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Day 137: Great 'Tamasha'


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Tamasha is a new upcoming flick by the director Imthiaz Ali (Jab We Met, Highway movie fame). This has Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor as the lead with the Mozart of Madras composing the music. As A and I were listening to this new album for the whole 2 1/2 hours of wait yesterday, I thought this will be a good topic to write and share my thoughts on that album. The initial release of the teaser with Mohit Chauhan's great voice set in a picturesque location and cute choreography shows Ranbir-Deepika's 'matarghasti'! This is a good and peppy number with funky lyrics. The one thing that I liked about this album is the song by Alka Yagnik. Yes! She is singing for Rahman after a very long time. It is a melody again with Arjit Singh called Tum Saath ho.  Sukhwinder Singh is also performing after a long time with Chali Kahaani. AR-Sukhwinder is always a great combination. From the recent times it is Piya Milenge from Ranjhnaa. I just loved the variety this song showcases. It is also giving us a visual representation of a dance ballad. One other experimental tune is the 'Wat Wat'. Honestly I think it is more Punjabi and I did not understand the lyrics fully (except for the hindi) but the song is just brilliant. I'm sure there was more work put on to the mixing of that song than the composing itself. Lucky Ali's Safarnama is yet another soothing number. Rahman's Tu Koi Aur hai is also a beautiful one. Had Rahaman performed the Safarnama it would have been even better. The other two songs are also great and they are an instrumental and Heer tho badi sad hai. The only one that I did not really like was the vengeance mix of Wat Wat. It is an album worth listening to. Imthiaz- Rahman has had some best songs like Highway and Rockstar. This is not any different. 
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