Pritish Nandy Communications PYAAR KE SIDE EFFECTS featuring the unusual pairing of Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat was a surprise success and its hit music (with the memorable 'Pyaar Karke Pachtaya
') by the then numero-uno Pritam Chakraborty was an added bonus. So one looks forward to another chartbusting and entertaining musical delight by Pritam himself in the sequel titled SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS, this time starring another very hatke jodi
, class actors Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar.
Even though the flagship song, 'Harry Is Not A Brahmachari
', carries a heavy hangover of Pritam's own chartbusting 'Paisa Paisa
' (DE DANA DAN) but very much like the former, the song is a chart scorcher! Superb rhythm, nice fusion of rap and Punjabi pop and extraordinary singing by Jazzy B and Ishq Bector along with hilarious lyrics are the highlights.
The second version, titled 'The Original Song
' has been rendered by Divya Kumar aided by Jazzy B and Ishq Bector, and one prefers the first one for its slower R&B tempo. And then there is another version, the remix version by DJ Angel. We can only say, the more, the merrier!
The Hey Song 'I'm Sorry Par Humse Pyaar Ho Gaya Hai
' is totally in Pritam's alley, a soft romantic ditty with nice beats, lovely harmonica and soft guitaring, but one must add here is that Pritam is capable of much better. Nikhil Paul George, Neeti Mohan and Mili Nair do well. CHECK OUT: Arijit Singh is Farhan Akhtar's voice for Desi Romance in SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS
It's a rarity that a sequel (we are obviously talking about a song!) is better than its chartbusting prequel but 'Tauba Main Vyaah Karke Pachtaya
' (by Shahid Mallya, Poorvi Koutish and Alam) is certainly a step ahead of 'Pyaar Karke Pachtaya
'. Pritam surpasses himself! Lovely fusion of three different styles of music, rap, Punjabi folk, hip pop and Hindustani (note the hilarious 'shehnai
' piece depicting a wedding) is extraordinary. But its Mayur Puri's lyrics which are the USP and they are really side splitting.
It's the second version titled the Punjabi version which is delightful and one is completely spellbound to hear the legend himself, Arif Lohar render 'Tauba Main Vyaah Karke Pachtaya
' in his special way.
For all those young 'desi
' couples honeymooning abroad, 'Desi Romance
' is the perfect situational song as it has a nice fusion of retro and with contemporary party dance music and is a novel attempt. Swanand Kirkere's desi lyrics add to the mood and are simply perfect. Arijit delivers and is ably supported by Suchi.
A song about forgiveness from the beloved, 'Yahaan Vahaan
', is like an ordinary soft rock romantic song by Pritam, if we take into account the heard before tune and musical arrangements, but it is made great by the singer. Yes, it's Farhan Akhtar who makes the number worth hearing with his emotive renditions. The reprise version is almost the same as the original except for some background musical (more guitar used) arrangements.
Mohit Chauhan bowls all over with his superb 'Bawla Sa Sapna
', a situational conversational type easy on the ears number that has Kishore da written all over it. The song about a father and his son and the father's quest to bring 'moon' for his son is conveyed aptly and is made great via some heart touching lyrics.
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The child version of 'Bawla Sa Sapna
' is sweet and cute and sees young Diva rendering the difficult to render number with ease and winning quite a few hearts as well in the process.
Mickey Mcleary's 'Ahista Ahista
' is a situational soft rock sad separation number sung superbly by Farhan Akhtar. It's almost an unplugged version with lots of guitar and soft orchestral background arrangements.
Concluding the album, one must commend Pritam for his chartbusting effort. The musical scores are universally appealing and has something for everyone. Our personal favourites are 'Tauba Main Vyaah Karke Pachtaya
', 'Harry Is Not A Brahmachari
' and 'Bawla Sa Sapna
'. The songs will surely aid the film in ensuring a good initial when the film releases all over this Friday.