Demand and Supply!! (Junooniyat – Music Review)

Another T-Series romantic flick directed by Vivek Agnihotri starring the Sanam Re pair Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Music is given by Meet Bros. Anjjan, Stereo Nation, Jeet Gannguli & Ankit Tiwari.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Nachenge Saari Raat – Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Tulsi Kumar, Meet Bros;  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan (Original Composition: Stereo Nation);  Lyrics: Kumaar (Original Lyrics: Stereo Nation) – The very famous track of 2000 by Stereo Nation to which probably the whole nation had danced for very long has been recreated by Meet Bros Anjjan giving a slightly different sound though mainly remaining the same. Lyrics have been changed except the hook line. Neeraj Shridhar is heard after a long time and that is the only positively different thing in this remake. Original, remake, does it matter? Basically, remains the same. 


2. Mujhko Barsaat Bana Lo – Singer: Armaan Malik;  Music: Jeet Gannguli;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag – It seems to be one of the tracks that has been created in a hurry, having no depth either in composition or in lyrics. It’s just a plain staid yet-another kind of romantic song that doesn’t stay with you for long. Armaan too doesn’t seem to be in his original form, delivering just an average performance. Mediocre.


3. Ishqe Di Lat – Singers: Ankit Tiwari, Tulsi Kumar;  Music: Ankit Tiwari;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – Surprisingly, Ankit strikes this time with quite a rhythmic composition which somewhat predicts to have been shot somewhere in snow. Tulsi sounds decent enough to compliment the composition. Manoj’s likable lyrics go in tune with the tune. Arrangements could have been better but it’s good to hear Ankit trying something different. #WelcomeSong


4. Junooniyat – Singer: Falak Shabbir (Backing Vocals: Thomson Andrews, Keshia Braganza, Gwen Dias & Ryan Dias);  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan;  Lyrics: Kumaar – Falak gets a typical song for him which the trio seems to have composed in a way to give the grandeur feel to it. Although it fails to have grandeur, it surely have the needed-intensity in the romance. The lyrics too seem to have been written with intensity of romance in mind. The song, sadly, does not seem fresh.


5. Pagalon Sa Naach – Singers: Meet Bros, Khushboo Grewal (Backing Vocals: Ruchir, Ambresh & Ashish);  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan;  Lyrics: Kumaar – One wonders if Meet Bros Anjjan themselves ever would listen to their own compositions of this kind. It is such a deserves-to-be-skipped song that it becomes hard to tolerate. Lyrics has been written so vaguely and the composition becomes extremely annoying after a certain point. Vague.


6. Tu Junooniyat (Climax Song) – Singers: Shrey Singhal, Akriti Kakar;  Music: Jeet Gannguli;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – It seems that Jeet has got trapped in the chain of immediate demands. He again sounds average with his composition which he usually doesn’t. Shrey sounds extremely mediocre. The song sounds best during Akriti’s portion. Manoj’s lyrics works occasionally.


An album full of below average work. 


The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM

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

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High-Five!! (Sarbjit – Music Review)

After Mary Kom, Omung Kumar comes up with his second directorial, another biopic based on the life of Sarbjit who was an Indian national who was tried and convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for a series of bomb attacks in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 bystanders in 1990. Omung has opted for multiple composers this time, giving just one song to his previous composers Shashi-Shivamm and the rest to Shail-Pritesh, Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli and Tanishk Bagchi.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Salamat – Singers: Arijit Singh, Tulsi Kumar;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag – Amaal comes up with one of his best melodies which he apparently created when he was just 17 which is a huge accomplishment in itself. The melody is predictable and very Jeet Gannguli-like yet it is so strong and appealing that one wants to hear it more and more. Arijit is more than perfect here and Rashmi Virag doesn’t fail to impress at all. Both the interludes are technically good and the antara is as heartwarming as the mukhda. Simply remarkable!! 


