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Music Review: Lafangey Parindey

Composer R Anandh, who was one of the three members of the band Agosh of Paisa fame, makes a solid, confident Bollywood debut with this album. Read Nikhil Taneja's review.

music Updated: Aug 10, 2010 14:20 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Lafangey Parindey

Film: Lafangey Parindey
Music: R Anandh
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Composer R Anandh, who was one of the three members of the band Agosh of Paisa fame, makes a solid, confident Bollywood debut with this album. Though limited by a bizarre title, both Anandh and lyricist Swanand Kirkire do well to come up with fun, hummable songs.

The highlight of the album is some great guitar-work — be it electric riffs or acoustic melody — and some cool programming. Anandh also showcases his knowledge of music instruments, from an Indian dholak to a western trumpet. That’s why numbers like the title song, sung well by Rohit Sarkar, and Rang daalein by the dependable Suraj Jagan, work, as the composer intelligently
balances the tapori with a rock vibe. On the other hand, Dhatad tatad just misses the mark because the street rustic overwhelms the hip rock — only Kishore Kumar could carry off such crazy tongue-twisters!

But Anandh still gives us enough to sing about with soulful, melodious tracks like Man lafanga and Nain parindey. While the music elevates Mohit Chauhan’s lazy rendition to art in the former, Rao once again proves she’s one of the best upcoming singers in town in the latter.

What we like
Great guitar-work and some cool programming.

What we don’t like
Street rustic overwhelms the hip rock.