Rajkumar Santoshi is back and he always seems to be back with a bang. Shahid-Ileana starer this comedy entertainer didn’t impress much with its trailer but the super savior of Hindi films Pritam comes to rescue and the excitement reached to its highest level. For His last musical Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, many film analysts found that the 60% of the success of the movie is only because of its music. Music always attract the initial audience to the theaters. Then it depends on the word of mouth which decides the fate of the movie. Pritam who is currently in every Indian’s top favorite composers list, is tasting the crunchy success films after films. Talking about this one, well he impresses again and in a grand way! Check it out!
Music: Pritam; Music Label: Tips Music
1. Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai – Singer: Mika; Lyrics: Irshad kamil
Mika’s punchy vocals are the introduction to this classy tapori song which is based on goan music. The hook line is a typical goan style and the Unkele is played beautifully which sets the mood to groove. Before the 1st antara, Accordion supports the track and the interlude after the 1st antara is being played using horns. A humorous comic attempt by Irshad Kamil. Writing for a tapori song and no use of cheap lyrics and the lyrics which signifies the double meaning concept is a great attempt. His lyrics are wacky but meaningful and cute. That’s the quality of this great lyricist. Mika is in full form and he sang tremendously good. An already super hit track deserves a thumbs up from all.
It can be called a typical Pritam melody but moving to its interior, it depicts the real flavor. Pritam has done some really fine arrangements which beautifies the song. He always uses mild guitars in his romantic compositions. He did nothing different here. Tips’ favorite Atif drives this melody beautifully. The antara is owned by Chinamyi. She spreads the sweet aroma all over in the atmosphere with her pleasant and fresh vocals. She makes this song a lot cuter than expected. Some of the finest percussion instruments have been played here. Maracas has been used in the whole song which sounds too awesome and invents a great rhythmic shape to the song. Irshad Kamil has written beautiful lyrics which sounds a great match to Atif’s voice.
Arijit Singh has sung its reprise version. When I saw this, I got more excited as I always prefer Arijit over Atif but sadly it didn’t work for me. Arijit has westernized this track through his voice though arrangements and setting are all same. He sounds dull and in a lack of enthusiasm. It’s good that Pritam didn’t change the arrangements and background of the song so that one can enjoy this version also. It is the WELCOME song.
This is a regular club song penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya who used the popular English phrase Lets Go Bananas which means Lets Go Crazy. The best in the song is the addictive tune played in accordion. It is damn addictive and gives feel as if it’s not regular but a different song. Since it’s a club song, a lot of techno sounds are used. Since it’s by Pritam, the techno sounds are really impressive. Benny is on fire after Badtameez Dil. He sings confidently and is well supported by Shefali and Shalmali. This track would make you addictive for sure. The question is, till when? Well that depends on individual.
4. Mere Bina Tu (Duet Version) / Mere Bina Tu – Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Harshdeep Kaur / Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
This one gets a standing ovation to the composer! Just Amazing melody. More than the basic melody, the way Pritam has done a varied use of Guitar and Piano is commendable. I am flattered by such beautiful arrangements which has an unpredictable flow. Now talking about the basic melody, when you would give your first attempt, you won’t find any greatness of the melody and rather think of it as an ordinary composition. Just listen to it twice and you would realize your mistake. Rahat is back on track after a very long time as he was singing some roadside romantic melodies but this can be his comeback song. Yes, you read the right name. It’s Harshdeep only. Didn’t recognize her? The same happened with me. If you listen to her vocals, you would never believe that she is actually Harshdeep. The sweet voice which sang Heer, Kabira could have sung in a raucous voice, it’s incredible.
The next version which is a solo by Rahat has completely different backgrounds and arrangements. Many of the listeners would prefer this version as it has simple beats with bass guitars and technically not very complicated. Although the interlude after the first antara is fabulous but what Pritam did in the former version, it’s mysterious and enigmatic. A meritorious work.
5. Dhating Naach – Singers: Neha Kakkar, Nakash Azi; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
A Kuthu template how beautifully sounded in ears. A tremendously energetic track which has all those elements which can easily turn on the listeners. You all must have heard his name in the chartbuster Pungi. He is Nakash Azi. He has a great high pitched voice which has the ability to attempt any kind of song. Neha has well supported him who comes from a quite same school of singing. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s quirky lyrics and Pritam’s use of nagada in a grand way, is what you ought to listen in this desi strenuous track. Sometimes the hook line Dhating Naach sounds plain but the arrangements of Dhol and Nagada are dominates all the faults. Ganesh Chaturthi is on its way. We may see the magic of Dhating Naach very soon.
6. Janam Janam / Janam Janam (Reprise) / Janam Janam (Sad) – Singer: Atif Aslam / Sunidhi Chauhan / Atif Aslam; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
After the song Maa of Taare Zameen Par touched every Indian soul, here’s another eulogize to mother. Irshad Kamil’s deep touching lyrics surely would make place in everyone’s heart. I would like to mention the line “Pagli hai duniya, rab ko manane, Mandir mazaaro, tak jaati hai, Ghar mein hi mere, hota hai teerath, Mujhko nazar jab, maa aati hai”. It does signify that this man has Phd degree in Hindi Poetry. Coming to the music, well the melody is really beautiful and endearing. But the real mention should be of the interlude after the 1st antara. It’s simply inconceivable. It’s baffling. You praise more and you would face the lack of words. I am talking about the Piano and the violin orchestra which is so overwhelming and filled with deep emotions. Now talking about the singing. Oh I can’t believe it is that Atif Aslam who shouted like an unassisted creature in Bakhuda. He sang his heart out. His voice fully rendered and captured the melody and emotions hidden inside it. The magic of the composer or the hardwork of the singer is still a mystery.
The reprise version in a husky voice of Sunidhi who gave all the right efforts and yes it sounds awesome. This reprise version makes me remember of the reprise of Yaariyan from Cocktail which had quite similar piano arrangements and Sunidhi’s vocals reinvents the soothing calm and peaceful charm. It is a lot simpler than Atif’s version and would get less mass too.
The next comes the sad version which is again sung by Atif. It’s a much shorter version but within that limited duration it leaves its vast effect to the ears. Atif’s alaap of the word “Maa” sounds a bit odd but otherwise it really tempts the listeners to listen it on a loop.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero. Expected a lot from this album but hadn’t expected this much. It’s beyond expectation. Comparing to Rajkumar Santoshi’s previous Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani had some immortal melodies and some really catchy super fun songs but if observed technically this one surely crosses level of the former and has form its own level. We had thought of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to be the best work of Pritam in 2013 but now it doesn’t seem so. We still can’t decide as his final package of this year Dhoom 3 is on its way.
THE FINAL VERDICT: AGREE
Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE