Lyrics ki Maa ki!! (Housefull 3 – Music Review)

Housefull franchise has been taken over by Sajid and Farhad the writer duo who just got converted into directors from Entertainment. The music is given by Sohail Sen, Tanishk Bagchi, Sharib-Toshi, Mika Singh and Milind Gaba.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Pyaar Ki – Singers: Nakash Aziz, Divya Kumar, Anmoll Mallik, Earl Edgar;  Music: Sharib-Toshi;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav, Farhad Sajid, Danish Sabri – The hook line is indeed catchy yet annoying, particularly the lyrics which actually make no sense. The makers have tried to create some double meaning here and it’s adorable to see how miserably did they fail. I won’t blame Sharib-Toshi much. The composition seems average enough to deal with. The wonder is to see three lyricists writing a song which says pyaar ki maa ki aaj se pooja karni hai which doesn’t last longer than two and a half minutes which is actually its only quality. The shorter in duration the better it is.


2. Taang Uthake – Singers: Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan, Mamta Sharma (Backing Vocals: Hrishikesh Chury, Madan Shukla);  Music: Sohail Sen;  Lyrics: Sameer Sen, Farhad-Sajid, Mamta Sharma, Sanjeev Chaturvedi – Again, the same story goes with this song where Sohail has done a pretty decent work as a composer but the words are just stuffed into the lyrics without checking whether it really means something. Taang Uthake is that phrase which is used in the hook line just for annoying the listeners. Four lyricists have been credited for writing this song. Salute to their efforts. Average composition, nonsensical words. #WelcomeSong


3. Malamaal – Singers: Mika Singh, Akira, Miss Pooja, Kuwar Virk;  Music: Mika Singh, Millind Gaba;  Lyrics: Rani Malik, Farhad-Sajid – The album seems to be turning even worse when you hear Mika’s composition which does not deserve to be called bad or annoying but it is so ordinary that you must have heard something like this at every gali-nukkad. Mika’s vocals sound annoying in his own composition, along with Miss Pooja and other singers who fail to impact. The lyrics make things even worse. Malamaal neither in composition nor in lyrics.


4. Fake Ishq – Singers: Kailash Kher, Nakash Aziz, Altamash Faridi;  Music: Tanishk Bagchi;  Lyrics: Farhad-Sajid, Arafat Mehmood – The fourth song by the fourth composer is a fake qawwali which has lyrics like love mein hum kill gaye and the lifting of phrases like karde mushkil jeena ishq kameena. So, by ignoring the lyrics, Tanishk’s composition is okayish, not anything impressive but he seems to have tried to do something humorous in qawwali which he partially succeeded in, considering the lyrics that has been written. Partial success. 


An album that teaches the importance of lyrics in a song to be good. 


The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM 

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

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Do Not Welcome!! (Welcome Back – Music Review)

Anees Bazmee is back after years with Welcome Back, a sequel to his superhit Welcome which is still one of the most loved films in satellite television. The music has been given by Anu Malik, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Siddhant Madhav, Mika Singh, Music Mg.. and theme music give by Abhishek Ray.

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Lyrics: Kumaar;  Music Label – T-Series


1. Tuti Bole Wedding Di – Singers: Meet Bros Anjjan, Shipra Goyal;  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan – First coming up among the lot are Meet Bros Anjjan who have been given to create a wedding track with a Punjabi comic flavor in it which they are quite expert in making. It is good to hear a non-Kanika Kapoor singer in their dance track aptly justified by Shipra who has sung along with the trio who has primarily used lot of loud Horns to justify it as the wedding track. It is definitely catchy but with an extremely low shelf life. Won’t last on dance floors more than a month.


2. 20-20 – Singers: Anu Malik, Shadaab, Mamta Sharma;  Music: Anu Malik – I don’t need to write much about it. Just listen yourself and get to know the height of cheapness in the lyrics. Kumaar has this attitude of going extremely classy to the extremity of cheapness when he is told to. So the lyrics goes like this main bubbly hui, tu bunty hua, band kamre mein 20-20 hua. The lyrics when undergoes through the vocals of Mamta Sharma which are supported by the vocals of Anu Malik, you can imagine what immense horribleness it must have created. If you are brave enough to tolerate…


3. Welcome Back – Title Track – Singers: Mika Singh, Geeta Jhala, Music Mg..;  Music: Mika Singh, Music Mg.. – Mika has sung as well as composed the track along with “Music Mg..”. One wonders who the hell is he, a person, a band, or a machine and why it has two dots after Mg? Anyway, the song is and had to be typical Mika track which has no relation with the title track of the first installment. The line Welcome welcome is just forcefully infused in order to call it a title track. It still somehow manages to impress enough to deserve atleast a listen.


4. Meet Me Daily Baby – Singer: Siddhant Madhav, Pawni A Pandey, Hyasinth D’Souza;  Music: Siddhant Madhav – A newcomer has come to the rescue to this sinking soundtrack of the sequel but he too gets mingled in this nuisance that is existing in the album. Pawni surprises with the sudden maturity in her vocals. Siddhant too impresses with his vocals and surprisingly Hyasinth who is basically a song programmer, has given his contribution in the vocals too. Siddhant could have made it a more entertaining and enjoyable track but loses the opportunity. 


5. Time Lagaye Kaiko – Singers: John Abraham, Anmol Malik;  Music: Anu Malik – Actually the tune is not and would not have sounded so bad if the singers and the lyrics were better. John’s autotuned voice is horrible and Anmol’s original voice is no less either. Kumaar’s idea of using the suffix ko in each word to give the song the Mumbaiyaa touch is terrible. I would recommend it to experience something horrible like this in your life.


6. Nas Nas Mein – Singers: Meet Bros Anjjan, Shabab Sabri, Rani Hazarika, Deane Sequeira;  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan – Certainly better than some previous songs that we just heard but certainly not of the level of Meet Bros Anjjan. Shabab’s vocals are the only impacting thing in the song along with some strong beats that make the song appear to sound good but in actuality, it has a very weak tune with lyrics that do not make much sense. It can easily be skipped. 


7. Damaa Dam Mast Kalandar (Traditional) – Singers: Mika Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh;  Music: Mika Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh – Mika has impressively used the traditional melody and made it his own. He has sung and composed equally well by using some wonderful percussion and along with that, well-utilized techno sounds. This song sounds really good in Mika’s vocals. What else can we expect from Yo Yo Honey Singh than delivering a rap, an extremely boring rap this time, not even a proper one. Mika owns the song, and wonderfully! This is the saving grace for the soundtrack. #WelcomeSong.


8. Welcome Back – Theme – Singer: Abhishek Ray;  Music: Abhishek Ray – The theme track that mainly introduces what actually is in the film, the character sketches and the elements that you would come across. It’s a nice attempt but turns dull very soon. Abhishek neither impresses with his vocals nor with his composition. Boring!


One of the most disappointing soundtracks of this year. You better not welcome it!


The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM

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

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Babloo made me happy too! (Babloo Happy Hai – Music Review)

Nila Madhab Panda, the man who had directed a critically acclaimed movie I Am Kalam, is back with his new project. Though he had directed brilliantly, this movie, by its trailer, doesn’t promise any interesting element in it. The director has this time given a little focus on the music unlike he did in his first project. He has welcomed a new duo in the industry, Bisakh-Kanish. The composers have tried different genres in this album and left no stone unturned to get appreciation. Hard Kaur has also got the title track as single composition in her bucket. The last big album I had heard of Junglee Music was Singh Is King. I was wondering where this company had gone. Finally it’s back. Let’s see if they really made Babloo Happy.

 

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Music Label: Junglee Music

 

1. Babloo Happy Hai – Singer: Hard Kaur;  Music: Hard Kaur;  Lyrics: Hard Kaur

Mostly these type of songs are ineffective and inadequate. This is not the case with this song. She has done the work which she is capable of. The tune is catchy and isn’t irritating at all. Although the song should be termed as passable, I didn’t find any difficulty or irritation while listening. Infact, I enjoyed a little on the hook line. No doubt about Hard Kaur’s singing. If she has composed a very ordinary track, she has improvised it by her vocals. If you are in a good mood, you can attempt it.

 

2. Nachtey Raho – Singers: Kanish SharmaTanya Gupta;  Music: Bishakh – Kanish ;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

You’ll get the Laapataa (Ek Tha Tiger) feeling while listening to it. A Latin-o-Salsa track which has some really good music in background. It starts with wonderfully played Banjo followed by Violin and then Trumpet takes over the responsibility. Also some of the work has been done using Harmonica. It’s a track that should have featured in a big film because it has grand arrangements and sound. The work done with all the instruments is seriously applauding. The first and second interlude both have small roles of Guitar. Tanya Gupta, the new singer has got sweet and refreshing vocals. Kanish Sharma’s vocals are also nice. Only the lyrics are the disappointing factor in the song. The song has a refreshing melodious tune which keeps you engaged until it finishes off. A feel-good song.

