The music of Ek Chalis Ki Last Local is not exactly creating waves in the music industry. But one song definitely has the audience dancing to it’s tune. Yes, I am talking about Laree Choote. The song is currently been shown on all music channels to help garner publicity for the movie.
The music of Laree Choote is given by the famous Pakistani Band Call. Beginning with Abhay Deol’s narration of the punch line ”Wo Kehte Hain Na, Jo Hota Hai Acche Ke Liye Hota Hai…Galat Kehte Hain“, the number ‘Laree Choote’ has the sound of a train chugging away in the background. From this point on the theme music begins that has Xulfi of Call The Band writing and rendering the number.
Revolving around how life changes its course with situations and circumstances, ‘Laree Chutti’ is a well orchestrated number with guitar as an instrument which is a steady companion and also a female voice in the background (why hasn’t she being credited?).
A promotional track that has a rock base to it while giving an experience of a new sound, it moves at a decent pace without letting the music take over the essence of the song. But I must mention here that the choreography and picturisation of the song is not as one would expect it to be. In this aspect the song disappoints.DJ Suketu and Aks come up with a ‘remix version’ at the end of the album which is obviously fast paced and has that zing effect in it which makes it a good club/dance floor track. The song is definitely worth a listen. But, sadly cannot say so about the entire album of Ek Chalis Ki last Local.
Here’s video of Laree Choote from Ek Challis Ki Last Local
Xulfi hopes that after singing in Bollywood he will get international fame.“In India film music controls the music industry but in Pakistan the music industry is independent so there is a better chance for music to grow. But the Indian film industry is an international film industry so those who work here have that international exposure,” said the rock singer of The Call band in Pakistan.“I hope that with this song we also grow famous internationally,” he believes.
Xulfi dons many hats. He has moved from producer to composer and now he has donned the hat of a singer.
“I was a singer and I have sung songs but I had a softer voice for this movie. There was another singer who was supposed to give his voice but it was not matching. Then I practised a lot and did it.”
He shares an interesting anecdote about the song with us. “When I got a call for Ek Chalis Ki Local song it was 1.30 am. I just had a short brief of the story and then within 30 min I wrote the song. Kaya huwaa jo larri chuti,” he says.
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