No Chull, Only Beautiphull!! (Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921) – Music Review)

Shakun Batra is back after a very long time since the release of his previous rom-com Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu which had Amit Trivedi as the composer. This time he has tried his hands on a multiple composer album. The songs are composed by Amaal Mallik, Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi, Arko, Nucley & Benny Dayal.

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Music Label: Sony Music


1. Kar Gayi Chull – Singers: Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kakkar;  Music: Badshah (Recreated by Amaal Mallik);  Lyrics: Badshah, Kumaar – This very popular party number of Badshah featuring Fazilpuria has been recreated by Amaal Mallik, retaining both of them as singers and adding Sukriti and Neha make it sound more glamorous. The offensive lyrics have been turned up towards decency by Kumaar while the mukhda has been retained. The song is undoubtedly extremely catchy and groovy, being perfect mood setter for the parties.  


2. Bolna – Singers: Arijit Singh, Asees Kaur;  Music: Tanishk Bagchi;  Lyrics: Dr. Devender Kafir – Arijit’s earthy vocals work tremendously in the favor of the song. More than half of the impression of the song is made just by the first line. It’s so beautifully composed with a tinge of familiarity that one is easily able to croon it. Asees Kaur seems to be decent though not much could be revealed about her vocals in the track. Instantly likable. 


3. Buddhu Sa Mann – Singers: Armaan Malik, Amaal Mallik;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Abhiruchi Chand – An EDM track by Mallik brothers that quite easily snares your attention has a very Dharma-like lyrics which together makes a nice familiar-novel combo. Armaan is so perfect for the track that it’s hard to think of any other voice that could do justice to the track. Whistle plays poignant role in attracting the listeners. A feel-good track. 


4. Saathi Rey – Singer: Arko;  Music: Arko;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – The sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. The only sad song in the album turns out to be the most effective one having Arko on the vocals as well with his impactful voice crooning a melancholic composition that is well-structured and well-arranged. The piano notes are superb. The saddest sounds the sweetest. #WelcomeSong


5. Let’s Nacho – Singers: Badshah, Benny Dayal;  Music: Nucleya & Benny Dayal;  Lyrics: Kumaar, Christopher Pradeep – The weakest track of the album which Badshah and Benny totally fail to impact. The composition is loosely structured, having beats and techno sounds that are heard so many times before. Worst for the Last. 


This multiple composer album of Dharma has Arko shining while Amaal and Tanishk remaining in their impressive form. 


The Final Verdict:  OKAY

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

 

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It should be called Romance 3D!! (Creature 3D – Music Review)

Vikram Bhatt comes with another experimental project in which, like always, he experiments with romance. Yes, it’s a first of its kind film in India. It’s a creature movie. But by listening to the soundtrack, there’s no possibility that in any way you can guess that it’s a creature movie. Bhatts are obsessed with romance and the result is here in the music of this film. Music is by Mithoon and the guest composer is Tony Kakkar.Creature_3d

 

 

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Music Label: T Series

 

1. Sawan Aya Hai / Sawan Aaya Hai (Unplugged) – Singer: Arijit Singh / Tony Kakkar;  Music: Tony Kakkar;  Lyrics: Tony Kakkar

Tony Kakkar, though being in limelight for years, has now finally got a big Bollywood song. It seems that he has taken full care of giving his tune to a Bhatt. This song is actually very different from what he has been composing privately. He has his own sound and was expected to bring that song to Bollywood also but here this song is a makeover of Nadeem-Shravan’s sound. That saawan ayaa hai gives you a 90’s picture and although the antara being modernly flat, the 90’s texture gets visible even more. In the unplugged version Tony gets himself on the mic. His voice honestly doesn’t fit to this typical romantic song. Arijit’s version is more filmy having Dholak arrangements throughout whereas the unplugged is high on novelty. Catchy, lovable but very 90’s.

 

2. Hum Naa Rahein Hum – Singer: Benny Dayal;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon

The beats that Mithoon has used are phenomenal as they have maintained the pace of the song. Mithoon has first time used a singer apart from his camp and Benny Dayal’s voice sounds very cool and different in the track. The tune is a typical Bhatt melody but Mithoon’s typicality is nowhere to be heard. That’s a smart approach to make more listeners attract to his compositions. Both the interludes are worked on Flute and a bit of Piano. Smart melody by Mithoon. #WelcomeSong

 

3. Naam-E-Wafa – Singers: Farhan Saeed, Tulsi Kumar;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon

Mithoon returns to his typicality with this track when he plays the Mithoon-ish chords to begin the song. Like almost every Mithoon song, it’s again a great melancholy. Farhan’s vocals seems to be from Mithoon’s camp only. The dark voice filled with lots of pain and beautiful Guitaring completes it all. You would actually find Tulsi Kumar sounding good in the song if you consider her a machine singing. The same line which she repeats just two times is that much role she got. Praise never stops for Mithoon to composition, he has again written really nice lyrics. It’s a beautiful melody and no matter how much you call it repetitive and similar stuff, it is soothing to ears which is the most important thing.

 

4. Ik Pal Yahi – Singer: Saim Bhatt;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon

Mithoon goes loud with this song and that has ruined the sooth for which he is known. Saim Bhatt who has previously worked with Mithoon in Muder 2, seems to imitate Mustafa Zahid. Adapting the similar style in his singing, he doesn’t impress at all. The line Ik pal yahi tera mera is too loud to attempt multiple times and also gets boring after certain limit. The hard Rock background is brilliantly used but sadly the composition is very much intense and can be heard in some particular mood only. Not withstanding by time.

 

5. Mehboob Ki – Singer: Mithoon;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon

After so many years you must have heard this voice. Since the song is foot tapping, it must have resembled you Woh Ajnabee from The Train. There’s no heart warming melody. There’s no philosophical lyrics. There’s no melancholic sound attached to it. Well, that’s real Mithoon for you all. Something different something fresh. His vocals itself make the song sound refreshing. Not a very good effort, yet Mithoon seems to be back to his original sound.

 

Creature 3D – As expected from Vikram Bhatt, the whole soundtrack of a Creature movie is intensely romantic. Tony Kakkar gets a big ticket but Mithoon seems to be a little boring.  

 

The Final Verdict:  OKAY

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

 

Next:  Finding Fanny

Romance in a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy way! (2 States – Music Review)

Long back in early 2000’s, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were considered as the king of Rom-Com genre. From Dil Chahta Hai, they changed the music scene of Bollywood. They created a sound which was unheard before that. Their music became the sensation and soon they became favorite of youths. Those who spent their college life in 2001-2005, they must be knowing the importance of the trio in their life. Post Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Bunty Aur Bubbly, Salaam-E-Ishq all created huge impact on the listeners and are remembered for their versatility and immortality. After that, they started focusing on different genres and somehow the rom-com left untouched. Also, being the specialist of Dharma music, the trio has collaborated with the production house after five long years, the last being Wake Up Sid and the latest being 2 States.2_States_poster

 

 

 

 

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Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya;  Music Label: T Series

 

1. Offo – Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma, Amitabh Bhattacharya

Electric Guitar is the favorite instrument of the trio. But here they haven’t used in it their typical way. They have molded it into soft rock which goes well with this college rom-com number. It has tunes resembling with what S-E-L had composed for High School Musical 2. They have actually composed it like most of the teenage Disney movie songs are. Aditi has sung it with impeccable enthusiasm but Amitabh has just completely owned the song. I have always liked his singing but in this, he rocked it. Also, he has been given a complete antara to sing which I found lucky for him as the antara is truly fresh and awesome compared to the mukhda which has a familiar sound. Lyrics is also childlike though the characters are actually doing post graduation. Familiar though funny. Teenage mukda, Mature antara.

 

2. Locha-E-Ulfat – Singer: Benny Dayal

First person to applaud for this would be Amitabh Bhattacharya. What amusingly amazing lyrics he has written! To create a word like locha-e-ulfat describes the creativity of the person. But it’s just a habit of this lyricist and we are quite familiar with it now. Not only the title but phrases like banke musibat pichhe padi hai, ye comedy hai ya tragedy hai or tere mere do nazariye nazdeeq hain lekin, ek baal baraabar beech mein line hai or kyun dil ki dhadkano se maze mein khele ye Ludo samjhao or comparing the khaaq (so-called) friendship with the daftar ki naukri. I cant describe enough. It is such an awesome lyrics, actually the typical Amitabh Bhattacharya lyrics. Not just the lyrics, but that Bagpipe-ish tune by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gives a foot tapping gesture to the song. Also, the beats which are weird and never heard before, give the listeners a fresh and youthful touch. But everything you forget when you hear Benny Dayal in top form, singing each and every line of the song so dynamically that the song would actually start reminding you of repeating it and playing it on a loop. Praise Benny, welcome S-E-L back in Rom-Com and pat on the back of Amitabh Bhattacharya. #WelcomeSong

 

