Movies directed by Anurag Kashyap are dark, arty and bound to make you uncomfortable. You will not find the quintessential hero chasing heroine, singing between chinar trees- the music has a purpose, to invoke a certain sense of feeling – growing affection, a sense of doom, betrayal, cry for war.

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Dev D- Emotional Atyachar

Amit Trivedi

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A new director and a budding music director collaborated to form a modern spin on Devdas. This song was actually sung by Trivedi himself, and Amitabh Bhattacharya under pseudonyms to keep their identity a secret. The album also gave us gems like Pardesi and Nayan Tarse-but there has been no song like Atyachar.

 

Mukkabaaz- Paintra/ Mushkil hai Apna Prem Piye

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I owe it to Kashyap to introducing me to Divine and desi Hip Hop scene, way before Gully Boy. Also, the movie was a must-watch because Danis Khan was back! Mushkil was another track beautifully written, brilliantly executed

 

Manmarziyaan- Choch ladiyaan

Amit Trivedi

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Kashyap claims that this movie is the most lovey-dovey he could get. Keeping that in mind, this song is reminiscent of falling in love for the first time and budding attraction between husband and wife. Add to it Harshdeep Kaur’s soothing voice- and Bam! a masterpiece

 

Black Friday – Bandeh

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One of the first movies that Kashyap directed, and one of the first in which the entire score and songs were written and recorded by a band. The song is so iconic, that even today, it might have been years that you last heard it, you will sing along and remember all its lyrics.

 

Gangs of Wasseypur I

Sneha Khanwalkar, Amit Trivedi

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It would be wrong to compare any one song against the other. Hunter, Jiya Tu, Keh ke Lunga, O Womaniya are songs that have created niche for themselves. The world needs more of Sneha Khanwalkar music.

 

Gangs of Wasseypur II

Sneha Khanwalkar, Amit Trivedi

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KKL and Ik Bagal. Chee- Chaa leather, Taar Bijli and Kaala Rey usually get the credit, but these two songs epitomize the entire album. One is played at the climax, and the other at anti-climax, questioning the worth of revenge.

 

 

Raman Raghav- Qatl-e-aam

Ram Sampath

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Sona Mohapatra on EDM beats. Could music BE any trippy? There no words to describe this masterpiece.

 

Bombay Velvet- Behroopia

Amit Trivedi

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The movie had a very experimental album, and India does not usually like Jazz. However, this song sung by Mohit Chauhan hits a different sense of sensuality and has its own tease. Another praiseworthy song is Mohabbat Buri Bimari sung by Shalmali Kholgade is one song that speaks volumes of her range as a singer.

 

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Unlike his contemporaries- who either direct the music themselves or are usually dependent on one specific Music Director for their score, Kashyap has been the bravest and the most experimental and has had a plethora of people design his music- a courageous step, that has made at least one song that is beyond comparison, and no other song can replace the iconic music.