2. Dard – Singer: Sonu Nigam;  Music: Jeet Gannguli;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag, Jaani – Although it’s a typical Jeet Gannguli composition, also very predictable in the antara, the song nonetheless creates a huge impact primarily the reason being the vocals and the lyrics which contains phrases like “jo tujhe lagta baarish hai, main woh hun jo roun”. The composition is anyway extremely impressive. This song is a realization of the craving to hear more from Sonu Nigam. 


3. Tung Lak – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shail Hada, Kalpana Gandharv;  Music: Shail-Pritesh;  Lyrics: Sandeep Singh – After two heart-warming melodies comes an entirely different mood by Shail-Pritesh with a Punjabi folksy textured song that is delivered quite justly by Sukhwinder and Sunidhi. The song doesn’t appeal much yet it has a flair of likeability. 


4. Rabba – Singer: Shafqat Amanat Ali;  Music: Tanishk Bagchi;  Lyrics: Arafat Mehmood – Comes the fourth composer Tanishk with a decent composition having Shafqat behind the mic who handles it quite nicely making the song sound better than ordinary since the composition and lyrics have been extremely mediocre. 


5. Meherbaan – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shail Hada, Munnawar Masoom;  Music: Shail-Pritesh;  Lyrics: A M Turaz – Sukhwinder along with Shail and Munnawar brilliantly capture the song, making it quite engaging with their vocals which otherwise does not have much of appeal to captivate the listener. The song has a qawwali texture and these pseudo qawwalis do not impress unless they have the much needed uniqueness in the melody itself. Vocals engage, composition doesn’t.


6. Barsan Laagi – Singer: Shail Hada;  Music: Shail-Pritesh;  Lyrics: A M Turaz – Moving on the semi-classical mood, the composition is laden with beautiful arrangements by the duo. Shail’s singing is an icing on the cake, as the soft texture of his vocals sounds apt for the composition. The Guitar pieces in-between sounds pleasant and the lyrics has its own charm. Ravishing. 


7. Allah Hu Allah – Singers: ShashaaTirupati, Altamash, Rabbani Mustafa Khan (Additional Voices: Arsh Mohammad, Supriya Pathak);  Music: Tanishk Bagchi;  Lyrics: Late Haider Najmi (Additional Lyrics: Arafat Mehmood) – Tanishk moves to a whole another level with this composition which is so extremely brilliantly sung, composed, arranged and written. The rhythmic structure is so intriguing and alluring and the instruments have been arranged creating such a fascinating sound that one wishes if the song had a longer duration. #WelcomeSong


8. Mera Junoon – Singer: Shail Hada;  Music: Shail-Pritesh;  Lyrics: A M Turaz – Shail again strikes with his endearing vocals for the song that is composed with sincerity. The melody is dynamic, having constantly changing notes which keeps the listeners engaged throughout. Each line has a variation in notes which makes it highly intriguing.


9. Nindiya – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Music: Shashi-Shivamm;  Lyrics: Sandeep Singh – The duo who were the only composers of Mary Kom, Shashi-Shivamm, inspite of getting just one song, have struck the right chord with a lullaby that has such varied notes yet remains melodious throughout. Arrangements are according to the mood and Arijit’s voice is a perfect stimulus for a lullaby.


10. Sarbjit Theme (Instrumental) – Singer: Shail Hada;  Music: Shail-Pritesh – With Violins and apt chords, Shail-Pritesh have captured the mood of the whole film enormously and effectively.


Seven brilliant tracks out of ten, leaving three in average zone, Sarbjit manages to pull out the brilliance in all five composers. 


The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE

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

More Romantic, Less Sporty!! (Azhar – Music Review)

The life of the former Indian Cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been extremely controversial and who better than Emraan Hashmi could play him in Tony D’Souza directed Azhar. Pritam had been hired for the music but due to some health issued, he had to leave midway and Amaal Mallik was called to the rescue. The one song by Pritam has been retained, and a Kalyanji-Anandji song that has been remade by DJ Chetas.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Bol Do Na Zara – Singer: Armaan Malik;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag – The best thing about this song is that Amaal is able to keep the ethos of Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon alive. With his brother Armaan, he has again delivered miraculously effortless melody that easily sails to your heart. Rashmi Virag’s lyrics deserve special mention. The lyrics have few lines that deserve attention. A melody full of charm!!