3. Mast Magan – Singers: Arijit Singh, Chinmayi

Amitabh here, soon cuts himself from the youth zone and comes to this traditional Indian song with sufi touch in the hook line. S-E-L has kept it simple and safe with traditional arrangements of Tabla . If the Bass sound had more frequency, it would have sounded even better. S-E-L have already created such type of melodies with other singers but it somehow sounds as if it is made just for Arijit’s voice. It is a kind of song that would appeal to both youngsters and oldsters. I thought it would be wonderful to listen a duet of Arijit with Chinmayi but they just spoiled Chinmayi’s vocals. Her actual voice which has always been a pleasure to hear, is nowhere to be found in the song. The work done with Chinmayi’s vocals is disappointing, rest the song is a complete winner for every soul.

 

4. Iski Uski – Singers: Akriti Kakkar, Shahid Mallya, Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Gaurav Gupta

We all know how awesome S-E-L’s dance tracks have always been. From Koi Kahe to the latest Hawan Karenge, the compositions have always been enjoyable. Apart from the hook line and the following techno tune, everything is a big let down. The hook line is quite catchy and also written amazingly. But a good tune lacks here in mukhda as well as in antara. The song could have been a lot refreshing and enjoyable but completely fails to impress the listeners. However, I applaud the decision of choosing Akriti Kakkar. Her voice suits Alia so well that it would look awesome on screen. (Alia’s voice is different. Her voice suits just Alia’s face). The weakest song of the soundtrack and yet makes a one-time listen.

 

5. Chaandaniya – Singers: K Mohan, Yashita Sharma

Although S-E-L are back in Rom-Com, they haven’t yet got themselves out from Bhaag-Milkha-Bhaag zone. The song is out and out romantic but when you just croon the tune without the lyrics or play only the background part, it would sound like an inspirational track. The composition is excellent, no doubt about that. But still it sounds more inspirational than romantic/sad. The typical Bass Guitar is continuously played which supports the song quite well. Mohan Kannan sounds superb and takes the song to another level. Yashita, with her small part, has impressed being sounded soothing. Accordion at instances in the background and Harmonica in the interlude helps the song sound relishing. I would again applaud Amitabh for writing such beautiful lyrics. Tujh bin sooraj mein aag nahi re, tujh bin koyal mein raag nahi re. Amazing! Must Listen!

 

6. Hulla Re – Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Rasika Shekhar, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Gaurav Gupta

It makes me remember of Nach Baliye (Bunty Aur Bubbly). I don’t know why but it does. The same kind of cute and catchy tune, I guess. It’s a damn energetic wedding song, though it would be interesting to see it in the movie as it’s a very different type of wedding song. The line nagade sang shehnaayi is too catchy to avoid. Dhol arrangements are just brilliant. Both, the father and the son sing with extra energy which inculcated a new tradition in Bollywood. It is rare to listen a father and a son both singing with the same amount of energy. Rasika, who has sung the Tamil part, impressed in her debut by giving a confident performance. You can’t exit the soundtrack without listening to this father-son jodi.

 

2 States is a rocking comeback of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in Rom-Com. Offo is a nice college track with a very mature antara. Benny, Amitabh and S-E-L, all are just perfect in Locha-E-Ulfat. Mast Magan is a heard before but lovable traditional Indian melody aptly sung by Arijit. Iski Uski tries a lot to lower down the level of the soundtrack but Chaandaniya beautifully saves the reputation with the support of Hulla Re. Though Pritam and Vishal-Shekhar are considered as experts of Rom-Com genre, but it was Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who had started this youth trend with Dil Chahta Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho. After a long exile from Dharma Productions, the kings have finally returned to their kingdom. 

 

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE

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

 

Listeners Ki Sameekshaa  (Public Review)

  • With songs stuffed with college romance-Confusion in love-Punjabi’ness-Fallen in love-Distances-and dance, I think I’ve found my MOST (& only) fav album of the year so far in 2 States! So much of love, so much of freshness, so much of awesomeness! Dil jeet liya album ne!
  • My fav frm the album is Chaandaniya. K Mohan n the Bass Guitar play the game. Mat Magan is also fab and Locha is terriffic. Rest songs are OK types. There are traces of Vishal-Shekhar’s Punjabi songs in Iski Uski. The Original SEL touch is missing
  • Loved the album. I don’t want to compare this to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag because genre is completely different. For rom-com this album is almost perfect I would say. Could have been better but still it’s a lovely album.
  •  Awesome albm by SEl. Old SEL is back. Locha and Chandaniya is best. Others are okk type.
  • Offo, Chaandaniya and Mast Magan are my top 3 favorite songs from the soundtrack.
  • I liked all songs except the noisy Iski Uski. Favorite is chaandaniya and Locha-E-Ulfat.

