GUNDAY is another interesting offering from India's premier production house, Yash Raj Films, and it brings back talented young director Abbas Ali Zafar and the highly versatile composer Sohail Sen, both famous for MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN, along with classy lyricist Irshad Kamil. And since the duo were just terrific in MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN one expects an encore here. So let's get on and check out the soundtrack of the film which promises to be an-adrenalin pumping retro fare with young guns Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor and the class seductress Priyanka Chopra.
', it's 'Jashn-E-Ishqa
' for Javed Ali, although there is absolutely no similarity between the two. The theme song is the perfect introduction for the two male leads. The high tempo, high energy song enthralls and Javed Ali along with Shadab Sabri does a splendid job. Lyrics are just superb.
The Rhythm of 'Jashn-E-Ishqa
' is a sort of dance instrumental with heavy beats, zesty chorus and just intermittent repeat of 'Jashn-E-Ishqa
One encounters the chartbusting 'Tune Maari Entriyaan
' quite early on, a light hearted chhed-chaad
absolutely mast number that will surely be greeted with a lot of 'seetiyaan
' in the cinemas and the masses patronizing it in a big way. The rhythm and arrangements hook the listeners and the lyrics are unique, enjoyable and humorous. Vishal Dadlani, item boy Bappi Lahiri and K.K along with Neeti Mohan all do a fabulous job. CHECK OUT: GUNDAY Songs Lyrics
The Bengali version of 'Tune Maari Entryaan
' is superbly rendered by Bappi Lahiri and Monali Thakur and makes for a good repeat hear. It's all Bangla in nature, whether arrangements or lyrics.
The haunting love ballad 'Jiya
' sung well by Arijit Singh has a nice melody although it does carry a heard before feel. But the composer redeems himself with some terrific background arrangements and of course Irshad Kamil's superb lyrics.
Zafar gets everything right. The story unfolds beautifully. The background score is a haunting melody; the songs are a delight and the choreography perfectly in sync with the mood, rhythm and era. Even the dialogues penned by Sanjay Masoom are spot-on. As for the cast, Zafar gets a perfect blend of beauty and brawn, along with the assortment of peripheral actors who form an integral part of the movie. And yes, there is suspense too that is stitched in beautifully.
Both, Ranveer and Arjun excel. There's fire in their belly and mischief in their eyes. Their characters are well-harnessed and Zafar ensures that none go overboard. For that, he gives them a perfect foil in the form of a script. Both light up the screen with their presence. And for one, the actors who are only a few films old, this is stupendous. Of late, we have seen the audience applauding Salman Khan whenever he comes on screen. There's applause aplenty for these two, as well.
Priyanka Chopra as Nandita gives a 'Sweety Bhope' kind of performance. Remember KAMINEY? She has a super role and enacts it to her potential to bring the two friends to a boiling point. Irrfan Khan's performance is the perfect tadka
. CHECK OUT: GUNDAY Songs Lyrics
Two songs deserve special mention for their mood, tempo and choreography. 'Tune Maari Entriyaan'
and Priyanka dancing to 'Kante Nahi kat te'
from MR INDIA with Sridevi in the background.
For me, the real star of the film is director Zafar and the script. It only goes to show what a difference it can make to a movie.
A perfect entertainer.