Shaandaar Music Review

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Rafat Sami By Rafat Sami | 18 Mar 2017 15:41:30.6000000 IST

There are huge expectations from Vikas Bahl's SHAANDAAR audio, keeping in mind his previous super hit, QUEEN, which had some lovely music by Amit Trivedi and his trusted lieutenant, Amitabh Bhattchraya.


Wedding brass band orchestra, dhol and 'nagada' beats, bouncy rhythm and typical Amit Trivedi signature tune adorn the title song, 'Shaandaar', which carries forward the celebration, festive spirit of the movie. The composer does full justice as a singer as well and lyrics are just apt and very innovative.

A very unique fusion of reggae (tune) and rock style rendition (Vishal Dadlani and Anusha Mani), 'Gulaabo', is certainly a gem of an offing. The reggae tune catches one , hook line and sinker, and so do the arrangements. The trumpets in the background are awesome. Lyrics are interesting.

'Nazdeekiyan' is a soft, serene romantic composition that has a very heard before feel to it but Amit's deft touches gives it that different feel. Nikhil Paul George and Neeti Mohan render the number effortlessly.

A chartbuster all right! 'Senti Wali Mental' is a classic all Hindustani qawwali based number (inspired from the evergreen classic 'Ye Ishq Ishq Hai') and succeeds in bringing a smile on the face. Its a classic girls Vs boys 'qawwali' fight complete with boos, with the boys accepting in the end the fact that girls are the perfect creation of God. Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan's fun banter is accompanied by Swanand and Amit. Lyrics are simply superb and one does look forward to the song in the movie.

'Raita Phailgaya' (meaning total chaos created) refers to the bedlam that is created after booze flows in the wedding party. Divya Kumar is just the apt choice for the song. It's the lyrics that are the USP of the track as they successfully describe the antics and behaviour of all the guests in party after consuming imported liquor.

Summing up, the audio of SHAANDAAR is indeed 'shaandaar', simply awesome, amazing! Kudos to the Amit-Amitabh team. All the songs are superb with three compositions just excellent and our picks-'Shaandaar', 'Gulaabo' and 'Senti Wali Mental'. The superb audio will surely sets spirits high and stocks rising for SHAANDAAR to take a 'shaandaar' opening when the film releases all over on 22nd October.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

Rating 4/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapur and Sanjay Kapoor
  • Lyrics: Anvita Dutt and Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Director: Vikas Bahl
  • Music Director: Amit Trivedi
  • Release Date : 22 Oct 2015