Actress turned director Divya Khosla Kumar proved her mettle with her hit debut venture YARIYAAN which not only introduced promising new faces but also boasted of some chartbusting music, popular till today. And one expects something on the same lines in the forthcoming youthful romantic venture, SANAM RE, especially with musicians like Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Amaal Malik at the helm of affairs.
Mithoon as always provides the perfect start to the album with the superlative title track which is naturally a romantic ballad, 'Sanam Re', the best romantic ditty for a while. Arijit's mellifluous vocals work their magic with the composer joining in. The musical arrangements are top class.
This album belongs to Amaal Malik as he as many as three songs to his credit. His first outing, 'Gazab Ka Hai Yeh Din
' is more like a fun filled, carefree journey song. The flowing melody infuses the free spirited mentality of the youthful romance and Arijit is perfect as always.
The Malik brothers (Amaal and Armaan with Palak Muchal in support) come up with undoubtedly the best track of the album (after the title track), 'Hua Hai Aaj Pehli Baar
'. Fresh and easy to hum, simple tune, lovely singing and superb lyrics (courtesy Manoj Yadav) make this one a romantic ditty worth dedicating to one's beloved this Valentine.
Falak Shabir impresses with a superb rendition of the soulful, full of longing, intense song, 'Ab Kya Tujhe Ab Yeh Dil Bataye
' that has many different shades of melody. Hats off to Amaal for a really 'hatke' romantic outing that acts like a narrative to the film and not a add on.
Epic Bhangra's 'Humne Pee Rakhee Hai
' is a fun rap and hip hop party number (ode to party drinking ) that has become an integral part of all youthful romantic movies. The song is a heady mix (in spirit as well as tune) of quite few Bollywood chartbusters like 'Johnny Johnny
' (ENTERTAINMENT) and 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Huyi Hai
' (KHOOBSURAT) sung by Jaz Dhami and Neha Kakkar and sounds entertaining as long as it lasts.
Mithoon and Ankit try to recreate the AASHIQUI 2 (and 'Banjara
' EK VILLAIN lyrics wise) magic with 'Tere Liye
' which is another very intense, very high pitched romantic ballad that gets rockish towards the fag end. The song does linger in the memory after its over thanks to some very good lyrics and nice crescendo singing.
Jeet Ganguly own version of the classic title song from Anubhav Sinha's TUM BIN, 'Tum Bin Jiya Jaaye Kaise
' boasts of the 'surily
' Shreya who is just eclectic in this heart touching 'roothna manana
' number. The situational sad song has lovely Hindustani orchestrations and some simple lyrics that has touches of the retro feel to it.
Shaan shines in this lovely semi-philosophical Jeet Ganguly number, 'Chhote Chhote Tamashe
' that has Kishore da style written all over it and the song teaches one to live life to the fullest and enjoy life as it comes.
To sum up, the audio album of Super T-Series' SANAM RE is without doubt the best of the year (and likely to remain so for a while in 2016) thus far! All the composers have put their best foot forward. Our picks, 'Sanam Re
', 'Hua Hai Aaj Pehli Baar
' and 'Tere Liye
'. The superb music should play a positive part in this youthful romantic venture which releases all over this February.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below