Posts Tagged ‘Moora’

Though the music CDs are still to hit the stores, the music of Gangs of Wasseypur – 2 is out online. Our regular (almost in-house) music critic Rohit has sent in this post. Padho aur suno!

(Rohit wrote on GoW-1 music too, here. And a recent post on GoW-2 lyrics by Varun Grover, here.

Over to Rohit…

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Even Apple isn’t so tight lipped about their new products! We don’t know if it was the music company or the production house but the fact remains, the music being released 3 odd weeks before the film is to be released isn’t a great idea no matter what logic is thrown at us. The songs need some space of their own as well. Anyway, let’s get down to business.

1. Chicha ledar – The song starts with that familiar sound that all the people who lived near a cotton extracting/beating shop would easily identify. (Those huge sitar-like equipments) and then with appropriate ‘building up’ the song launches into a constant beat arrangement and in comes Durga. Backed by extremely good lyrics the song grabs you and runs and runs. Special mention of the amazing use of words like ‘cheecha ledar, sarau, word play (whether i like the weather)’. The constant ‘joota joota joota’ gives the song a ‘remixed’ feel and then the ‘dub step’ comes in. Maha-amaJing! My grouse with the song is that it is JUST 4 minutes. Clearly a GAJJJJAB start to the album! (Varun insists that the usage of ‘sarau’ is a tribute to Lucknow, I must add).

Special mention of Durga (the 12-year old singer), listen carefully how she says ‘dil’ in the song. Everytime. That’s called hugging the lyrics and not just singing it. Kudos!

2. Kaala re – Sneha khanwalkar. at. her. best. If the ‘keh ke loonga’ made us all hear Sneha launch into her ‘catty’ avatar, this one explores the playful undertones (with a very dark and haunting cello/bass arrangement). Saiyyan kartey ji coal-bazari. A song that’s helped a great deal by excellent lyrics. (Kaala bilkul surmey wala). All shades of black, explored. very. well. Perhaps some parallel will be drawn with the sound of A.R. Rahman.

3. Electric piya – Rasika D Rani starts off (and must say the pronunciation of ‘elektric’ is very very ‘chic’!’), then a very bhojpuri (Trinidad Tobago also?) music setting takes over (aided by ‘casio’like sound, harmonium, dholak and manjeeras). Dholak and Harmonium are quite prominent in addition to the vocals. A very naughty (in a very un-womaniya way) song. This is more like leg pulling of your ‘piya’. The words are pronounced in a flow and might not be able to get into the mind immediately. Repeat the song and you will find yourself smiling.

4.  Bahut Khoob – I am VERY interested to see the way this is going to be filmed. Very theatrical in the way it uses the voice of the kids (And at times Sneha in between). Hear it to make an opinion on the song. Mix and scratch and mix and scratch again and again!

5. Taar bijli – Harmonium with a lot of female backup singers (and some ‘chammach’ on dholak) leaves us with Padamshree Sharda Sinha to weave magic. The setting is very playful. Lyrics full of gentle banter directed towards her in-laws by the bride. ‘Na idhar na udhar hi sihaare piya’…! excellent lyrics. The song is NOT another ‘womaniya’. While Womaniya was more ‘intimate, naughty and personal’, this one puts out the banter in open and poses some questions to the entire family about the bridegroom. The song is actually a satire on the worsening condition of Bihar in 80s and 90s. Perhaps the most conventional song of the pack. Sweet and melodious.

6. Aabroo – Starts with bulbul tarang and dholak. The setting is very ‘gali mohalla’ style. Piyush mishra (and you can picture him sitting on a ‘chowk’ surrounded by people. A little different from his normal style, Piyush Mishra emotes ‘ekdam ghus key’. Bhupesh singh very smartly contests Piyush Mishra (not teams up, contests). An election campaign song, it’s the ‘compteesan’ that has been got music as a background. Kudos to Piyush Mishra! Hilarious to the core. A genre that has resurfaced after a long time,

7. Perpendicular theme – Using a mix of brass band and other sounds, this less than a 2 minute track ends too soon (May be weird just for me, because I am used to the ‘themes’ being longer). A kid’s playful voice a shehnai (may be) and drums at times. Also, the brass band plays a tune in between. I have heard it somewhere and can’t put a finger to it. Who can remember it? I liked the song but disliked the fact it’s too short. The theme is paced so well that you would want to listen to it for a longer duration but then, it ends.

