Film: Lafangey Parindey
Music Director: R. Anandh
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Singers: Ronit Sarkar, Mohit Chauhan, Shail Hada, Anushka Manchanda, Shilpa Rao and Suraj Jagan
Rating: 3 stars
R. Anandh, known for composing jingles for ad films, returns to film music direction after 13 years with Yash Raj Films' Lafangey Parindey. His first film as a composer was 1997 movie Zor.
The music of the film is simple, easy to understand, yet different. The album boasts of six originals and one remix version.
It starts with Ronit Sarkar singing the title track. The song begins with very middle eastern music, but soon other instruments can be heard. Later it acquires a rock touch and makes it an interesting song for the youngsters. The track, about a group of free spirited people, is already on air and is being appreciated.
Next in line is a light romantic number Man lafanga that begins with the sounds of an acoustic guitar. Mohit Chauhan's voice suits this breezy, enchanting and free flowing song. It is melodious with less orchestration and instantly strikes a chord with the listener.
The song also has a club mix, which is not so appealing.
Things pep up a little with Dhatad tatad, a song about life crooned by Shail Hada and Anushka Manchanda. It has strong orchestration and heavy distortion, but fails to create a mark.
Then there is Nain parindey that has Shilpa Rao behind the mike. The song actually grows on you with its great composition, sedate melody and impressive vocals.
Rang daalein thrives on western beats and has a rock touch. Sung by Suraj Jagan, it is spunky and totally entertaining.
Finally, the album offers an instrumental track Born to fly that is intense and slow in the beginning dominated by a piano and picks up tempo after a few minutes.
On the whole Anandh has made a comeback with an entertaining album.