Sanjay Leela Bhansali made sure that the music of every film he makes is like the stories he brings to life on the big screen – hatke, with a lasting value.
The filmmaker recently admitted that the music of Ram-leela is a tribute to the great composers, singers and lyricists. “I’m fortunate that my father introduced me to a wide range of music, from Bade Ghulam Ali Khan sa’ab and Lata Mangeshkar to Shakeela Bano Bhopali, among several other musical gems of Hindi cinema.”
And SLB has indeed paid a fitting tribute to Bollywood’s musical gems and enhanced his skills as a composer, going a step further with Ram-Leela.
One of Bhansali’s favourite contemporary singers, Shail Hada is in his element as the archetypal folk song Lahu munh lag gaya starts playing. The track blends a contemporary arrangement of instruments with a distinctly Gujarati folk touch and has the typical Bhansali flavour. The chorus and the rhythmic arrangement are amazing.
Here is the song :