8. Moora – Guitar and mandolin together and you know the song will make you smile. Sneha khanwalkar gives a whispering start to the song. Chiefly using Mandolin and Guitar (just ‘by the side’ arrangement), the beauty of the song is that the vocals are also understated. Would have liked a little more ‘energy’ in the vocals. The lyrics anyway talk of hope so found this version a little dim. The interesting part of this version is a faint male voice. It’s the voice of Robbie styles from Trinidad who played cuatro and mandolin in the song. Best part – he doesn’t know Hindi.

9. Tunya – Bulbultarang’s excellent use with the members of ‘Baal party’ (and if you hear attentively I guess there is a bit of Sneha in the background too). This is just 1:22 minutes track and boy is it sticky or what? As I continue to complain about the duration of this track I can’t help but feel this will make a great ringtone too!

10. Bahut Khoob (8 Bit dubstep) – Excellent use of the 8 bit dubstep arrangement has made this piece (which is still less than 3 minutes!) breezy and intriguing at the same time. From 1:50 minutes, Sneha uses Super Mario music (with altered tempo) and then constructs a bit of her own tune around it. This is sheer brilliance! (90s kids, rejoice!). Although in the lyrics post, it was mentioned that the words are random, I am quite sure that the kids are referring to the movements of a train. Varun (the lyricist) points out that the song refers to the movement of ‘Ganga, the river’. Hear hear and then let’s discuss?

11. Electric piya (Fused) – Not remixed, Fused! Pretty straight forward ‘fused’ version. Harmonium remains and is aided by uniform beats and at times echo. Didn’t like this version much. May be you will. Try it out.

12. Moora (Morning) – Compared to the previous version of ‘Moora’, this one starts with more instruments and the mandolin makes way for  The ‘Humni ke chori ke nagariya’ boy Deepak gets behind the microphone again to give us a more soulful rendition of this song. Lyrics, excellent. Energy (and music arrangement) – Up to the mark! No guitar. Some echo. Some trance like sound. Kabir-sque lyrics. Ends very very techno istyle! My pick of the album, this.

13. KKL – Sneha! Sneha! echoes ‘KKL’ which is nothing but Keh ke loonga. This version will tickle all the ‘techno junkies’ at the right places. If we remember right, the ‘loonga loonga keh ke’ (from part 1 isn’t used in Gangs of Wasseypur part 1, the film). This track features the all male chorus from the song and then mixes up with tiny bits of Sneha’s voice. Sneha has used the bits from the part 1 song superbly! This is what you can easily call as a ‘ball busting ass kicking’ music arrangement. (Try getting the ‘चीख’ of sneha out of your head when she goes ‘Teri keh ke longaaaaaaa’.) What I shudder thinking about is – our reality TV shows will kill this song by ‘performing’ on this.

 A lot of talk has happened pointing directly towards how some of the tracks in Gangs of wasseypur sound like ‘Sound trippin’. If we are to go back in time by say 2 years (when Gangs of wasseypur’s music was being made), MTV had no idea of Sound trippin. Could it not be a possibility that Sound trippin came AFTER viacomm heard the music and sounded off their Music channel to make a show around these ‘unique’ songs and sounds that Sneha accumulated? Think about it.

With the Music of Gangs of Wasseypur 1,  sitting pretty already and other credentials in her bag (rather backpack!), Sneha Khanwalkar delivers a different sound with this album. While the Gangs of Wasseypur 1 album was tilted heavily towards the folk sound, this one is more contemporary. The selection of singers and lyrics continue to play a smart role in the overall feel of the album. Piyush mishra appears for just one song and hits a home run. Varun Grover should probably start preparing for a speech already because kala rey will cause a lot of cheecha ledar and might make a moora of a lot of lyricists this year. All we shall do is just celebrate the arrival of a deeply rooted (to the story line and narration) lyricist and yes the words bahut khoob will be incidental.

Our pick – Entire album. With so much prem pritam pyare and bro-jid-esque music around, if any album is worth your full time, it is this.

The much awaited music (by Sneha Khanwalkar) of part 2 of Anurag Kashyap’s gangster-political-crime-drama Gangs of Wasseypur is finally out. Just 3 weeks before the film’s release on 8th August. A tad bit late, some may feel but der-durust and all that.

Given the film’s bhojpuri-mixed-Hindi dialect, we thought of doing another post (like last time) with lyrics. And embedded the songs too from soundcloud, so that you can read and sing-along if in the mood. Over to album’s co-lyricist Varun Grover.

