Shuddh Gulabi Soundtrack! (Shuddh Desi Romance – Music Review)




After the successful Band Baaja Baraat and not-so-successful Ladies Vs Ricky Behel, here is again director Manish Sharma with his new romantic flick for which the  whole unit has clarified that this quirky title is just to attract the audience to the theaters. For that I salute the honest answer of the team. Sachin-Jigar have been on fire this year. They had had a great form by every time delivering an out-of-the-box compositions and some marvelous sounds. ABCD, Go Goa Gone to name few. Continuously rising in this scenario of Hindi Film Music, they got their first project for Yash Raj Films.

This album has high techno based sounds along with a great use foley sounds which is an innovative experiment for a romantic album.


Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni;  Music Label: YRF Music


1. Tere Mere Beech Mein – Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Sunidhi Chauhan

The first song of the soundtrack starts with the foley sounds which briefly gives a vision of a typical moholla wherein some boys must have been playing Cricket or some people on their roofs chatting with their neighbors. A cute guitar riff along with a traditional Jembe rhythm modifies the introduction and that is the time when Sunidhi enters and hence this beautiful song is made. Sunidhi’s cute vocals have done a lot of justice to the track. Mohit sounded good but some other choice could have also be made as it requires an immature naughtiness. The hook line is made in a retro style but it sounds damn fresh. The lyrics are equally important here. Jaideep Sahni has written wonderfully emphasizing on every expression that is needed. He has used some phonetic urdu words which are endangered nowadays like Ghaflat (Betrayal). After the mukhda suddenly the atmosphere changes and that part is adorable as it is accompanied by piano, mouth organ, violin and guitar and quite soon it returns to its original rhythm. A commendable work by Sachin, Jigar, Jaideep Sahni, both the Chauhans. It is the WELCOME song.


2. Gulabi – Singers: Jigar Saraiya, Priya Saraiya

If the previous one was based on foley sounds and real instruments, this one is exact opposite in nature. It is a techno track which is completely based on techno tunes and beats. There’s no mukhda, antara or any hook line. Everything is Gulabi here. Jaideep Sahni has experimented a lot with his style of writing. There’s no hook line but a twisting hook tune that is being played with accordion and supported by good rhythmic beats. Jigar has auto tuned his voice which doesn’t sound comfortable. If Sachin had sung this, it would have been much better because the voice which Jigar has come up with after auto tuning, that texture is naturally present in Sachin’s vocals. Priya has a very little role but she has done full justice to it. Having some faults in the track, though we enjoyed this husband-wife flavor on mic first time.


3. Chanchal Mann Ati Random – Singer: Divya Kumar

This one might not have brightened you up. But it may do if you give some time to grow in you. It starts with the morning sound of birds. It’s a sitational track and a very different kind of track which takes time to understand. Bass guitars along with tabla and sargam in Divya Kumar’s vocals is not some ordinary combo which we often hear in film songs. It cannot attract many listeners but would surely please who everytime wants to listen something different.


4. Shuddh Desi Romance – Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade

Starts with a sound of bell and is driven to the bass guitars with low key chords creating an exceptional sound. After Badtameez Dil, Benny gets another rap oriented track with Lat Lag Gayee partner Shalmali. They have again set the right chord for this. The hook line is the real power of this track with a tadka of Kamine Haaye Re which however creates the interest in the listeners. A nice catchy lyrics makes this track a great seller.


Shuddh Desi Romance is a unique romantic album which surmounts the foley sounds, experiments with the combos of different instruments and remains grounded with techno tunes. Four songs are not at all enough for a romantic album. It could have created more magic if there were one or two songs more. Sachin-Jigar are fixed and firmed with their good form and promises even more in their upcoming projects. Combo of Chauhans, combo of husband-wife, combo of addictive pair and a solo number with crunchy lyrics. It is a heavy package with just four songs in number.

 The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE




Next:  Grand Masti



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