As the word ‘Raajneeti’ sounds, it is a opinionated drama directed by director Prakash Jha. Prakash is a director of different genre of films. He is a realistic film maker and hardly takes music as essential part of his movie. His films ‘Gangajaal’ and ‘Apaharan’ are an example of his least interest in the musical section. He makes movie, which are communally challenging. His latest flick ‘Raajneeti’ speaks about the present day politics and in which he has portrays Katrina Kaif as Sonia Gandhi. Though his film least supports music, ‘Raajneeti’ stands outstanding. This time not one or two but he has roped in four music directors, Pritam, Aadesh Srivastav, Shantanu Moitra and Wayne Sharpe to write the music of ‘Raajneeti’.
As there are two beautiful faces Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor, Prakash Jha feels that it would be unfounded if he does not represent their romance on-screen. ‘Raajniti’ has got romantic songs based on the situation. There are altogether five songs sung by singers like Shashi, Kavita Seth, Kavita Seth, Sonu Nigam, Antara Mitra and lyrics by Irshad Kamil Gulzar. Here is a brief account of the songs.
The album opens with a romantic number absolutely picturized on Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. It goes as 'Bheegi Si Bhagi Si’. The song is rich in lyrics and full of emotion. It sounds so affecting, seems like Antara Mitra has put her soul into it. It is a light romantic number having a comforting feel. This song will well portray the romance of Ranbir and Kat and having all the ingredient to hit the chartbusters. Irshad Kamil’s wordings directly pierced our heart.
The second track goes as ‘Mora Piya’ which is a semi traditional number. It is a separation of modern and classical number. It can also be tout as a party song rich in instrumentation. As the song starts, it will take time to grasp but once it move forward, it will have a exciting result. Self-possessed and crooned by Aadesh Srivastava, ‘Mora Piya’ can be counted as Aadesh’s one of the best jobs. This number is going to work in favor of the film.
‘Mora Piya (Twilight Mix)’ is the third track of the film and the remix version of Aadesh Srivatava’s song ‘Mora Piya’. It has an thrilling effect and is bit earlier than the original track. Highly active again taking hold of the mike is Aadesh Srivastava and Shashi. It is very fast and high in beat. On the whole, it is a foot tapping number. Along with Aadesh, Kavita Seth also croons the number.
The fourth track is a nautanki number that goes as ‘Ishq Barse’ and sung by Pronob Biswas, Hamsika Iyer and Swanand Kirkire. Like ‘Gangajaal’ and ‘Apaharan’, Prakash Jha here also prominence for an item number and ‘Ishq Barse’ falls in the line of ‘Alhar Mast Jawani’ from ‘Gangajaal’. It has a touch of Rajasthani folk. It will find a place in the disco and pubs. The song sounds sensuous, ready to take the males away with its thunder effect along with latkas and jhatkas.
The fifth and the final track of the movie is the song of homeland that goes as ‘Dhan Dhan Dharti’ similar to AR Rahman’s ‘Maa Tuje Salaam’. Sonu Nigan has been assign to lend his voice for the song which is devoted to the soil. It is quite moving and calming. Sonu has delightfully sung the song; his pure and affecting voice suits the song. The combination of lyricist Gulzar, singer Sonu and composer Wayne Sharpe makes the number capable of being heard and one of the best tracks.
In the nutshell, ‘Raajniti’ comes as a shock from Prakash Jha. This time he has taken some interest in music and has been successful in deliver a calming behind drama. ‘Dhan Dhan Dharti’ collected by Wayne Sharpe, ‘Mora Piya’ by Aadesh Srivatava and ‘Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si’ by Pritam are the picks of the album. It is a political drama but high in the musical arena. An album worth buying and listening.