 

3. Banjaran – Singers: Sonu Kakkar, Rahul Ram;  Music:  Bishakh – Kanish;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

It’s a song based on the middle-eastern music. Arabic instruments are used by the composers. Oud has been used as the string instrument and riq  as the percussion which has provided a constant feel of an Arabic song. Sonu Kakkad has first time sung a song of this kind. She used her vocals brilliantly. There wasn’t any important role of Rahul Ram. Lyrics are nice. Composers have created good tune. It’s not that catchy or commercial but purer than Mashallah which is of the same genre. Like Arabic music in Bollywood? Do listen it.

 

4. Popcorn: Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma, Protique Mojoomdar;  Music: Bishakh-Kanish;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

Till now, the songs were good and if not, atleast listenable. This one is a terrible weapon. It cannot be called a song. It’s simply a DJ track. There didn’t seem to have any proper lyrics. The whole track was filled with popcorn. There wasn’t anything else in the track. Only a single techno tune is good. Rest, the whole track is annoying. Beats are quite ordinary. In the ending part, dubstep sound has been tried to create but failed miserably. You won’t listen to it, you won’t dance it, it’s vague.

 

5. Jimmy Bhand – Singers: Mika Singh, Payal Singh Dev;   Music: Bishakh-Kanish;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

It’s a typical Punjabi track which has grooving beats to Nagada to Mika’s vocals, everything which an Ideal Punjabi Bollywood song should have. But in tune, it got failed. A very stale and stodgy tune which has nothing new in it. Even the arrangements like the beats blended with Nagada and Tumbi played slowly in the background, are just like an ordinary Punjabi song. Payal is the girl who made her debut last year with a song in Satya 2 which she had sung very well. She had no role in this song. Mika is all over the song. Tolerable but too stale to try.

 

6. Uhe Baatiyan – Singer: Shankar Mahadevan;  Music: Bishakh-Kanish;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

This song is a sure short winner among all the tracks. It’s based on a classical raga (unable to identify). It comes under the genre of Sugam Sangeet. It has quite a different background. You edit the vocals and it wouldn’t at all sound as a Classical song. Providing such background in a raga based song, is quite an intelligent effort the duo has done. In that techno background, a Sarangi is played very slowly and Tabla also joins in each antara. Surprisingly the lyrics are also beautiful here unlike Protique had written for the rest of the soundtrack. After the end of both the antara, there’s a beautiful and unusual jugalbandi between Piano and Tabla. Shankar Mahadevan has sung a raga based song, do I need to say more! #WelcomeSong

 

7. Bade Bade Akshar – Singer: Bishakh Jyoti;   Music: Bishakh-Kanish;  Lyrics: Protique Mojoomdar

It starts with a heavy Rock sound and moves forward and turns out to be an inspirational song. The tune is amazing. It’s catchy and also sounds beautiful. The rhythm, the arrangements of Electric Guitar and Drums have been done with an absolute correctness. Though the first interlude continues the Rock sound, the second adopts Arabic sound and the third is filled with Acoustic Guitar riff. Yes, third. It’s a three-antara long track. That’s the only drawback of it. Otherwise it has been made with perfectionism as composing inspirational songs which can attract mass, is really difficult. Besides getting two new composers, we also have got two new good singers. Their voice are awesome. Bishakh’s voice sounds slightly similar to that of Shaan. An inspirational track with not a single boring moment and with a very nice tune.

 

Babloo Happy Hai is a soundtrack that provided us two talented composers Bishakh and Kanish. They have done amazing work in their debut. Each song seems to be according to the exact situation in the film. There’s a title track, the only song composed by Hard Kaur which is quite enjoyable though being ordinary. There’s also a Salsa track, a track on Middle-Eastern music, a Sugam Sangeet, based on a Classical raga and an inspirational track with Rock background and a simple sweet tune. The two remaining tracks disappoint. They have led the album a level down with their annoying kerfuffle.

The year has started on a promising note by delivering two promising composers in its very first month.

