Film: "David"; Music Directors: Bramfatura, Mikey McCleary, Maatibaani, Remo Fernandes, Modern Mafia, Anirudh Ravichander, Tao Issaro, Gaurav Godkhindi, Saurabh Roy; Lyricists: Ankur Tewari, Maatibaani, Joyshanti, Remo Fernandes, Abhijeet Deshpande, Gopal Dutt, Ankur Tewari, Mikey McCleary, Preeti Pillai; Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Rekha Bhardwaj, Nirali Karthik, Joyshanti, Remo Fernandes, Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit, Modern Mafia, Anirudh Ravichander, Shweta Mohan, Karthik, Nikhil D'Souza, Preeti Pillai Lucky Ali, and Saurabh Roy; Rating- **** 1/2
This is one epic album. Twelve original tracks, three remix versions, different composers, independent bands and a range of musical genres. David's soundtrack has got everything to keep the listener hooked for a long time.
The film is set in three different time periods, so the music explores three different eras and is very refreshing.
First up is "Ghum huye", the theme song that has been composed by the band Brahmfutra. The composition has elements of rock and has been crooned to perfection by Siddharth Basrur. Some good beats, little bit of electronic sounds thrown in here and there makes the track an enjoyable treat.
Up next is something, which turns your world upside down as the evergreen song "Mast Kalandar" gets an unheard twist by Rekha Bhardwaj. Her voice fits in oh-so-well and you get a taste of qawaali, rock, reggae and folk in a single track.
In case you are still not satisfied, maybe the vengeance version will do it for you. This one has some really heavy sounds that gets stuck inside your head and gives you goosebumps.
Time for some fusion with the next number "Tore matware naina" that blends Indian classical and French sounds. Full credit to the singers, who manage to click despite such different musical styles.
It is followed by "Maria pitache", which has Remo Fernandes behind the mike. He gets you in Goan carnival mode with this melody, with lyrics in Hindi and Konkani. It is a happy-go-lucky track and it is a pure bliss.
An album is incomplete without the love quotient and "Tere mere pyaar ki" fills that void. Sung by Naresh Iyer and Shweta Pandit, it may not be the finest from the lot but still manages to capture your heart with the guitar and whistling sounds.
For those who like Punk, "Bandhay" will make you sit up with its high-octane energy and guitars riffs. Composed by the band Modern Mafia, it has Ankur Tewari enthralling you with his powerful voice.
The second dose of love comes with "Yun hi re", which marks the entry of Anirudh Ravichander's ("Kolaveri" fame) in Bollywood as composer and singer. Along with Shweta Mohan, he takes the listener on a romantic high with the sound of flute and other classical instruments playing a pivotal role.
Next on the play list is "Rab di". Sung by Karthik, it has a good amalgamation of different sounds. However, I liked its dubstep version more, which just gets the listener jumping with joy.
It is followed by the Hinglish ballad "Out of control", sung by Marianne and Tara Sitaria that takes the listener to a very calm territory. It also has a choir version.
Then there is Lucky Ali's experimental track "Ya Husain" and the chorus keeps you engaged.
Then there is the soaring number "Three Kills". An out-and-out heavy metal track, it is totally rough and tough.
Rounding up the album is the instrumental "Light House Symphony" composed by Remo, whose guitar is enticing. Hard to sum up the verdict on David, it is truly blockbuster material.