The combination of Nitish Bharadwaj as the director and co-screenplay writer, Shrirang Godbole as the producer and also the lyricist and Kaushal Inamdar helming the music is deadly. Pitruroon is based on a short story by Sudha Murty and has already garnered quite an attention. Amidst this, the music forms a major part. There are just three songs in the film and all three belong to different moods and styles.
Director: Nitish Bharadwaj
Actors: Sachin Khedekar, Tanuja, Suhas Joshi, Ketaki Palav, Omkar Kulkarni, Poorva Bhave, Om Bhutkar, Madhavi Soman
Music: Kaushal Inamdar
Lyrics: Shrirang Godbole
Let’s start with the song which will be a trump card for the music and film – Dayaghana Re. Kaushal mixes a folksy tune from the hinterlands of Maharashtra with western instrumentation and the result is this foot-tapping song. You love to hear daffs and dhols mix with violins. The song speaks of a man who is thankful to the lord for giving so many beautiful things to the world and giving a little part to him too. Singer Roopkumar Rathod, in his own mellifluous manner, adds spirit to Inamdar’s soulful music. Rathod also makes Shrirang Godbole’s simple yet profound lyrics glow more.
You move over to a romantic ballad Mana Moharale. You do get a feeling that the song comes straight out of a 70s Marathi film. The ballad is about love and its beauty, with a striking connection with flowers. Hrishikesh Ranade is a good singer, no doubt. But in this song, he comes out very meek as compared to his partner Hamsika Iyer, who brings certain huskiness to the romantic track. Yet, they bring out a lovely number, as courtesy simple lyrics by Godbole and Inamdar’s use of instruments. Neither the singing nor the music jar and overshadow each other. Rave Gava sung by Rahul Saxena comes out as a song to be seen than just being heard in an album. Well-sung by Saxena who adds a certain sadness needed for it, the song speaks of losing hope. Otherwise, it leaves no such impression on you.
Pitruroon, as a movie, will be expected to gather audiences on getting release. The reasons are mentioned above. The music will play a good role, if not vital, in attracting more viewers. Kaushal Inamdar is always known to challenge himself with all kinds of musical genres and you do find them in the three songs of this film. But calling it top-rated music would not be a good idea, though Dayaghana Re will go the classic path. Let’s see how it turns out…