Vikas Bahl after his directorial Queen which won accolades, is returning with Shaandaar starring Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor. The film has been backed by Dharma along with Phantom so it is being looked forward to. Music is given by the Phantom’s favorite Amit Trivedi.
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Music: Amit Trivedi; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Music Label: Zee Music Company
1. Shaam Shaandaar – Singer: Amit Trivedi – Starts with a typical way of Dhol playing, and fluidly switching over the grand Trumpets lavishly arranged are unfortunately very few of the elements that are to be looked forward to. After a grand introduction, Trivedi gets into his comfortable zone, not letting any experimentation disturb the comfort. Amitabh too plays safe here, not getting into too much of quirkiness, rather using ordinary description of this grand evening. It is shaandaar indeed. But it is just that!
2. Gulaabo – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Anusha Mani; Guest Lyricist: Anvita Dutt – Vishal and Anusha nail this one with their vocals full of zest at their best. Amit’s obsession to Brass always works in his favor. In this song particularly, he plays with the instruments amusingly, bouncing them, halting them, and utilizing their sounds with winning arrangements on which Anvita’s quirkiness doubles the madness. Cucking frazy!
3. Nazdeekiyaan – Singers: Nikhil Paul George, Neeti Mohan – The grandeur of romance, when you present the romance in a glorifying yet matured manner. Amit somewhat pulls out the best of the arrangements, getting into the dreamy texture with brilliant orchestration where Neeti Mohan amazingly justifies the song’s demand, and Nikhil, though sounding odd at places, manages to captivate. Though it is felt at few places that the other Nikhil, the D’Souza one would have been more suitable. Amitabh’s lyrics start spreading its fragrance when you are done awing the melody, the arrangements and the singing. Simply Ecstatic! #WelcomeSong
4. Senti Wali Mental – Singers: Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Swanand Kirkire, Amit Trivedi – A 9-minute qawwali which stands out basically for the wacky lyrics by Amitabh, creating an amusing fight between two groups of males and females, as the system of traditional qawwalis have always been. Arijit, Neeti and Swanand Kirkire make it work effectively with Amit Trivedi not having a specific role, not only as a singer but also as a composer as the song is lyric oriented, though using folk arrangements till a point is quite impressive. Entertaining!
5. Raitaa Phailgaya – Singer: Divya Kumar – Amit, when has to compose an out and out commercial track, either spoils it or ignites it, but never enters into mediocrity, rather prefers to go to the extremes. Surprisingly this track is so un-Amit as it is filled with ordinariness, nothing special, just the normal beats and decent arrangements with just Divya Kumar’s enjoyable singing and Amitabh’s creative writing that saves this song somehow. A line deserves a mention Gulzar ke geeton mein jab Yo Yo Honey Singh ghus gaya, toh raitaa phailgaya!
With the help of lyricists Amitabh Bhattacharya and Anvita Dutt, Amit Trivedi manages to pull out an impressive soundtrack.
The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE