What was that saying? "The whole is better than the sum of its parts". Certainly true in the case of `Sunset Point`. Not that the parts are anything to be scoffed at..
`Sunset Point`Stir together the creative talents of a lyricist, a singer and a music composer to produce: a great album.
Sony Music has brought together an A list team that includes lyricist Gulzar, singers Chitra and Bhupinder and music composer Vishal Bharadwaj to create `Sunset Point`. The album is a unique experiment in which a poignant, 45-minute musical love story narrated by Gulzar, unfolds.
The tragic love story is about a young girl who runs away from home on the eve of her marriage to meet her lover at a rendezvous called `Sunset Point`. But her lover betrays her.
Vishal Bharadwaj who composed the music for Gulzar`s two films, `Maachis` and `Hu Tu Tu` is back at the helm with this album. He has tuned seven songs that incorporate the talents of Ustad Sultan Khan on the sarangi and Rakesh Chaurasia on the flute.
The music is good but fails to do full justice to Gulzar`s poignant lyrics. Chitra and Bhupinder wend their way with great vocal verve through the songs. Among the better songs are `Aasmani rang hai`, `Pakya ve` and `Aa chal doobke dekhen`.
Rating: Gulzar Saab`s lyrics are heartfelt and mellifluous. In short, they`re outstanding. Chitra and Bhupinder do a competent job. Alas, the music could have been a lot better.