February 2002 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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Mychael DANNA
Monsoon Wedding  
  MILAN 74321 89824-2   [62:33]

Monsoon Wedding

A combination of original music and traditional Hindi songs along with a liberal dose of modern Indian pop and Bollywood show tunes!

Described by the director as a ‘Punjabi film’, its score is not only a reflection on the hopes, dreams and sorrows of its various characters but more specifically a celebration of their culture. Danna’s music fits quite nicely with the generous array of songs and there is enough variation in the material to keep it all relatively absorbing. Of the composer’s original work the lively ‘Baraat’ and the piano based ‘Hold Me, I’m Falling’ make the most impression, but it does occasionally all become rather repetitious.

While this will certainly not be to everyone’s taste, I’m sure that it will have its fair share of enthusiastic fans. An exotic, distinctive musical journey that may attract those with an adventurous spirit.

Mark Hockley


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