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Singer Arijit Singh makes a promising start as a composer


Arijit Singh has come up with a 93 minutes long album for the newly released movie, ‘Pagglait’. The soundtrack is absolutely original, did you hear that? Absolutely normal. The soundtrack would not have been this long had he not come up with an alternative version for each song, there are reprised and revisited versions of some songs but zero recreations.

Directed by Umesh Bisht, ‘Pagglait’ is a story of a widow who is unable to grieve over her husband’s sudden demise. Neelesh Mishra’s lyrics compliment Arijit Singh’s music is melancholic through various levels. Arijit Singh uses loves synths, synths are cremated into the vocals in about each track. In the song, Dil Ud Jaa Re, the synths work the best.

Playback singer Antara excels in Lamha which is a joyful celebration of new romance and has Singh himself coming up at the retake of every ballad, while Dil Udd Jaa Re is a rendition in heartbreak. Thode se Kaam Ajnabi which is my favorite from the whole album has a sweet melody to it and comes at a very important part of the film.  This melody is beautiful in the version of Meera’s Poem. The rabab and harp give the tune a sharp and distinct personality. Jhumpa Mondal, who sounds so elegant, is a great pick.

Phire Faqeera is a confluence of hip-hop, rock, and electronica, it cannot be slotted in any genre and is yet accessible.  Arijit Singh uses Rahman both as singer and composer with the unpredictable mood transformations, moving from grief to anger to hope. The backing vocals by Amrita Singh, Arijit Singh’s sister, are a delight. When the chorus hits, the “Pagal hai” refrain brings home the suaveness at the heart of the album. The title track of the film sounds like something that has been done, Amit Trivedi did it with O Gujariya from  ‘Queen’.

In all the soundtrack of ‘Pagglait’ is soothing to the heart, but for those who have seen the film, it may feel like some songs don’t fall into places, or do not go with the film. Nevertheless, the album is a solid start to Arijit Singh’s career.

Text by: Sreyoshi Sil, IBTN9

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