'Tippa': New song from Rangoon is fun and eccentric thanks to Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar

While the last song of Vishal Bhardwaj's war drama Rangoon, 'Ye Ishq Hai', reflected the filmmaker's signature dark passion, the new song called 'Tippa' comes from his eccentric school of music and film making.

Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in a still from Tippa. YouTube

Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in a still from Tippa. YouTube

One of the highlights of the song is its setting - a luxury compartment of a train. Back in the 1940s, when celebrated artistes and their entourage could not resort to air travel, they used to book an entire compartment of a train for themselves, in order to keep their privacy intact.

The luxurious compartment puts on display the carefully orchestrated art direction in the film and the attention to detail that Vishal has paid to do full justice to the aesthetics and the time period in which the film is set. Notice how Kangana Ranaut's attire is in tune with the colour of the train. Brownie points to the cinematographer who has shot some of the parts, particularly, the wide angle shots.

'Tippa' is a treat to the ears as well. When you have a host of seasoned singers like Rekha Bhardvaj, Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan doing the job for you, it's already a triumph. Vishal has focused more on getting the tune right, rather than the execution, since the lyrics serve in the capacity of a musical instrument themselves.

Ranaut dominates the majority of the song and is several notches higher than her 'Bloody Hell' act. Whether it is her breaking into a song after hesitating for a while or her scowling at a gorgeous Shahid Kapoor, she feels like a breath of fresh air.

It is the eccentricity that the collaboration of Vishal and Gulzar brings to the table and the conviction of the ensemble, especially Ranaut, that lends this unconventional song a good recall value. 

Published Date: Feb 02, 2017 01:34 pm | Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 01:34 pm

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