Music Review: Kahaani

Vishal-Shekhar, who rose to fame after Sujoy Ghosh's Jhankaar Beats, team up with the director for the fourth time in Kahaani. Describing the city of Kolkata, the opening track Aami Shotti Bolchi is an arresting jazzy mish-mash boasting of a spirited rendition by Usha Uthup. With effective vocals from Amitabh Bachchan, Rabindranath Tagore's Bengali patriotic song Ekla Cholo Re makes for a serene listen. K. K. and Shreya Ghoshal stand out in the affecting title track (the latter in an acoustic version), while Ra.One's Bhare Naina plays peekaboo in the superlatively composed hard rock-based Piya Tu Kaahe Rootha Re. Tore Bina is gorgeous Hindustani-rock fusion, splendidly tuned and beautifully sung by Sukhwinder Singh. Vishal-Shekhar's Kahaani is a soundtrack with a difference, and one of their best!