 

The Final Verdict:  OKAY

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

 

Next:  One By Two

 

A Pritam-ish Diwali Cracker!! (R.. Rajkumar – Music Review)

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After a lot of efforts, lot of requests and lot of wishes, finally Pritam agreed to compose for a Prabhu Deva film. Due to lack of time, due to his busy schedule, he hadn’t been able to sign his movies. But the time has come now. What’s better than to start with a film which has Shahid Kapoor in the lead who always signs his movies on a condition that composer should be Pritam. After the super hit music of Phata Poster Nikla Hero, here’s another Shahid-Pritam combo just after a month. So let’s find out whether the music offers Pyaar Pyaar Pyaar or Maar Maar Maar.

 

Music:  Pritam;   Music Label:  Eros Music

 

1. Gandi Baat / Gandi Baat (Film Version) – Singers: Mika Singh, Kalpana Patowary / Nakash Aziz, Ritu Pathak;  Lyrics: Anupam Amod

If you consider and observe the rhythm carefully, you’ll be completely blown by the track. Such an awesome energetic rhythm it has. It has everything that a perfect Kuthu track needs. The problem is that it sounds very similar to Dhating Naach which just has become a super hit. The antara is quite weak as compared to the stronger mukhda. The same goes for the lyrics. It is weaker in antara but strong in mukhda. The song has a refreshing rhythm and that’s its strength. Somehow, in the other version that is the film version, even this rhythm power doesn’t work. The singers Nakash and Ritu, the recording and the arrangements,everything is weak. I personally didn’t like both the female singers. They both sounded annoying. In the original version, everything falls perfect and makes it an enjoyable track.

 

2. Saree Ke Fall Sa – Singers: Nakash Aziz, Antara Mitra;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri

                     If Nakash had a weaker version in Gandi Baat, well in this one he totally rules. He has done awesome singing. Fantastic vocals aptly supported the genre of the track as well as Shahid. This song will gonna hold you right from the beginning. It starts with some beautiful intelligent tune which has got classic arrangements. It’s a damn catchy melodious slow desi dance track which will shake you from inside. It will force you to dance like Govinda. The rhythmic style is south indian. The composition style is typical  90s. Mukhda has more inclination to 90s music but the antara is typical Pritam-ish. Antara is sung by Antara very well. She sounded totally different from her  previous performances. Her vocals have a bold sound that suits the song very well. The tune of the antara is so damn catchy that it will be on your repeat mode. The first interlude has wind instrument sound, the second is dominated by string. The line touch karke has amazing echo sound that sounds fresh to ears. The lyrics by Mayur Puri need special mention. This track is not only an instant hit but it also has a very long life. Deserves WELCOME.

 

3. Dhoka Dhadi – Singers: Arijit Singh, Palak Muchhal;  Lyrics: Nilesh Mishra

It starts with Guitar as a rhythm in Rabba (Mausam) style. A beautiful melodic piece of Violin enters. There starts a typical Pritam-ish romantic melody. Vocals of Arijit Singh beautifies the song. The mukhda line ends just like that of Kabira. The line Ud Gaye Tote Re is damn cute which forces you to sing along. The rhythm is not typcial Pritam-ish. Unlike the basic bass sound, he used a nice percussion instrument to give it a different touch. Palak is nice and sounded cute. Each and every element is catchy just like every Pritam romantic song. Lyrics is typically cute depicting the condition of heart – the main element in Nilesh Mishra’s lyrics. It’s a must listen track!

 

4. Mat Maari – Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan;  Lyrics: Ashish Pandit

It starts with a weird accordion sound along with Sunidhi’s dialoguebaazi. Kunal tried being humorous but he failed to do so. Besides that, both the singers sang really well in full form. The track is mainly on lyrics. Music has a less scope. Ashish Pandit has written humorous lyrics. The beats and the arrangements are not at all good. In the hook line, unlike Gandi Baat, there’s no grooving beat which can attract the listeners. Sunidhi deserves a special mention for not just singing but acting in the song as well. She has provided just what the song required. Do listen it for Sunidhi.

 

5. Kaddu Katega – Singer: Antara Mitra;  Lyrics: Ashish Pandit

Here’s again Antara Mitra with her different sounding vocals. She sang according to the style of song. She has done nasal singing which is apt for this song. It’s a folk-ish track with amazing chorus. Lyrics are good. Arrangements are nice and decent. For a moment it sounds like a typcial item track but the chorus part creates amazing rural folk essence. It seems to be in the situation of item song but it’s great that Pritam didn’t compose like that and gave it a folk touch.

