Songs and musician credit on the finish.

This assessment first appeared within the Mumbai version of The Hindu.

There was an fascinating recurrence of curious phrases (nicely, curious a minimum of to me since these songs occur to be my introduction to the actual phrase) throughout Gulzar songs in latest instances. There was udan khatola that appeared in OK Jaanu (Sunn Bhavara) and Rangoon (Mere Miyan Gaye England), good man di laltain throughout Rangoon (Bloody Hell) and Soorma (Good Man Di Laltain). In The Sky Is Pink – the second full soundtrack that the veteran lyricist collaborates with Pritam on (the primary was Simply Married, again in 2007, and there was a partial collaboration in Billu) – Dil Hello Toh Hai carries one such throwback, of the phrase kurpech (gurpech?), that I first heard at first of the title track of Raazi final yr (each instances accompanying “path”, by the way – yeh koochein kurpech hai vs kurpech hai raahein; and going by the context I assume it means tough). Like Raazi, this one too options Arijit Singh (alongside Antara Mitra and Nikhil D’Souza) although Dil Hello Toh Hai carries a very completely different temper. A pleasantly hummable romantic piece which you could immediately determine as a Pritam composition, delivered nicely by the singers, with a high quality refrain as well. When Arijit sings “na poochho yeh dil hai munshi, Justice of the Peace, qazi”, my thoughts goes again to a metaphor from one other Pritam track (written by Amitabh Bhattacharya although), dil akbar ka pota hai. Arijit is changed by an equally competent Sreerama Chandra within the reprise model (aah, Pritam and his reprises). The English cameo by Nikhil D’Souza (beloved that bit, with the harmonies et al – very gospel; too brief although) has lyrics written by a reputation from the Pritam camp I haven’t seen shortly – Nikhil Paul George; and as common the person additionally handles the guitar, apart of the choir association, the track’s two highlights.

The phrase naadaaniyaan is uttered approach too many instances for my liking within the first verse of Naadaaniyaan, however that apart it is a fascinating membership track. Arjun Kanungo is in high quality kind main the supply, though I want there was extra of Lisa Mishra as nicely, and never simply the two-line cameo she will get right here. In Pink Gulabi Sky Pritam channels his Badtameez Dil mode, however accentuating the enjoyability of the unique format is the pleasant retro swing layer that the composer incorporates right here. Whereas most of brass components (and that beautiful double bass) come from Fame’s Macedonia Symphonic Orchestra, there’s additionally some fab work from Rhythm Shaw on guitar and Shirish Malhotra on flute and clarinet. With Shashwat Singh and Jonita Gandhi dealing with the vocals, there was by no means going to be a shortcoming on that entrance. My favorite track from the album is a solo act by Arijit Singh. Zindagi has a lovely melody – virtually seems like a ghazal at instances, although the orchestration implies nothing of that kind. Love that opening line from Gulzar – zindagi tune kaisa toss khela hai. The vocalisation right here, particularly the processing across the buzzing parts, takes my thoughts again to a different gem that Pritam-Arijit gave us a couple of years again, Phir Le Aaya Dil.

The Sky Is Pink. Pritam-Gulzar’s soundtrack traverses acquainted territories, however is an eminently gratifying soundtrack – the very best that the composer has accomplished this yr to this point.

Music Aloud Ranking: three.5/5

High Recos: Zindagi, Pink Gulabi Sky, Dil Hello Toh Hai


Musician Credit

Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Gulzar
Sound Design & Chief Sound Engineer: Ashwin Kulkarni
Music Manufacturing Supervisor: Anurag Sharma
Vocal Manufacturing: Tushar Joshi
Arijit Singh (Dil Hello Toh Hai & Zindagi)
Akashdeep Sengupta
Antara Mitra

Recording Engineers
Aaroh Velankar
Himanshu Shirlekar
Aniruddh Anantha
Harjot Kaur

Scratch Lyrics: Shloke Lal
Songs Premixed By Ashwin Kulkarni
Combine & Mastered By Eric Pillai At Future Sound Of Bombay
Mixing Assistant To Eric Pillai – Michael Edwin Pillai

1. Dil Hello Toh Hai
Singers – Arijit Singh & Antara Mitra
Further Vocals – Nikhil D’souza
Music Programmed And Organized – Sunny M.R.
Guitars – Nikhil Paul George
Bass – Zafar Ansari & Sunny M.R.
Choir Lyrics (English) – Nikhil Paul George
Choir Organized And Produced – Nikhil Paul George
Refrain
Sopranos – Debi Selby & Camesia Wilson
Altos – San Franklin & Kimberly Mont
Tenors – W Cersle Kenan Ii & Aj Welis
Recording Engineer At Arijit’s Studio – Sukanto Singha

2. Nadaaniyaan
Singers – Arjun Kanungo & Lisa Mishra
Music Programmed And Organized – Sourav Roy
Guitars – Aditya Shankar Benia

three. Zindagi
Singer – Arijit Singh
Music Programmed And Organized – Prasad Sashte
Guitars – Warren Mendonsa
Further Guitars – Tushar Joshi
Harmonium – Arijit Singh
Recording Engineer At Arijit’s Studio – Sukanto Singha

four. Pink Gulabi Sky
Singers – Shashwat Singh & Jonita Gandhi
Music Produced And Organized – Meghdeep Bose
Further Programming – Qaran Mehta
Piano – Gulraj Singh
Guitars – Rhythm Shaw
Clarinet & Flute – Shirish Malhotra
Brass – Fame’s Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra
1st Trumpet – Dragancho Ristevski
2nd Trumpet – Senad Usein
1st Trombone – Aleksandar Bencic
2nd Trombone – Sasho Nikolovski
Bass Trombone – Ivan Platner
Tuba – Milosh Budimirov
Double Bass – Ivan Bejkov
Tenor, Baritone Saxophones (Carried out And Recorded By) Chris Whiter In London, Uk.
Orchestrated By Dzijan Emin & Chris Whiter
Orchestra And Orchestration Admin – Andrew T Mackay (Bohemia Junction Ltd)
Recording Engineer (Skopje) – Alen Hadzi Stefanov
Professional Instruments Operators – Igor Vasilev, Hanish Taneja
Stage Managers (Skopje) – Riste Trajkovski – Ilija Grkovski
Harmonies Designed – Dj Phukan, Tushar Joshi & Meghdeep Bose
Refrain – Harjot Kaur, Ana Rehman, Shreya Phukan, Nikita Ahuja, Ashwin Kulkarni, Anurag Sharma, Aniruddh Anantha And Akashdeep Sengupta
Meghdeep’s Assistant – Priyanshu Soni

5. Dil Hello Toh Hai (Reprise)
Singers – Sreerama Chandra & Antara Mitra
Further Vocals – Nikhil D’souza
Music Programmed And Organized – Sunny M.R.
Guitars – Nikhil Paul George
Bass – Zafar Ansari & Sunny M.R.
Choir Lyrics (English) – Nikhil Paul George
Choir Organized And Produced – Nikhil Paul George
Refrain
Sopranos – Debi Selby & Camesia Wilson
Altos – San Franklin & Kimberly Mont
Tenors – W Cersle Kenan Ii & Aj Welis
Presentation Members
Rahul Tiwari (Keyboard)
Shubham Shirule (Multi Percussions & Programming)
Ishteyak Khan (Tabla & Dholak)
Mustak Khan (Tabla & Dholak)

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