Rajjo is an upcoming film starring Kangana Ranaut. This movie is a female-centric one wherein the lead actress plays the role of a nautch-girl in modern day Mumbai. Starring the newcomer Paras Arora along with Ranaut, the movie releases on November 15. Bollywood Celebden presents Rajjo music review.
The music director Uttam Singh, who gave us a lot of hits in the 90s like Dil To Pagal Hai, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, etc, seems to be stuck in the 90s as the music in this movie takes you back in time. Though the music doesn’t exactly suit the 2013 genre of mannerless hearts (pun intended), the music definitely suits the back-drop of the film. As in it suits the mujras of a nautch girl and it has that eclectic blend of our Indian folk and classical music.
The first song, Julmi Re Julmi has beautiful vocals with even the subtlest of the nuances sung in the right way by Bela (the woman who sang Manmohana in Jodha Akbar). The downside is, she seems like Shreya Ghoshal; she needs to throw in a bit of herself in her songs.
She renders the second song, Khaleja Hazir Hain, flawlessly. The lust filled voice of a woman who tells her loved one not to be perturbed when she is willing to be destroyed by him; is perfectly accompanied by tabla, dholak, harmonium and the ghungroo; which are distinctly heard.
Shaan delivers the perky Mere Dil Ki Train, clearly vocalizing the high spirits of a young man smitten by Rajjo. The song has that old-fashioned charm that sedates and soothes the listener.
The other songs, Kaise Milu Main Piya, Yeh Kotha Yeh Ghunghroo, Billi Ke Jabde Mein, Meri Ghunghroo Ki Jhankaar form a perfect blend of philosophy, satire, romance- entities that form the life of a sex-worker.
Then there is a Rajjo‘s theme, set to the tune of Kaise Milu Main Piya. It is an instrumental track that evokes feelings of tragedy of the unrequited love of a prostitute (for those who know the story-line).
Overall, this is a mood-album. You can listen to when you are in a particular mood. As to what it is, is left to you…