 

R.. Rajkumar – It’s a desi masala album just like all the albums of Prabhu Deva films. If you consider a single view that it’s just a Hindi film album, it’s nice normal and has nothing that can be regarded as excellent but if you consider all the soundtracks of previous Prabhu Deva films or you consider any desi masala album, it’s something awesome. The work which Pritam has done in this genre, generally composers never do. There’s high grooving rhythm in Gandi Baat, amazing vocals and arrangements and catch antara in Saree Ke Fall Sa, beautiful romantic melody in Dhokha Dhadi, amazing dialoguebaazi of Sunidhi in Mat Maari and a good nice gesture of folk given to an item track Kaddu Katega. 

 

The Final Verdict:  AGREE

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

*Note: The next album for the review is not announced due to lack of information of upcoming albums.

Tiresome Multi-Composer Formula (Jackpot – Music Review)

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Honestly saying, I had no plan to review this album. The only thing which attracted me was an Arijit Singh song with a romantic name. With much knowing about the movie, one can assume it to be a movie with hardly any scope for music. The multi composers formula has been brought in its soundtrack. Let’s see whether these number composers would be able to sustain the soundtrack.

 

Music Label:  T Series

 

1. Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse / Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse – Singer: Arijit Singh / Shreya Ghoshal;  Music: Sharib-Toshi;  Lyrics: Turaz, Azeem Shirazi

Sharib and Toshi has delivered a track sounding like a Bhatt melody though a lot different from that. I had assumed it to be a simple beautiful romantic track. To my surprise, it turned out to be a damn addictive melody which has been composed so intelligently. The basic melody has been churned out using Violin. Usually, Sharib-Toshi do not compose melodies like this. Arijit is ofcourse excellent. He makes the song more addictive. In the female version, there’s Shreya Ghoshal, who also sang beautifully. In Arijit’s version, percussions have been used more though in Shreya’s, the sound of percussions have been kept mild. Her vocals have been given more scope though in the male one, Arijit’s vocals are competed with the instruments. The main hero is the violin which is played enormously throughout the song. If you are in a romantic mood or you like romantic tracks, Do Not dare to miss this one! Highly recommended WELCOME track.

 

2. Full Jhol – Singers: Mika Singh, Akasa Singh;  Music: Mika Singh;  Lyrics: Raj Hans

This one is composed by our very own Mika. He has definitely produced some amazing sounds and specially at the starting. I applaud him for that. The basic tune is nice and a bit catchy too. It is well supported by techno sounds. But the problem lies in the composition. The composition is a lack of creativity. He has just played with sounds and there’s no specific song like tune or rhythm. There also hasn’t any scope of singing. Just a mixture of some sound software.

 

3. Bol Bugger Bol – Singer: Remo Fernandes;  Music: Remo Fernandes;  Lyrics: Abhijeet Deshpande, Remo Fernandes

It’s not a proper song but an annoying rap which keeps on repeating on a loop. The sounds are good but that’s it. Not a single line is there in the song for which you can say that “ya! that’s a tune!” The composer Remo didn’t show a single sign of creativity. He has made his composition very limited. It has stuck within a rap and has nothing else to attract any listener. The lyrics just decrease the tolerance level. A passable one!

 

4. Jackpot Jeetna – Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan;  Music: Sridevi Keshavan, Janaka Atugoda;  Lyrics: Kaizad Gustad, Sridevi Keshavan

It’s a track with complete English lyrics excluding the line Jackpot Jeetna. The never before heard composers have done their job really well. Considering their debut song, It’s a wonderfully made track. It has some uniqueness and its own sound. The lyrics are ordinary though meaningful. Sunidhi is in full form. She sounded awesome with her hardcore vocals which completely suited the track. Want to be aware of new sounds and styles of music, this one is for you then.

 

5. Jackpot – Singer: Hamsika Iyer;  Music: Juno Reactor;  Lyrics: Kaizad Gustad

Another title track is basically an instrumental theme track. It has amazing arrangements. The recording has been done very well. For a instrumental piece, it’s quite long. Hamsika Iyer has been credited for her backing vocals in the ending of the track. But I am unable to guess for what reason a lyricist has been credited for an instrumental track. This another new composer has made the theme track very well. Let’s see what other offers he will be getting. If you love to listen techno sounds without vocals, go for it!

