Vishal and Shekhar have collaborated with Farah Khan now for the third time. Om Shanti Om had turned out to be a timeless album, though Tees Maar Khan wasn’t upto the mark, Sheila Ki Jawani being the lone savior. Now according to the trailer, the movie doesn’t seem to have any kind of novelty in it so it’s not worth expecting something different from the songs. Also, this time there’s a guest composer Dr. Zeus who has got one song.
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1. India Waale / India Waale (Electronic) – Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, KK, Shankar Mahadevan; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
The “would be” anthem of the nation as predicted by the makers, has not a single trait to become an anthem. It’s catchy though repetitive. It’s soothing though heard-before. It’s full of scope though less of utilization. Irshad Kamil has written justifying lyrics, portraying all the traits of true Indians. The ensemble cast of voices of some of the most awesome singers does attract the listeners to its den. The first impression of the song is boring, repetitive and tiresome but as you move on with it, it grows on you a bit. Neeti’s part is the best in the whole song. Lovely beats and Classy vocals, it’s just a matter of stale tune.
2. Manwa Laage – Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
It begins with a pleasant Accordion and you feel that you are going to hear something really beautiful. Yes, this song has been woven so wonderfully that you can easily hear it at a single stretch. Shreya is in her typical form, filled with sweetness and hardly goes wrong anywhere. Arijit plays the role which Sonu Nigam and Udit Narayan used to play some years ago, a handsome voice singing as confidently as possible. The highlight of this song is actually its rhythm. The dha-tinak-dhin-dhindhin-tinak-dhik structure of the rhythm which used to be there in almost every 80s and 90s song, surprisingly impresses the most and mostly because of the mastering being done. Irshad Kamil is more than perfect for these kind of melodies. The song is all about the girl confessing her love to the guy and he is constantly refusing her with the arguments and the girl replying back with arguments. It’s a conversational lyrics which Irshad Kamil has decoratively set according to the tune. All the true India waale will like it! #WelcomeSong
3. Satakli – Singer: Sukhwinder Singh; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Well, Radhe Radhe, which you heard in the trailer, only that portion is good. The rest of the song is unbelievably by Vishal-Shekhar. It actually takes time to believe that they have composed such a track. No doubt it’s catchy with good dancing beats but the tune completely fails to impress. Lyrics also do not play a savior’s role, rather drowns this already sinking composition. The arrangements are good and the singing is powerful yet it disappoints because you don’t often witness such kind of composition from the top most composers of the industry. Dance once and forget forever.
4. Lovely – Singers: Kanika Kapoor, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma, Fateh; Music: Dr. Zeus; Lyrics: Jiwan Mann, Kumaar
Composers these days don’t even try thinking something fresh. If there’s Kanika Kapoor, and since she is associated with Baby Doll, the same type of beats should be there. A type of item song which didn’t need others, still Zeus has gathered useless voices which are not at all benefiting the track. The tune is basically very weak and the composer has entirely relied on the Baby Doll rhythm. Lyrics also provide staleness to the track. It’s a same old story. Director orders to name the song Lovely. Now what can be easier than writing main lovely ho gayi naam tera padhke. Now basically it doesn’t mean anything, still whistles are must!
5. World Dance Medley – Singers: Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, KK, Shankar Mahadevan, Shahrukh Khan; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Makers do not need a mashup differently as there’s an in-built mashup in the form of medley, most probably it would be used as the grand finale of the dancing championship in the film. Neeti Mohan starts with the the romantic Manwa Laage in a peaceful yet dynamic way. Then comes Sukhwinder with his Satakli, mostly the part from the original and then comes King Khan with some narrative lines on India and at the last Vishal steadily establishes the atmosphere for the original India Waale where all the four singers come up with their lines and Neeti Mohan working as the backing vocalist rendering Manwa Laage in complete harmony. If you don’t have much time to go through the whole album, this is a summary of atleast half of the album.
6. Nonsense Ki Night – Singer: Mika Singh; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Farah Khan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
More than Vishal or Shekhar, it seems to be written by Farah Khan. I must say, they have literally proved and justified the title of the song. Such nonsense lyrics are there that even when I tried to hear, I hardly got any meaning. The only good element in this song is the catchy hook line. Rest of the song is easily passable. Mika has gone typed, singing the similar kind of songs and making the listeners bored. One cannot expect such non-creative track from Vishal and Shekhar. Avoidable!
7. Dance Like a Chammiya – Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani
Now this is real Vishal-Shekhar. The makers have tried hard to get the essence of Sheila Ki Jawani, that’s why the same kind of beats, the same singer, quite similar arrangements and a lovable catchy tune. Finally the composers have succeeded in bringing a lovable tune and specially the tune in the line rahein na jo apne hi jismo pe kaabu is damn seductive. It proves how efficient the composers are and still they are delivering a mess in this album. Sunidhi is fantastic and specially in the line which I have mentioned. It seems that she also has an immense respect and love for that line. Hook line could have been better. Typical Vishal-Shekhar song!
8. Sharabi – Singers: Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Kumaar, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
It’s not likable until you imagine something comic happening on the screen. Composers hiring Manj has made the song sound in his style only. There’s no sign of evidence of Vishal-Shekhar’s sound. Not even there essence. It’s the same old alcoholic song which Manj has already created many times under his direction. It’s quite weird to think that it must be the first time that composers have molded their composition style according to the singer’s style. It’s likable only if it will be presented on the screen with a comic aspect.
9. The Heist (Instrumental Version) – Instrumental; Music: John Stewart Eduri
I don’t find any point in including this instrumental piece in the soundtrack. Instrumentals are generally included if they deliver something special. John Stewart who is most probably giving the background score of the film, has produced this theme-sounding track. Mainly, Electric Guitars, Trumpets, Horns and Drums have been used. The only goodness it has, is that it is quite short in duration. Not worth the time.
10. Kamlee – Singers: Kanika Kapoor, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma, Fateh; Music: Dr. Zeus; Lyrics: Jiwan Mann
This is another version of the song Lovely. The only difference traceable is the replacement of the word lovely from kamlee. Still it doesn’t imply any meaning. main kamlee ho gayi naam tera padh ke. Due to this word and some other ignoring stuffs, Kumaar’s name is not there in this version. The composer has added some additional sounds to it namely the scream of a girl as if he is making a song for a horror movie. The similar beats, similar arrangements, and hence it remains to be a poor composition.
The two lovely leading ladies, Shreya and Sunidhi, save the New Year party from getting spoiled. Otherwise, this New Year has nothing to be happy about.
The Final Verdict: NOT A PROBLEM
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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