Indeed a very special film for T-Series' head honcho, Bhushan Kumar, YAARIYAN, marks the debut directorial venture of his beautiful wife, ex actress turned director, the versatile Divya Khosla Kumar. Naturally expectation are high from the host of top music directors like Pritam (guest composer), Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukerjee and Anupam Amod to come up with an album that does justice to the consistently high quality melodious and chartbusting music that is synonym with T-Series! YAARIYAN stars fresh young faces and is obviously youth oriented. So let's plug on and hear for ourselves what they have for us!
Beach, sun & sand and friends, the perfect setting for an all out youthful, zesty and highly rhythmic celebration/party number, the hip hop ''Sunny Sunny
'' rendered superbly by Yo Yo Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar. The buddy bonhomie track will surely catch on like fire.
Poignant, melodic and heart touching, the soulful ''Baarish
'' sung by Mohammad Irfan and Gajendra Verma is a gem of a number and hats off to Mithoon for composing as well as penning down the number.
The remix version of ''Baarish
'' by DJ Shiva has added rhythm and heightened beats, good drumming and makes for a good hear.
Yo Yo Honey Singh leads the pack with his super hit rap along with Benny Dayal and Shefali Alvares in the youthful pyjama party song, ''ABCD
'', composed by guest composer Pritam that has the potential to become an anthem for all college going students and young gen. The highlight of the track is the easily identifiable and apt lyrics that would be loved by the young gen. A chartbuster in every sense!
The remix version of ''ABCD
'' by Kiran Kamath is well done although the original itself was quite dance worthy.
The mood is blissful as one encounters Arko Pravo Mukerjee's, ''Allah Waariyan
'', the sad separation number, longing for the beloved is portrayed effectively through pure unadulterated melody and all Hindustani musical arrangements. Shafqat Amanat Ali sails through the number with ease and elan.
It's Anupam Amod's turn to delight with his light, fluffy, candy-floss romantic outing, ''Love Me Thoda Aur
''. Soft percussions, lovely female chorals and Arjit Singh's base vocals along with Monali Thakur's able support conjure up a love ballad that is fairytale like.
'' is a novel tribute to mother, soft rock style! And it is unique indeed as the emotional quotient is easily palpable/ascertainable without any high drama and is aided by some lovely lyrics that are so simple yet so very effective. KK sings like a rock star in concert, just perfect!
The second version of ''Meri Maa
'' is sung by Anupam Amod, although KK's version wins hands down, not that Anupam would mind at all! It seems that the rendition was simply a tribute that the composer wanted to pay to his mother!
Then there is the reprise version of ''Meri Maa
'' by KK as well.
The inspirational, patriotic and situational ''Zor Lagake Haishaa
'' is a nice effort and conveys the high drama and gives a peek-a-boo into the movie. Vishal Dadlani sings well and puts in lots of emotions in this varied layered track. Once again the lyrics are just superb!
''Mujhe Ishq Se
'' by Tulsi Kumar and Gajendra Verma is almost an unplugged version of ''Baarish
'' with minimal music arrangements (lovely piano and guitar) in the background.
The album ends with the ''Yaariyan
'' mashup by Kiran Kamath, and as is the norm it is a combination or potpourri of all the songs of the album.
Summing up, the album of YAARIYAN is a musical delight, the sort one expected from the house of T-Series. All the music directors have done a very good job and have composed songs in keeping with the script and narrative. ''Baarish
'', ''Allah Waariyan
'' are our picks although ''ABCD
'' and ''Sunny Sunny
'' are sure shot chartbusters. The music will surely climb the charts and aid first time director Divya Khosla Kumar and her team in ensuring a decent opening when YAARIYAN releases all over on 10th January.