The box office is ablaze with the success of 'Animal,' featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol, as it consistently sells out almost all its shows. While the stellar performances and captivating storyline have earned praise, a significant accolade is reserved for the film's music, skillfully curated by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, blending Punjabi, Marathi, and Iranian influences. Let's delve into the musical tapestry of 'Animal' that resonates long after the credits roll.
‘Chinni Chinni Aasa’ or ‘Chhoti si Asha’: The film opens with a bang as the progressive rock rendition of 'Chinni Chinni Aasa' by Threeory accompanies Ranbir Kapoor's entrance. The pulsating drum beats set the stage for the star's grand introduction. Originally from the 1992 film 'Roja,' composed by the maestro A. R. Rahman, this track takes on a new life in 'Animal.'
‘Kadhal Rojave’ or ‘Roja’: Threeory's progressive rock adaptation strikes again, this time weaving the nostalgic thread of 'Kadhal Rojave.' Aptly capturing the childhood love between Rashmika Mandanna's Geetanjali and Ranbir's Rannvijay, the song is a revamped version of the 1992 original from 'Roja.'
‘Dolby Walya’: In a thrilling action sequence, Ranbir dons a stunning white kurta and lungi, complemented by the Marathi track 'Dolby Walya.' Originally from the 2016 comedy-drama 'Jaundya Na Balasaheb,' composed by Ajay-Atul and picturized on Girish Kulkarni & Saie Tamhankar, the song adds an electrifying touch to the scene.
‘Jamaal Jamaaloo’: Bobby Deol's introduction is underscored by the infectious energy of 'Jamaal Jamaaloo,' a lively Persian song that has taken social media by storm. This half-century-old track by the Shirazi choir, rooted in the works of Iranian poet Bijan Samandar, perfectly encapsulates the menacing aura of Bobby's character. Traditionally sung at weddings and celebrations, the song's viral presence adds to the film's buzz.
In 'Animal,' the music isn't just a backdrop but an integral part of the storytelling, seamlessly blending diverse cultural elements to create an unforgettable cinematic experience. The fusion of Punjabi, Marathi, and Iranian sounds elevates the film, leaving audiences humming these tunes long after they leave the theaters.
(With Agency Inputs)