Movie Details of Dangal
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Label: Zee Music
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
The 2016 sports drama, Dangal, set in the rural heartland of Haryana saw Pritam eschew his usual composing style (for most part) and produce a cracker of a soundtrack that masterfully brought together rustic and contemporary elements. Of course, the composer had a lot of help coming from lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya – the two have developed quite a solid partnership in recent times – who was in incredible form here with his Haryanvi-infused lines.
Best Song of Dangal: Haanikaarak Bapu, hands down. With Bhattacharya’s hilarious analogies delivered to a tee by two young scions of the unending talent pool that is the Manganiyar community, there couldn’t have been a better song expressing the kids’ outrage towards their father’s ruthlessness.
The Dangal Playlist:
Listen to the entire album of Dangal here:
(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com)