Monsoon Wedding (Score) Soundtrack
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Mira Nair(director), things get more involved with an Indian wedding...leading off this
wonderful cast Naseeruddin Shah(Lalit Verma), Lillete Dubey(Pimmi Verma), Shefali
Shetty(Ria Verma), Vasundhara Das(Aditi Verma) and Parvin Dabas(Hemant Rai)...must
mention this film was a winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival...characters are
strong and the screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan is brilliant with Nair's near perfect directing
Now about the score...Mychael Dana lends multi-layered melodies upon themes capturing the
spirit of modern Delhi(english/hindi/punjabi)...Dana's arrangements on "ALLAH
HOO"..."LOVE AND MARIGOLDS"..."HOLD ME, I'M FALLING", takes the listener into
a cultural richness with sweeping orchestration direct from India...along with this bawdy score
is the traditional tunes celebrating the brides wedding "TODAY THE WEATHER PLAYS
TRICKS ON ME"(Mohammed Rafi)..."COME TO ME MY BELOVED"(Midival
Pundtiz)..."COME ON DANCE"(Han Raj Hans), sounds of the late '40s and '50s musicals
on the big screen ...less we forget "FUSE BOX(ALEXKID'S DUB REMIX), over six
minutes in length keeping the North Indian Hindu Wedding in full swing, the remix is
awesome...gotta love it!
Total Time: 62:33 on 19 Tracks ~ Milan 35981 ~ (2002)
This soundtrack is incredibly infectious. It will put you in a party mood every time you listen.
The beauty of this album lies in the fact it is wedding music. The music is upbeat, high energy, and filled with promise and expectation: a celebration of life! By combining pop tunes and traditional Hindi music, the whole spectrum of Indian is featured on one CD. It contains a qawwali worship piece, "Allah Hu" which I first heard sung by one of Pakistan's most famous singers, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I especially love "Aaj Mera Jee Kardana" ("Today My Heart Desires") which is from the Punjabi heartland and includes bhangra pop/rock sounds along with dance rhythms.
Another favorite is the solo and group song featured at the mehndi (the ceremony of painting henna on the hands of the bride) called "Mehndi/Madohorama Pencha" performed by Madan Bala Sindhu. It is truly a deeply spiritual expression of a heart-felt tale, it reminds the bride the new life which she is entering ... how the old life within her father's house will melt away, the past will be a fading memory. I most heartily recommend viewing the film which I loved and also buying the CD as well. I would view any film made by Mira Nair and look forward to finding a CD where Madan Bala Sindhu sings tradtional farewell songs of brides. Erika Borsos (pepper flower)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this CD. I actually lost my first copy and missed it enough to order a replacement, I can't say that I would do that for many others. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Miss Jenn
Beautiful, melodious, atmosphere stacked music. I love it!Published 7 months ago by Helle Lykke Pedersen
I have the movie Monsoon Weeding, and enjoyed the music so much, that I decided to buy the soundtrack. It has not disappointed me.Published 20 months ago by Nellie Bucket
love the music and the movie awesome songs on the cd india makes good music and movies sent it on time toPublished 21 months ago by RAYMOND A BARKHURST
I ordered this soundtrack because I had seen the film
and loved the music. Any Mychael Danna score
Love this movie sound track; I like every song on the CD. If you enjoyed the movie, you will love the music to it!Published on August 9, 2013 by April Griffith
A friend had this album in her music mix when we were dining, and I really liked it. Some of the numbers are quite haunting.Published on May 21, 2013 by Susan M. Thompson
Just like the movie, the music is a jewel. Soft, and perfect, quintessential India.
I thing it is a great buy!
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