 

Next:  Kaanchi

Decent Effort! (Main Tera Hero – Music Review)

Sajid-Wajid teamed up again with David Dhawan and it is their fourth film with the director. No matter how much Sajid-Wajid disappoint, their music has always left a good impression on the listeners in every David Dhawan film. Well, something is there that he extracts from the duo which other directors fail to. Does this album has the capability to overpower Sajid-Wajid’s best work Partner? I asked the same question before Chashme Buddoor review and the answer was “No”. MTH_Poster

 

 

 

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Music: Sajid-Wajid;  Music Label: T Series

 

1. Besharmi Ki Height – Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade;  Lyrics: Kumaar, Kausar Munir

A very catchy but ordinary Pritam-ish club track filled with vivacious techno sounds. The tune is quite catchy and also sounds classy unlike recent Sajid-Wajid tracks. It seems that Sajid-Wajid are exhausted of delivering flops and that’s why they have tried to leave no stone unturned by using the Club experts Benny and Shalmali. It’s a great jodi. They have always impressed in many of Pritam’s compositions and they does the same this time. Mukhda and antara both are pretty attractive and pleases you instantly. I am surprised with the classiness that Sajid-Wajid have shown in this. It is only after Partner when they made a decent classy dance track. But what about the lyrics? Here, Kumaar and Kausar both have been credited. I guess that’s because they both don’t want to be blamed for writing such dirty lyrics. Catchy composition, cheap lyrics. And hence it will be played everywhere on DJ.

 

2. Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hai – Singers: Arijit Singh;  Lyrics: Kausar Munir

A pretty good adaption of the famous track Jahan Teri Ye Nazar Hai. The opening and closing Guitar riff is superb and makes you remember the old Sajid-Wajid who often used to bring such awesomeness in their compositions. Thankfully only Kausar has been credited in lyrics who has written the Govinda type phrases Coffee pilaun, Picture dikhau etc. The real rockstar is Arijit. What a splendid and energetic singing he has done! He has sung the word palat everytime in a different way. The composition is average. It is Arijit who takes it to another level and his singing gives the listeners numerous reasons to listen it on a repeat mode. The Arijit’s show. #WelcomeSong

 

3. Shanivaar Raati – Singers: Arijit Singh, Shalmali Kholgade;  Lyrics: Kumaar

So, the culprit is Kumaar and not Kausar. Disappointing lyrics here again by Kumaar which is combined with Sajid-Wajid’s stale catchy tune. Things which we already have heard in 90’s David Dhawan films, nothing is different here. Sajid-Wajid have kept indianized arrangements as it’s a desi track. Arijit seems to be singing forcefully. His hoye hoye in many parts are damn annoying and sounded cheap. This track was not made for Shalmali. Her vocals are suited for urbanized tracks. So, wrong choice of singers. Do not go with the attractive name. Yes, Shanivaar Raati is actually a very attractive name. That’s how I got attracted. 

 

4. Galat Baat Hai – Singers: Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan;  Lyrics: Kausar Munir, Danish Sabri

I love this rhythm. The same rhythm which had made everyone mad in Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal from Main Hoon Naa. Since then, it had become one of my favorite rhythms. But again, it has been presented here in an un-classy way. I liked the tune also but not the lyrics. There’s nothing in the lyrics to like about. Javed Ali is perfect for the track and Neeti Mohan also impressed as it is her first desi type song. A nice tune but bad arrangements and lyrics.

 

Besharmi Ki Height is seriously the height of besharmi in the lyrics. Composition is classy and catchy. Title track is fun, based on the typical David Dhawan films’ characters. Arijit is flawless in this but loses his charm in Shanivaar Raati and the track just settles on being an average number. The so-called only romantic track has Javed Ali and Neeti Mohan bagging the responsibility of the soundtrack in Galat Baat Hai which has a likable tune but below average lyrics. Main Tera Hero is a soundtrack that is easy on ears and easy to forget. Shall we assume it to be Sajid-Wajid’s comeback in good music production or shall we just sit and wait for next David Dhawan film to come!

