After an epic disaster in the form of Aditya Chopra directed BEFIKRE, Yash Raj Films come up with a fresh romantic musical comedy, MERI PYAARI BINDU, starring the versatile Ayushmann Khurrana, who has till now never disappointed with the musical scores of his films. And with the highly talented young composers, Sachin-Jigar, along with the experienced lyricist Kausar Munir (after the much appreciated BEGUM JAAN) holding the musical baton, things get even more exciting and expectations soaring.
MERI PYAARI BINDU MOVIE STILLS
The playlist commences with the jazz based 'Ye Jawaani Teri', and just the sound of guitar strums and drums are enough to give that light, entertaining yet nostalgic retro feel, and one is instantly reminded (only in spirits) of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' (BRAHMACHARI). Jonita Gandhi and Naksh Aziz put up a lively performance.
The song that had all die hard romantics drooling, 'Haareya' is another feather in the crown for Arjit, who spellbinds with an awesome performance, and Sachin-Jigar who as mostly come up with a dew fresh addictive tune and minimalistic yet elegant musical addendums. One just wishes for a reprise of the song by Ayushmann Khurrana who we know will add chaar chand to the chartbusting number. Priya Saraiya deserves a bow for those lovely lyrics.
Parineeti impresses with her vocal prowess in the simple and heartwarming ghazal 'Maana Ke Hum Yaar' and the sheer simplicity of the lyrics, lovely flowing tune and background arrangements lend that nice authentic vintage touch to the composition. Having said that, she has miles to go before she can touch her much more accomplished cousin Priyanka Chopra.
The first average (compared to the previous tracks) song of the album, 'Iss Tarah', rendered by Clinton Crejo and Dominique Crejo, is still entertaining once again, bringing back that retro eighties-nineties touch.
We had savoured glimpses of Bengali music in PIKU (and before that in LOOTERA) and this time with 'Khol De Baahein' Sachin-Jigar do a wonderful job of intermingling simple Bengali lyrics (by guest lyricist Rana Muzumdar in Bengali) with Hindi, which even though may not be comprehendible to all, but are still hummable due to a lovely tune. Monali renders the number in a whispering soft of manner providing the song with that heady, soft romantic feel.
Another song that has just been released and added to the jukebox is the really addictive, 'Afeemi' (derived from the word 'afeem' which means opium). The song commences with Parineeti expressing her love for Ayushmann in Bengali ('aami tuma ke bhalo bashi'). A petal soft romantic duet (rendered well by Sanah Moidutty and Jigar) carrying an addictive dew fresh melody, 'Afeemi' sounds good to the ears and so are the simple, Urdu cum Hindi lyrics.
In a nutshell, Sachin-Jigar fulfil expectations and stay true to their reputation of providing fresh, lilting melodies with superb arrangements. ' Haareya' and 'Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin' happen to be our picks. And the recently added 'Afeemi' too is now in our list! The songs should certainly help the cause of the film which sees a mid-May release and provide Yash Raj Films (and Parineeti who too is going through a lean phase), with the much needed and deserved success.
Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below