Thursday, January 1, 2009

Song by Song: Dhol Yara Dhol (Dev D)

Remember the old 'mhare ghar angna' Amul ad featuring Smita Patil and Girish Karnad? Dhol Yara Dhol reminds me of that same song.

Shilpa Rao and Kshitij Tarey are surely big people now. The 'critically acclaimed' singers. And in Dhol Yaara Dhol, they once again get a good song. Dhol Yaara Dhol is mainly a female song and Shilpa is the lead singer where Kshitij is mostly the supporting singer.

The music of the song is completely Rajasthani folk style and so are all the instruments used. Shilpa is impressive, all the more because her voice suits the song, probably a lot more than it suited Wo Ajnabi, her most popular song yet, though her best remains Javeda Zindagi.

Lyrics of the song are fine if not impressive. While with the music Amit Trivedi proves that he can deliver variety. Though it has always been an offbeat thing with him, it is almost certain Amit will go a long way in Bollywood.

On the whole, the song is as offbeat as the movie is, so if you are into different type of music, listen to Dhol Yara Dhol.

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