 

The Final Verdict:  OKAY

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

 

Listeners Ki Sameekshaa (Public Review)

  • Palat and Besharmi are best, rest average.
  • Last two songs are not upto the mark, first two songs are awesome.
  • Very average album. Besharmi Ki Height is the only above average song for me.
  • I like the title track only. Rest of the songs are very disappointing.
  • It is the only album which already has every kind of song.
  • When the trailer of Main Tera Hero was out, my expectation was huge. When, the first song released, I was more excited!! But, when the full songs released, I’m not happy on the outcome….
  •  Repetitive….. Its kinda S-W repetitive style….
  • i loved Besharmi Ki Height, Palat n Shanivaar RaatiPalat is my fav from the album…

 

Next:  2 States

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a new sound for Bollywood! (Bewakoofiyaan – Music Review)

When I say Raghu Dixit, you all know whom I am talking about, inspite of his belonging from Non-Film music. Yes, everybody knows him because he has established his own independent identity. His famous Raghu Dixit Project gained worldwide popularity. He has recently won his first GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) for Best Live Performer. After making huge fan following in the Indie world, he is all set to make everyone fell in love with his Bollywood tunes. He debuted as a film composer in a a Kannada film Psycho though his Bollywood debut was with YRF’s minor banner Y Films in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, directed by Nupur Asthana, who has again collaborated with Raghu in Bewakoofiyaan, now under the real YRF.

(Note: A single of Ayushmann Khurrana, O Heeriye released by YRF some months back, has been included in this soundtrack as a bonus track).Bewakoofiyaan_Poster 

 
 

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Music: Raghu Dixit;  Music Label: YRF Music

 

1. Gulcharrey – Singers: Benny Dayal, Aditi Singh Sharma;  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt

It’s a song written with high self esteem. Benny Dayal, who is like a king of club songs these days, though I won’t consider it as a club song, has sung with high energy and great enthusiasm. The pitch of the song is quite high and difficult to sing. But he has managed the whole song perfectly. It has 3 stanzas of same notes. Nagada that has been used in last two stanzas and not in the first one, adds some extra energy to the song. Not the same repetitive words but meaningful lyrics by Anvita. Although Aditi Singh Sharma has been mentioned as the singer, you won’t be able to listen her voice just because Benny’s vocals have fully captured the song. Benny Dayal show!

 

2. Khamakhaan – Singers: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neeti Mohan;  Lyrics: Habib Faisal

Starts with Neeti’s music-less vocals which sounds beautiful and gives the feeling as if something amazing would be there in the song. And yes, this song is full of amazing-ness. The rockstar is the Flute. It has been played in an amusing way just as it has been played in the song You’re My love (Partner). It did give me a slight 90’s touch and to be precise, Rahmanian 90’s where songs like Humma Humma used to made. That line Har story ki main teri heroine hoon, har story ki main teri happy ending hoon is a game changer. Lyrically, it is the most attractive part in the song. Also, Neeti Mohan has sung it with her adorable adaa. Also, it is the tune of that very line which made me hear the 90’s sound and the same line which musically sounds fresh too. That’s some of the specialities of that line. Ayushmann is always good behind the mic. Thanks to Habib Faisal for writing the line which I ve mentioned. The line which made me, and hopefully you, sing along all the time after listening. #WelcomeSong

 

3. Bewakoofiyaan – Singer: Raghu Dixit;  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt

This must be the most innovative title track ever! Although the starting notes resemble a bit with the line Khushnuma awaara sa, besabar bechara sa lamha tha of the song Lamha Yeh Jaayega Kahaan from Dil Dosti Etc but as it moves forward, it brings the much needed freshness to your ears. The rhythmic drums with steady Guitar strums makes it a nice foot-tapping track. But if you are still getting bored with this unusual sound, Raghu Dixit has a very unique thing for you all. That is, BewakooOOOfiyaan. His extra ooo‘s authenticates and justifies the title of the song and the film. It was truly unexpected but it surely satisfies its listeners. Listen to it for those OOO, a kind of vocal sound that was never heard before. (Note: It’s not a Yodling sound).

 

4. Rumaani Sa – Sngers: Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan;  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt

It was about to be a typical Rom-com song but Raghu Dixit seems to have firmly decided not to include any typicality of any genre or style and therefore has added and modified it too. The brighter Shreya Ghoshal sounded, the duller Mohit Chauhan’s vocals performed. It has catchy tunes that other songs lacked and also sounded as fresh as others. Not any applauding tune but the way the Guitar has been played, is really beautiful. Shreya’s vocals showed their immense brightness in the hook line Rumaani sa, rumaani si and that line is the best part in the song which has capability to get the listeners attracted, and made the song to be played on loop. Mohit Chauhan could have shown more enthusiasm. A track to love, for a limited time period. 

