The collaboration of ace filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and award-winning composer A. R. Rahman has given us some splendid music albums in the past. Add to that, the soul-stirring lyrics of Javed Akhtar and you know that the outcome is a winner. The music album of Mohenjo Daro can easily be listed as one of the best works of Rahman. Though there is no written record of any sounds of that era, Rahman and Akhtar have done a wonderful job at recreating the feel of the period.
The Mohenjo Daro music album begins with the title track, Mohenjo Mohenjo which is a befitting start to such a grand, epic romance. Led by Arijit Singh, the song boasts of an array of singers like Bela Shende, Sanah Moidutty and Rahman himself. The outstanding African influences are the USP of the song.
The second one on the list is Sindhu Ma, rendered by A. R. Rahman and Sanah Moidutty. This song is an ode to the Indus River. Watch out for the amalgamation of various musical instruments. Tu Hai, crooned by the same pair of singers is a more soulful version of Sindhu Ma. The melody is what remains with you after the run-time. There is an instrumental version of the song as well, titled The Shimmer Of Sindhu, which is pleasant, too.
Rahman successfully experiments with two new singers, Shashwat Singh and Shashaa Tirupati in Sarsariya. However, it’s the instrumental version of the song, titled Lakh Lakh Thora which is an out-and-out winner. Rahman also lets choir conductor Arjun Chandy play with two beautiful instrumental pieces, Whispers Of The Mind and Whispers Of The Heart.
All in all, this experimental music score of Mohenjo Daro is a perfect example of Rahman’s musical wonders. The songs set a prelude to the movie and we can’t help but wonder how they would fit in the narrative of the much-awaited film.