Gold Music Review: Akshay Kumar-Mouni Roy’s album is a mix of patriotism and romance with an old world charm
Gold Music Review Gold traces the “golden era” of Indian hockey through the journey of Tapan Das, a young assistant manager in 1936, who dreams of playing for independent India.
Inspired by true events, Gold is about India’s first Olympic Games win as a free country in hockey. The film has an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Vineet Singh, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor and Sunny Kaushal. If the the theme of the film is strong on patriotism, then the music too has to support the plot line. Sachin-Jigar have a done a great job in getting all the variety of musical flavours in one jukebox for Gold.
So gear up and read on our Gold music review:
Naino Ne Baandhi
Naino ne baandhi kaisi dor re
Ho… munsif hi mera, mera chor re
Dil pe chale na koi zor re
Haan… dil pe chale na koi zor re
O… khincha chala jaye teri ore re
The album starts with a soulful track, Naino Ne Baandhi. The songs begins with tunes of Sarangi and then soon trancends to tabla and acoustic guitar. It’s an amazing blend of folk instruments like Sarod, Sitar, Flute and Tumbak with electric guitar riffs. The high point of the song is the Sitar solo played by Yasser Desai who takes the track to another level. Arko has composed the music for the song and he has done a great job in kick starting the jukebox with a romantic number. If you are in love, then this song will bring a smile on your face.
Chad Gayi Hai
Well, any movie with a Punjbai tadka is incomplete and here we have Chad Gayi Hai – a typical Punjabi number. It’s a catchy song and you will jump off your seat and start dancing to it. This song will soon become one of the songs that are played at Punjabi weddings. Ho mujhko lapak ke chadh gayi, Lapak ke chadh gayi, Chadh gayi, chadh gayi hai – lyrics are funky and penned by Vayu. Composed by Sachin-Jigar, the song has been sung by Vishal Dadlani. This song will give you the 1940’s club music, courtesy the use of bhangra tunes, clapping and whistling from the crowd. You have the touch of harmonium, drum and shenai. Pump up the volume for this one!
Ghar Leyange Gold
Jab chale jia le jum jum, Tab jag me hoge doom doom, Dekhegi duniya gum gum, Hum sabko harake, Ghar layenge gold….
Here comes the title song that justifies the patriotic aspect of movie. The classic high-vocal style of Daler Mehndi makes it one of the best songs of the jukebox. The song instills different level of energies even if you’re sitting in a dull atmosphere. You would love the ending the song has as the pace of the song is top notch. The song is composed by Sachin-Jigar and lyrics are penned by none other than Javed Akhtar.
Monobina has been the most popular song till now. It will give you that jazzy cabaret vibes of the forgotten era. You will be taken back to the ball room dance styles of 1940s – men wearing bell-bottoms and shirts and women wearing sarees with a rose on their hair. Music has a beautiful Bengali touch and why not as it’s Mr Tanishk Bagchi who is the reason behind this composition. If you are a music buff, you would love the tunes of the electric guitar, drums, trumpet and piano. The lyrics are both in Hindi and English and it only adds to the lyrical beauty of the track. Yaseer Desai sings in Hindi while Monali Thakur takes care of English lyirics.
Khel Khel Mein
The song adds that much needed adrenaline rush to the moment when India wins the Gold and how they win it. Ghar Leyange Gold is an extension of it. Well, it’s high-pitch song and KK has done an excellent job. Hearing KK after a long time just adds to the magic of Khel Khel Mein. Electric bass and drums add to the high notes of the song. Going by the tone of the song, Khel Khel Mein might be a background or a montage song.
Rasta rasta deewarein hain
Kadam kadam par mod
Chalta chal sapnon ke raahi
Tu himmat na chod…
Gold Music Review The lyrics scream of ‘don’t lose hope and everything will fall in its right place’. Sukhwinder Singh’s powerful voice with perfect musical arrangement of instruments like Dholak, Tumbi, Banjo and acoustic guitar is the best bet for this track. Sukhwinder once gave us Chak De India and now Rasta Rasta.
Gold Music Review Again a patriotic song! Jaaga Hindustan is an ode to the country – Dekho dekho ab chhaa gaya hai, Aakash par ab Tiranga, Bhare bhare man garv se, Hai leahra gaya jab Tiranga! It has a classical touch as the instruments used here are tabla, harmonium and sitar. It’s transfused with the tunes of electric guitar and acoustic guitar. This song will make you feel proud for being an Indian and well, that’s one of the purpose of the movie too. The vocals are given by Divya Kumar.