Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy if team up with Gulzar, that means it’s a Shaad Ali Sehgal film. From Bunty Aur Bubbly to Jhoom Barabar Jhoom to now Kill Dil, this team is again promising to deliver something really awesome.
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Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; Lyrics: Gulzar; Music Label: YRF Music
1. Kill Dil – Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Gulzar
Starting with Gulzar’s verse narrated by the man himself, this song tributes the Classic Western music perfecting in Brass section, a lovely rendition by Sonu Nigam with Shankar, doing the yodelling brilliantly well, performing almost the whole song in the false voice. Whistle and the Guitar in cowboy-ish style is worth tempting. It addicts you and makes you hear Sonu doing the creative stuff after a long time.
2. Happy Budday – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan
This is not exactly a birthday song that you can sing out on a birthday party. It’s a situation based track for which Gulzar has written nice fun lyrics. Composers have also tried doing fun stuffs like the amusing way of playing Sitar in the starting. Sukhwinder has just nailed it in his very style that impresses in a minute. A song that grows.
3. Sajde – Singers: Arijit Singh, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Gulzar
Gulzar comes up behind the pic with another shaayari which provokes your mood for romance and without any moment further, Arijit, the ladies man, preserves his energy to be used later in crooning a beautiful Punjabi folk inspired lines, confidently covered with sounds like of a pebble being thrown into the water which has been used as a steady rhythm and a subtle Violin. The hook line has a brilliant energy that Arijit manages fantastically. Nihira who has done a decent job, joins him in the later part. One of the most unique romantic tracks!! #WelcomeSong
4. Bol Beliya – Sunidhi Chauhan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Additional Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan
It gives you an instant 80’s feel, particularly the Sholay feel in the Strings section. A lovely and strong hook by Shankar Mahadevan is a treat here. Already energetic Sunidhi and Siddharth, get highly energized on the wonderful foot-tapping beats laid with dynamic Dhol in the typical trio style. What Hulla Re was for 2 States, Bol Beliya is for Kill Dil just that the latter is less appealing for masses. Nice rhythmic track!
5. Sweeta – Singer: Adnan Sami
Adnan Sami after a long time renders lovably with utter cuteness in his voice, making all the one-sided lovers dance like mad. It’s a song when the lover adores his girl and sings and dances within that module. Gulzar’s lovingly weird lyrics make it more interesting along with the help of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s swinging tune. Such a sweeta track with such a short duration is a thing to be upset.
6. Daiyya Maiyya – Singers: Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Rasika Chandrashekhar
Starts with lavish Trumpets and suddenly takes a turn into a deep Punjabi mode, playing Tumbi all the way. Harmonium paves the way for Udit Narayan, who has been singing quite often this year but this song in particular is suiting him perfectly. Trio has used the backing vocals very efficiently in the hook line that surely provides a smile. Rasika is decent in her portion. The rap by Javed Jafferi is worth listening. It’s a song with weird twists and turns.
7. Baawra – Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Gulzar
Gulzar begins with his nice poetry and a haunting Guitar piece joins him which is the highlight of this track. The song has a semi classical touch and the trio has intelligently infused some ingredients of Rock. The line Zindagi uljha hua sauda hai will stay with you for very long. Apt use of Sarangi and Flute and the controlled use of Electric Guitar. Nihira performs quite well but Shankar Mahadevan as always just nails it. Not a regular sad song.
8. Nakhriley – Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Ali Zafar, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Gulzar
Unfortunately, this one last track neither leaves a good impact of Gulzar’s poem nor appeals any further to listen the composition. All the three singers fail to create any impact. It sounds very 80’s and doesn’t have the much needed freshness in the arrangements as well as in the composition. Ending note is a disappointing note.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy when team up with Gulzar, the album is bound to be a killer one! Barring Nakhriley, not a single track should be skipped.
The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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