When Lyrics supersedes the Compositions!! (Katti Batti – Music Review)

It has just been a week for Hero soundtrack to be out, and here another soundtrack of Nikhil Advani’s directorial releases. Hero, being an exception, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have the composers for all of his films and Katti Batti is their another teamwork. Gulzar is surprisingly absent this time who is also a regular member of this team and in place of him, the ever-ready Kumaar is the lyricist.

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Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy;  Lyrics: Kumaar;  Music Label: Zee Music Company

1. Lip To Lip – Singers: Ritu Pathak, Nikhil D’Souza – Kumaar’s lyrics is too weird to be liked in the first attempt. This is a song written on kiss. It seems to be a lustful song. Music is catchy and foot tapping with appropriate beats and likable arrangements. The groove they tried using baby is a pretty cool attempt. Saxophone adds more likeness. Nikhil is the perfect choice but Ritu doesn’t seem an obvious one. A fun track, needs a little time to grow.

2. Sarfira – Singers: Neeti Mohan, Siddharth Mahadevan – It’s that typical club track from the trio where the beats are too monotonous to enjoy for a long time. Neither the rhythm changes, nor the pattern. Particularly in this track, it gets even worse as along with the beats, mukhda is also plain, flat, monotonous which you while listening wonder where the song is actually going and suddenly appears a catchy hook line to make you feel good about the song. Siddharth and Neeti have just fulfilled their respective roles, not adding any charm to the song. Glamorous outside, hollow inside.

3. Sau Aasoon – Singers: Rasika Shekhar, Shankar Mahadevan – The Guitar which you hear in background is one of specialties of the trio witnessed in their many previous compositions, one of their very own ways to beautify their compositions. Shankar Mahadevan is as good as always with his singing. Rasika seems unneeded, her vocals not fitting into the mood of the song totally. Kumaar’s lyrics stands out, impressing in almost every line. Truly melancholic.

4. Jaago Mohan Pyaare – Singers: Rasika Shekhar, Siddharth Basrur, Digvijay Singh Pariyar, Raman Mahadevan – A song which you won’t believe to have been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as it sounds completely a Ram Sampath composition!! The Rock background with the similar way of giving a slight Metal touch through Guitars and singing style. Although it’s a decent composition, one won’t be eager to listen to it again and again. It’s again Kumaar’s writing that has some interesting elements to give it a hear. Listen, enjoy and forget.

5. Ove Janiya / Ove Janiya (Female) – Singer: Mohan Kannan / Sayani Palit – Trio often saves their best for the last. A simple yet soulful composition rendered phenomenally by Mohan Kannan who is just perfect for these type of compositions which begins with a mild Piano piece and Guitars aptly support the whole song. Sayani Patil is an Indian Classical and Semi-Classical vocalist and her debut in Bollywood is very impressive. Kumaar’s lyrics adds immense charm into it. Go for it! #WelcomeSong

More than Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, it is Kumaar’s lyrics that entertains throughout the album.

The Final Verdict:  OKAY