Music Review – Highway

Trust the Mozart of Madras to create magic with effortless ease. A R Rahman manages to do that time and again with every single album of his; be it any language, genre or movie, Rahman’s music touches soul like no other. Highway is no exception.

Barely after the release, Highway managed to climb the chartbusters of every list in the Country. No, not merely because of the A R branding, it has more than one reason to connect soulfully with hearts. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film stars Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt, a very unconventional pair, promising fresh storyline looking at the pre release rushes.

The album opens with Patakha Guddi sung by the Nooran sisters, Sultan and Jyoti. Driven highly in Sufi, the song is a catchy number with rare touch, only possible by Rahman.

The second track is the highly trending number these times sung by the musical genius himself – Mahivey by A R Rahman simply stirs up hidden and unknown emotions both inside a music lover. Subtle yet strong, this ballet number makes you laugh and cry and feel overwhelmed all at once, leaving behind the realms of life.

Third song is a story lined number. Kahaan hoon Main voiced by Jonitha Gandhi, leaves its own magical imprint. A very beautifully written song questions the listener about his/her persuading life.

The fourth song, Wanna Mash Up, is an out and out youth track. Sung by Kash, Krissy and Suvi Suresh, the song is hep, urbane and relate-able.

The songs that follow are Sooha Saaha sung by Alia Bhatt and Zeb Bangash, Male version of Patakha Guddi by A R Rahman, Implosive silence by Jonitha Gandhi and Tu Kuja by Sunidhi Chauhan – all the tracks spurring magic one after the other, making the listener go high and low with emotions.

The song Heera by Shweta Pandit concludes the album, leaving the music lovers mesmerized and wanting to hear all over again.

All in all, Highway is a great pick; an ecstatic and enchanting musical rendition by A R Rahman, making it one of his finest!


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