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२ साल, और उन दो सालों के हर दिन के चौबीसों घंटे लगे यहाँ तक पहुँचने में. इतना intense क्रियटिव प्रोसेस मैंने इससे पहले कभी नहीं देखा था. और थोड़े दिन पहले तक भी मुझे लग रहा था कि वो दिन कभी आएगा ही नहीं जब वासेपुर के गानों का काम खतम हो जाएगा. लेकिन आ गया है. सारे गाने एक-एक कर के यहाँ नीचे हैं…शब्दों के साथ.

और सबके बारे में २-२ लाइनें भी.

छीछालेदर: Singer: Durga, Lyrics: Varun Grover

‘छीछालेदर’ शब्द अनुराग कश्यप ने दिया. उनको एक बिना लॉजिक का गाना चाहिए था. कैरेक्टर स्केच की तरह. बस टुकड़ों-टुकड़ों में किसी बंदे की व्याख्या करते हुए. गाया है १२-१३ साल की दुर्गा ने जो मूलतः आंध्र प्रदेश की है.

Mera joota fake leather,

Dil chichha-ledar

Wo humse poochey whether,

I like the weather

Chamcham waali goggle, bhool ke sarahu bhaage,

Makhmal waala maflar, chhorh ke sarahu bhaagey

Tere naam ke raadhe bhaiyya

Najar kateeli laser.

Mera joota fake leather,

Dil chichha-ledar

Wo humse poochey whether,

I like the weather

Hedar-dedar hedar-dedar

Dil chhichha-ledar

Maar tamaam haraamkhori,

lambi lambi chhorhe

Kare tikalla, jaat aghori,

Bani banaayi godhey…

Maar tamaam haraamkhori,

lambi lambi chhorhe

Daant se kholey beer botal,

Nain se loha modey-modey…

Nakshebaaji haath mein lekar,

Sab rangbaaji saath mein lekar,

Dar se farr se bedar…(2)

Hedar-dedar hedar-dedar (4)

Dil chhichha-ledar…

काला रे: Singer: Sneha Khanwalkar, Lyrics: Varun Grover

फिल्म का इकलौता ‘रोमांटिक’ गाना. लेकिन क्योंकि हीरो (फैज़ल खान) गैंगस्टर भी है और काला भी, इसलिए गाना भी थोड़ा dark और haunting बनाना था.

Kaala re, saiyyaan, kaala re…

Mann kaala re, tann kaala re,

Kaali zubaan ki kaali gaari….

Kaale din ki kaali shaamein,

Saiyyaan karte ji kolbazaari…

Bairi kol kol kol, chheney tol tol tol,

Chhat aangan chaar deewari…

Saiyyaan karte ji…saiyyaan karte ji…

Saiyyan karte ji kolbazaari…

Kaali mitti, kutta kaala,

Kaala bilkul surmey waala,

Kaala kauvva, hauvva kaala….

Kaala baadal ghirne waala,

Kaala moti, girne waala,

Kaala jhanda, danda kaala….

Kaala batua, paisa kaala..

Kaali aankhon jaisa kaala,

Kaali agni…

Kaali garmi, sooraj kaala,

Kaala beegha, aur gaj kaala,

Kaali baaati…haathi kaala…

Kaala-kaala-kaala…

Bairi coal coal…

Bairi kol kol kol,

chheeney whole-sole-tol….

Rang paani aur pichkaari…

Saiyyaan karte ji…saiyyaan karte ji…

Saiyyan karte ji kolbazaari…

बहुत खूब: Singer: A group of school kids (एक बच्चे का नाम, जिसकी आवाज़ में कविता सबसे ज़्यादा है: पड़फूल था.)

यह किसी ने नहीं लिखा. बिहार में फिल्म पर रिसर्च के दौरान स्नेहा मुज़फ्फरपुर के बेरिया गाँव में पहुंची. स्कूल से लौटे बच्चों ने टेक्नोलोजी से लदे ‘शहरी’ ग्रुप को घेर लिया. स्नेहा ने  बच्चों से कहा कोई कविता सुनाओ, मैं रिकार्ड करूंगी. वही आवाजें रिकार्ड की और फिर उन्हीं को जोड़ कर यह गीत बना.

Bahut khoob Bahut khoob Bahut khoob

Chakachak kumari..

Chattanon se krida karti

Kal kal karti, chal chal karti

Chattanon se krida karti

Kabhi idhar mud, kabhi udhar mud

Ban parbat mein lipti chhupti.

