Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Rohan Rohan (Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan)
♪ Lyrics by: Manoj Yadav & Shantaram Mapuskar
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company (Marathi)
♪ Music Released On: 30th August 2016
♪ Movie Released On: 4th November 2016
To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE
To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE
To buy “Baba (Female Cover)” on iTunes CLICK HERE
♪ Hear “Baba (Female Cover)” on YouTube:
Ventilator is a Marathi comedy drama film, starring Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitemdra Joshi, Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone, Usha Nadkarni, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi and Abhijeet Chavan, with Boman Irani in a special appearance. The movie has been directed by ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ director Rajesh Mapuskar, and it is his second film, this time in Marathi. The movie has been produced by Priyanka Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. The movie releases today, November 4th, and is likely to create a wave across Maharashtra. Meanwhile, since Priyanka Chopra just released the song sung by her, yesterday, I decided to review the album, which now comprises three songs. The music has been given by ‘Mumbai Delhi Mumbai’ fame duo, Rohan Rohan (Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan). Without further ado, let’s see how fresh a breeze the songs of this “Ventilator” are!
1. Ya Re Ya
Singer ~ Rohan Pradhan, Chorus ~ Rohan Gokhale, Vivek Naik, Rahul Chitnis, Nitin Karandikar, Sonal Tawde, Suchita Dalvi, Veena Joshi, Reshma Dhotre, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadab & Shantaram Mapuskar
The first song of the album is a Ganapati song, and you know how Ganapati songs always excite me! The composer duo composes this song in a very traditional Ganesha aarti style, and the tune doesnt really matter in such songs, because it always stands out no matter what. The chorus starts off the song with the hookline, which puts the song to a very heavenly and divine start. The mukhda sees Rohan Pradhan take over, and the tune of the mukhda is really sweet. After that, the chorus comes back with the hookline, which then gets its tempo increased, rather early into the song, because in such songs, the tempo usually goes up at the end of the song. Because of this premature tempo change, the would-be antara by the lead singer, sounds more like a conclusion to the song. The composition of that, too is very beautiful, with the high pitch taking over. The song, however, relies more on the hookline that repeats throughout the song, and becomes a winner because of that splendid backing chorus. On the arrangements front, the duo has decorated the composition with traditional instruments that always represent the Ganapati festival. Manjeeras, the tanpura and the dholaks start off the song wonderfully, and then it is the Dhol-Taasha Pathak (Swapnil Bhandare, Rohan Kasare, Anna Jadhav, Deepak Shiriskar, Kunal Shedge, Rohit Humane, Minesh Shelar, Rishikesh Korhale) that takes over with its boldness and catchiness. The Dhols and Taashas have been played very strongly and have the desired impact on the listener. Towards the end, the blowing of a conch shell is the harbinger of an even more fast-paced and hard-hitting conclusion with chants of “Ganapati Bappa Moraya” and “Mangalmurti Moraya” interspersed with the hookline. The vocals by Rohan Pradhan are great, reminiscent of Javed Ali a bit, but he gets hardly a total of one minute to sing throughout the song, due to the hookline overshadowing everything else, and the strong arrangements. The backing chorus is the star of the song, and it makes the song sound grand. Without them, the song would’ve sounded not even half as great. The lyrics by Manoj Yadav and Shantaram Mapuskar are good too, as a devotional prayer to Lord Ganesha. A showstopper, and something that will be played a lot next September in Ganeshotsav! #5StarHotelSong!!
2. Jai Deva
Singers ~ Ganesh Chandanshive, Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan, Chorus ~ Nishad Chimote, Vivek Naik, Rahul Chitnis, Nitin Karandikar, Sonal Tawde, Suchita Dalvi, Veena Joshi, Reshma Dhotre, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav
The next song, is another Ganapati song. And that just made me so excited as soon as the song started with the “Aala aala re Ganapati aala!!” in Ganesh Chandanshive’s rustic and strong voice. The song, in contrast to the first song, which was a traditional aarti piece, is the typical high-energy Ganesha song that you get to hear in literally every Marathi film. The composition has more dark shades than the all-goodie-nature of the previous one, and reminds you of Ajay-Atul’s Ganesha songs. The hookline especially, will be a rage in Maharashtra. The duo has even given a new tune to the Ganesha aarti and also the Vitthala aarti, in the middle of the song. Ganesh Chandanshive, a name that all Bollywood lovers now know thanks to ‘Deewani Mastani’ (Bajirao Mastani), does his job as the lead singer very well, and ends up giving the song a very enjoyable touch. The arrangements follow closely, the arrangements of the previous song, but this time, the Dhol-Taasha Pathak gets to open up full-fledgedly, and hence the song ends up sounding more high on the energy quotient. The banjo (bulbultarang) does its job well, and the manjeeras and dholaks in the aarti portions sound divine. I liked how the subtle aarti portions give way so nicely to the high-energy hook portions. The strings towards the end are impressive, as are the brass band portions interspersed throughout the song. The backing chorus yet again, takes the song to a whole new level, and do justice to the duo’s composition. The lyrics this time around too, are fantastic, and though they’re typical Ganapati song lyrics, they sound good with the duo’s energetic composition, and Ganesh Chandanshive’s great singing. Ravishing! #5StarHotelSong!!
3. Baba (Female Cover)
Singer ~ Priyanka Chopra, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav
The next song, is the only song on the album that isn’t about Ganapati. This one however, is an ode to fathers. The composition by Rohan Rohan is enough to compete with any emotional song that Bollywood produces nowadays; in fact, it is better than most! The composition just touches your heart with its simplicity. The mukhda starts the song off on a very touching note, while the antaras take it to another level on the emotions scale. The second antara is the most emotionally touching, with the high notes, rendered impressively by Priyanka directly entering your heart. The hookline is subtle and that’s what I loved about it. The song is a wonderful piece sung by a daughter for her father. The arrangements are beautiful, with the piano leading the way through the mukhda, accompanies by wonderful guitars (Shon Pinto). Towards the end of the mukhda, the strings (Jitendra Thankur) kick in, and bring to the song, more emotion with their gracefulness. The first interlude takes a brilliant turn with the flute (Shashank Acharya) topping everything else, while the second interlude has a wonderful tinkling xylophonic sound giving the beats to a scintillating violin piece. Vocals by Priyanka are very impressive, and her Marathi diction is spot-on! Throughout the song, I found her diction and pronunciation perfect! The amount of hard work she must’ve put in for this one, really has to be saluted! About her singing, she hits each and every note with a perfection that I could not hear in any actor who has attempted to sing a song till now. She aces he brilliant composition with ease and a certain finesse. Manoj Yadav’s lyrics are very touching, and just leave you awestruck! A magical finale to the short album! #5StarHotelSong!!
Ventilator is an impressive album, and I’m glad I decided to hear it out and review it! I would have missed something great! The three songs hit the bullseye with their composition and above all, their arrangements. The duo Rohan Rohan, who couldn’t really make it big in Bollywood, can now surely rest assured that they will do great in the Marathi industry after this album! A breeze of fresh air!
Final Rating for This Album: सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < नी < सां
Note: The letter which is underlined is the final rating.
Recommended Listening Order: Hear them all! 🙂
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