Kudmayi’s Rousing Outro In RARKPK Is Indicative of Pritam’s Shifting Sensibilities

Prathyush Parasuraman

Composed By Pritam Ends With This Propulsive Musical Stretch

There is something memorable about a ravishing finish — a rousing crescendo, a haunting chorus of female voices, a celebration that turns moist-eyed. ‘Kudmayi’

Hindi Cinema’s Emotional Excess Finally Finding a Soundscape To Match

The glistening ivory wedding song that climaxes Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani,as though only in the last 30-45 seconds of this 4-minute song, did it decide to bloom fully — to overbloom.

Relatively, a New Phenomenon in His 22-Year Discography

Pritam plotting his songs to finish with a stirring patch of sound where the song almost releases itself is, If the last 30 seconds of ‘Kudmayi’ pitches it one notch above the terrain of the song.

The Last Minute Almost-5-minute ‘Channa Mereya’ From Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) 

Shoved the song into the stratosphere of melancholic exhilaration, every other syllable — even the ‘n’ of 'Chandan', a syllable previously considered unstretchable — stretched, Arijit Singh pushing his vocals to the edge, where it begins to slur.


In this flux, one thing Pritam has experimented with is the structure of the song itself, “From 2015, from Phantom my songs have begun to have a “verse-antara-outro” structure. Basically, it was a “mukhra-antara” structure [before], and now I am using an outro.”