But there is the pitfall that as a viewer, I am forced to hear her voice only. She has one of the few great voices in the movie industry. When she is singing for Vishwaprada, her voice emits a light touch and the old god of love, Shiva, is with us.
The music from this movie is very interesting. The Maula Jee is impressing and the Man-o-Rama and Raag Komal are very good. The Raag Morsaliya may not be Veena Dhanashree's best rendition but it is not bad for a kuchipudi piece. The Raag Malhar is great but it is very similar to the Raag Megh Malhar from Kumkum. To me, the latter was a better rendition.
It was an emotional experience to watch this movie and listen to all of its tracks. They say a picture paints a thousand words, music is even more powerful and Lata Mangeshkar and Ghulam Mohammeds’ renditions of Pakeezah magnify the words to their best.
It is a truly a treat listening to the duo perform this in style along with all the other tracks of Pakeezah. The lead vocals are commendable for they are expressive and to the point. A real pleasure to listen to. If you have not seen this movie, please do so. It is uplifting cinema in all senses, especially with the lyrical composition.
That said, there are many instances where the film is a far cry from reality. For example, Abu (Amjad Khan) and his rival Dhaniram (Aziz Khan) are hardly concerned with the Raga Kalyanji-Anandji but seem to have a penchant for Bhairavi and Kalyanji-Anandji with their expert voice and technique. However, the film is brilliantly executed and a great deal of research went into this film. A Great musician who has spent nearly 50 years in the field is the one who narrates the story of the movie. This is the story of the musician who has been noted for his musical prowess.
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