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Music Review : Aashiqui 2

 Aashiqui 2
Director :  Mohit Suri
Music :  Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics :  Mithoon, Irshad Kamil, Sanjay Masoom and Sandeep Nath
Starring :  Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor

April 9, 2013 12:38:55 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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There is no doubt that the music album of AASHIQUI will remain as one of the best ever soundtracks in the history of the Hindi film industry, and all credit to cine-audio giants T-Series and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, along with composers Nadeem-Shravan, lyricist Sameer and singers Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. Together they created history, and ever since the talented team successfully churned out many memorable albums, but none as great and a wholesome musical feast like AASHIQUI. So with huge expectations, naturally with AASHIQUI 2 being a sequel to the iconic film, we plug in and savour the music, which has been handled by composers like Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit Tiwari.


The first track we check out is naturally, 'Tum Hi Ho', the super hit song that caught the fancy of the music aficionados ever since the first teaser was out. Rendered by promising Arijit Singh in his soulful, emotive base vocals, the song grabs attention instantly, and sounds better with each subsequent hearing. It's almost an unplugged version with touches of piano and guitar. Lyrics by Mithoon too are classy and heart touching.

The reprise version, 'Meri Aashiqui', is a duet where Palak Muchal gives Arijit Singh superb company and this one is as good as the original.

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Fresh talent Ankit Tiwari proves his mettle yet again (after SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER) with the superlative, 'Sunn Raha Hai Tu', and it's Ankit's show all the way as he not only composes but renders this absolutely classy piece with e'lan. The superb soft rock theme, especially in the brilliant chorus comes as a lovely crescendo and is mind blowing. Excellent lyrics by Sandeep Nath are one of the USP of the song, which is being billed as the love anthem of the year. Chartbusting indeed!

'Sunn Raha Hai'
female version is rendered to sublime perfection by Shreya Ghoshal and it's once again a treat to the ears, as was the male version.

The romantic mood is carried forward with ''Chahun Main Yaa Na'', composed by Jeet Ganguly. One of the finest love duets of the year, singers Arijit Singh and Palak Muchal are exemplary. Strings, electric guitar and drum kicks, which form the background musical arrangements and it's lyrics are once again the highlight of the track.

'Hum Mar Jayenge' showcases Tulsi Kumar's (along with Arijit) singing prowess to the hilt, and at times she sounds and sings like Anuradha Paudwal, may be on purpose. The melody and musical arrangements sound retro comprising of traditional instruments like flute, 'dholak' etc. and reminds of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Irshad Kamil's lyrics are outstanding and convey the strong feelings of the protagonists.

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Lovely violin strings usher in the sad somber, 'Piya Aaye Na', which despite the theme of separation is zesty, as the tune that Jeet Ganguly chooses is very flowing and the song rhythmic, especially the superb chorus. K.K does what he is best at and excels as always and Tulsi Kumar too puts in her bit.
'Bhula Dena' is a number that has the hallmark of a Mustafa Zahid sad composition, and will surely impress as is always the norm. The heart rending separation/'judaai' number portrayed effectively through some poignant words by Sanjay Masoom and superb soft rock arrangements make it top class. Remarks Zahid from the UK, 'This track appears in the climax of the film. I promised Mohit that I'll make the audience cry when they walk out!' And he will for sure!

'Asaan Nahin Yahan'
, rendered by Arijit Singh, fails to impress much, as it sounds very much like Emraan-Pritam love tracks, though the lyrics (by Irshad Kamil) where the real meaning of 'Aashiqui' is described beautifully, elevates the standard.

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'Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi' is not the usual romantic number as it sounds and can be classified as an average sounding track. Arijit Singh fails to deliver in his rock avatar, Suraj jagan the original rockstar would have done much better.
'Aashiqui' (The Love Theme) is a superb instrumental composed by Mithoon and brings the album to a close, an excellent befitting end!

It is indeed an exhilarating experience listening to the songs of AASHIQUI 2 and in this age of mundane and average/repetitive musical fares that are being churned out, the audio of AASHQUI 2 is surely a treat for all music buffs. 'Tum Hi Ho' and 'Sunn Raha Hai' (both versions) are our favourites, but 'Chahun Main Ya Naa' and 'Piya Aaye Na' end up as a close second. A chartbusting musical experience indeed!

 Rating : 
4/ 5 stars

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