YRF's latest offering, DAWAAT-E-ISHQ, directed by Habib Faisal (of DO DOONI CHAAR fame), has music by Sajid-Wajid, who have had hits like HEROPANTI and MAIN TERA HERO to their credit this year. The music of this romantic drama that is set in two diverse but food loving cities like Lucknow and Hyderabad, promises to be exciting and flavorful keeping the theme of food and romance in mind. So let's check out if Sajid-Wajid have prepared a gastronomic musical feast!
Sajid-Wajid open proceedings with the title track, 'Dawaat-E-Ishq
', an apt composition that sums up spirit and theme of the movie via traditional and techno 'qawwali
' and has its inspiration in parts from the iconic qawwali
, 'Yeh Ishq Ishq Hai
' (BARSAAT KI RAAT). The Javed Ali-Sunidhi Chauhan rendered track has some very apt and interesting Urdu lyrics.
' instrumental is decently orchestrated and arranged.CHECK OUT: DAAWAT-E-ISHQ songs lyrics
Wow! Sonu and Shreya (along with Keerthi Sagathia) together in an all-out intense, romantic track, 'Mannat
', that stands out due to its heavy 'desi
' (folk) flavor and fresh tune. It has different shades, at times its sufi inspired, then there is Arabic flavor as well and 'qawwali
' reprise version makes for a good second hear.
Retro style dominates proceedings in 'Rangreli
', which is a routine, fun 'chhed-chaad
' track. The festive (celebrating the festival of love) mood is highlighted through some good orchestrations, band baja
et all! One does miss a fresh tune here. 'Dawaat-E-Ishq
' signature tune finds place here.
Light guitar strums and soft clicks and harmonica, all set up the romantic mood via 'Shayarana
'. Full marks to Shalmali Kholgade for an eclectic rendition that enthralls and she is likely to repeat the 'Main Pareshaan
' success (with Parineeti) here as well.CHECK OUT: Parineeti Chopra comes to Aditya Roy Kapur's rescue!
The song 'Jaadu Tone Waaliyan
' has a fusion of western heavy metal and 'desi
' musical instruments, and actually it's the background music that attracts. The 'bewafaaiyee
' number is a situational one. Shadaab Sabri is adequate and one feels that his style of singing is slightly reminiscent of another 'qawwali
' great, Altaf Raja.
Rounding off, the album of DAWAAT-E-ISHQ is laden with a few unique 'desi
' flavours with the right kind of spices and condiments but it caters to the class gentry. Sajid-Wajid have delivered as per the script and theme of the movie but that one very essential romantic film ingredient, a chartbuster, is missing. Our picks are the title track and Shalmali's 'Shayarana
'. The situational tracks may find patronage after the film releases.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below