Two top production houses, Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment, join hands for a romantic drama directed by debutant Niyta Mehra. Expectations are naturally gargantuan since its a product of two houses which are associated with classy cum massy and memorable music. So let us commence the show!
Soft, sombre and pensive 'Kho Gaye Hum
' is sung almost unplugged and in whispering/ communicative vocals by Jasleen Royal and Prateek Kuhad. A very league se hatke number, that is too hatke for instant liking, but may translate well on screen!
Amaal Malik's comes up with the racy, free spirited 'Sau Asmano Ko
' and rehashes his own (by now classic!) 'Sooraj Dooba
' (ROY) for the number, although the song is well rendered by Armaan and Neeti Mohun, whose youthful spunky vocals complement each other?
Arko saves the day with an excellent one 'Dariya
'. Though the song is totally Punjabi in character but its haunting tune (thankfully fresh!) tugs the heart and leaves a strong impression and is sung superbly by Arko himeslf. Lyrics etch out the classic and evergreen love story of Heer Ranjha (based in Punjab) and suit the intense love of the leads and pens their longing for each other.
A totally Punjabi folk based celebration number, 'Nachne De Saare
', as is evident from the title (in the lines of Dharma's own 'Dainger Dainger HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA) and is a feel good family song composed by Jasleen Royal. Sung well by Jasleen, Harshdeep Kaur and Siddharth Mahadevan.
Renowned Pakistani singer Bilal Saeed's award winning song, 'Khair Mangdi
' (nominated as song of the year for Pakistan 13th Lux Style Awards) is presented here, and is superb in all department and obviously needs no reviewing, for it is just class!
Prem Harshdeep's super hit Punjabi number, 'Tenu Kala Chasma Jachda Ae
', is well refurbished/recreated into a racy party track (by Badshah) with rap by Badshah and Indeep Bakshi and additional lyrics by Amrik Singh and Kumaar . Amar Arshi and Neha Kakkar render the number with zest and vigour and the song is already topping the charts thanks to some superb choreography and lovely dancing by Katrina and Siddharth.
One cannot help but feel slightly letdown by the audio of Dharma and Excel's BAAR BAAR DEKHO as none of the songs are original (except for maybe Arko's 'Dariya
') and not to forget the already renowned 'Khair Mangdi' , and one expected classy and memorable music from the two makers! Having said that the songs are already topping the charts, especially 'Kala Chasma
' and our personal favourite is 'Dariya
' and 'Khair Mangdi
'. The popular audio should definitely help the cause of the love story.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below