Puneet Malhotra is back again with Imran Khan and Vishal-Shekhar. His previous I Hate Luv Storys, though being the most grammatically incorrect movie, was a declared a Hit. It was very ordinary love story and people liked it a lot. What people liked more than the movie was the music. It was Vishal-Shekhar’s one of the best albums of their career. All the songs were blockbuster hits and melodious too. Bahaara, Sadka Kiya and Bin Tere are still favorites of many. Now since they teamed again with Puneet, is this again will turn out to be their best?
Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Music Label: Sony Music
1. Dhat Teri Ki – Singers: Sanam Puri, Aditi Singh Sharma; Lyrics: Kumaar
First of all, a round of applause for Kumaar for writing such an amazing lyrics which connects so well with the youth. Dhat Teri Ki is quite a common phrase in Northern parts of India which is used in the place of “shit!”. Now coming to the music, it’s an urban club track which has a lot of exciting beats and rhythms right from its start. At the starting it sounds like a typical Vishal Shekhar track which also gives resemblance to I Hate Luv Storys title track. I personally haven’t listened any better club track in Hindi Film music than this. Though Tera Naam Japdi Phiran was one of the best but sufi music was beautifully blended in that. The best thing about Dhat Teri Ki is that it’s a pure club track. Vishal Shekhar haven’t tried anything to make it sound Indian. Just replace the Hindi lyrics with English, and it would be ready to compete in International market. Sanam Puri owns this one in his own way and very soon takes us away from the typicality of Vishal Shekhar. All is perfect with this one! Go For It!!
It is rare when a very small piece of music starts a song and it tends to be so attractive that it makes us think “kuch toh baat hai”. From mukhda to antara, every minute, every arrangement is damn catchy and attractive. Vishal Shekhar have tried making it a full desi track but it hasn’t left its class so it turns out to be a blend of urban and desi music. Fabulous singing by Shankar and Shalmali. It’s the first song of Shalmali with Vishal Shekhar and I guess this collaboration is wonderful and definitely more songs must be lined up for Shalmali with them. Both are just made for this track. Beats are regular but nice and pleasant. The best is the tune of antara. It’s a catchy melody to which you can easily shake your legs. The arrangements after the first antara start sounding similar to Desi Girl from Dostana. No doubt, it’s a total fun masala track which you would definitely love.
If you were wondering what the hell is that Tooh, Shekhar starts the song by explaining the meaning of the word in English. Before Shekhar enters the song has a beautiful intro tune. Now, the amazing thing is that the tune which starts this track is the same which is the tune of the antara of Chingam Chabake. How well Vishal Shekhar have done this! It’s absolutely amazing. Just like the antara of Chingam Chabake, its intro tune is damn catchy and attractive. Another interesting fact is that Mamta Sharma has first time sung for Vishal Shekhar and it is definitely her first classy track without any kind of cheapness. I had never thought that they would ever take Mamta in any of their songs. One more interesting fact is that it is Mika’s first song with Vishal Shekhar. I wonder how they resisted so many years because their music needs Mika a lot. Mika’s vocals have a desi texture which has been observed in all of his songs but Vishal Shekhar have successfully made his vocals sound classy urban-ish. It’s a wedding party track that has already clenched everyone’s nerves and will continue to rock all this season.
This is called something exceptionally beautiful. The beats with which it starts, give goosebumps. Kamal Khan is in his superb form. He sang brilliantly. At the first, it feels disappointing with the decision of taking Kamal Khan. But it takes no time in realizing the mistake. V-S have chosen the right voice for this beautiful romantic track. The best thing about this track is the orchestration of Violins. The whole song is supported by violins which are played excellently. The hook line is an amazing effort to compose. Listening to the track, one can easily understand what level of work V-S have done. When Neeti Mohan enters, her antara sounds a bit similar to Ishq Wala Love. The composition style is typical V-S style in which they use the female antara to end on the lower the notes and then equalize it to the level of original track with the help of instruments. Here, they have used violin for that. The rhythm is beautiful. It’s not catchy like Sadka Kiya and will take a little time to grow but once it is grown, it’s a lot better than the former. The WELCOME song.
5. Dil Duffer – Singers: Nitesh Kadam, Shruti Pathakl; Lyrics: Kausar Munir
It starts with an attractive Guitar riff which sounds cliche` V-S. At the starting you would get the feeling of Jab Mila Tu. Soon the feeling would get vanished as the former was much more catchy than this one. Nitesh and Shruti have sung nicely. It’s a youthful kind of romantic track which moves on a set rhythm aptly supported by Guitar and Mouth Organ at places when required. The antara totally disappoints me. I tried liking it by listening many times but landed out disappointed. The problem with the antara is that it is so damn plane and has no variation due to which it sounds completely odd giving the feel of “where the song is going?” If it is liked and loved by listeners, the whole credit goes to the hook line. It is so damn beautiful and catchy and very well composed. The hook line is so cute that the word duffer doesn’t sound good. Had it been some other nice word, it would have been much better. No matter what, the hook line is so powerful that it would create many fans. It’s a track with a great future.
6. Moto Ghotalo – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sanah Moidutty
This one is a total disappointing track when compared to other songs of the album. The rhythm is nice. The line Aao maaro chhokra is nice and catchy. Sikhwinder’s singing is awesome. Sanah’s vocals sound fresh. Just that. Besides all these things, it’s a big let down composition wise from an album that is fresh, exciting and glamorous. It seems to be a situation oriented track. It doesn’t seem to be a soundtrack friendly track. After watching the film, it may gain some likes. Before that, no is gonna listen it twice after the first attempt. Don’t go for it!
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a typical Vishal Shekhar soundtrack. It’s full of glamour and freshness. V-S have worked hard for this album, everybody will say after listening to the songs. After a small album Gippi then a big but not so good album Chennai Express, they are right back on the track where they had left in Student Of The Year. Some amazing things which we observed in the album: Mika. Shalmali and Mamta sang first time a Vishal Shekhar song. The intro tune of Tooh is the tune in the antara of Chingam Chabake. Amazing Violin orchestration in Naina. Newcomers Sanam Puri, Nitesh Kadam and Sanah Moidutty’s brilliant singing and fresh vocals. This all sum up to make it an excellent album.
The Final Verdict: AGREE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
Musical Sameekshaa Awards November 2013:
Singer of the Month (Female): Shreya Ghoshal – Dhoop (Ramleela)
Singer of the Month (Male): Arijit Singh – Laal Ishq (Ramleela)
Singer Jodi of the Month: Shankar Mahadevan & Shalmali Kholgade – Chingam Chabake (Gori Tere Pyaar Mein)
Composer of the Month: Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Laal Ishq (Ramleela)
Lyricist of the Month: Siddharth-Garima – Laal Ishq (Ramleela)
Song of the Month: Laal Ishq – Ramleela (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Siddharth-Garima)
Album of the Month: Ramleela (Eros Music)