Music Review: The Blue Umbrella


Film: The Blue Umbrella

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Producer: Ronnie Screwvala

Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics: Gulzar

Cast: Pankaj Kapoor and Shreya Sharma

Rating: 2.5/5

One may not expect much from this offbeat flick in terms of music, but it won’t disappoint you. Plug your headphones and you will find the music faintly similar to Makdee, as it has been churned out from the same stable.

The film’s title track, Neeli Aasmani Chatri, taps a range of beats and has been weaved considerably well. Upagna Pandya’s classical voice enhances the lyrics penned by Gulzar. The track highlights situations faced by an umbrella and is more of an autobiography. One cannot miss this song, courtesy its unique lyrics and background score.

The second track might just get popular with the kids, as it has certain child-like elements. Vocals by Upagna and three newcomers – Aparna, Sahiti and Sneha; Tesoo is a good blend, which keeps the song moving ahead. But be cautious, the typical voices might get on to your nerves after a while.

Take a breather with Sukhwinder Singh’s Barfaan, which has overtones of despair. It’s the right balance between low-key vocalising and high note pitching. It’s emotional and soothing at the same time. It makes for a perfect bedtime song, just before you hit the lights off.

This film has a wide range of instrumentals not lasting more than two minutes each. While some are strictly okay, you will surely yearn for the others. You can play these while sipping a hot cuppa coffee or skimming through the latest bestseller.

With a low variety of songs but harmonious music, you can allow it to step in your CD rack!