I was just wondering why noone is discussing any Rahman here.
What are your thoughts on the music of Mangal Pandey-The Rising
? Though all the songs are catchy and well rendered, I had said this in a post on my lj sometime back:The holi song's antara is taken from Rukmini Rukmini - Roja (OST).
Rasiya is very much ripped off a Buddha Bar composition and all that.
While there might be some debate on the above, there is no denying the fact that the piece played before Takey Takey
is totally lifted from ARR's composition - Saiyyan
in the movie Nayak
, which was in turn lifted from a Rajasthani folk (I forgot the song name).
Here is a pic of our man at the music launch of The Rising:
This is a screenshot of ARR's bio on the official site for The Rising- The Ballad of Mangal Pandey
If you have some idle time and are interested in some info on the movie, music, lyrics, actors, dances, etc. you may want to watch Filmy Fever
Channel at 8:30 PM. They are showcasing Mangal Pandey all through this week (Monday to Friday). You can learn about things like:How raju Khan choreographed the holi song
What kinda Saroj Khan dance happens in Vari Vari
What Javed Akhtar thought while penning the lyrics
Different versions of how ARR is godlike, a genius, and all
How ARR wanted the songs to be recorded with a live orchestra and suggested a recording in Prague since a recording in london (where incidentally ARR is working on his LoTR play) would be too expensive
How Kailash Kher couldn't recognize Ketan Mehta during the recording of his songs for Meenaxi
There are also some candid moments with the extremely likeable Kailash Kher.
That's all I gotta say now. Over to you...Sources:
TV, The Rising-official site