 

5. Aye Jigida – Singer: Vishal Dadlani;  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt

If it doesn’t suit in this fantastic soundtrack, it will surely look perfect in the film. The only situation-oriented track which offers nice instrumentation with Banjo supporting throughout the song faithfully. Choosing Vishal, if for the situation perspective, I would applaud, but if as for a commercial aspect, then Vishal’s vocals completely failed to yield the interest of the listeners. After listening to the above awesomeness, it would surely bore you after a certain time. Although it failed to do an impressive job in the soundtrack, I have complete faith in it that it will be liked by people while watching the movie. A one time listen track!

 

(Additional Track) O Heeriye – Singer: Ayushmann Khurrana;  Music: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli;  Lyrics: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli

Ends abruptly, starts abruptly, and above all, it has been included abruptly in the soundtrack. It’s a Single released by YRF last year in September featuring Ayushmann. I hadn’t liked the song that time. So, ofcourse, I don’t like it today also. It’s a Punjabi pop ballad which has some annoying sounds of instruments specially Electric Guitar after the line  Yeh Gal Tu Maan Vich Basaa. I liked Ayushmann’s vocals though. It was not a hit at the time when it was released. It wasn’t even noticed properly and that’s why they included it as a film track to popularize it. But they have to accept that the track has nothing in it to get popularity. It’s a below average composition. A disappointing effort after their gorgeous  Paani Da Rang and beautiful Saadi Gali Aaja.

 

Bewakoofiyaan has brought back Raghu Dixit to mainstream film music and Raghu Dixit has brought his own sound and introduced it decoratively to Bollywood. Gulcharrey is catchy and lyrically innovative, Anvita Dutt’s one of the best works. I select Khamakha as the best of the album as it has the power to make its listeners croon the tune all the time after listening to just once. Habib Faisal’s lyrics has a big role in that. Title track is highly innovative and its OOO is incredibly attractive and applauding. Rumaani Sa is a typical lovable foot tapping melody with a tinge of Raghu Dixit’s sound. Aye Jigida has to be the weakest track though it has been composed and written well but it is limited to the movie and not a soundtrack-friendly. The additional track, out of nowhere, has been added in the soundtrack just to make it reach to more listeners. But it’s a big let down. All I hope for next time is that Ayushmann and Rochak Kohli compose some fresh sounding melodies and not just the repeating stuffs.

 

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE

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

 

Next:  Humnasheen (Non-Film Special)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Class is Pure, but the Mass isn’t Cured! (Hasee Toh Phasee – Music Review)

Its name is sounding like a typical Bollywood Rom-Com. Since it’s of Dharma Productions, so shall we assume it to be something like another Gori Tere Pyaar Mein? Well, we can’t because the production house which is currently the most promising and dedicated production house, Phantom Productions is producing it. It’s a production team of four excellent filmmakers who have promised to touch the unknown areas of Cinema. Also, a new fresh jodi of Siddharth and Parineeti will be seen for the first time. Dharma effect is there as their favorite composers Vishal-Shekhar has provided the soundtrack. After not-so-good performance last year, it’s their first album in this year to make everybody feel their effective presence.Haseetohphasee_poster

 

Music: Vishal-Shekhar;  Music Label: Sony Music

 

1. Punjabi Wedding Song – Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

It starts with lots of Dholaks, the most appropriate Indian wedding instrument. The horns are used very well. The starting phrase I like Dandia… is actually the most attractive part of the song and the lyrics are also written in a decent and interesting way. Sunidhi sounds as if she is the perfect choice for this. Yes, she really is. It is clearly known in both the antara. Mukhda starts nicely but seems to be ended in a hurry to reach the hook line. These type of songs should have everything as catchy as possible. That doesn’t seem to be present here. The antara is completely in different scale and the bridge connecting to the mukhda has also a weird sound. They have continuously changed the notes in the whole song which hasn’t sounded good. It has made the song little uninteresting, specially for a lame listener. Though the second antara featuring Benny Dayal, starts well but loses its charm in the end. The hook line is damn addictive but the whole song should have been like this. A very unplanned track.

 

2. Shake It Like Shammi – Singer: Benny Dayal;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Starts with 60s style drum beats, this song is a musical tribute to Shammi Kapoor. I can’t imagine anyone better that Benny Dayal rendering it beautifully. His vocals have given what the song required. The song required 60s style Indian Jazz music mixed with today’s Pop music which Vishal-Shekhar have done perfectly. They have made a track which has all the elements to be received crazily among youths without losing its Shammi Kapoor essence. Here also, the antara went a little away from the basic notes of the track but didn’t sound odd at all. That’s a well planned and good finishing touch. If the movie is a hit, this song will be the biggest hit of the album.

