REVIEW: Broken But Beautiful OST is simple and lovely

By Bryan Durham - December 6, 2018

Broken But Beautiful
MUSIC: Rana Mazumdar, Yash Narvekar, MG
LYRICS: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Yash Narvekar, Happy Raikoti
RATING: 4/5 (****)

REVIEW: Broken But Beautiful OST is simple and lovely

1. Ye Kya Hua
The stirrings of a love between damaged souls that find each other. You don’t need to be familiar with the story of this web series to know why most ‘haadsa’s become ‘silsilaa’s. It’s pretty relatable and straightforward lyrically (Amitabh Bhattacharya rocks, y’all!). A Rana Mazumdar composition and an Arijit Singh & Lyton production, it has Shreya Ghoshal and Dev Negi taking you back to the late 90s-early 00s with the distinctly melodious young IndiPop vibe of that era.

2. Laute Nahi
Yash Narvekar’s composition is quite possibly one of the most heart-breakingly beautiful songs you’re going to hear this year. Papon ably voices the angst and pain of someone hurting after the loss of one’s beloved. The one reason we hold on to our memories is the fear of forgetting that loved one. ‘Laute Nahi’s rock-tinged ballad and its restrained riffs let Papon’s soulful voice work its magic on you in a way that you don’t want to admit, but it happens anyway…

3. Sohnea
Nothing captures a wistful, hopeful yearning for someone who’s left you like the Miss Pooja-crooned Millind Gaba composition. If you’ve seen the original video for the song, you realise that the lyrics take on new meaning when seen in the context of this show. It feels like it was made specially for the show.

VERDICT:
A soundtrack for all seasons and reasons related to love and longing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something as simple and lovely.

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