May 2, 2013 04:38:51 PM IST By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
Dharma Production's upcoming venture, GIPPI, a teen, coming-of- age and feel good drama that once again highlights the triumph of the underdog, directed by Sonam Nair. Music has been composed by the ever dependable Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who have been instrumental in providing Karan Johar with super hit music in his last outing STUDENT OF THE YEAR and the lyrics are by Anvita Dutt and Vishal. So let's get going and see whether they succeed in this latest venture as well and come out with flying colours, as always!
Udit Narayan and Sukhwinder Singh have done this before with 'Dil Dance Maare' (TASHAN) for V-S and here they are once again rocking 'Bhojpuri ishtyle' with 'Baby Se Baby Doll'. A really sweet, cute situational dance number that nicely depicts the makeover of the lead and relies on a rhythmic 'desi' tune with a blend of Hinglish and Bhojpuri lyrics and racy arrangements.
Set on the same Punjabi folk tune as the title track 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti, the party song, 'Behn Di Takki' may be having that de'ja' vu feel about it but this techno club number does fit in with the mood and situation of the movie. Vishal stands out with his authentic Punjabi rendition and so are the lyrics which are just apt and identifiable.
It's a pleasant surprise when we encounter 'Mann Bawra', a gem of a love ballad that has a superb fusion of classical raga set in an easy to hum tune. A number that one instantly falls in love with, the classical Hindustani and rock arrangements and Shekhar's flawless rendition are the highlights of the track, not to mention the brilliant lyrics.
Another gem that one comes across is the Neeti Mohan rendered romantic track, 'Dil Kaagzi'. The waltz touch gives the number that ultimate soft, lovey- dovey feel. The arrangements comprising of piano drills, harmonica etc are top notch and so are the lyrics which aptly bring about the emotions of the protagonist.
Vishal Dadlani and Hard Kaur (with her characteristic lovable rap) gel well to render the unapologetic, full on attitude, hip hop dance track that is more situational in nature. It introduces the lead protagonists who are referred to as 'jhalle', 'pagle' etc in an entertaining and cute manner. The tune or even the lyrics may not be something to write home about but the song will definitely act as a narrative in carrying forward the story.
V-S have done a good enough job here but are not outstanding (unlike SOTY!) However two songs that stand out are 'Mann Bawra' and 'Dil Kaagzi', and are reason enough to put the album on the repeat mode. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions should come out triumphant once again this time around as well when the film releases on May 10.