Leave aside the fact that looking at the title one doesn’t get much of an idea about what Myoho is all about, its poster pretty much conveys that the film has a rural base to it. With no starcast per se and zero promotion, there isn’t much to look forward to from the music either. While female composer Runa Rizvi is at the helm of affairs here, there is an ensemble of lyricists who contribute with a song or two each.
It’s a Sufi beginning for Myoho as Master Saleem begins rendering ‘Haq Ali Da’. Written by Kumaar, this one doesn’t quite beginning on a very impressive note, what with its overall production not quite up to the mark either. Though it is sung reasonably well, it doesn’t really carry much of an impact that could entice a listener to sit through its duration despite it being just three minutes long.
Composer Runa Rizvi plays a triple role in ‘Saathiya’ as she co-writes (with Saveri Verma) and co-sings (with Shahid Mallya) the track. Though the song tries to get into a Bollywood zone while being soft and serene, it doesn’t quite manage to cover much of a distance and turns out to be a lacklustre piece overall. Disappointing since this is the only number in the album that had some potential to help it register some sales.
Perhaps the makers felt that the item number ‘Naag Lapete’ could help achieve that. However Runa Rizvi, who goes solo as a singer here even while having Saveri Verma’s company for a lyricist, doesn’t really end up making a number that could demand for a repeat hearing. With a rural base to it and minimal instruments in the background, this ‘desi’ dance number just doesn’t have the kind of energy that could have allowed it to cover any distance whatsoever. Ditto for the ‘remix version’ which is doesn’t fly either.
In the middle of this all there is ‘Vande Mataram’ that comes next and even as one wonders how exactly it would find place in the film, Neha Rizvi goes about singing this one which is written by Sri Rajesh Johri. While ‘Vande Mataram’ are the only two words from the National Song with the lyricist spinning his own tale around the song, there is no sense of patriotism that emerges eventually.
Meanwhile a new team comes to fore with Pradeep Gandharv singing to the words written by Niket Pandey. A situational number with a classical base to it, ‘Boyega’ actually turns out to be a song that still carries some base to it. In fact it does well in conveying the essence of the film and makes one at least listen to it in entirety while getting into a thinking mode about what the film is all about. Not that you get most of the answers but still in the context of the film, it should make its presence felt.
Same holds true for the ‘Myoho – Theme Remix’ which makes for a good background piece. One can expect this one to play at an interesting juncture in the film as it has a pensive and involving feel to it.
Unfortunately, just a track or two, and that too situational and barely passable, aren’t enough to do much to the fortunes of Myoho from musical perspective at least.