Music review: Talaash

By Hindustan Times

Music: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Last seen performing live on Aamir Khan’s television show, Satyamev Jayate, music composer Ram Sampath is back with the actor’s co-production, Talaash, which also happens to be his first music outing in Bollywood this year.

The soundtrack begins with Muskaanein Jhooti Hain a jazz-swing number that makes the most of singer Suman Sridhar’s (of Hawa Hawai fame) deep vocals. The resonant double bass in the song is pleasing and, even though the composition brings back the sound of the ’50s, thankfully it doesn’t do it in utterly overt tribute-to-the-bygone-era sort of way.

By the time the introductory groove of Jee Le Zaraa begins, you know that the soundtrack will go on in a contemplative space. This song has a haunting riff that stays with you like a sonic aftertaste and the chorus also grows on you. It’s the kind of the song you’d like on