♪ Music by:- Shashi Suman & Shivamm Pathak
♪ Lyrics by:- Prashant Ingole & Sandeep Singh
♪ Music Label:- Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On:- 11th August 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 5th September 2014
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Mary Kom is an upcoming Bollywood sports drama film, based on the ambitious life journey of Indian Boxer Mary Kom. The film, starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role playing Mary Kom, is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Playing Mary Kom’s husband is debutant Darshan Kumar, and other supporting actors in the film are Danny Denzongpa and Sunil Thapa. Given the hype surrounding the film, and that it is a Bhansali production, there is no harm in expecting a wonderful soundtrack from it. Last year Milkha Singh’s biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gave us some great songs. I was expecting some composers who have done a considerable amount of films to compose for the film, but I was taken by surprise when the music credits revealed the names of two Indian Idol contestants, Shashi Suman and Shivamm Pathak as the composers! This still didn’t reduce my expectations, as I knew Sanjay Leela Bhansali can never go wrong when it comes to choosing great music for his films. So, naturally I was as excited as everyone else for the album, and now read on to find out what I ended up getting!
1. Ziddi Dil:- Singer ~ Vishal Dadlani, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole
The Himachal feel starts right from the first note of the first song of the album, with the raw vocals of a North-Eastern lady. And right from those vocals, the song grabbed my attention, never leaving it for even a second afterwards. Shashi Suman, contender of Indian Idol 5, has come up with a great inspirational track, which can be easily placed alongside ‘Zinda’ from ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Vishal’s undescribable energy is reflected through his singing, and he doesn’t fail to create the required energetic throughout the song. The rock template just supports the song even more, and adds even more energy to the already-energetic song. The composition is just perfect and it has achieved its goal of being an effective inspirational song; the beats are so engaging. The guitar riffs are great, and the drums have been used very efficiently, not too loud, not too soft, just perfectly! Other percussion has also been done very commendably. No matter how low you are feeling at the moment, this song will surely cheer you up! The lyrics are very motivational, and again perfect according to the theme of the song and movie. I doubt you’ve not heard it yet, but if you haven’t, what are you waiting for!? 😀 #5StarHotelSong!
2. Sukoon Mila:- Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Shivamm Pathak, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh
After a great start to the soundtrack by Shashi, the second composer Shivamm, another Indian Idol 5 contestant, jumps in to compose a sweet romantic song. The tune is very much heard-before, yet it is very beautiful, and something you would want to keep on listening to for minutes on end! Arijit has been roped in to croon the song, and he has done his job wonderfully, almost flawlessly. The arrangements have been kept soft, with piano and guitars leading, but the brilliance is in the saxophone parts. The saxophone pieces make the song sound grand, calm and soothing. The flute part also impresses. The song has an instantly likeable tune, and has been composed very, very nicely by Shivamm. It is one of those songs, which get over before you know it, and you crave for more and more. Lyrics by Sandeep Singh go with the flow of the tune very well. They are simple yet they work. All in all, the song will definitely give you a lot of sukoon! Another must-listen from the soundtrack! #5StarHotelSong!!
3. Adhure:- Singer ~ Sunidhi Chauhan, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole
Shashi re-enters the soundtrack, bringing along with him his second song for the film, a sad song about broken dreams and the insecure feeling we get many times during our life’s journey. This type of movie should compulsorily have such a song, portraying effectively the feelings of the main character, when they are in a low state. This song starts with the raw vocals of a very Buddhist-sounding monk-ish man, followed by guitar strums, building up the excitement for this track, which has been sung by Sunidhi, who was coincidentally Shashi’s mentor in Indian Idol 5. 😀 The song is a sad song, but the guitar makes it feel a bit lively and not altogether a typical dramatic sad song, which is mostly the case in Bollywood. It sounds very realistic thanks to the arrangements being kept very soft, unlike other typical sad songs which do not sound realistic at all thanks to the heavy arrangements. The tune is also composed simply, but very effectively, giving the required feel and Sunidhi has taken it to another level altogether. The composition seems tailor-made for her. Prashant Ingole has written beautiful lyrics for this song as well, kudos to him! Yet ANOTHER must-listen!! A hat-trick now with the third #5StarHotelSong in a row!!
4. Teri Baari:- Singer ~ Mohit Chauhan, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole
The next song is another inspirational song, this time around with Mohit Chauhan behind the mic. The man never fails to impress us with his metallic voice. There’s a different happiness altogether in listening to Mohit Chauhan, and I don’t think he can ever be replaced by anybody, not even Arijit Singh. The folkish wooden bansuri provides a great start to the song, and then the real magic starts. The tune is so good! The hookline has the capacity to attract many listeners. The way Shashi has connected the mukhda with the hookline is just genius! The sarod interlude is just fascinating, even though it comes for a very small time. Percussion and drums have been properly placed. Some places have very loud arrangements whereas others are very soft, with minimal arrangements. Lyrics by Prashant Ingole are spectacular. The way a person following his dreams is compared to a bird is just great! The chorus singing ‘udd jaa, udd jaa’ after the hookline each time, sounds awesome! The second motivational song of the album doesn’t faiql to impress either! Another obvious #5StarHotelSong!!
