S-E-L at the 1st Position on the Race Track! (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Music Review)


Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s biopic on the legendary athlete Milkha Singh is one of the most awaited films of the year. And all the music lovers were waiting for nation’s favorite trio to get back on the mainstream music after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. All the listeners waited quite patiently to listen to this soundtrack as everyone had a lot of expectations from it.


Music:  Shankar-Ehsaan-loy;  Lyrics:  Prasoon Joshi;  Music Label:  Sony Music


1. Gurbani – Singer:  Daler Mehndi

It’s a very short religious track having a good bass sound and a mild piano chord. Daler Mehndi is a gem for these kind of tracks. His voice sounds extremely perfect and soothing. It is a track which sets the devotional mood.


2. Zinda – Singer:  Siddharth Mahadevan

This is a cliche track for the trio. They are in full rock mood. The song has awesome guitars and a great rhythm. Shankar Mahadevan‘s son Siddharth has done a brilliant job in singing. He has great vocals. It is a track that gives an instant hit feeling. An addictive track that you would start loving it in the first listen. The bass guitars are used excellently.


3. Mera Yaar – Singer: Javed Bashir

Starts with an oral rhythm, this track maintains that same rhythm in the whole song. That’s the specific beauty of it. The rhytm, instruments and arrangements are of typical folk Punjabi culture. Javed Bashir is best suited for this track. He sand brilliantly. His vocals have the essence of Punjabi folk song. A lovable tune which can be hummed easily. The lyrics are too good to praise.


4. Maston ka Jhund – Singer: Divya Kumar

It is has a typical Punjabi village flavor being tumbi as the leading instrument. A full masti track which has catchy lyrics and humorous singing. The antara disappoints a little bit but overall, it’s an enjoyable track having lot of fun elements.


5. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Singer: Arif Lohar

After his few non film collaborations and Jugni song in Cocktail, Arif Lohar is here to present the title track. It has some distinctive instruments with guitars supporting them. The tune is not at all catchy but has the magic to attract the listeners. It’s arrangements are not very nice and the lyrics are also comparatively below average.


6. Slow Motion Angreza – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Loy Mendosa, Shankar Mahadevan

Another masti song this time with a little class as the song is picturised in a British dinner party. But the song holds its roots and maintains its interior as a core Punjabi song. Arrangements are fabulous. Lyrics are also very good and happening. The tune is not so catchy but soon starts sounding good after listening to it many times.


7. O Rangrez – Singers: Javed Bashir, Shreya Ghoshal

Javed Bashir in his previous track had a voice of an innocent teenager and in this his vocals sounded mature and classically serious. A very beautiful semi-classical melody with awesome tabla creating a great rhythm. Shreya has sung it perfectly. She sounded damn sweet. This jodi would surely be heard in the future. Prasoon Joshi has written some excellent words. The lyrics are touching and humming. A perfect pure melody after a very long time. This is the WELCOME song.


Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is said to be the comeback album for the trio. And they proved that they are still on the toppers’ list. Their time is still not gone and will not for some more years. The soundtrack sounds very promising and is surely one of the best albums of 2013. It is situational yet sweet and adorable. Pasoon Joshi’s lyrics play a great role. He has shown a lot of creativity and literature in his writing.


The Final Verdict:  AGREE




Next:  Ramaiya Vastavaiya


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