I normally start the music review by mentioning the composers but in this case, I have to give a special mention to the lyricists, Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain, and Manoj Yadav. They have done an amazing job penning the most meaningful lyrics to reflect the emotions. New comers Rohan and Vinayak composed the music and what an amazing way to make an entry into the indian music scene. With an album like this on their resume, they are sure to go places in the coming years.
Every song is a masterpiece, whether it is "Maa" or "Maula", or "Maths Mein", or "Murabba". The instrumental version of "Maa" was touching. Being a violin student, it is all the more special to me. Equally sweet was the "Chanda" theme. Listening to Hariharan croon for Maa was an exquisite experience. Nandini Srikar nailed the delivery of "Maula". The temptation would have been to give the "Maula" song to Hariharan and the "Maa" song to Nandini. I am glad the temptation was either not experienced or ably avoided. Neuman Pinto shines with his effortless performance in "Murabba". This album and the contributors will make a few rounds up and down the stages during the awards season. I can bet on it. I cannot pick one song that stands out, all of them do. If you put a gun to my head, I would have to pick "Maula". Such amazing words and so much depth. Nandini has done it again.
I read an interview by Javed Akhtar recently where he said something to the effect of this: Current approach to music is like going to a doctor and asking him for a particular medication for your illness. If we get away from that practice and let the doctor (in this case, the musicians) do their job, the prognosis will be that much superior. I think more movie makers must take risks and entrust in the talent of the new comers. The end result will be a superior quality album that compliments the story-telling efforts in a magnificent way.
Definitely listen to the album. Also, do go watch the movie as the trailer seems interesting. Too bad, it is not showing where I live.