Expectations abound from Ajay Devgn's next directorial venture, SHIVAAY, keeping in mind his keen sense of music in most of his films. Since SHIVAAY marks his comeback as a director after a huge gap of almost eight years (U, ME AUR HUM), and with Mithoon being roped to compose for this action drama things get ever more exciting.SHIVAAY MOVIE WALLPAPERS
Its' an adrenalin pumping, thumping start that sets proceedings racing with the title track, 'Shivaay
', an absolute scorcher sung by a host of singers like Badshah, Mohit Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Megha Shriram, Dalton and Anugrah. It's a zabardast fusion song with Hindustani and western instrumentations that is sure to raise goose bumps. The use of Sanskrit 'shlokas' add to the mystique charm and chants of 'Namo Shivaay
' and Badshah's rap, which truly fits in with the narrative and story, is the highlight of the track.
Mithoon comes back to his comfort zone with the romantic ballad 'Darkhaast
' (meaning request), a soft, melodious and hauntingly sweet prepositioning number. The slow tune merging into a racy one with a lovely crescendo and nice spritely western musical arrangements all make it a superb track, what with the top singer, Arijit, behind the mike with the inimitable Sunidhi. Sayeed Quadri's lyrics are class, a good mix of Urdu and Hindi.
Jasleen Kaur Royal adopts a nursery rhyme type rendition for the emotional 'Raatein
'. The soft whispering vocals along with equally soft instrumentations make for nice interactive number between an adoring father and a caring daughter, the most important aspect of SHIVAAY.
The reprise version is more dramatic, slower, with elaborate musical arrangements and has some tragic undertones to it. Jasleen renders the number well, more like whispering and her vocals suit the character.
There is a nineties retro feel in this Mithoon composed and Kailash Kher rendered sufi inspired 'Tere Naal ishqa Mera
'. The song has that heard before feel may be due to the fact that one associates Kailash with songs like these, otherwise it makes for a pleasant hear.
Summing up, there were huge expectations from Ajay's SHIVAAY audio, and with just four songs one expected all of them to be excellent, but apart from the superb title track and a good romantic interlude, 'Darkhaast
', the album does not fulfil it. However, songs will surely take a backseat in this high octane, adrenalin pumping, edge-of-the-seat action thriller with breathtaking visuals and superb SFX, when the Diwali extravaganza releases all over this Friday.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below