Filmamker-composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali weaves magic for the music of Padmavat!
Outstanding, majestic and large canvas - these are the words that we can associate with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor are playing the lead roles in Padmavat. From Sanjay Leela Bhansali, when it comes to music, the anticipations are a little high and well, the music of Padmaavat won't upset in any way. The moment Ghoomar was divulged by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and team, it was pretty much a given that yet again the filmmaker-composer had something exciting for the viewers.
The first song is Shreya Ghoshal’s 'Ghoomar'. Well, the name in itself indicates the song has undertones from the folk music of Rajasthan. The singer had first made a very good impression in Bhansali's Devdas and now she has shown her melodious side again. Shreya Ghoshal and Swaroop Khan's powerful vocals take the song to an entirely different level. The lyrics are penned by A M Turaz and you would praise him for the way he has predicted the culture through words. The song has already gained huge fame. The song is actually one of the best tracks and it also defines the legacy of the Rajputana princess - royalty and culture.
The next track is 'Ek Dil Ek Jaan'. Ek Dil Ek Jaan is sure to leave you teary-eyed. From lyrics to musical setting, this song is superbly beautiful and soothing to the ears. Shivam Pathak gets a major song in the form of 'Ek Dil Ek Jaan' which has romance written all over it. This one carries distinct Sanjay Leela Bhansali sensibilities by ways of music, lyrics and of course the composition. It is a tuneful number.
The next lively number is Shivam Pathak and Shail Hada’s 'Khalibali'. The song is pictured on Alauddin Khilji and it does leave a strong impact. Zumara's music has been used to give that Arabic feel to the song. 'Khalbali' is meant to demonstrate Alauddin’s passion when he finds himself in love. The song is a lively number.
The next one is son 'Nainowale Ne' in the voice of Neeti Mohan. But, a track like this needs time to grow after repeated listening. This romantic song is written well by guest lyricists Siddharth-Garima. Music composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali has used the tunes of Sarangi, Sitar, Santur, Esraj, Surmandal and Tabla. It another good addition in the album.
The next song is Richa Sharma and Shail Hada’s 'Holi' which is based on Manganiyars & Langa's folk song. This one is really different from traditional ‘holi’ songs. Both have added the much-needed traditional touch to the song. It is a harmonious song in the classical style.
The album ends with Arijit Singh's song 'Binte Dil' which is pure melody as it wins over your heart in the very first hearing. For those who love their music to carry middle-east flavor, 'Binte Dil' is a good gift from Bhansali. Padmaavat has a good mix of classy sound with a popular appeal that fits in well into the stage and narrative that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has set for the viewers. Binte Dil is one of the little different tracks that we have heard in a long time.
Padmavat’s songs as Ghoomar, Ek Dil Ek Jaan, Nainowale Ne, Binte Dil are tuneful and melodious.