Actor: Konkona Sen Sharma, Srabanti Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Aparajita Auddy, Pijush Ganguly, Manasi Sinha
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The music has been directed by Debohyoti Mishra one of the veterans in this field. He was tunefully supported by Upal sengupta, Rupankar Bagchi, Kaushiki Chakroborty, Arijit, Samantak Sinha, Ipshita Mukherjee, Sweta and Debolina. A particular singer needs a special mention for her contribution to the tollywood industry and especially to this move: Subha Mudgal. All the eight songs of the movie have been correctly placed. Individual songs create an ambience and have a story to narrate. Rabindranath Tagore became the lyricist for two songs along with Srijato, Aparna Sen, Chandi Das, Bidyapati, Bhashkar Chowdhury.
The title song Ki Ache Goynar Bakshe by Anindya Chatterjee and Upal Sengupta gives a hide n seeks effect. The whole description of the goynar baksho gets revealed in this song. There is rapid change in the scale. The changing effect of the scale almost seems like a sudden strike of an energy booster on a doldrums day and everything starts working. The song is as witty as the movie.
There are two exclusive Bangla Raps in the movie which is way different from Kobi gaan or Toorja. The dialect of the rap is in bangal bhasha and this sets up a different tone altogether. The Bengal audiences were flabbergasted after they heard the rap. Anything and everything is possible if you know the language properly and the rap is an epitome of it. You need to have an inclination for the language and this rap would make you swing.
Rabindranath Tagore has been revisited with his song Amar Sonar Bangla. The song has been sung by Arijit, Samantak Sinha, Ipshita Mukherjee. The novel is on Bangladesh Liberation War, thus inclusion of this song was pertinent to prove the plot. The song starts with a whistling effect which gives a soothing feel to the original anthem. Octaves have been used with classical effects. The individual singers have done justice to the song and retained the identity of the original score. The tinkling effect remains throughout the song.
Chandan Kumkum and O Boner Kula Re are folk based song aptly sung to create a wedding ambience. The whole song has the touch of folk soil. This has been beautifully orchestrated by Ipshita Mukherjee, Debolina, Paromita and Sweta. The song has been sung in chorus and this gives a picturesque that on a wedding day many village women are singing together to celebrate the marriage. The movie centers around three generation of women and these two songs no doubt hold the feminist identity.
Kaushiki Chakroborty’s Basoonar Gaan a soulful classical melody strewn in with murki’s. There is a mundane feel throughout the song. The style adopted is indeed a signature one, Kaushiki is better known for delivering such classical songs than the high pitched raunchy ones. Her experience and practice make her deliver such songs with an inner and deep meaning. This particular song is really touchy.
Aparna Sen herself is the lyricist of the song Nodir Opare Ghono Kuasha. She had scribbled it initially as a poem which got the shape of a song through the voice of Rupankar. No wonder he is suited best for such a genre.
Subha Mudgal’s song Sakhi Re Awate Nahi will make you think that you are listening to the songs from the film Raincoat. Shubha Mudgal singing it individually for any of her albums would have seemed great; even if it were not to be included in the film.
Overall the album is great with a touch of folk and contemporary genre.