Dark! Unpleasant! Monotonous! (Drishyam – Music Review)

Drishyam belongs to a unique genre called family thriller which was originally made in Malyalam, then in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Finally it arrives in the Bollywood scene and this Hindi version is directed by Nishikant Kamat. The music is given by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics is penned by his partner Gulzar.

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Music: Vishal Bhardwaj;  Lyrics: Gulzar;  Music Label: Zee Music Company


1. Kya Pataa – Singer: Arijit Singh – Vishal Bhardwaj with his cliche style starts off the soundtrack utilizing Arijit Singh in a very effective way. The slow moving track with ever-changing notes, constantly make you hooked to it. Just like a good thriller with twists and turns in almost every scene, each note in this song comes with a twist. Gulzar has written brilliant lyrics, will possibly be one of his most underrated work. It needs edge-of-the-seat attention for its beauty to be discovered and felt. #WelcomeSong


2. Carbon Copy – Singer: Ash King – A very ordinary tune with ordinary lyrics and arrangements that give the feel of late 90s Bhardwaj when he used to compose for Ram Gopal Verma. Ash King is the only saving grace in this otherwise boring track who brings amazing variations with his vocals in the antara as well as in the interlude. Not upto the mark!


3. Kab Kahan Se – Singer: K.K. – Vishal Bhardwaj can’t resist making atleast one weird track. the weirdness in this particular track has gone too higher with lots of variations in the notes that were sounding good in Kya Pataa, fail to make it likable. It is somewhat another version of that previous song by Arijit as the lyrics are also similar at places. The same words have been described with a different emotions in two different songs. You can afford to skip!


4. Dum Ghutta Hai – Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Unfortunately this song has no saving grace even after having Rahat and Rekha and two pieces of Flute. It’s quite monotonous and lyrics are too ordinary to notice. It has elements that have already been done in the past in numerous songs. Hence it provides nothing new.


One of the weakest soundtracks of Vishal Bhardwaj.


The Verdict Order:  OKAY

The Verdict Order:  DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE


Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (July 2015)

Singer of the Month (Female):  Chinmayi Sripada – Sahebaan (Guddu Rangeela)

Singer of the Month (Male):  Arijit Singh – Kya Pataa (Drishyam)

Singer Jodi of the Month:  Arijit Singh & Chinmayi Sripada – Sooiyan (Guddu Rangeela)

Composer of the Month (Song):  Amit Trivedi – Sahebaan (Guddu Rangeela)

Lyricist of the Month: Varun Grover (Adapted) – Tu Kisi Rail Si (Masaan)

Composer of the Month (Album):  Pritam – Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Song of the Month:  Sooiyan – Guddu Rangeela (Amit Trivedi, Irshad Kamil)

Album of the Month:  Bajrangi Bhaijaan – T-Series

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