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Director :  Vikramjit Singh
Music :  Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Malik
Lyrics :  Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay, Kumaar and Sandeep Nath
Starring :  Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez

January 19, 2015 6:47:03 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Another musical offering from the giants of music industry and now a premier production house as well, T-Series', in association with Freeway Pictures', ROY, certainly carries good expectations. Starring Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez with an extended special appearance by the newest super star, Ranbir Kapoor, and directed by his college friend Vikramjit Singh, the music department is handled by the likes of T-Series's fav(s), Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and rising young composer, Amaal Malik. So let's check out their musical offering in this heist thriller.


'Sooraj Dooba Hai' or better still titled the 'Matlabi' song is already getting quite popular due to its lovely groovy beach party dance rhythm, although it harks back to Aditi's own, 'Offo' (2 STATES) in parts. Sung ably by Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma, the Amaal Malik number impresses in all the departments.

The 'Sooraj Dooba Hai' reprise makes for a very interesting hear with both Arijit and Aditi Singh Sharma rendering each other's part.

Ankit Tiwari's 'Tu Hai Ke Nahin', a classy love ballad, is slightly introspective and somber, justifying the character of the male lead. Ankit delivers as a composer, the tune, whistles and percussions are excellent and so are the superb lyrics.

Tulsi Kumar does well in 'Tu Hai Ke Nahin' unplugged and as it is a difficult to render number, singing with minimalistic arrangements is indeed creditable.

Also Check Out: ROY Songs Lyrics

First there was 'Gori Hain Kalaiyaan' (AAJ KA ARJUN-1990) and now we have 'Chiitiyaan Kalaiyaan' (ROY -2015). Meet Bros Anjjan and Kanika Kapoor try to recreate the 'Baby Doll' (RAGINI MMS 2) magic. They do succeed to an extent with 'Chiitiyaan Kalaiyaan'. In the same corridor and carrying the same Punjabi folk flavor enveloped in techno beats and 'desi' rap, the song is pleasant to the ears and does leave an impression.

The highly intense, passionate love ballad 'Boond Boond' by Ankit Tiwari has an over repetitive tune and even Ankit overdoes the passion filled singing drama at times. The lyrics are a bit explicit for liking. The arrangements are nice; a good fusion of western and Indian.

Ankit redeems himself with the superb 'Yaara Re' which is a classy, separation number sung superbly by KK. Banking on a lovely haunting tune, some absolutely scintillating arrangements and nice lyrics, the song does have repeat value.

The year has just begun and it is a great melodic start that audio and film production giants T-Series have provided via ROY. Young Gen composers have complied a classy album and our picks are 'Sooraj Dooba Hai' (both versions), 'Yaara Re' and 'Chittiyaan Kalaaiyan'. Hopefully the good audio and promotion should translate into a decent opening for ROY when it releases all over on 13th February, 2015.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

 Rating : 
4/ 5 stars

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