Music Review: Vikram Bhatt’s 1920


Albeit the film that Vikram Bhatt boasts about as one of his best creations ever is still has time to hit the theaters, the music is released for alluring the audience.

1920, a film by Vikram Bhatt, is about an idea he had a long time back. It was something he always wanted to make; a periodical and horrifying sense mingled together to give the audience an altogether different film experience.

The story encircles a Hindu boy and an Angelo Indian girl. How they go against their families and get married. The hero is an architect and is given the biggest task of his life, to pull down a huge house and reconstruct it into a hotel. Unfortunately there is something in the house which will not allow things to happen the way he wants. A mysterious story unfolds and it is soon realized that the house is haunted. Unfortunately it is something to do with the heroine and then a series of mysteries unfold.

The splendid music of the movie is floating enough to get the listeners to an immortal journey of timeless classic, right from the heart of 19th century. Music of 1920 is given by Adnan Sami and the lyrics by Sameer. Apart from the visual touch, the album 1920 as a stand alone music album, boasts of a series of great and renowned singers like Pandit Jasraj, Asha Bhonsle, Kailash Kher, Shubha Mudgal and Parveen Sultana.

The great classical track of the song ‘Vaada tumse hain vaada…’ is sung by none other than the legendary Pandit Jasraj. The song dives into the classical time of the 19th Century. Pandit Jasraj is heard delivering one of his best music as a tribute to the classical era of that period.

Kailash Kher makes another outstanding contribution with his voice in the song ‘Tujhe main pyaar karun…’ The song is intense and is based on the sequence when the heroine is in desperate need of the hero to save her life from hell. Very intensely sung, the song portrays the desire of being in the arms of one’s beloved.

Aise jalta hai jiya…’ is a song sung by the nightingale Asha Bhonsle. The song is very soothing to ears, depicting the time of love. A superb combination of love, passion and desire, it’s a song which will pop out emotions to the core.

Item girl ‘Rakhi Sawant’ gave her audience another jaws dropping number in the song ‘Bichua’. The song is sung by Shubha Mudgal. The number is very grooving and the music in it is worth appreciating, as far as the combination of Shubha Mudgal and Rakhi Sawant is concerned.

Finally, the 1920 Theme. An ageless and timeless combination of magical music recreated to create an unforgettable fusion. The theme is intense and has a grip of someone’s loneliness. It gives the feeling of mystery whispering into listener’s ears.

All in all the variety and journey of the ageless music is all that come under the title ‘1920’. An album worth your experience.

Pratik Maheshwari (SAMPURN).

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