 

6. Eggjactly – Singer: Jaaved Jaaferi;  Music: Rahul Bhatt;  Lyrics: Jaaved Jaaferi

Now that’s called a nice good rap. The concept is inherited from Jaaved Jaaferi’s character in Salaam Namastey who used to say Eggjaclty the same way he pronounced it in this track. The beats are nice and apt for rap. He sang the rap quite amazingly and comfortably. The main attraction is the lyrics which is also written by Jaaved Jaaferi. It’s a satirical song depicting the present condition of our country in a humorous satirical way. It’s a must listen track just for the lyrics.

 

7. Now You See Me, Now You Don’t – Singer: Ramya Iyer;  Music: Itek Bhutani;  Lyrics: Kaizad Gustad, Ramya Iyer

It’s a very short track with lyrics in English. The vocals of Ramya sounded sexy. There wasn’t much scope of singing though. A nice short track to end the soundtrack. You may leave it!

 

Jackpot – An album which is unpurposely lengthy, at times dull and boring also. It’s not a music friendly movie. So, there wasn’t much need for putting seven songs in the soundtrack. Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse is a scorer. Bothe the title tracks are nicely composed and arranged. Eggjacly has the amazing lyrical power. Rest of the track are dull, forgettable and passable. In this album, we met many newcomer composers and lyricists. The soundtrack deserves to Sharib and Toshi for composing an intense romantic addictive melody.

 

The Final Verdict:  OKAY

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

 

Next:  R.. Rajkumar

 

 

Sonu Nigam’s 2nd Innings! (Sooper Se Oopar – Music Review)

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I was wondering why Sonu Nigam is not singing much this year. Specially in the first half of the year. Now I got the answer. He must have been busy in starting his second innings of his career i.e a career as a music composer. He is known for his stupendous singing for years. Now I wish and I hope that he may get a unique recognition as a composer too. Many few singers are there who have composed also. The most famous being the legendary Kishore Kumar. Many singers have composed non film albums like Lata Mangeshkar, Kailash Kher etc. Now the excitement to listen the songs composed by The Sonu Nigam, is obviously damn high. Not only Sonu Nigam, there’s another enormous personality Bikram Ghosh, the famous Tabla player has joined him to compose this album. It is his also first film album. He performs Indian Classical Music and Fusion Music. So, it will be great to see how this man would turn his tabla into tunes.

 

Music:  Sonu Nigam, Bikram Ghosh;  Music Label:  T Series Web

 

1. Gun Gun Gutar – Singers: Amabarish Das, Parwati Kumari;  Lyrics: Sanjeev Tiwari

I listened to it once and I started crooning it. Based on a traditional Rajasthani folk melody, this track has all the ability to keep you engaged. A simple melody would drive you to the small inner streets of Rajashthani villages. It has a unique kind of essence. This song has also been written quite amazingly. Listening to it, would give the exact idea of what the movie is all about. The rhythm is truly awesome. It has been sung by Amabarish and Parwati, the names which are unknown to all. They must be folk singers. Both of them sang really well and their vocals suited the song perfectly.

 

2. Behka Behka – Singers: Ash King, Teesha Nigam;  Lyrics: Sanjeev Tiwari

When it starts it sounds a good techno sound track. Mukhra sung by Ash King would only increase your expectation. As she sings her first line, yes Teesha Nigam, Sonu Nigam’s sister, you would feel like “who the hell is she!!” Now if you were thinking that it’s a new fresh composition then the tail of the mukhda and the hook line arrive and the track turns out to be none other than a good remix of the super hit Mr India song Kaate Nahi Katte. Though the song has been given a complete new gesture. The antara is totally different but the tune is quite straight and slightly off the chord. The techno tunes are used in an ineffective way that it produces 80s kind of sound. Teesha Nigam didn’t impress at all. Arrangements are below average. It’s a track that is below expectation.

 

3. Bajan De Dhol – Singers: Mika Singh, Soumya Rao;  Lyrics: Sanjeev Tiwari

A the name of the song is Baajan De Dhol, Dhol has been extensively used throughout the track. Mika and Soumya Rao, both are not perfect choices for this track. The arrangements are poor. The tune sounds stale. It doesn’t offer any attractive element for the listeners. Being a Tabla player, Bikram Ghosh has emphasized on the percussion instruments more. It’s a very ordinary and passable track. A failed attempt!

