We haven’t heard of Anu Malik for long. Last I remember, he came up with Laila, a song from Shootout At Wadala. On the verge of his musical career, it’s surprising for him to get a Yash Raj Films movie which is so unique and novel and the director is also a newcomer. Film’s music has intentionally been inclined towards early 90s music with respect to the “heavy” content of the film.
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Music: Anu Malik; Lyrics: Varun Grover; Music Label: YRF Music
1. Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Male) / Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Female) – Singer: Papon / Monali Thakur – If returning after a long time in Bollywood, results in a creation like this, I would recommend all the composers to take short breaks and do a comeback. This song is clear example to prove what immense amount of melody is still left in Anu Malik. Papon’s version is outstanding just because of his endearing vocals. Female version lacks that magic inspite of having the same beauty, some songs are meant to be sung by particular gender only might be the reason. Pretty decent Shehnaayi in addition to the perfectly utilized Flute which caters to this already voluptuous melody. Pure Bliss!! #WelcomeSong
2. Dum Laga Ke Haisha – Singers: Kailash Kher, Nooran Sisters (Sultana & Jyoti) – Title songs are mostly avoidable, seemed to be made in fun and are not meant to be taken seriously. Inspite of having brilliant singers on board, it fails to provide even the slightest attraction to listeners. Nooran Sisters didn’t get much scope though Kailash Kher is really good with his vocals. Needs to be watched on screen.
3. Tu – Singer: Kumar Sanu – It is clearly showing that how intentionally the 90s era has been renovated. Kumar Sanu being called is the first intentional proof, the next being the type of tune, lyrics and arrangements. The effort is applauding because when you hear the song, you actually have nothing to prove it to be a latest song. It seems aptly 90s and hence the effort is productive. Missing those old Kumar Sanu songs? Go for it!!
4. Sunder Susheel – Singers: Malini Awasthi, Rahul Ram – More than the composition, it stands out in the lyrics department. Very apt according to the situation, also gives an essence of the film’s theme, perfectly sung by Malini and Rahul Ram in that particular accent and style which the song needed. Varun Grover is the highlighter with his appropriately fun lyrics that need to be heard for the fun factor it provides.
5. Dard Karaara – Singers: Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam – Again an intentional approach to reincarnate 90s and again a very successful approach. The rhythm has a fun element that keeps you engaged if you enjoy these kind of songs. The tune is catchy enough to be heard atleast once. The chorus in the hook line is well arranged by Anu Malik, providing a beautiful effect to the track. Enjoyable!
6. Prem’s Theme – Singer: Papon – It’s a Papon show all the way!! Worth a listen!!
A pretty decent comeback by Anu Malik.
The Final Verdict: OKAY
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (February 2015)
Singer of the Month (Female): Monali Thakur – Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Singer of the Month (Male): Divya Kumar – Jee Karda (Badlapur)
Singer Jodi of the Month: Kumar Sanu & Sadhana Sargam – Dard Karaara (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Composer of the Month (Song): Anu Malik – Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Dum Laga Ke Haisha)
Lyricist of the Month: Priya Saraiya – Jeena Jeena (Badlapur)
Composer of the Month (Album): Sachin-Jigar – Badlapur
Song of the Month: Jeena Jeena – Badlapur (Sachin-Jigar, Priya Saraiya)
Album of the Month: Badlapur – Eros Music