Ears get filled with sugary sweetness thanks to the lovely voice of Monali Thakur in Sawaar loon. Composed in a gorgeously minimal-earthy arrangements, the lilting melody gives perfect background for words of Amitabh Bhattacharya. Use of flutes and 'thaaps' reminds those works of Salil da. Easily the best of the album, that oozes 'Bongness'. Another such track is Monta Re (Oh my heart). Sung by Swanand Kirkire, the track is wonderfully crafted from each aspect. Add a fantastic, minute long conclusion, it transfers you directly to the land of Bengal. Both of these tracks perfectly set the mood for this movie with old world charm.
On the other hand, balance four tracks has contemporary sound, which at places reminds of Udaan. Of course, because the team is very much the same. Sung by Amitabh, Ankahee shines with wonderfully penned words dashed with sorrow, pain of incompleteness. Similar mood is throughout next three tracks. Led by piercing violins, Mohan and Amitabh's Shikayatein easily gives you goosebumps with that haunting signature tune. Dark Zinda is a string-heavy one where Amit does what he's best at - singing pathos. The last one - Manmarziyaan by Amitabh and Shilpa, is not something you have never heard (or maybe it will take time) nonetheless, a lovely track with brilliantly fused sounds of violins and strings and even Santoor !
Looking at the look of the film, Lootera has perfect sounds for the film. Even without any fusion, Amit Trivedi has created gems in form of Sawaar Loon and Monta Re. Wish other tracks, though they are top class, could've been of same genre. Still, this is one 'must hear' soundtrack, that shows how versatile AT can be.
My Picks : Sawaar Loon, Monta Re, Ankahee, Shikayatein.
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