Last time when I got intoxicated by an OST was 2009 when ARR’s Delhi 6 (Rehna Tu and Arziyaan still make me misty eyed) came out. Almost two years later I am getting intoxicated by tracks composed by his protégé – Prashant Pillai (OST Composer for Shaitan).
Just hear Bali (The Sound of Shaitan) or Nasha and you will know what I mean. I somehow find traces of Yuva’s OST lurking behind the OST of Shaitan.
I am not just captivated by the brilliant electro punk sounds of the tracks, the lyrics are brilliant too.
Nasha will engross you. It justifies its name, you will get a nasha of this track. One of my favorite line – ‘Ragon mein nayi ravaani, Rubaru hai meri shaitani’ ‘Dil Dosti Yaari Yaari, Satgrangi yeh duniya saari.’
Bali (The Sound of Shaitan) is a brilliant piece that will keep you on your toes to find the actual tone of the song. It’s an unusual crazy and audacious mix of techno sounds dolloped with some Afro beats. Vocals will enthrall with ‘ Dara dara ke duur chale jaate ho’. The tamil lines ‘Athisaya Raagam Aananda Ragam Azhagiya Ragam Apoorva Ragam’ play with your mind (translation: wonderful tune, happy tune, beautiful tune, Out of the world tune - thanks to @_Poohi)
Kudos to Anurag Kashyap and Bijoy Nambiar for enthralling us with the works of new talent like Prashant. Other composers of this album are Ranjit Barot, Amar Mohile and Anupam Roy. I somehow have found a fixation on all the tracks by Prashant Pillai.
If you haven’t heard it already (primarily because you are not following my tweets urging the same), get the OST of Shaitan now. Hear online here.
My picks in order:
1. Nasha (music by Prashant Pillai)
2. Bali (The Sound of Shaitan) (music by Prashant Pillai)
3. Fareeda (music by Prashant Pillai)
4. Amy’s Theme (music by Ranjit Barot)
5. O Yaara (music by Prashant Pillai)