When I say Raghu Dixit, you all know whom I am talking about, inspite of his belonging from Non-Film music. Yes, everybody knows him because he has established his own independent identity. His famous Raghu Dixit Project gained worldwide popularity. He has recently won his first GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) for Best Live Performer. After making huge fan following in the Indie world, he is all set to make everyone fell in love with his Bollywood tunes. He debuted as a film composer in a a Kannada film Psycho though his Bollywood debut was with YRF’s minor banner Y Films in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, directed by Nupur Asthana, who has again collaborated with Raghu in Bewakoofiyaan, now under the real YRF.(Note: A single of Ayushmann Khurrana, O Heeriye released by YRF some months back, has been included in this soundtrack as a bonus track).
Music: Raghu Dixit; Music Label: YRF Music
1. Gulcharrey – Singers: Benny Dayal, Aditi Singh Sharma; Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
It’s a song written with high self esteem. Benny Dayal, who is like a king of club songs these days, though I won’t consider it as a club song, has sung with high energy and great enthusiasm. The pitch of the song is quite high and difficult to sing. But he has managed the whole song perfectly. It has 3 stanzas of same notes. Nagada that has been used in last two stanzas and not in the first one, adds some extra energy to the song. Not the same repetitive words but meaningful lyrics by Anvita. Although Aditi Singh Sharma has been mentioned as the singer, you won’t be able to listen her voice just because Benny’s vocals have fully captured the song. A Benny Dayal show!
2. Khamakhaan – Singers: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neeti Mohan; Lyrics: Habib Faisal
Starts with Neeti’s music-less vocals which sounds beautiful and gives the feeling as if something amazing would be there in the song. And yes, this song is full of amazing-ness. The rockstar is the Flute. It has been played in an amusing way just as it has been played in the song You’re My love (Partner). It did give me a slight 90’s touch and to be precise, Rahmanian 90’s where songs like Humma Humma used to made. That line Har story ki main teri heroine hoon, har story ki main teri happy ending hoon is a game changer. Lyrically, it is the most attractive part in the song. Also, Neeti Mohan has sung it with her adorable adaa. Also, it is the tune of that very line which made me hear the 90’s sound and the same line which musically sounds fresh too. That’s some of the specialities of that line. Ayushmann is always good behind the mic. Thanks to Habib Faisal for writing the line which I ve mentioned. The line which made me, and hopefully you, sing along all the time after listening. #WelcomeSong
3. Bewakoofiyaan – Singer: Raghu Dixit; Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
This must be the most innovative title track ever! Although the starting notes resemble a bit with the line Khushnuma awaara sa, besabar bechara sa lamha tha of the song Lamha Yeh Jaayega Kahaan from Dil Dosti Etc but as it moves forward, it brings the much needed freshness to your ears. The rhythmic drums with steady Guitar strums makes it a nice foot-tapping track. But if you are still getting bored with this unusual sound, Raghu Dixit has a very unique thing for you all. That is, BewakooOOOfiyaan. His extra ooo‘s authenticates and justifies the title of the song and the film. It was truly unexpected but it surely satisfies its listeners. Listen to it for those OOO, a kind of vocal sound that was never heard before. (Note: It’s not a Yodling sound).
4. Rumaani Sa – Sngers: Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan; Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
It was about to be a typical Rom-com song but Raghu Dixit seems to have firmly decided not to include any typicality of any genre or style and therefore has added and modified it too. The brighter Shreya Ghoshal sounded, the duller Mohit Chauhan’s vocals performed. It has catchy tunes that other songs lacked and also sounded as fresh as others. Not any applauding tune but the way the Guitar has been played, is really beautiful. Shreya’s vocals showed their immense brightness in the hook line Rumaani sa, rumaani si and that line is the best part in the song which has capability to get the listeners attracted, and made the song to be played on loop. Mohit Chauhan could have shown more enthusiasm. A track to love, for a limited time period.
5. Aye Jigida – Singer: Vishal Dadlani; Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
If it doesn’t suit in this fantastic soundtrack, it will surely look perfect in the film. The only situation-oriented track which offers nice instrumentation with Banjo supporting throughout the song faithfully. Choosing Vishal, if for the situation perspective, I would applaud, but if as for a commercial aspect, then Vishal’s vocals completely failed to yield the interest of the listeners. After listening to the above awesomeness, it would surely bore you after a certain time. Although it failed to do an impressive job in the soundtrack, I have complete faith in it that it will be liked by people while watching the movie. A one time listen track!
(Additional Track) O Heeriye – Singer: Ayushmann Khurrana; Music: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli; Lyrics: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli
Ends abruptly, starts abruptly, and above all, it has been included abruptly in the soundtrack. It’s a Single released by YRF last year in September featuring Ayushmann. I hadn’t liked the song that time. So, ofcourse, I don’t like it today also. It’s a Punjabi pop ballad which has some annoying sounds of instruments specially Electric Guitar after the line Yeh Gal Tu Maan Vich Basaa. I liked Ayushmann’s vocals though. It was not a hit at the time when it was released. It wasn’t even noticed properly and that’s why they included it as a film track to popularize it. But they have to accept that the track has nothing in it to get popularity. It’s a below average composition. A disappointing effort after their gorgeous Paani Da Rang and beautiful Saadi Gali Aaja.
Bewakoofiyaan has brought back Raghu Dixit to mainstream film music and Raghu Dixit has brought his own sound and introduced it decoratively to Bollywood. Gulcharrey is catchy and lyrically innovative, Anvita Dutt’s one of the best works. I select Khamakha as the best of the album as it has the power to make its listeners croon the tune all the time after listening to just once. Habib Faisal’s lyrics has a big role in that. Title track is highly innovative and its OOO is incredibly attractive and applauding. Rumaani Sa is a typical lovable foot tapping melody with a tinge of Raghu Dixit’s sound. Aye Jigida has to be the weakest track though it has been composed and written well but it is limited to the movie and not a soundtrack-friendly. The additional track, out of nowhere, has been added in the soundtrack just to make it reach to more listeners. But it’s a big let down. All I hope for next time is that Ayushmann and Rochak Kohli compose some fresh sounding melodies and not just the repeating stuffs.
The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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