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Audio Review : Dor - Will be preferred by musical elites

Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag
Music: Salim-Sulaiman
Singers: Salim Merchant, Trilok Gurtu, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Karsan Sagathiya, Pratichee, Rakesh Chaurasiya, Karsan Sagathiya, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

Team of ‘Iqbal’, Nagesh Kukunoor, composer duo Salim Sulaiman and actor Shreyas Talpade get together again for next offering ‘Dor’. Ayesha Takia and Gul Panag play the two women around whom the film revolves around. Sahara One presents the film. Nagesh Kukunoor’s favourite composers Salim Sulaiman have composed music of the film and the lyrics are by Mir Ali Husain.

The soundtrack is a blend of situational songs suiting the milieu of the film. Though there is not much expectations laced from the soundtrack, you feel pleasant hearing to it. Pakistani band Fuzon’s singer Shafqat Amanat Ali returns back again after 'Mitwa' with a feel good track 'Yeh Honsla'. The base of the track is Indian classical music and have been composed well, speaks about hope and optimism. Salim Merchant also voices this philosophical and poetic track. There is a sad version of the number with Karsan Sargathia and Shafqat.

'Imaan Ka Asar' brings together two best singers of the industry Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. It’s a melodious song with soft notes and western base. The Indian-western fusion sounds pleasant making this a classy number. Like the former track this also has philosophical mood.

Set in the base of Rajasthan, 'Kesariya Balam' is a Rajasthani folk music moulding into the premise of the film. Karsan Sargathia comes up again for the track and she seems to be an ideal choice to render it.  It’s a slow paced number with another good composition by the director duo. On the similar note there is the musical piece called 'Dor Theme' with striking music but slow pace gelling with the narrative.

The mood turns to celebration with the track 'Piya Ghar Aaya'. Pratichee sings this Rajsthani folk flavored track that rejoices the homecoming of a loved one. She sings the song with all her heart and infuses in it the colorful and bright feel with her rendition.

'Allah Hoo Alaah Hoo' is a Sufi track boasting of good rhythm rendered by Salim Merchant. Though there is nothing outstanding about the track, which you’ve heard umpteen times before, yet it’s the tune, which leaves its impact on you. 

Trilok Gurtu's 'Expression of Love' is a unique classical piece to be preferred specially by the seekers of such genre of music. It’s a love song that’ll be lapped by the listeners who are musical elites. This is not one of those numbers, which will find its place among the masses.

After going through the album it is evident now that this is no ordinary album and will be preferred by musical elites. Infused with classical music and Rajasthani folk music, it is a good quality album coming out of Salim Sulaiman. But the shortcoming comes in the form that this is not the kind of music that’ll please every ear.


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