Celebrating the spirit of Eid, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India’s most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films and about 20 TV shows, and composed several albums incorporating multi-genres of music. On “Noor-E-Illahi”, the musical talents have managed to obtain the support of the legendary Abida Parveen, a Pakistani singer, and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (sufiana kalaam) with a career spanning over four decades. Her voice continues to have a highly distinctive timbre that perfectly fits the song’s warm, rich sounds that support the musical composition – with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya – and its production by Salim Sulaiman. With the usage of several instruments, it is the appropriate usage of the oud by Tapas Roy, which further enhances the tightly focused song here, resulting in “Noor-E-Illahi” becoming a flawlessly crafted melodic masterpiece from the musical Merchants of India.
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– Review by PARAG KAMANI.