If ‘Tauba Tera Jalwa…’ is still firmly lodged in your head, you better make room, because here comes another heady cocktail of madness and musical brilliance courtesy Anurag Kashyap’s next Gulaal.
Composed and worded by Piyush Mishra, the Gulaal OST is diametrically opposite to that of Dev.D. While the key to the brilliance of young Amit Trivedi’s effort was diversity and innovation, Piyush Mishra achieves just the same by doing the basics exceedingly well.
That is not to say that this album does not have any variety! Featuring everything from the witty political mujra ‘Ranaji’ (Gulaal’s ‘Emotional Attyachaar’) to the chillingly sombre ‘Sheher’, this album revives the yesteryear Bollywood tradition of poetic lyrics.
Add Indian Ocean’s ‘Yaara Maula’ to that equation and what you have is a soundtrack which almost seems like a middle-ground between the Black Friday and Dev.D OST – while at the same time remaining utterly unique.
At the end of the day, though there are many highlights, the real star, at least for this reviewer, is Piyush Mishra! Thank God this one’s finally being released. Now all we need is Paanch!
Rating: 4 out of 5