2. Itni Si Baat Hain – Singers: Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra;  Music: Pritam;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – The old wine Pritam after a long time has come with his late 2000s avatar where he delivers a free-flowing melody without much experimentation, and that structure of inviting the female voice only in the antara. The composition is tremendously beautiful, instantly likable, and unpretentious. Lyrics walk quite on the same route, saying as simply as could itni si baat hai, mujhe tumse pyaar hai. Extremely Pritam!


3. Oye Oye – Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma, Armaan Malik;  Music: Kalyanji-Anandji (Recreated by DJ Chetas);  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – Manoj Yadav pens the next song which is a remake of a superhit Kalyanji-Anandji song from Tridev. Since the remake has been done by a DJ, the beats had to be the prime focus in the song. The composition is quite weak though. Nevertheless, Aditi and Armaan amazingly carry the song and make it decent enough to enjoy.


4. Tu Hi Na Jaane – Singers: Sonu Nigam, Prakriti Kakar;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Kumaar – This is very different from what Amaal has been doing in past. Choosing Sonu Nigam for this song, seems to have proved a brilliant step in favor of Amaal. The composition carries a lot of depth in it. Prakriti quite responsibly supports Sonu Nigam, proving to be another right choice. When it comes to writing sad songs, one well knows how efficient Kumaar is. A mature composition, handled with utter maturity. #WelcomeSong


5. Jeetne Ke Liye – Singer: K.K.;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Kumaar – The song seems to have been made especially for K.K. It has all the apt notes for him to hit and make his mark as he always does. The composition is quite predictable yet pleasurable to hear. Kumaar’s lyrics has the similar predictability, nevertheless, the song enormously carried by K.K. does make impact. 


With a decent remake, a song by Pritam, three by Amaal Mallik, Azhar manages to grip you quite effortlessly. 


The Final Verdict:  OKAY

 

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

A Soundtrack by Mrs. T-Series!! (Sanam Re – Music Review)

Mrs. T-Series Divya Khosla Kumar is back with her second directorial after Yaariyan. Music is given by Mithoon, Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli and a group called Epic Bhangra.

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Music Label: T-Series 


1. Sanam Re – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon – Since Mithoon had also a song in Divya’s previous film Yaariyan, it is clearly visible (or audible, in this case) how Mithoon has degraded his class. The song is undoubtedly decent enough to be liked but that unique extreme-melodic essence of Mithoon is absent. Rather than being a lovable Mithoon Melody, it remains to be just another average forgettable track.


2. Gazab Ka Hain Yeh Din – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – The whole song on one side and the humming on the other. The tune which Arijit hums, stands out alone irrespective of the whole song. It is fabulously composed by Amaal. Although the video is out and it shows the characters romancing and relaxing on a beach, the audio itself gives that feeling with Arijit’s refreshing vocals and Guitar being played superbly. Lyrics in the antara deserve special mention. Refreshing.


3. Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar – Singers: Armaan Malik, Palak Muchhal;  Music: Armaan Mallik;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav – Amaal comes up with his second, the song which is quite rich in melody, particularly the melody of mukhda which Armaan has sung with sincerity. Palak has a very small portion to sing which only works in the favor of the song. The indianized instrumentation seems to have been done intentionally which could have been avoided since it’s taking away the freshness of the composition. Lyrics does have substance. Lovely melody. #WelcomeSong


4. Humne Pee Rakhi Hai – Singers: Jaz Dhami, Neha Kakkar, Ikka;  Music: Epic Bhangra;  Lyrics: Kumaar, Ikka – Just because there should be a club track, here it is. Epic Bhangra has nothing epic to offer. It has the lamest hook line one must have heard. Neha, being a talented singer, must avoid these songs now. And I won’t hesitate to say this – it is the worst club track I have ever heard.


