So after getting unsuccessful as an anchor, as an actor, as a singer, Shekhar Suman has tried his hands on Direction. I guess, he must be quite sure that even this attempt is going to be failed as all the big films are lined up in February. Even they are not sure about their box office collections. He has also given the role of lead protagonist to his son, who is good for nothing. Newcomer Gaurav Dagaonkar has composed its soundtrack and the band Fuzon has also contributed a single.
Music Label: T Series
1. Mashooqana – Singers: Ash King, Arunima Bhattacharya; Music: Gaurab Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Arafat Mahmood
It’s a romantic foot-tapping track which has amazing interesting beats and catchy composition. Starting Guitar riff makes the atmosphere pleasant. It’s nothing new; we have heard these kind of tracks before yet it forces to listen it more and more. It’s a feel-good track with nice techno sounds and can work for them who are bored of listening slow emotional romantic tracks. Ash King sounds damn perfect in the track. His vocals have that silky texture that sounds awesome here and the newcomer Arunima also sounds promising. Her voice has been used in appropriate places and that makes the song work more among the listeners making it so-called nasheela. A Song exclusively made for Ash King!
2. Main Dhoondne Ko Zamaane Mein / Main Dhoondne Ko Zamaane Mein (Reprise) – Singer: Arijit Singh; Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Arafat Mahmood
Now, in almost every movie, there’s an Arijit song and that song is always meant to be the best. This is no different. This song, belonging to the Chirantan Bhatt-Mithoon school of composition, starts with a Piano and has an aggressive Atif-like alaap creates a melodious atmosphere. Lyrics deserves a special mention that has Ghazal-like writing and lines that have the capability to connect well with the youth lovers. Violin has been used wonderfully but the tune sounds like an old composition and doesn’t present the freshness in it. It has a Reprise version which has low frequency beats and the track sounds less aggressive and soft too. Which version is the better one, it’s hard to tell as there’s isn’t much difference between the two. You are bound to listen to Arijit in this.
3. Soniye – Singer: KK; Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Seema Saini
It’s a pleasant typical KK type track having ordinary but nice Piano and Guitar arrangements. It sounds like an old Pritam-ish melody which pleases you as soon as you start listening to it. You don’t have to concentrate to like it or peep deep inside to explore its beauty. It’s all on the surface only. You just have to listen once and there’s no point of “not” liking it. Lyrics are too ordinary but good for lip-sync. We haven’t listened to KK in a track like this for a long time now so, it adds another excitement to hear it. It’s all-in-all a KK show.
4. Ishq Khuda – Singer: Khurram Iqbal; Music: Fuzon; Lyrics: SK Khalish
This is something new, fresh and different. It has a mixture of Ghazal and Sufi. Amazing singing by Khurram Iqbal and brilliant composition by Fuzon. For those who don’t know, Fuzon is a Pakistani band who are famous for their fusion of Rock melodies and Pakistani Classical music. Their most popular song was Aakhon Ke Saagar from their album Saagar rendered by Shafqat Amanat Ali. Khurram Iqbal is one of their members and lead vocalist of the band. He had first appeared as a contestant in Saregamapa – Singing Superstars. A very mild use of Tabla and Mridangam has been done and that also sounds beautiful just because the tune they have composed seems to have come straight from the heart. The song is more soulful rather technical and that worked in their favor. Definitely, the Best from the Album! A Must Listen! #WelcomeSong
5. What A Feeling – Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Sukanya Ghosh; Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Shekhar Suman
So, Shekhar Suman, with this song, has tried his hands on writing lyrics also. He wrote nice ordinary lyrics but the phrase what a feeling sounds quite odd here. The songs has been tried to give a retro touch and hence they used Ukele and Accordion to justify it. This is the weakest track among all and that’s why when you hear it the very first time, you might not like it at all but the second time onwards, you would start liking it. The song is a decent effort but not so great to be loved by all. A Light-Mood track.
6. Heartless – Singer: Mohit Chauhan; Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Seema Saini
This another Mohit Chauhan track is much better than the previous one. It’s a brilliantly different tune with a strong meaningful lyrical base. The background chorus is very well organised and the arrangements are superb. Electric Guitar has been used well to give it a slight Rock touch. Mohit Chauhan has completely justified the beauty of the composition with his melodiously haunting vocals. The track itself sounds as if it is some horror movie track but that effect is what makes the song cool and refreshing. A Serious Sad Haunting Melody.
7. Thanks Brother: Singers: Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman; Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyrics: Seema Saini
Is there anything Shekhar Suman doesn’t want to do! Being on the mike, he calls his son this time to sing along with him. It’s a full of nautanki song. Shekhar Suman’s voice sounds like that of a gay person (No Offense, but it does). The arrangements are nice but the composition is too ordinary to attempt. There’s nothing to listen in it. It has not a single interesting element to focus, some female voices (oops! Male) are there to irritate. All I can say is Thanks Shekhar, for keeping its duration short!
Heartless is a mediocre soundtrack that has some nice melodies but with lack of freshness in them. Mashooqana is a nice foot tapping tack, the Arijit track has just Arijit-ness all over, Soniye is a typical KK melody, What A Feeling has weird lyrics but a nice tune and background, the title track has good effective tune and Mohit Chauhan’s vibrating vocals and Thanks Brother well, let’s not talk about that. The clear winner is the song by the band Fuzon, Ishq Khuda, which has everything from the tune to the singing to the lyrics and the arrangements. An amazing effort by the newcomer Gaurav Dagaonkar but Fuzon offers the best with Ishq Khuda.
The Final Verdict: OKAY
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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