 

3. Drama Queen – Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

It starts with the signature Vishal-Shekhar style which sounds awesome. As Shreya starts, it gets to become more awesome and then just before the hook line, those plain vague beats spoil everything. Yes, I have only one problem with this track i.e its recording and arrangement. The tune is nice and full of fun and specially the hook line is damn addictive. AB has written interesting colorful lyrics which makes the song comfortable for lip sync. Vishal’s line which connects the song to the hook line, sounds incomplete and should have repeated twice with different words to make it sound better. Shreya and Vishal have sung this catchy song with full energy. The technical part is a let down, rest is pure energetic Nautanki. 

 

4. Manchala – Singer: Shafqat Amanat Ali, Nupur Pant;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

The prelude that has been played using Harmonica sounds a bit similar to the tune of backing vocals done by Nikhil D’Souza in the song Love Me Thoda Aur from Yaariyan. But it’s just a matter of 2-3 seconds and then it’s a complete fresh song rendered beautifully by Shafqat Amanat Ali. Vishal-Shekhar introduces a new singer Nupur Pant who sounds very promising from his vocals. She enters in the antara. But the main thing is what happens before the antara. Harmonica leaves the stage just when the mukhda ends. Violin takes over and I am unable to describe in words, what happens after that. They played violin so beautifully in the interlude that it takes the song to another level. It actually changes the whole linearity of the song. Nupur enters with a beautiful line and Harmonica joins that line to the next line in a way that is indescribable. I don’t how they did this awesomeness. All I know that this bridge by Harmonica in the antara surely does something deep in the heart. As the antara ends, the song returns to the same level and Shafqat continues. Listen to the antara to get a Heaven-like feeling. 

 

5. Zehnaseeb – Singers: Shekhar Ravjiani, Chinmayi;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Quiet in the same way like Naina (Gori Tere Pyaar Mein), Violin is played here. Starts wonderfully churning out a tune which can please anybody. Chinmayi, when starts, sounds similar to Tulsi Kumar but returns to her original form later. Its sound is a bit similar to Shekhar’s non-film single Butterfly which also had Chinmayi as the female voice. Violin, being the leading instrument here, has captured the whole track with its amazing vibe aptly supported by Sitar at appropriate places. The percussion has a Titli-like sound but the rhythm is comparatively faster here. The arrangements are superb. Shekhar’s vocals sound so beautiful that it makes us think why this man doesn’t sing on a regular basis. After listening to it, I feel that Titli should have been sung by Shekhar only. A Peaceful Melody! #WelcomeSong

 

6. Ishq Bulaava – Singers: Sanam Puri, Shipra Goyal;  Lyrics: Kumaar

Sanam Puri (Dhat Teri Ki fame) finally got a slow song to sing and he did an amazing work. He did the complete justification with this complex and unusual tune. It seems that Vishal-Shekhar has made this track for themselves only. It is so damn complex that one can not understand even after listening to 3-4 times. Tune continuously changes and to understand the beauty of every tune, one has to sit and listen with concentration. Every tune is catchy but when you combine them as one song, it’s not at all catchy. To like it, one has to give time to it. The backing vocals by Vishal is one of the best elements in the track. The newcomer Shipra Goyal’s voice has a bit 90’s texture or she may have knowingly delivered that way according to the need of the song. The only song written by Kumaar has cute lyrics which is easy to connect with. The arrangements are just amazing. Technically, Awesome! But Height of Complexity!

 

Hasee Toh Phasee seems to be a pure Dharma soundtrack which has a wedding song, a classy, a desi dance track, and two romantic tracks. Ishq Bulaava seems to be an exception here. Vishal-Shekhar had never composed such a track. It’s basically not for fans but for their own growth. It feels glad to hear that they tried something different and that also turned out so well. Two fast songs seemed to be work of hurry. They made those tracks without working and improvising it more. Shake It Like Shammi is a winner among dance songs. All three slow songs are gem. Manchala’s antara, Zehnaseeb’s mukhda, vocals & lyrics and Ishq Bulaava’s different complex sound. So, the three songs have a class which is pure and the other three mass appealing songs are not well planned, recorded, arranged and improvised. A quite Well Balanced Rom-Com Album!

