Nanga Punga Dost
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Music Director: Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Shantanu Moitra, who is known for his melodious tunes and Swanand Kirkire, who is one of the most versatile lyricists from the younger generation, have come together to present Nanga punga dost—a crazy, whacky number from PK. Shreya Ghosal sings this cherry song for heroine Anushka Sharma who talks about her funny friend.
While the whacky title certainly surprises you, this song will make headlines for several other reasons too. This is one of the most uniquely composed numbers and contains prominent notes from the flute which will only lure you into further wanting to hear it. You are hooked to the number within the first 20 seconds and that is no mean feat. Not only is the composition innovative, it’s tempo is also fast-paced and upbeat. Ghoshal has also rendered it differently, it hardly sounds like her. Known for her honeyed voice, the singer has further proved her versatility with this song. One of the strengths of this expressive songs lies in in its poetic lyrics: Muskaane ka gur bhi sikhaya, Peena sikhaya gham.Yaadein karodon jisne di. Usey kaise bhulayein hum.
Director Rajkumar Hirani’s films often feature funny songs with amusing and animated lyrics. Who can forget Aal izz well from 3 Idiots? After reviewing some of PK‘s songs, I’m convinced that, apart from the film’s plot, people will sit up and notice its wholesome music which is nothing short of being soulful. It is a refreshing change compared to the rap and hip hop beats we hear today.