5. Saudebaazi:- Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole
Arijit kicks off the song with his humming, supported by mild piano notes. As he hums, make yourself ready for yet another great romantic song, this one composed by Shashi. The composition is a little darker and haunting than the other romantic song, ‘Sukoon Mila’. It still impresses. The tune will manage to attract many people. Arijit has rendered this one with ease as well (there is practically no song in which he doesn’t, so there’s no use in telling you guys this. 😛 ). The arrangements by Shashi are also very nice, with mostly piano taking the centre-stage. Guitar is the most prominent instrument in the hook part, with beautiful strums. Mouth Organ can also be heard in the interlude. The antara is composed in a very professional way, and it doesn’t seem like Shashi is a debutant, but the truth is that he is, and that just calls for even more applaud. The song ends with beautiful notes on the accordion. The only thing that bugged me when I first heard this song,was the use of an English word ‘beautiful’ all by itself, while the rest of the song is in shuddhh Hindi. However, that too I got used to in the subsequent listens, and I’m pretty fine with it by now. These small things can be easily forgiven, and so this song just carries on the example which the previous tracks have set, and becomes yet another #5StarHotelSong!!!
6. Salaam India:- Singers ~ Vishal Dadlani & Salim Merchant, Music by ~ Shivamm Pathak, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh
Shivamm’s second song arrives, as a patriotic song sung by the powerhouse Vishal Dadlani along with Salim Merchant. They are already energetic, as we have seen many times in reality shows and concerts, and in this song, they have just sung so openly and freely, that all their energy has been put to great use in this song! Though Salim hasn’t got much scope to showcase his energy, as he has got the softer and melodious parts, we can tell he is singing with a lot of patriotism. A beautiful flute opens the song, and eventually the energy builds up, and at the peak of this, the best part of the song is waiting for us. Surprisingly, drums and rock elements aren’t used in this song. A different type of percussion has been used instead of the normal drums. The tablas in the antara sound great! Thumbs-up to Shivamm for that. Vishal’s rough and husky voice complements Salim’s smooth and mellifluous voice very, very well. The antara has a bit of a dark tune, which the singers have carried out effortlessly. Salim sounds like Mohit Chauhan in places. Both the singers (or should I say composers?) have done their respective jobs very great, leaving no stone unturned. Extra credit to Shivamm for composing such a mature song. Sandeep Singh has written beautiful patriotic lyrics! Grand, Energetic, Awesome, A song that better be heard on coming Independence Days and Republic Days of India! I’m proud to announce the sixth #5StarHotelSong!!!!
7. Chaoro (Lori):- Singer ~ Priyanka Chopra, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh
Priyanka Chopra has sung three songs till now, all of them in English, and released as single songs. Till now she hasn’t sung in any film. So naturally, everyone was getting anxious about when they would get to hear her sing in Bollywood. Finally, the wish of the audience has come true, and Priyanka Chopra has got a song to sing in this film. Shashi has composed a very soothing song, and he has arranged it perfectly, just as any baby would want his/her lullaby to be. 😀 Priyanka is sounding very beautiful, and she has brought that motherly tone into her voice for this song. She sounds a lot Sunidhi Chauhan. She has sung each and every line with a lot of love and feeling. The word ‘Chaoro’ is a Manipuri word meaning ‘grow up’ and the line ‘icha paari chaoro’ translates to ‘grow up, my son’. The song is very soulful and joins the league of great Bollywood lullabies like ‘Chandaniya’ from ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Sooha Saaha’ from ‘Highway’. Very impressive Bollywood singing debut of Priyanka Chopra! #5StarHotelSong!!
Mary Kom is one of those rare albums, in which you cannot afford to miss out on any single song, and all the songs are very rich musically and on the vocal front as well. The surprising part is that two debutants have composed the songs of this album, yet they have managed to score full marks in their debut itself! All the songs are perfect, and as you must have noticed, all of them have got my prestigious #5StarHotelSong tag. 😛 Each of the songs have the qualities of true good music, and none of them are so-called cheap or ridiculous. After all, how can we expect cheapness from a Bhansali album!? Last year, Bhansali had given a superhit album, which had ruled the charts, ‘Ram-Leela’, and this year, the music of his production has quality music, which might not get the recognition it deserves because of less promotions, but will definitely touch the hearts of whoever listens to it! Moreover, the music will definitely give a strong support to the screenplay of the film, because it has everything of what has happened in Mary Kom’s life, in pinches. Motivation, sorrow, romance, motherhood and patriotism all-in-one! I would say, the first album on my blog, with nothing to disappoint at all! Finally, a quality album this year with no ridiculosity whatsoever, but soulful and motivational music! An album which relies on quality music, not commercial music!
Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < (haha, no it’s not a नी either!) < सां
Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating. I have introduced a new rating for any album in which all the songs are #5StarHotelSongs. That is why this album has gotten the highest rating ever in the history of Music Mastani. 🙂
Which is your favourite song from Mary Kom? Please vote for your favourite! 🙂
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