 

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE

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

 

Next:  Gunday

 

 

No Pyaar for this Album! (Karle Pyaar Karle – Music Review)

After that disastrous soundtrack, this is another small album which has some weird sounds. The tracklist is obviously attractive as it has Arijit Singh, the branded voice these days. You seem to feel that you are wrong only when you peep inside the album and find that you are not in a condition

Karle_Pyaar_Karle_Movie_Posterto recognize Arijit’s voice and feel ashamed of calling yourself his biggest fan. That’s the beauty of this album. 

 

 

Music Label: Sony Music

 

 

 

1. Karle Pyaar Karle – Singers: Benny Dayal, Palak Muchhal, Monali Thakur;  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Suneel Darshan;  Lyrics: Kumaar, Suneel Darshan

The soundtrack starts with title track. It’s a regular Club track having the usual fast beats and nice techno tunes. It doesn’t have anything new or fresh. The basic tune is also a below average composition. Benny Dayal is being repetitive by getting same genre of songs. It’s good to hear the mixture of two different type of voices Palak Muchhal and Monali Thakur. Their vocals blended perfectly. This can be applied in future also. This track Could have been much better.

 

2. Teri Saason Mein – Singers: Arijit Singh, Palak Muchhal;  Music: Rashid Khan, Suneel Darshan;  Lyrics: Rashid Khan, Suneel Darshan

The song starts with Arabic sound which seems to be quite similar to the intro of Pyaar Mein from Thank You. The composition is quite confusing. The rhythm is fast from the rhythm of usual romantic tracks. The hook tune is the sound of Flute which helps in attracting the listeners. The hook line is damn addictive. Arijit’s vocals sound weird and one cannot recognize his voice very easily. Nice Romantic Track. #WELCOMESONG

 

3. O Darling – Singers: Amit Mishra, Sasha Tirupati;  Music: Prashant Singh;  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Suneel Darshan

It’s a damn damn annoying track. Lyrics are cheap and there’s no specific tune in the whole track. I don’t even understand what instruments are used. Is it Nagada or something? The track is so stale, straight and a kind of bad oppressor for our ears. Singers did their job well but the composition and lyrics play an awful role. Dangerous for ears. 

 

4. Mutasir – Singer: Javed Ali;  Music: Rashid Khan, Suneel Darshan;  Lyrics: Rashid Khan, Suneel Darshan

It has been composed with an utter sweetness with Javed Ali’s vocals contributing more to the sweetness. The line Is Qadar sounds too beautiful but after that song leaves its attraction and comes down to the ordinary level. That ordinary thing makes it a one time listen track. It could retain its charm in the antara but unable to do it. The lyrics has the same scenario. The words sound good in that line but become very ordinary in rest of the song.

 

5. Tanhaai – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Music: Rayyan Ameen;  Lyrics: Arafat Mahmood, Rashid Khan, Suneel Darshan

Some songs belong to the genre Sad. This song belongs to a genre called Depression. It’s a damn weird track. The weirdness is felt just as the song starts. Arijit’s voice is a big LOL. It must be the worst singing of his career. Though he sang perfectly, his voice sounds like a partially damaged robot. Although there’s nothing to listen in this, I applaud the composer for making a different kind of track atleast. Better if you don’t listen.

 

6. Kurbaan – Singers: Natasha Tah, Mumzy Stranger;  Music: Mumzy Stranger;  Lyrics: Suneel Darshan, Mumzy Stranger

Another weird track which is not a proper song but seems to be just a compilation of different types of techno sounds. The sounds which are available on every free sound software. The beats are good but not creative. The singer Natasha’s vocals accurately fitted into place and blended with track perfectly. Her vocals and the techno tunes sounded quite similar. It’s could have been better by composing a proper song along with the techno track. A DJ-ish track. 

 

7. Soni Soni Akkha Nu – Singers: Tamara, Rayyan Ameen;  Music: Rayyan Ameen;  Lyrics: Yusuf Khan, Suneel Darshan

Another title track which is even worse than the former. It’s a very ordinary dance track having not a single interesting element to hear. The singer and composer Rayyan has annoying vocals which make the track totally avoidable. Tamara has very less role though her voice sounded ear friendly and also promising. She should have got more lines to sing. Lyrics is passable and so is the composition. It has full ability to make the DJ floor vacant. 

 

Karle Pyaar Karle is a below average soundtrack. It has some different kinds of tracks and some simple ordinary tracks too. The sound is the main problem in the album. Arijit’s vocals have been misused as recording is awfully done. Some tracks like Teri Saason Mein, Mutasir and Karle Pyaar Karle could have been much better and interesting if more work would be done on them.

 

The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM

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

 

Next:  Dedh Ishqiya