3 Good


In 1997, Prakash Jha created magic with the music score of the Madhuri Dixit-Shabana Azmi-Om Puri- Ayub Khan, women-power film, Mrityudand, under the music direction of the then in form Anand-Milind. After that, none of his films (from Rahul to Apaharan) could come anywhere close to this musical masterpiece.
Rajneeti is a star-power packed film and definitely bigger than Mrityudand. Multiple music composers come together and the resuults are better than Jha's earlier efforts like Gangajal and Apaharan.
Pritam, the man of the season, comes up with his trademark love ballad, which is the best enterprise on this album. Anatra Mitra sounds a lot like Shreya Ghoshal but no one is complaining coz she along with Mohit Chauhan make this romantic siong extremely hummable. Mora Piya (composed by Aadesh Shrivastava) is alright witha good classical feel to it.Shantanu Moitra gets on board with Ishq Barse, another situational track and Wayne Sharpe's Dhan Dhan Dharti is Vande mataram re-visited (Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam adding their charm to their 2 versions). Baring Pritam's Bheegi bhaagi si, the rest of the songs don't generate an immediate impact. Still, Prakash Jha comes up with a decent album. But this album fails to recreate the magic Mritydand. Perhaps Mr. Jha needs Anand-Milind back on the scene!