With every film, Dharma has been launching new directors. This time, it’s Shashank Khaitan. Also, with this film, Dharma is first time doing a multi-composer album. Two duos Sharib-Toshi and Sachin-Jigar who are working with Dharma for the first time have three songs each. Out of the three songs by Sharib-Toshi, the two of them have just been recreated.
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Music Label: Sony Music
1. Saturday Saturday – Singers: Indeep Bakshi, Akriti Kakkar, Badshaah; Music: Sharib-Toshi, Badshaah, The Titans; Lyrics: Kumaar, Badshaah
Sharib-Toshi gets a ready-made grooving tune and still they fail to create a kind of groove which was badly needed in this track. The beats are so ordinary that it is even hard to tap your feet. Surprisingly, the rap by Badshaah is amazingly catchy and lyrically very phonetic. Akriti’s voice suits Alia’s face so much that it’s hard to convince yourself that Alia is actually not singing. Lyrics by Kumaar are good but nowhere near the lyrics of Badshaah’s rap. Sharib-Toshi just had to make it a little more groovy and they didn’t.
2. Samjhawan – Singers: Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal; Music: Sharib-Toshi, Jawad Ahmed; Lyrics: Kumaar, Ahmad Anees
Another recreation by Sharib-Toshi of a classic hit song rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. They have quite intelligently brought India’s current heartthrob Arijit and Shreya. Arijit has done complete justice to the composition and haven’t made made people miss Rahat’s voice. It is quite fascinating that the first interlude is very much similar to the second interlude of Maahi Ve from Highway. Ofcourse, it is a coincidence but a big one! Shreya enters from the part where the female singer of the original version had entered. There was just a type of interlude for her in that version but here, since it’s Shreya Ghoshal, she has got a complete second antara to sing. Kumaar has written the lyrics of that antara and has made it quite matching to the original lyrics. Shreya’s singing seems too high pitched and she seems to have difficulty in singing her part. The composition is so great that even if you make some flaws in its recreation, it won’t matter at all! #WelcomeSong
3. Daingad Daingad – Singers: Udit Narayan, Akriti Kakkar, Divya Kumar, Pratibha Baghel, Deepali Sathe, Niharika Sinha; Music: Sachin-Jigar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
It’s a folk-ish wedding track that completely fails you to get indulged in itself. Inspite of so many singers, it doesn’t appeal to make you listen more. Udit Narayan is the highlight of this song as we rarely get to listen him and he has done an awesome job by providing the accurate amount of energy to the song. Akriti’s part is quite melodious and attractive. The rest of the singers are hardly heard. It is quite surprising that Irshad Kamil agreed to write it as he only does full albums. The composition is very weak with equally weak lyrics makes this song a one time attempt.
4. Lucky Tu Lucky Me – Singers: Benny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda, Varun Dhawan; Music: Sachin-Jigar; Lyrics: Shashank Khaitan
Again, a very very ordinary composition. Thanks to the grooving beats. Well that are the saving grace of the song. Anushka has a negligible portion and Varun Dhawan has an avoidable rap. Benny Dayal has only made the song listenable. Director Shashank has penned its lyrics which are catchy and well suited for the film. Except the hook line, there’s nothing interesting in the whole song. This should have had a strong catchy tune.
5. Emotional Fool – Singer: Toshi Sabri; Music: Sharib-Toshi; Lyrics: Kumaar
Finally the only original song by Sharib-Toshi. The composition has nicely been tackled, making it sound very Dharma. The techno sounds play a major role and they have been treated quite appropriately. You start doubting if the whole song was good or just the hook line because after listening, all you remember is the hook line. It is damn catchy and with beats, it sounds grand. Toshi’s voice is perfectly suited for this track. A squinter among the blinds.
6. D Se Dance – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Anushka Manchanda; Music: Sachin-Jigar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
This is a composition which could have been much much better than it actually is. The tune is damn catchy and attractive but the arrangements have screwed it all. The song seems to have a slight similarity with Balam Pichkari as the singers are same and the arrangements at many places produce a very similar sound. Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are surprisingly very ordinary and have nothing to boast upon. It had the capability to be a typical grand Dharma song but couldn’t.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania: Sachin-Jigar who rocked last year with extraordinary albums and surprised everyone with their consistency, have started this year with full of disappointments. All the three songs are not upto the mark. With albums like ABCD, Go Goa Gone and Shuddh Desi Romance, one can’t expect them to deliver such ordinary compositions. Sharib-Toshi performed well in their original song. The rest of the recreated songs didn’t show their creativity. Debutante director Shashank Khaitan brings down the Karan Johar’s level of music with the help of Sharib-Toshi and Sachin-Jigar. The most disappointing album by Dharma Productions ever!
The Final Verdict: OKAY
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
Listeners Ki Sameekshaa (Public Review)
- D Se Dance from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is heavily inspired from ‘Balam Pichkari’ from YJHD. But, still likeable! This album surprise me in a good sense !
- My favorites – D Se Dance, Lucky Tu Lucky Me, Emotional fool.
- Samjhawan is my most favorite track
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