 

4. Intauducing Gul – Singer: Gunjan Singh;  Lyrics: Sonu Nigam, Shabbir Ahmed

There isn’t noticeable element in the track. It is a so-called item song which does not appeal at all. Although composition is better than that of the usual item songs, but the recording and arrangements are the culprits. Some good sounds are used but those sounds are not efficiently used. The vocals have a sound of 80s. The echo effect is annoying. Sonu has also opened his account as a lyricist with this song along with Shabbir Ahmed. But the things didn’t work. The lyrics are passable. Another failed attempt.

 

5. Whacky Zindabad – Singers: Anish, Oushnik Majumdar, Nevaan Nigam, Saloni, Rohini;  Lyrics: Sanjeev Tiwari

Starts with a comic sounded Shehnaai and enters the techno sound department. It’s a Children song with a catchy mukhda. Five small singers have sung this. The best element in the song is vocals. Damn sweet and innocent vocals of these five cute singers. Nevaan’s rap is too good. It sounds lovely. Apart from mukhda, there isn’t any specific tune that can be liked by listeners. Though it has some faults, one must listen this song for the awesome vocals.

 

6. Sapna Mera – Singers: Sonu Nigam;  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

At the last Sonu Nigam presents himself on the mic. The song of the genre which Sonu belongs. A typical romantic melody. Sonu’s vocals are really great to listen but the composition is stodgy and doesn’t appeal to play it once more. The composition is good but offers nothing new. It has the same typical romantic sound and the lyrics are also a great let down. There’s no creativity in the composition and hence no freshness. Listen to it only for Sonu’s vocals, nothing else!

 

Sooper Se Oopar is a great let down in the form of composition, arrangements, lyrics and sound. I had personally expected a lot from it. But it disappointed me in each song. Except Gun Gun Gutar, no other song has any freshness or memorable element. Sonu Nigam and Bikram Ghosh must have tried their best to secure a decent place as a composer in the industry but I would only call it a Failed Attempt!

 

The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM

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

 

Next:  Satya 2

Roadside Music Ride! (Shortcut Romeo – Music Review)

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After becoming Khiladi 786 a massive hit, Himesh got back in his previous world i.e composing. After some multi composers albums, he got a solo one and let’s see whether he impressed the listeners as he did in Khiladi.

 

 

Music: Himesh Reshammiya;  Music Label: T Series

 

 

1. Pe Pe Pe – Singer: Himesh Reshammiya;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav

What you must have listened in 90’s roadside songs, the same sound would be heard by you in this ornomatopoeian song. A cheaply written lyrics with a typical Himesh-ly composed song would definitely not liked by you.

 

 

2. Khali Salam Dua – Singer: Mohit Chauhan;  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

Starting with a mild piano, Mohit’s voice mesmerizes the song very well and helps creating a beautiful melody which has slight 90’s touch but it surely brings the romantics mood and Shabbir Ahmed’s sets the mood more with his catchy lyrics. Violin is the main attraction as it was in Saari Saari Raat (Khiladi 786). Not so well but quite good when compared to other songs in the soundtrack. It’s a WELCOME song.

 

 

3. Ishq Gangster – Singers: Himesh Reshammiya, Vineet Singh;  Lyrics: Sameer

The Techno tune and beats are really very good but the composition sucks. The tune is irritating and creates a kerfuffle in mind. Vineet sang quite well thought it hadn’t had any scope of singing. Lyrics are too bad to mention. A passable song.

 

 

4. Shortcut Romeo / Shortcut Romeo (Reprise) – Singer: Ash King / Aman Trikha;  Lyrics: Sanjay Masoom

This is how a song sounds when it is composed forcefully. Lack of tune, lack of melody, lack of rhythm and drought for lyrics. Simply an awful track with disgusting arrangements and Ash King’s voice does not at all suit this song.

The reprise version sung by Aman Trikha sounds a little better as his voice suits this song. But overall, the song is nothing but a music disaster. Don’t attempt to listen.

 

 

5. Jave Saari Duniya – Singer: Mika Singh;  Lyrics: Sameer

When you keep on adding bad songs on an already bad soundtrack, the situation gets worse and out of control for a music reviewer like me. It’s another awful track having beats with no use and has abrupt ending as well as the intro. Mika gets wasted in this track.

 

 

Shortcut Romeo should have been a short soundtrack so that the listeners could have attempted it quite happily but sadly it has worsen the quality of music. Khiladi 786 and few songs of Himesh’s in 2013 had made a hope of something great from him but he badly disappointed in this one.

 

The Final Verdict: NOT A PROBLEM

 

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

 

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