Rensil D’Silva is back with his new youth-based flick on corruption which is expected to have some quirky dialogues, some whistle blowing content and a moral for all of us. It seems that the success of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has lured Dharma to go again for multi-composer formula with not just two but four composers for five songs among which Gulraj Singh having two and Sachin-Jigar, Salim-Sulaiman, Aslam Keyi with one each.
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1. Dance Basanti – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda; Music: Sachin-Jigar; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
When I heard it for the first time, I was very disappointed from the composers who just created a mind blowing soundtrack of Happy Ending but later I found that this song has an amazing power of growing in you. The more you listen to it, the more you enjoy it. That not-so-catchy hook line on the first listen, now sounds really addictive. Vishal is a power house for these kind of songs. Anushka has a negligible role and it’s a kind of a song that Amitabh can write even in his most unconscious mode. A simple fun catchy track that grows steadily.
2. Pakeezah – Singer: Gulraj Singh; Music: Gulraj Singh; Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
When you hear a word like pakeezah, that 1971 film’s image of the same name strikes you and the word itself is a heavy Urdu but Manoj Yadav has quite intelligently made it the hook of this lighthearted track which just implies the thought ishq tera mera, rab se zyada which Gulraj has cutely sung and composed with mild Guitar arrangements and use of Harmonica at places that fantastically fits in the voids. The composition seems to be very Pritam-ish, especially the line ishq tera mera. It’s a kind of a song that all age people will enjoy. A song with a long shelf life.
3. Aadarniya Ungli – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Neeti Mohan; Music: Gulraj Singh; Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
This song is all about creativity. Gulraj and Manoj Yadav unlike in Pakeezah, combines here for letting their anti-corruption rebel go free from all the boundaries and that’s how such creativity born. Starting from the singing, Vishal has nailed it completely, in full enthusiasm depicting what fun he would be having in recording this track. Neeti Mohan should have got a proper antara to sing, which also ends very abruptly sounding a bit odd. Lyrics plays a very prominent role in this track as it covers the whole theme of the film, of what it is actually about. Manoj Yadav has done a fabulous job, using phrases like overall duniya ghus gayi under the table, depicting the situation of corruption in our country in a very humorous way. He also tells the importance of beech ki Ungli. Gulraj could have improvised a bit in the at your service part but I guess it’s just the way it is. The song has been mixed extremely well and also arrangements creating a good impact. What Ungli is all about in just 3:44 minutes shedding fun and creativity. #WelcomeSong
4. Auliya – Singer: Armaan Malik; Music: Salim-Sulaiman; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
With utterly mild and simple arrangements on Piano and Guitar, Salim-Sulaiman soothe you with their amazing composition that literally warms your heart. Getting Armaan on board is a treat for the listeners as his melodious vocals winning over the pacifying melody that can easily be played on a repeat mode. Amitabh’s lyrics gives a beautiful contentment which also motivates you a lot. A peaceful melody, depicting a prayer from the almighty for motivation.
5. Ungli Pe Nachalein – Singers: Dev Negi, Shipra Goyal; Music: Aslam Keyi; Lyrics: Kumaar
This track seems to be in the end credits as it’s the most meaningless song of the album, not at all defining what actually it wants to say. Shipra’s portion is avoidable, leaving just the hook line Ungli Pe Nachalein as an enjoyable part in which Dev Negi’s voice sounds perfect for it. Though Aslam has attempted a catchy tune and though being successful in it to a certain extent, he could have improvised it a lot which he didn’t. If it falls on your ears, just enjoy the beats!
Ungli is one of the best Multi-Composer albums in recent times. Sachin-Jigar, Salim-Sulaiman, Gulraj Singh and Aslam Keyi scored decently good with their partners Amitabh Bhattacharya, Manoj Yadav and Kumaar respectively.
The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (November 2014)
Singer of the Month (Female): Rajashwari Pathak – Sun Balam (Rang Rasiya)
Singer of the Month (Male): Arijit Singh – Sajde (Kill Dil)
Singer Jodi of the Month: Shankar Mahadevan & Sonu Nigam – Kill Dil (Kill Dil)
Composer of the Month (Song): Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Sajde (Kill Dil)
Lyricist of the Month: Priya Saraiya – Mileya Mileya (Happy Ending)
Composer of the Month (Album): Sachin-Jigar – Happy Ending
Song of the Month: Sajde – Kill Dil (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Gulzar)
Album of the Month: Happy Ending (Eros Music)
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