The audio of UTV Motion Pictures' RAJA NATWARLAL, starring music's lucky mascot, actor Emraan Hashmi, and directed by director Kunal Deshmukh, comes loaded with humongous expectations. Need we explain why? Well, the two have had super successful outings like JANNAT and JANNAT 2 to their credit, and even their TUM MILE, which was not commercially successful, had boasted of memorable and super hit music. All the three films had music composed by the then numero-uno composer Pritam, but this time Yuvan Shankar Raja, stylish Tamil film music composer, has been entrusted with the task of helming the music. So let's check out if Yuvan is able to live up-to the expectations and deliver.
The song that embodies the spirit of the movie and can also be classified as the theme song, 'Dukki Tikki
', highlighting the value of 'paisa
' (money) is rendered by Mika Singh in his high on attitude style. The situational track lacks a good fresh tune and even the musical arrangements that are high on south sensibilities may act as a deterrent.
Shweta Pandit excels in the gem of a romantic number, 'Tere Hoke Rahengay
', superb addictive tune and rhythm makes one fall in love with the song, hook, line and sinker! Lyrics and background orchestra and arrangements are simply excellent and one is reminded of Pritam of yore through this number. Maybe it was the demand of the makers.CHECK OUT: RAJA NATWARLAL songs lyrics
Arijt Singh renders the reprise version of 'Tere Hoke Rahengay
' and one is sure that he has another chartbuster to his credit, his first with music's lucky mascot Emraan Hashmi.
Mamta Sharma's item/dance number, 'Namak Paare
' caters to the front benchers and even though the tune is quite racy but it is a heard before. Anupam Amod joins in between but it is a Mamta show all the way.
The 'sufi ' 'qawwali
' style romantic ballad, 'Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani
', impresses only in parts. The problem is that Emraan Hashmi has been associated with such exemplary sufi love ballads that this average number fails to create much of an impact.CHECK OUT: RAJA NATWARLAL dialogues
The all south styled (as in dubbed south movies) hip hop number, 'Flip Your Collar Back
', that makes absolutely no sense, situation wise (appears to be a chhed-chaad
song), brings the album to an end. In fact one wonders whether this number will be a part of the movie at all.
Concluding, one feels a bit letdown by the efforts of Tamil film music's youth icon and Rockstar Yuvan Shankar Raja's first major (Bollywood) musical offering, especially keeping the fact that he had to add to the success of memorable films like JANNAT and JANNAT 2 and TUM MILE. The only song that impresses is 'Tere Hoke Rahengay
' both male and female versions. The average music will make things difficult for RAJA NATWARLAL when it releases all over on 29th August, 2014.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below