The complete soundtrack of Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Mohenjo Daro has been released. Composed by ace composer A.R.Rahman, there is a total of eight tracks in the album. The lyrics of all the songs are penned by Javed Akhtar. The association of these two names has highly increased our expectations from the soundtrack. Find out whether it succeeds in fulfilling it or not below in our Mohenjo Daro Music Review-
1. Mohenjo Mohenjo
The title track Mohenjo Mohenjo has a strong tribal feel to it and tries to take us back in time. Arijit Singh‘s voice is impressive. We also hear A.R.Rahman, Bela Shende, Sanah Moidutty every now and then. This track is a bit too long, could have been more impressive if it was shorter.
2. Sindhu Ma
A.R. Rahman and Sanah Moidutty get back behind the mike for the soul-sweeping number Sindhu Ma about Indus river that was called ‘Sindhu’ during those days. The music is enchanting with a melody that keeps flowing and takes you away with it. We also hear some lines from ‘Tu Hai’ in between.
Sarsariya is probably the most complex and exciting song from the soundtrack. Shashaa Tirupati has done a marvellous job in bringing justice to Rahman’s exquisite music. Shashwat Singh joins her later but doesn’t make much difference. A beautiful catchy number!
4. Tu Hai
Sung by A.R.Rahman himself and Sanah Moidutty, Tu Hai is mesmerising, feels like it comes in waves. This number is
5. Whispers of the Mind
Whispers of the Mind is actually a song about whispers in the voice of Arjun Chandy. The song echoes of the past and hidden mysteries. Including this one, rest of the numbers are all instrumental, background scores. The all-female chorus gives a trippy effect to the song.
6. Whispers of the Heart
Arjun Chandy croons the Whispers of the Heart and you will have to listen closely to understand the difference between the Whispers of the Heart and Mind. Though I like the Mind version better, it was more exciting.
7. The Shimmer of Sindhu
The melody of Tu Hai again makes comeback in The Shimmer of Sindhu, which is an instrumental extended version of the song. Guitarist Keba Jeremiah and flutist Kareem Kamalakar‘s talents make it so tender and lovely!
8. Lakh Lakh Thora
Lakh Lakh Thora has Tapas Roy showing off his mandolin skills and Naveen Kumar behind the flute. Combined with Rahman’s composition, they will leave you wanting for more.
Here’s the full jukebox of Mohenjo Daro soundtrack-
Mohenjo Daro Music Review- Our final verdict: The music of Mohenjo Daro is truly in lines with the movie’s theme and succeeds in creating an atmosphere of magic and mysteries. Though some tracks fail to impress as much as we expected. Our pick of the lot would be Sarsariya, Tu Hai and The Shimmer of Sindhu.
Our Rating: 3.5 Stars