Classy Romance, Massy Dance!! (Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Music Review)

Shashank Khaitan is back with his Dulhania franchise and this time the Dulhania belongs to Badrinath whom we all met in the trailer and loved. Amaal Mallik, Akhil Sachdeva and Tanishk Bagchi have replaced Sharib-Toshi and Sachin-Jigar who did the music of the previous installment.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Aashiq Surrender Hua – Singers: Amaal Mallik, Shreya Ghoshal;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed – Amaal kicks off the album with a DDM (Desi Dance Music) instead of a more popular genre EDM (Electronic Dance Music) being on mic himself with the ever dependable Shreya Ghoshal. It’s quite a folksy melody which is quite surprising. Infact, I can even recall a folk song, very similar to the hook line. Also, it’s rare to hear a hook line not just being a part of the mukhda but the complete mukhda itself. Shabbir’s lyrics is exactly what is required of this song. Amaal has made sure that the song justifies the characters and it does.


2. Roke Na Ruke Naina – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Kumaar – If you have followed Amaal’s work, you tend to notice his particular style of composition which so many other composers of his generation don’t have. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s everything a composer needs. As much as one needs a particular style of his/her own compositions, he/she equally needs those compositions to sound versatile and varied from one another. This song, in particular, echoes the similar (not same) structure of notes which his previous few compositions had. Like, the tail of the mukhda just before the hook line ends is one of the structural elements evident in many of his songs. Nonetheless, the song does sound lovely, if not novel. What is really likable is the antara which gives such a ghazal-like feel and that works in the favor of novelty. Kumaar delivers one of his better writings with Amaal.


3. Humsafar – Singers: Akhil Sachdeva, Mansheel Gujral;  Music: Akhil Sachdeva;  Lyrics: Akhil Sachdeva – The way Mansheel begins, is the high point of the song. Akhil takes over with his Atif-sounding voice which doesn’t work against the song at all. Infact, it suits the melody really well. The instruments are well arranged, particularly the Accordion (is it?). Akhil has also written the song and although there’s nothing novel about it, the lines blend with the composition quite effortlessly. It’s a superb debut from Akhil Sachdeva in singing, composing and writing as well. 


4. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Title Track) – Singers: Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur, Ikka;  Music: Tanishk Bagchi;  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed – This folk tune has been taken in films numerous times and it is so catchy that it is able to groove you. Tanishk’s composition does complete justice to the borrowed hook line. Both the compositions blend really well. The singers’ cast is impressive. It’s good to hear Monali in such a song after a long time. Ikka’s rap, particularly in the beginning is superb. It amazingly energizes the atmosphere. Shabbir’s lyrics totally goes with the song. A catchy one! 


5. Tamma Tamma Again – Singers: Bappi Lahiri, Anuradha Paudwal, Badshah;  Music: Bappi Lahiri (Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi);  Lyrics: Indeevar – Badshah is the new member of this 80s family which is probably the biggest song of Bappi Lahiri’s career. Tanishk not exactly re-created but re-mixed the track with very predictable electronic sounds. His only contribution is adding Badshah to give it a contemporary touch. The rest you all know. More of a remixed than a remake. 


Akhil Sachdeva shines in his debut. A pretty entertaining album which pretty much maintains the standards of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. 

Worth Listening: Humsafar, Roke Na Ruke Naina

The Final Verdict: 3/5


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Pyaar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli!! (Tamanchey – Music Review)

Although Richa has exhausted herself doing similar kind of roles, still we enjoy watching her being like that only. This time, along with Nikhil Dwivedi, she has come up with a very different kind of love story. A story about two gangsters falling in love with each other. Richa is a Delhite and Nikhil belongs from U.P. The trailer is quite likable. The music has been given by Krsna whose acclaimed work is Tanu Weds Manu. Besides him, the guest composers are Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Ikka.

 

 

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Music Label: Zee Music Company

 

1. Pyaar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli – Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri, Luv O Trigger;  Music: R.D. Burman, Krsna;  Lyrics: Puneet Sharma

This kickass 70’s song kicks off with the original version by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Things get more accurate when Bappi Lahiri’s vocals hit the track on the Trumpet and 70’s style guitar-led arrangements. Krsna has arranged it superbly, barring all the flaws in the recording of the old version. Lyrics by Puneet is apt and goes well with the theme. The rapper Luv O Trigger’s job is quite decent. This recreated track is clearer, more energetic and more vibrant. Irrespective of all those qualities, all respect for R.D. Burman’s fantastic tune.

 

2. In Da Club – Singer: Ikka Singh;  Music: Ikka & Intense;  Lyrics: Ikka Singh

What else can you expect from such kind of a track! There are beats, a nonsensical rap, a monotonous composition and high amount of similarity from the previous song of this genre. It seems that Honey Singh and Baadshah were not enough for the listeners, that Ikka has come all the way to irritate us. As usual, no instrumentation, just the game of techno sounds which anybody can learn sitting in front of computer. If there’s “club”, then the words like “sharaab“, “naach“, “baby” etc. are highly essential to include otherwise, how can you call it a Club song! You are bored of these songs. Accept it!

 

3. Dildara / Dildara (Reprise) – Singer: Sonu Nigam / Arko Pravo Mukherjee;  Music: Arko Pravo Mukherjee;  Lyrics: Arko Pravo Mukherjee

It’s a lovely love ballad where Arko chooses the correct voice in the form of Sonu Nigam who has taken this song to a different level. The owned sweetness in his vocals create an ear-friendly atmosphere and you can’t put your ears off easily. Arko has composed it beautifully, giving each note and each word their own importance. The lyrics are highlighted as the tune is somewhat made in a way that it is able to lay emphasis on almost every word. Arko’s version has lack of emotions and Sonu’s version has overflow of emotions. Beautiful in all the three departments, singing, composition and lyrics. #WelcomeSong

 

4. Khamakha (Mohit Version) / Khamakha (Krsna Version) / Khamakha (Reprise) – Singer: Mohit Chauhan / Krsna / Krsna;  Music: Krsna;  Lyrics: Krsna

A free-style composition with usual instruments like Harmonica and the use of whistle has made the song quite easy on ears. Mohit’s version is definitely more intriguing. Mohit’s vocals are anytime the best for these kind of acoustic songs as they hold the composition quite well irrespective of the instruments used in it. The composer’s singing is less tempting though the arrangements remain the same. The Reprise is the worst among as the song goes damn slow making it very dull and sleepy. A nice attempt by Krsna. 

 

Arko aur Krsna ke Tamanchey se nikli suron ki meethi Goli. 

 

The Final Verdict: OKAY

The Verdict Order:  DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE

 

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