Dharti ke har kisi chor se,

Ban parbat ke kisi mod se

Boond boond se bana hai, kaun

Chaar dhaamon se juda hai, kaun.

Bahut khoob Bahut khoob Bahut khoob

मूरा: Singer: Sneha Khanwalkar/Deepak Kumar Lyrics: Varun Grover

इस गीत के दो versions हैं. एक स्नेहा की आवाज़ में और दूसरा दीपक कुमार (जिसने Gow-1 में ‘हमनी के छोरी के’ गाया था) की आवाज़ में. कोशिश थी एक tongue-in-cheek pep-talk song लिखने की. IT-BHU में रहते हुए hostel में ‘फ्रस्टियाओ’ और ‘नर्भसाओ’ बहुत सुना था. वो काम आया. इसमें भी स्नेहा की संगत में एक कैलिप्सो बैंड है, उसके कैरिबियन रिसर्च के दौरान ढूँढा हुआ.

Moora Morning (sung by Deepak Kumar)

Frustiyaao nahin moora,

Narbhasaao nahin moora,

Anytime moodwa ko,

Anytime moodwa ko,

Upsettaao nahin moora…

Anytime moodwa ko,

Anytime moodwa ko,

Upsettaao nahin moora…

Jo bhi wrongwa hai usey,

Set right-wa karo ji,

Naahin loojiye ji hope,

Thoda fightwa karo ji…

Jo bhi wrongwa hai usey,

Set right-wa karo ji,

Naahin loojiye ji hope,

Thoda fightwa karo ji…moora…

Anytime moodwa ko,

Anytime moodwa ko,

Upsettaao nahin moora…

Kaahe muthhi mein pakad,

Raha paniya re moora…

Kaahe muthhi mein pakar,

Raha paniya re moora…

Rahe paani ki na yaad

Naa nisaniya re moora

Startey startey startey..

Startey brainwa re moora,

Charh trainwa re moora,

Startey brainwa re moora,

Charh trainwa re moora,

Naahin pagla re bann,

Act sane-wa re moora..

Anytime anytime,

Hai yeh retiya kaa ghar,

Anytime anytime,

Bharbharaao nahin moora..

Anytime anytime,

Diye chance-wa jo life,

Refuse-aao nahin moora…

Sakpakaao nahin moora,

Latpataao nahin moora…

Sakpakaao nahin moora,

Latpataao nahin moora…

Anytime moodwa ko,

Anytime moodwa ko,

Upsettaao nahin moora…

आबरू: Singer: Bhupesh Singh, Piyush Mishra, Lyrics: Piyush Mishra

कव्वाली-मुकाबला जैसी शैली में रामाधीर सिंह और फैज़ल खान के चुनाव प्रचार के लिए एक गीत बनाना था. पीयूष मिश्रा ने अपने धुरंधर अंदाज़ में लिखा और गाया.

Hum zahar se bhare, bicchhuon mein paley

arey tu humein kaatne ki saza payega

Arey aabroo ki kasam, cheer denge tujhe

Dum kate saanp sa.. bil bila jayega

Aabroo ke jane, draupadi ki kasam

Kauravon ki sabha mein jo aa jayega

Arey Dushaasan hain hum, kheench lenge tujhey

Aabroo jo bachi hai luta jayega

Aabroo ki kahi aaj sun le abhi

Choli lehanga pehan ke kahan jaayega

Jo har ik chhed mein goliyan jo padi

toh har ik chhed bansi baaja jayega

chhedo.. chhedo chhedo.. chhedo

oh chhedon key khuda meri sun to zara

beech baazaar mein tu toh aa jayega

le aa gaya beech bazaar mein, ab bol.

Toh ruk…

Sand ban ke nache-ga, sarey aam tuu..

Bhaand ban ke muhaley mein chaa jayega.

Hum to duryodhan ke poot, saath mein raavan ke chele

Hum to  bhari-putna surpanakha ki godon mein khele

hum to aise hain chandal cheer ke kutta khate hain

hum to aise teer-andaj aadmi ain chabate hain

hum to shakuni hain, hum kansraj hain kulta shulta neech

hum toh narbhakshi hain, gaay bhains ka chara khaan ley kheench

arey hum maar tamancha, bail pe nikley, bail bech aaye

hum to kirkit ka balla chodo hum khel bech aaye.

Haaji maula Haaji maula Haaji maula, Haaji maula Haaji maula..

तार बिजली: Singer: (Padmashree) Sharda Sinha, Lyrics: Varun Grover (Mukhda from traditional/folk)

फॉर्मेट से शादी का गीत है. लेकिन शब्द पोलिटिकल हैं. ‘८० और ‘९० के दशक के बिहार की बिगड़ती दशा पर एक दुहाई है देश के ‘पालनहारों’ से कि ये क्या कर दिया ‘हमारे पिया’ के साथ. Surreal मान सकते हैं…कि ऐसा गीत अब इस फिल्म की दुनिया में लोकगीत बन गया है और शादी में गाया जा रहा है. और गाया है legendary शारदा सिन्हा जी ने. बहुत सालों बाद फिल्म संगीत में वापसी है उनके लिए यह.

Taar bijli se patley, humaare piya…(x2)

O ri saasu bata tuney yeh kya biya…(x2)

Sookh ke ho gaye hain chhuaare piya…(x2)

Bechaarey piya…

Sab haarey piya…

Kuchh khaatey nahin hain…

Kuchh khaatey nahin hain…humaarey piya

O ri saasu bata tuney yeh kya biya…

Taar bijli se patley humaare piya….

Kha dhatoora ji sutley humaare piya,

Maara dhakka na uthley dulaare piya, (x2)

O re bapu bata tuney yeh kya biya,

Yeh kya biya tuney yeh kya biya…

(chorus) Gulaabi Chachha…

Gulaabi Chachha ki kyaari mein kaanta bhara…

Na idhar na udhar hi sihaare piya…

Taar bijli se…

Ghupp andhera mein chaltey, dulaarey piya,

Ghupp andhera mein chaltey, dulaarey piya,

Jindagi kolbari, phoot paani bhara,

Aarra Chhapra ke Babuji yeh kya kiya?

Loknayak jalaaye yeh kaisa diya? (x2)

Bhaav koyla ke bik-lay dihaari piya…

Nihaari piya….Bihaari piya….

Maarey dukh ke ji phootey fuhaarey piya…

Haan fuhaare-fuhaarey-fuhaarey piya…

Taar bijli se patley, humaare piya…

Taar bijli se patley, humaare piya…

O ri saasu bata tuney yeh kya biya…

O ri saasu bata tuney yeh kya biya…

O ri bhauji bata tuney yeh kya biya…

O re Bapu bata tuney yeh kya biya…

O re Chacha bata tuney yeh kya biya…

Loknayak bata tuney yeh kya biya…

Jan-nayak bata tuney yeh kya biya…

Baba Saaheb bata tuney yeh kya biya…

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya…

इलेक्ट्रिक पिया: Singer: Rasika Rani, Lyrics: Varun Grover

यह गाना स्नेहा ने कैरिबियन में रिकार्ड किया. वहाँ वो चटनी म्युज़िक ढूँढने गयी थी और रसिका से मिली. इसका पूरा अरेंजमेंट चटनी है इसलिए शब्द भी fusion हैं. ‘तार बिजली’ को लोकगीत का surreal जामा पहनाने में भी यह गीत मदद करता है. फिल्म में यह गीत एक पार्टी में बज रहा है. मतलब एक ऐसी दुनिया है जहाँ यह (और ‘तार बिजली’) पहले से प्रचलित हैं. इसमें भी मर्म वही है…दुहाई है…लेकिन इसमें मूड एकदम अलग है. यह सत्ता के iron curtain के दूसरी तरफ खड़े लोगों का गीत है. ‘तार बिजली’ से ठीक उल्टा. (फिल्म देखेंगे तो पूरा subtext समझ आएगा.)

Electric piya…electric piya!

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

Arre taar taar taar…

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya

Ghar aate hain deri se, tutli hai road…

Road road road…arre tutli hai road…

Roj roj roj roj…

Baba-saaheb kathin kitna rasta diya,

Jan-Nayak re haalat kya khasta kiya,

Riding donkeys, my horse-rider piya…

Getting tangled in web of spider piya…

Electric piya…electric piya….

Electric piya…electric piya….

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya

My loveless, and luck less, and messed-up piya…

Arre messed-up piya… Arre messed-up piya…

Aandhi-maata bata tuney yeh kya biya,

100-baras jeeney waale re yeh kya kiya,

Slipping out of my hands, humaarepiya,

Falling into quick-sands, humaare piya…

Electric piya…electric piya!

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

Arre taar taar taar…

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya

Taar bijli se patle humaare piya..

As thin as a wire, humaare piya