5. Kya Tujhe Ab Ye Dil Bataye – Singer: Falak Shabbir;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – Amaal Mallik with his third track offers a Bhatt-like template with Falak Shabbir’s crystal-clear vocals on Rock arrangements to which Manoj Muntashir chooses the apt words to represent that particular mood. Lacks freshness. 


6. Tere Liye – Singer: Ankit Tiwari;  Music: Mithoon;  Lyrics: Mithoon – It sounds more like a Himesh Reshammiya song than a Mithoon Sharma song. Otherwise, it’s a good melody, not having much shelf life though, unlike previous Mithoon songs that are ever-alive. Ankit sings for Mithoon for the first time and sounds much better than what he does in his own compositions. A decent stuff. 


7. Tum Bin – Singer: Shreya Ghoshal;  Music: Jeet Gannguli;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag – T-Series team nowadays is recreating their older tracks. Although previous tracks were just remade, this track is modified completely. It has been composed in a certain pattern, particularly the mukhda in the way that one line consists of the original tune, the other consists of the new tune. The antara is completely fresh though. Who better than Shreya to render it in order to maintain the level of the original which Chitra had sung. Lyrics too have a tough competition to the lyrics of original, though it’s difficult to predict whether it is going to be remembered for long. Modified version of Tum Bin Jiya Jaaye Kaise (Tum Bin).


8. Chhote Chhote Tamashe – Singer: Shaan;  Music: Jeet Gannguli;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – This seems, to me, the only situational song in the album. Shaan is quite professional in singing these kind of ‘children songs’. Jeet has composed a likable melody which suits the mood of the situation perfectly along with Manoj’s lyrics working as an additional flavor if not offering something unique. A song for kids. 


Amaal Mallik leading the soundtrack with his two rich melodies, Mithoon and Jeet Gannguli lagging far behind. 


The Final Verdict:  OKAY 

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

 

 

Partially Impressive!! (Hate Story 3 – Music Review)

 

The makers are back with the third installment of Hate Story franchise with more erotic content starring Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan, Daisy Shah and Karan Singh Grover. The film is directed by Vishal Pandya and the music is given by Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros and a newcomer Baman.

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Music Label: T-Series


1. Tumhe Apna Banane Ka – Singer: Armaan Malik, Neeti Mohan;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Rashmi Virag – Amaal has well-utilized the remake of this song from Sadak according to the mood of the film which is sensuously sexy. Using the most apt instrument Saxophone, he has given the required romantic feel to the song. Armaan on the mic is superb, doing what Arijit generally does with his smooth vocals adding more to the romantic flavor along with Neeti who has done pretty decent job. One of the best remakes in recent past. #WelcomeSong


2. Tu Isaq Mera – Singers: Neha Kakkar, Meet Bros (Rap by Earl Edgar);  Music: Meet Bros;  Lyrics: Kumaar – Neha Kakkar just nailed this one! She was expected to that. Meet Bros with yet another catchy composition made it worthwhile to listen. They did what the song needed. The beats, the rap, the vocal texture of Neha and the techno tune, all go in favor of the mood and requirement of the song. Pretty enjoyable. 


3. Wajah Tum Ho – Singer: Armaan Malik;  Music: Baman;  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – So, this newcomer Baman has tried being impressive but fails miserably. The song quite boring while Armaan’s vocals help a bit to save some interest of the listener but the long duration reduces his efforts. Go for the video instead, that is interesting for sure 😉


4. Neendein Khul Jaati Hain – Singers: Mika Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Meet Bros;  Music: Meet Bros;  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed – This lonely dance track has Mika Singh singing the catchy lines of mukhda while Kanika is in her worst form. The way her vocals are programmed (intentionally, I guess) sounds so annoying that it doesn’t feel right to listen to the whole track. Shabbir Ahmed’s lyrics as usual need no words of praise. Totally unimpressive. 


 


Out of four, two songs leave quite an impression!


The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM 

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