Tanu Weds Manu Music Review

There are limited expectations from the music of Tanu Weds Manu as the film hasn't been projected as a musical. Also, since there aren't many recognised names attached to the music department (composer Krsna, lyricist Rajshekhar), one doesn't quite know what to expect. However, since the film has a small town setting to it, one does expect the kind of score that would have a rustic flavour to it.

Though one doesn't know what exactly would arrive in the album, Tanu Weds Manu does boast of a cracker of a start with 'Sadi Gali' having all in it to turn into a smash hit in quick time. A Punjabi track by Lehmber Hussainpuri which is different from the routine 'bhangra' tracks, 'Sadi Gali' is a fun celebration number that hooks you in the first listening itself. A foot tapping number with a quintessential desi Punjabi flavour to it that carries the potential to find popularity wherever and whenever it is played, it will find good acceptance especially up North.

The album shifts track soon after with Mohit Chauhan humming around in his characteristic tone. A love song, 'Yun Hi' is about a guy professing his love and expecting the girl to nod in agreement as well. With easy on ears lyrics by Rajshekhar, the song maintains an overall simplicity in its tone and sails through smoothly. Though 'Yun Hi' is not the kind of song that has chartbuster written to it (due to an overall laidback presentation), it is harmless when given a hearing. Meanwhile Ujjaini can also be heard in the background as a backing vocalist.

Next to arrive is a Sufi number 'Rangrez' by Krsna. The longest track in the album which lasts over six minutes, 'Rangrez' has a core essence of love to it and is situational in appeal. Also, it can be expected to play a multiple times in the film's narrative. With an unadulterated presentation sans any external influences that would have threatened to take away from the traditional flavour that it carries, 'Rangrez' would primarily be appreciated by the followers of Sufi music. Later the song also arrives in another version which is rendered by Puranchand Wadali and Pyare Lal Wadali.