Just looking down at the line-up of artists that have come together to create this album, gives goosebumps and well, the album lives up to its reputation.
Daler Mehndi lends his folksy high-pitched voice to six of Gulzar’s couplets. Yeh Wadiyan Doodiyan Kohra ki, Mirza se Darro Khuda, Mirza Mirza Sher Jawan, Lahoo Luhaan Zameen Hui, Puchh Na Pende Mamle, Phaa Paye na Ishq Da which serve their true purpose of showing the character’s struggle. The sufi inspired Punjabi lyrics carries a haunting sensation throughout with its lyric based music.
The title track, Mirzya, sung by Akhtar Chanal Zahri and Sain Zahoor, Pakistani folk singers, along with Daler Mehndi weaves its charm with its energy, range of vocals and the folk tone which takes the song to another level. Chakora with its dance beats seems a beautiful experiment of folk and EDM fusion painting the moods and emotions of love.
Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke is a soft, romantic number in the voice of Sidharth Mahadevan and Sain Zahoor. Aave Re Hitchki based on the folk tale that a beloved hiccups when remembered by the lover, will win your hearts with its sarangi music and guitar strums bestowed with its semi-classical feel in the polished voice of Shankar Mahadevan.
Nooran Sisters come together with Akhtar Chanal Zahri and Sain Zahoor in the up-beat, Hota Hai. The music arrangement and the vocal quality is commendable. In Ek Nadi Thi, the soft and heavy voice of Agnee’s K.Mohan paired up with the high pitched vocals of Nooran sisters create another masterpiece.
Beginning with a sufi touch by Mame Khan, the song Doli Re Doli sung by Shankar Mahadevan reminds one of Tu Hi Re by Hariharan. The jazz music with its strong piano pieces speaks volumes about its superior music orchestration.
Kaaga is sung by Kaushiki Chakraboty of the Patiala Gharana and has the strongest of the classical tones. The final, Mirzya theme (Broken Arrows) song with its use of sarangi and flute proves the mettle of the brilliance of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as music directors.
Songs to look for: Mirzya, Hota Hai, Ek Nadi Thi, Doli Re Doli, Kaaga, Mirzya Theme