A T-Series Production film, the Umesh Shukla (OMG -O MY GOD fame) directed ALL IS WELL, does garner good expectations which gets manifold as a host of experienced and top composers like Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan, Mithoon and the promising Amaal Malik come together to helm the music.
Setting the party mood outright is Amaal Malik's 'Chaar Shanivaar'
which despite a very heard before rhythm does manage to grab attention due to its 'mast' and 'dhamaal' setting. Vishal Dadlani and Armaan Malik blast it out with Badshah providing the usual rap.
It's vintage Himesh Reshammiya in 'Baton Ko Teri'
, a soft, soothing and sad separation 'judaai' number adorned with excellent percussions. Arjit comes up trumps once again but its Shabbir Ahmed's simple lyrics that touch the heart.
A party/ function dance number, 'Nachan Farate'
by Meet Bros Anjjan in the company of their favourite Punjabi item number queen, Kanika Kapoor makes for a funky Punjabi Bhangra pop. The rhythm reminds of 'Ek Pal Ka Jeena' '(KAHO NA PYAAR HAI) in parts and the rest is Punjabi folk.
Mithoon recreates the iconic 'Ae Mere Humsafar'
(QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK) and its a slower, softer version in accordance with the sad situation while the original was lively and romantic. Tulsi Kumar and Mithoon render the song well.
A call to the almighty to meet the beloved, 'Tu Milade'
(by Himesh Reshammiya) is sung well by Ankit Tiwari. A la Pritam-Emraan type number due to its arrangements (mark the 'O O) it has some beautiful lyrics by Mayur Puri.
Techno sounds and digitized auto tuned vocals adorn the another Punjabi style party number, 'YoLo'
sung by Sreeramachandra. The music arrangements / style in the song is reminiscent of the songs of famous Pakistani singer Imran Khan (of Amplifier fame).
To sum up, the album is fun hear and one does enjoy the songs as long as they last, but most of the compositions fail to linger in the memory as is the norm with memorable T-Series numbers. Our picks, 'Baton Ko Teri'
, Nachan Farate'
and 'Tu Milade'
. The party numbers should garner popularity and foster a decent opening for ALL IS WELL which releases all over on 21st August.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below