Novelty floating over Typicality!! (Running Shaadi – Music Review)

An Amit Roy film that stars Amit Sadh, Tapsee Pannu and Arsh Bawja, is co-written by Navjot Gulati and produced by the ever favorite Shoojit Sircar. Music is given by Abhishek-Akshay, Anupam Roy, Keegan Pinto, Anjaana Ankur and Sandeep.

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Music Label: Times Music 

1. Pyaar Ka Test – Singers: Bappi Lahiri, Kalpana Patowary;  Music: Abhishek-Akshay;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – It’s surprising to see Manoj Yadav writing these lyrics. They are hilarious, in the sense that you get annoyed with the constant use of weird metaphors and still you land up laughing and there’s a constant curiosity of what is going to be metaphorized next. Bappi Lahiri with his heavy vocals capture every song so amazingly. Kalpna is a good choice for the song. A well-intended amusement, mostly due to good writing. 

2. Mannerless Majnu – Singer: Sukanya Purkayastha;  Music: Abhishek-Akshay;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – Again, Manoj Yadav’s impressive writing owns the song but it is also shared by the duo’s equally good composition. Arrangements are worth noticing. Sukanya justifies the mood beautifully. She seemed to be having a good sense of the kind of composition it is. Within a minute the song is able to engage the listener.

3. Dimpy De Naal Bhaage Bunty – Singer: Labh Janjua;  Music: Abhishek-Akshay;  Lyrics: Shellee – So the song must be recorded last year before Labh Janjua passed away. It’s a treat to hear his voice once more. Abhishek-Akshay scores impressively in this track as well. They seem to have quite well captured the mood and pace of the film. Great energy, great rhythm, appropriate arrangements. The composition could have been slightly better, though.

4. Bhaag Milky Bhaag – Singers: Sanam Puri, Sonu Kakkar;  Music: Keegan Pinto;  Lyrics: Keegan Pinto, Sonal Sehgal – Keegan Pinto enters the album with such an innovative track which has a comical underplay, overlaid by the effective chorus in the bhaag milky part that you land up singing with them. The emotions are well captured and the Guitar strumming in the mukhda is something to listen for. Sanam and Sonu are splendid!

5. Faraar – Singer: Jubin Nautiyal;  Music: Keegan Pinto;  Lyrics: Keegan Pinto – Keegan’s next track is less impressive. Except for the hook line, faraar ho jayenge, which has so nicely been done, the rest of the song turns out to be below average. Jubin’s singing overpowers anything that is less effective in the song. Lyrics could have been way better, though. The hook line is so appealing that the song, overall, turns out to be good enough to give it a try. It’s definitely going to sound impactful with the visuals.

6. Main Faraar Sa – Singers: Anupam Roy, Hamsika Iyer;  Music: Anupam Roy;  Lyrics: Tanveer Ghazi – After Piku and Pink, this is Anupam’s third with Shoojit Sircar and he maintains almost the similar sound here. Mukhda gives deja vu of Piku, antara is really impressive. His vocals end up sounding like Amit Trivedi and I guess he can’t help that! It’s good to hear Hamsika after a long time and she has actually got the best portion to sing. A soothing one!

7. Kuch Toh Hai – Singers: Jubin Nautiyal;  Music: Anjaana Ankur & Sandeep;  Lyrics: Anas Ali Khan – Too much of experimentation in the notes as well as in the instrumentation. Nothing repeats here so by the time you are trying to get acquainted with the song, it ends. Jubin doesn’t help and he cannot, in such cases. Fails to connect. 

Abhishek-Akshay and Keegan Pinto come up with some really cool compositions.

Worth Listening: Manerless Majnu, Bhaag Milky Bhaag 

The Final Verdict: 3/5

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Pyaar Ki Khuraak!! (Piku – Music Review)

Shoojit Sircar is back with yet another uniquely innocent story with the writer partner Juhi Chaturvedi. The tagline “Motion se hi Emotion” has attracted many of the fun loving people who wants cinema to be simplistic in nature. This film marks a strong Bollywood debut of a famous and lovable Bengali composer Anupam Roy. CLICK HERE to buy Full Soundtrack of Piku from iTUNES!! CLICK to Listen Full Songs

Music: Anupam Roy;  Music Label: Zee Music Company

`1. Bezubaan – Singer: Anupam Roy;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav, Anupam Roy – A kind of a song that is going to be with you for long. Its emotional factor is quite strong and is very well able to hold the listeners till the end as well as carry the vocals and arrangements quite comfortably and how beautifully Manoj Yadav has presented the in-depth meaning of the song through his lyrics. A song with a long life!! #WelcomeSong

2. Journey Song – Singers: Anupam Roy, Shreya Ghoshal;  Lyrics: Anupam Roy – Yes, Anupam Roy does sound like Arijit but soon you develop a different sound for his voice on your mind. There’s a Shantanu Moitra-like lilting effect in the composition. What stands out here is the melodious Bengali/Hindi portion sung by Shreya Ghoshal. That’s some of the sweetest notes I have heard in recent times. Adorable!!

3. Lamhe Guzar Gaye – Singer: Anupam Roy;  Lyrics: Anupam Roy – The composer gets more inclined towards Western style here with quite straight notes, not somehow getting able to maintain the standard created by the above two tracks. Still, the arrangements are quite soothing and lyrics have a lot in them to be noticed and thought. Worth attempting!

4. Piku – Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – Sunidhi with her stable vocals introduces the character of Deepika which is Piku, cooning out some wonderful lines about the character written aptly by Manoj Yadav. He shows his great command over lyric-writing. The female backing vocals are brilliant. They beautify the song in a way that you demand it for repeat listening. Ye paani hai ye aag hai, ye khud likhi kitaab hai, pyaar ki khuraak si hai Piku!

5. Teri Meri Baatein – Singer: Anupam Roy;  Lyrics: Anupam Roy – With a nice and balanced blend of Guitar and Tabla, this song with its soothing arrangements and connective lyrics, has the ability to reach out to many. The Guitar in the second interlude is very impressive. Lyrics are so meaningful and lovely and go well with the composition. Likable!! 

Anupam Roy singing all the songs is the only drawback it has!! The album equally excels in composition and lyrics.

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE