As we continue grappling with an irrepressible pandemic, music is both a refuge and reference of comfort .
Although things are far from glorious on that front, one noticed a conscious feat among musicians to sound unique and excite .
Best is subjective, but these are Sukanya Verma ‘s front-runner Hindi film songs from 2021.
Reading: Bollywood’s BEST Songs of 2021
Rait Zara Si, Atrangi Re
Music: A R Rahman
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Singer: Arijit Singh, Shashaa Tirupati
Aanand L Rai and Imtiaz Ali ‘s polarising population takes a animation of its own under A R Rahman ‘s soulful tunes .
It ‘s a branch space altogether that is untouched by criticism and transports the hearer far, far aside in a report of his own make that film-makers can alone try and catch improving to .
Though it arrived only at the end of this class, Atrangi Re ‘s soundtrack swept me off my feet and feels like it has been on the playlist all along .
Every one sung is brilliant in its own way, but Rait Zara Si ‘s aeriform hum, exalted metaphors and dollops of Rahman debris produce a field of goosebumps .
Raataan Lambiyan, Shershaah
Music: Tanishk Bagchi
Lyrics: Tanishk Bagchi
Singer: Jubin Nautiyal, Asees Kaur
Brimming with irresistible heat and tune, the infectious lovey-dovey ardor and playful cycle of Tanishk Bagchi ‘s charming Punjabi season initiation is, hands depressed, the Hindi birdcall that I listened to most all year .
Tittar Bittar, Meenakshi Sundareshwar
Music: Justin Prabhakaran
Lyrics: Raj Shekhar
Singer: Romy, Goldie Sohel, Prince Bhatra, Mohana Bhogaraju, Hemambika, Swati Sharma, Chitralekha Sen, Yajat Garg
Raj Shekhar ‘s far-out lines and Justin Prabhakaran ‘s bubbling tune and a roll up of animize singers shift temper and tempo in such a delightful way on screen and loudspeaker, there ‘s no manner you can escape its swaying effect .
Bandar Baant, Sherni
Music: Bandish Projekt
Lyrics: Hussain Haidry
Singer: Aishwarya Joshi, Roshan Khan
Hussain Haidry ‘s clever rework of the age-old bandar baant hypothesis finds a perfect paroxysm in Bandish Project ‘s folksy energy, one that pleasantly disrupts Sherni ‘s brooding momentum, to mock at the absurd degree of political opportunism .
Rihayee De, Mimi
Music: A R Rahman
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singer: A R Rahman
Rahman ‘s Enya-esque impulses are soothingly realised in the unabashed emotions of Rihayee De. A terrific track anyhow, elevated to another level because Rahman is singing it .
Kalle Kalle, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya
Singer: Priya Saraiya
flush if you do n’t understand Punjabi, you ‘ll decidedly feel the emergency of Priya Saraiya ‘s defeated words in the rousing Sachin-Jigar tune .
Lehra Do, ’83
Lyrics: Kausar Munir
Singer: Arijit Singh
I love all the versions of Lehra Do ‘s crowd please zeal. particularly the one used at the end credits, resulting in lump-in-the-throat nostalgia .
Pritam does n’t hold back the ‘can do ‘ spirit of Kausar Munir ‘s underdog anthem and Arijit Singh ‘s spectacular rendition of the lapp .
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Arijit Singh
so capture, so suggest .
The always dependable jazz band of S-E-L paints the view in chat up against Javed Akhtar ‘s free flowing affection and the infallible Arijit Singh ‘s velvet expressions .
Phire Fakira, Pagglait
Music: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Neelesh Mishra
Singer: Raja Kumari, Amrita Singh, Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh ‘s reverence for Rahman manifests itself most strikingly in this fetid, eclectic number from his debut as music director. Its existentialist lyrics by Neelesh Mishra are evenly impressive .
Kinni Soni, Feels Like Ishq
Music: Sameer Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana
Lyrics: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sameer Kaushal, Gurpreet S Saini
Singer: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jonita Gandhi
The casually jam vibration and disarming flirtations of Ayushmann Khurrana and Jonita Gandhi ‘s Punjabi meets Western Pop exchange hit all the winsome notes .
Tu Toh Gaya Re, Bob Biswas
Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani
Singer: Bianca Gomes
quite enjoyed Bianca Gomes enlivening the crime sequences of Bob Biswas ‘s blue adventures with her foam voice spelling destine for the titular hero in Vishal-Shekhar ‘s braid on country music .
Singer: Sachet Tandon
The lento build passion of Sachet-Parampara ‘s composition, a robust riff of electric guitar, has an infectious quality to it. The more you hear it, the more you want to .