, with lines like Tum rabri malai ho, main toh sattu sepreta hoon/ Tum nayi marooti lagti ho, mai scooter Lambretta hoon, fall into a category where humour finds an intelligent outlet. Khanwalkar’s score in Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) is unforgettable. It is riot of a song that opens with a moorchang, flute and banjo prelude and goes into a peti (old-style high pitched harmonium) and dholak interlude. Then comes Mushkil hai apna mel sung by Brijesh Shandilya. It’s robust, yes. Sung by composer Rachita and Dev Arijit, it is a sensuous melody sung beautifully. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App The song by Patna-based homemaker Khushbu Raj, whose only other one was Womaniya in GOW, opens with a shehnai and sounds like folk, sung at a quintessential ladies sangeet in a UP village. X’ Music Review: The effect the music leaves behind is at best parodic if not clumsyThe soundtrack of Anurag Kashyap’s films is always unique in more ways than one. It falls completely flat beyond the second octave. It is pulsating and loud and combines itself with the sounds of kuthu (high energy Tamil folk) as rapper Divine aka Vivian Fernandes attempts to rap along. A melody based in dusk raag Puriya Dhanashree, Bohot dukha mann, is one of the finest pieces in the album. The sports drama opens with the song Paintra, and actor Ravi Kishan’s dialogues. But going by Kashyap’s past record of soundtracks, Mukkabaaz is interesting but not as intense. It’s a dholak and harmonium piece with lyrics and composition that work really well. Seekh le zindagi ka paintra is composed by Nucleya and written by actor Vineet Kumar Singh. His upcoming Mukkabaaz — the story of a boxer from a lower caste in Bareilly, who falls in love with the niece of his Brahmin boss, and controls all the local boxers — comes with an interesting and at times, impressive score. In that space, there is a small window, an allowance to play around with what they are creating. While composer Rachita Arora delivers at times, one wonders if the film needed the touch of a Sneha Khanwalkar to nail the textures for a film like this. What just doesn’t, however, is Khan’s voice. In terms of the compositions, he is more focused on the texture of the sound and the voices used. It has its moments but is by no means an essential item on the playlist. 2018-01-05T00:11:07+00:00″>
Published: January 5, 2018 12:11 am

A still from Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming movie Mukkabaaz

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