Its indeed with great expectations that one delves into the audio of Bhushan Kumar's Vivek Agnihotri directed JUNOONIYAT, the compilation of which is said to have taken almost over 9 months . A T-Series production in itself garners hope of great music and with the winning trio of Meet Bros, Ankit and Jeet at the helm of musical affairs, and last but not the least the highly versatile director Vivek Agnihotri, we sure are in for a musical treat.
The liltingly fresh melody of 'Mujhko Barsaat Bana Lo
' stays in memory and so do Rashmi Virag's simple, yet expressive lyrics. The Jeet Ganguly composed and Armaan Malik rendered number is mass and class appealing.
Stereo Nation's chartbuster 'Nachange Saari Raat
' that rocked the music world comes in a refurbished manner by Meet Bros, (who chip in with their usual rap as well) and it's nice to hear the voice behind many chartbusting songs, Neeraj Shridhar, after a while with good support by Tulsi Kumar. The song is changed into a nice, beach party dance.
A sort of a sad, separation song, 'Ishqe De Latt
' that talks about feelings of a couple in love and its after affects is sung with feelings by Ankit and Tulsi who complement each other well. The 'antara' does hark back to the Nadeem-Shravan days of seventies but it's the 'mukhda
' (and Ankit's crescendo) that is soft rock based that appeals largely.
Meet Bros are in charge of composing the title track 'Junooniyat
' and they do come out trumps in this Falak Shabir sung sufi based composition. An immensely intense love song that showcases the craziness/ madness of a lover, quite in sync with the script. Lovely violins, guitars and harmonica and a tune which is fresh and haunting and superb lyrics, this certainly is worth playing on repeat mode.
'Paglon Sa Naach
' appears to be a mad, crazy holi celebration number and Meet Bros Anjjan and Khushboo join in the revelry. It's a cute dance, chhed-chad
, naughty number that has the required desi masti complete with whistles (seetees), with references to rang and 'bhaang
' etc. The tune does remind one in parts of 'Dhating Naach
' (Climax song) composed by Jeet is a sort of a dance song number that was once composed and enacted on stage by dancing superstar Mithun, although the overall music and tune remind one of Nadeem-Shravan numbers. It is the theme song and provides a sneak into the intense love to the point of madness of the lead as the lyrics narrate a story. Shrey Singhal renders the song flawlessly and is supported well by Akriti Kakkar.
Summing up, the audio of JUNOONIYAT quite meets our expectations and the compositions have universal appeal, similar to T-Series production ventures, and will surely be liked by the target audience. Our favourites are 'Mujhko Barssat Bana Lo
' and 'Tu Junooniyat
'. The popular audio will surely aid the cause of the movie when it releases all over very soon. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below