The premise of the movie promises this to be a soundtrack to be reminded. The posters are absolutely stunning which of course grabs the attention, but this review is about the music which is composed by Amit Trivedi (Ishaqzaade, Lootera), but something tells me that is going to be more than just alright.
The first song is 'Yeh Fitoor Mera' sung by Arijit Singh. A slow and emotional song with Arijit is something we are of course familiar with, but this song is crafted so good it makes you forget about all other songs and captivates you with the beautiful melody, Arijit`s vocals and the poetic lyrics. Like the poster, a piece of art.
In 'Pashmina' we can hear Amit sing a song himself. Another song with a great build-up and throughout the entire song you can notice that this is another great piece of work as the interchanging of instruments, the pace and the vocals all intertwine so harmoniously. Once again the lyrics are poetic and unique.
The third song is 'Haminastu' a Kishmiri style folk song sung by Zeb Bangash with lyrics from a poem about Kashmir. Along with a video with the proper setting the song will definitely make an impact and keep your interest and will have you wanting more. Even though it remains quite calm there is an upbeat pace and together with the vocals and overall (dramatic) style of the song/lyrics it makes this a song which is indeed made for this movie and fits greatly with the previous 2 songs as well.
The next song is 'Hone Do Batiyan' with a similar sound as Haminastu. Again the composition is good, but it feels more like an situational song for the movie and seems easily forgotten, but again the quality is great and when heard it doesn`t dissapoint and still entices you very easily.
Disappointed to say we are heading towards the end of the album with 'Tere Liye'. Sung by Jubin Nautiyal and Sunidhi Chauhan (which makes an interesting pairing). Jubin has sung several songs lately and each one was very enjoyable (especially Bandeyaa from Jazbaa) and hearing him here is indeed enjoyable. This soft-rock song has a sweet and romantic sound, to which you can easily immerse yourself in your thoughts. A great choice of singers combined is yet another marvellous move for this exceptional soundtrack.
The last song is 'Ranga Re' and comes in 2 versions; Hindi and English, respectively. A song which is not like the rest at all, yet again Amit amazes. A contemporary or modern (electronic) beat, but unlike some songs we hear, not your run-of-the-mill song. Equally unique, just in a modern style and if Amit would make an entire album in this style it would be yet another great one I reckon. The English version seems off and unnecessary, but apart from that it remains a good song.
Overall this is one amazing album.....
It`s a fresh breeze of music which has been composed so amazingly good and everything falls together so perfectly. The instrumental work, the melody, the vocals, and perhaps mostly the lyrics and composition (such as the build-ups, subtle interchanging of pace and instruments). Probably Amit`s best album so far and one of the best Bollywood albums of lately as well.
Bollywoodmood`s Choice: Yeh Fitoor Mera, Pashmina, Ranga Re (Hindi), Tere Liye and Haminastu
- Fantastic album! (+)
- All songs are good (+)
- Great Composition (+)
- Amazing Lyrics (+)
- Overall sound (+)
- Decent amount of songs (+)