There is no delving deep into history to recount, once the producer No 1 Vashu Bhagnani's contribution to Hindi films and the countless chartbusting and memorable hit songs that his super hit films have always boasted of. And his handsome actor son, the talented Jackky Bhagnani, despite a short stint in Bollywood already has quite a few chart scorchers to his credit. His upcoming venture YOUNGISTAAN by debutant but already talked about director, Syed Ahmad Afzal, is topical as well as a romantic political drama, an all-in-one success formula. So one expect some youthful, fresh composition from a host of young but experienced music directors like Jeet Ganguly, Shiraz Uppal, Sneha Khanwalkar and Shree D and Ishq Bector.
The ultimate ode to love, the Taj Mahal, is just the reference that sets up the ultimate romantic mood in the superb love ballad, 'Suno-Na Sangemarmar
', sung by the hot favorite Arijit Singh, who is just the right choice. Jeet Ganguly riding high after some stupendous scores in AASHIQUI 2 comes back with another winner. Kausar Munir's innovative lyrics (with parallels drawn to Taj) too are the USP of the track.
The remix version by DJ Suketu relies on heightened beats and rhythm and more background techno gimmicks and synthesizers. CHECK OUT: Youngistaan - Songs Lyrics
Soft rock orchestral arrangements with lovely use of guitar and drums , a perfect foil for the sad separation/judaai number, 'Mere Khuda
', composed and sung by Shiraz Uppal quite on the lines of Pakistani pop bands like Jal etc. The number has a heard before feel to it but nevertheless makes for a good hear.
Sneha Khanwalkar comes in with the ultimate party song, 'Tanki
', a cute, fresh, youthful and extremely rhythmic number which has been well crafted to give the song that tipsy and zany touch. A madcap number that would definitely be identified by the Gen X, the target audience here. Mika is his usual 'bindass
' self, and the composer too joins in the party along with Apeksha Dandekar.
Bhaven's version has added rap by Hard Kaur but one prefers Mika's track because of obvious reasons! Well, it's just Mika himself, nothing else!
Rafaqat Ali Khan and Shiraz Uppal's superb 'jugalbandi' is the highlight of the somber, serious sufi qawwali 'Daata Di Diwani' set in the sufi shrine/dargah. The serene composition with just a tabla backdrop is situational track that will appear as a tense background score.
' showcases Jackky Bhagnani's superb oratory skills as the song commences with a zabardast 'bhashan
' (he essays a young politician) by the actor. And then follows the inspirational rock track by Shree D and Ishq Bector that urges youngsters to exercise their rights, show their power and make India the best nation in the world. The title/theme song has a good message and it fits in all the more with the election mood that the country is in at present times.CHECK OUT: Priyanka Chopra-Jayalalithaa; Jackky Bhagnani-Rahul Gandhi: Political bonds?
The 'Youngistaan Anthem
' remix by DJ Suketu is a job well done and makes for a good repeat hear.
Concluding one must admit that the expectation that we carried from an album that befits the house of the Bhagnanis is well and truly met in YOUNGISTAAN. All the composers have done a great job choosing fresh youthful and vibrant music, and the album has hit written all over it. 'Suno-Na Sangemarmar
', 'Daata Di Diwani
', and 'Youngistaan Anthem
' are our picks. The chartbusting album will surely aid the film opening to a decent to good response when it releases all over on 28th March, 2014.