Dil Bechara Music Review
Dil Bechara is an upcoming romantic drama with late Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles. The movie which is getting released directly in OTT has music by Rahman who churned out a brilliant album 99 songs a few months back. Rahman kept the tone of the album decisively fluffy and avoids more complex non structured tunes. The lightness brims throughout the soundtrack and Rahman’s brilliance is in display with the arrangements.
- Dil Bechara: Rahman packs a wonderful carefree relaxed title song under three minutes backed by more informal guitar strums by Keba Jeremiah and Rahman infuses more liveliness to Amitabh Bhattacharya's colloquial lines while slight techno detour in the interlude sounds out of place. However, the tone of the track makes it for a lovely listen. Composer churns out punchier Friendzone track out of Dil Bechara and it fails to impress except for the listenable variations in the interludes.
- Taare Gin: The more awesomeness follows in Taare Gin starts with the whispery vocals of Shreya Goshal and along with Mohit Chauhan, Rahman takes the listeners to the musical high. The lush strings followed by the violin solos in the interlude give the song dreamy tone. Rahman throws in lovely piano cues in the Antara and the thoroughly endearing second half where Shreya Goshal follows the string sections while Mohit Chauhan effortlessly reaches the pitch.
- Khulke Jeene Ka: Rahman once again flourishes with the assortment of sounds for Khulke Jeene Ka and the glossy tune comes as a lovely listen. Composer wonderfully overlayed Shashaa Tripati and Arijit Singh vocals almost throughout the track and it gets better especially with the title hook. The sweeping lush arrangements with the steady conga rhythm and the occasional peekaboo by flutes make it another winning track in the album.
- Main Tumhara: Rahman builds up the track beautifully with the calm hymnal tone backed by Hriday Gittani who returns to Hindi song in Rahman's album after the stunning debut with the composer in Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. The atmospheric track mainly relies on the lead singer's effectual vocals and Rahman accentuates their voices with the lovely piano keys in the background.
- Maskhari: In Maskhari, Hriday Gittani is joined by the stupendous Sunidhi Chauhan after Tu Kuja in Highway. The boisterous song once again features the myriad lovely plucked instruments and composer throws in a surprise with the delightful mix of Kanjira. The folk melody gets a lovely twist, especially when both the lead singers join to sing the title hook.
- Alfreeda: Rahman brings in his exotic world music in Alfreeda where he ropes in Palestinian Singer Sana Moussa who collaborated with the composer for Muhammed Messenger of God. Raja Kumari ably supports Sana with her rap portions while the composer does his magic in the arrangements to conjure the sensational Middle Eastern rhythms.
- Mera Naam Kizie: Rahman turns into retro Jazz mood for the next track and with the ample oboe cues thrown throughout the track, it will hardly fail. Poorvi Koutish who featured in Rahman's 99 easily scores with her feeble vocals and aces when the verse goes as Kizie. Rahman weaves his magic with the musical nuggets in the interlude and ends the track in a stunning manner with the one-minute long oboe/clarinet solo.
- Horizon of Saudade: Rahman ends the soundtrack fittingly with the instrumental track brimming with melancholy musical cues akin to the title and the magical violin ends the lovely album.
After 99, Rahman produces another cracker of an album in Hindi. The diverse soundtrack has joyful easily listenable melodies and the musical surprises peppered throughout the soundtrack.
Pick of the Album: Taare Gin, Khulke Jeena Ka, Maskhari, Mera Naam Kizie