‘Rangoon’ is a love triangle set against the backdrop of World War II, and stars Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. The movie is set to hit theatres on February 24. Director Vishal Bhardwaj has himself composed the soundtrack of the film, while legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar has penned the songs. With a dozen tracks ‘Rangoon’ music album has been released under the label T-Series.
Bloody Hell: This is a catchy song with rock-and-roll and jazz orchestration. The lyrics peppered with English terms are quirky. Sunidhi Chauhan has sung it with the right kind of sensibilities.
Yeh Ishq Hai: This one is a soft romantic number in the mellifluous vocals of Arijit Singh. It has soft-and-subtle arrangement of string instruments and flute. The song is slow-paced but has a lot of variations.
Yeh Ishq Hai (Female): The female version of the song has been sung by Vishal’s better half Rekha Bhardwaj. It has a slightly faster pace with additional music of tabla harmonium, along with a chorus.
Mere Miyan Gaye England: It is a spin-off of the classic ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’ from 1949 film ‘Patanga’. Rekha Bhradwaj is a good fit for the fun-filled song with a folksy composition. The lyrics are notable as well.
Tippa: It is a playful song sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Rekha Bhradwaj and Sunidhi Chauhan. The music has been composed beautifully, including the sound chugging train and rain onomatopoeic sounds of rain. It is also reminiscent of Vishal and Gulzar’s song for the Hindi version of Disney’s animated series ‘Alice In Wonderland’ aired in early 1990s.
Ek Dooni Do: Rekha Bhardwaj sings this peppy track sole. It is a fast-paced track composed with a Spanish twist, and sounds like a cabaret track.
Alvida: This song has a sense of loss and longingness which has been effectively rendered by Arijit Singh. The music has been kept to a minimum and the singer’s pathos-filled vocals stand out.
Julia: This song seems to be dedicated to Kangana Ranaut’s character in the film. The song has been rendered by Kunal Ganjawala, K.K and Sukhwinder Singh who sings it in his inimitable high-pitched note. The song begins on a slow pace, but soon the track changes to a foot-tapping number.
Chori Chori: This is another retro-track in the vocals of Rekha Bhardwaj, on the lines of the previous track ‘Ek Dooni Do’. It is arranged with accordion and clapper sounds and the lyrics are naughty.