‘Ram-Leela’ is a Sanjay Bhansali movie, both produced and directed by him. Even the songs of this movie have been composed by Sanjay Leela himself. This is the second time that he has composed songs for a movie, the first being 2010 released ‘Guzaarish’. Sanjay Leela’s movies are always synonymous with melodious and striking sound tracks and ‘Ram Leela’ is no exception. The songs and the appearance of the movie bear an uncanny resemblance to Sanjay Leela’s chartbuster movie ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. Resemblances are there, but the songs of ‘Ram-Leela’ have their own identity. Though the movie will be released on 15th November, the sound track has been released more than a month back.
Expectations were quite high from the music album of ‘Ram-Leela’ for an obvious reason that it is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. The lyrics of the songs are penned by Siddharth and Garima. There are ten sound tracks aggregating a length of 47 minutes and 2 seconds. The music is released by Eros Music. The critics have in general given four star rating to this music album which signifies splendid music.
‘Ang Laga De’ is a kind of ‘Bhakti Ras’ which we read in mythological books. Aditi Paul has done a superb job. Her voice is intense and passionate as she depicts the longing of the lead actress for love. ‘Dhoop’ has the same setting as ‘Ang Laga De’.
‘Ram Chahe Leela’ is the highlight item number and Priyanka Chopra was roped in for this particular number. The song has folk touch and has beautifully fusion of folk and western beats. The lyrics are hinglish which are unconventional and at the same time make the song stand out. Bhoomi Trivedi has sung this song.
‘Nagada Sang Dhol Baje’ reminds of ‘Dholi Taro’ from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. The song is about garba. It’s high in energy. Even the visual is colorful and full of energy. Shreya Ghosal and Osman Mir have beautifully sung this festive song.
‘Lahu Muh Lag Gaya’ is a slow and intense number. It has the passion and agony of love. With all the traditional musical settings and Gujrati folk, this song renders the impact it was meant for. It is sung by Sahil Hada.
‘Poore Chand’ has a beautiful combination of Sehnai and novel lyrics. But the song is slow and at times loses grip. Sahil Hada has rendered his voice.
‘Lal Ishq’ is a devotional number
inspired by sufi singing. Arijit Singh has sung this number.
‘Ishqyoun Dishkyaun’ has been the peppiest number. ‘Mor Bani’ is again a Gujrati folk number.
‘Tattad Tattad’ introduces Ranveer Singh in a light hearted singing.