Three top production houses, Dharma Productions, UTV Motion Pictures and Nadiadwala Grandsons join hands for a youthful romance, 2 STATES, adaption of Chetan Bhagat's bestselling novel of the same name. Naturally, expectations arise from the trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (who have lately been lying low) to deliver something that will make this love saga of a Punjabi-South Indian couple a memorable experience. So let's get going and check out the music.
SEL hit the hammer right with the very first song, 'Offo
', which offers a very fresh, youthful and vibrant tune, arrangements that perk up the mood and some novel lyrics that makes one smile instantly. The rendition too is flawless with both the artists Aditi Singh Sharma and Amitabh Bhattacharya doing well.
Another very fresh and vibrant tune that SEL use is for 'Locha-E- Ulfat
', a breezy love song which is already a chart scorcher. Benny Dayal is superb and so are the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya. CHECK OUT: 2 States - Songs Lyrics
The song that does spring a very pleasant surprise is 'Mast Magan
', an excellent love ballad all sufiana at heart. The Hindustani arrangements with minimum and apt use of western instruments conveys the desired effect. Arijit Singh and Chinmayi Sripada sing superbly in tandem. Amitabh's lyrics too add to the desi charm.
The racy techno Punjabi dance number, 'Iski Uski
', has enough ammunition to set the dance floors alight, although the heard before tune is a slight letdown. A host of singers, Shahid Mallya, Akriti Kakkar, Shankar-Siddharth Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Gaurav Gupta all join for this fun party song.
K. Mohan's soulful rendition with commendable support by Yashita Sharma and single string guitar strumming that give a western country song like feel is the highlight of the 'judaai
(separation number) 'Chaandaniya
'. The simple flowing melody too adds to the charm. CHECK OUT: Alia Bhatt - Kissing is as good as slapping!
The father-son duo, Shankar-Siddharth (Mahadevan) along with Rasika Shekhar, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Gaurav Gupta put up a scintillating effort in the all Punjabi wedding celebration number, 'Hulla Re
', that has shades of Rahman's 'jugni
' from HIGHWAY. Amitabh's lyrics are the true hero of the song and the Punjabi-Madrasi wedding scenario is clearly depicted making the whole song very interesting.
To conclude, the audio of 2 STATES is in keeping with mood and script of the film and songs like 'Offo
' and 'Locha-E-Ulfat
' are already in charts but 'Mast Magan
' is our pick of the lot. SEL come back strongly and the popular music should aid in the film opening to a good to decent response, when it releases all over this Friday.