Thursday, June 30, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Music

Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

1. Dil Dhadakne Do (03:51)
Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Suraj Jagan, Joi Barua
Interesting start with guitars and resonating vocals. Mahadevan's high pitch banged it perfectly. Entertertaining track.

2. Ik Junoon -Paint It Red (05:00)
Singers:  Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan, Gulraj, Alyssa Mendonsa
The fascinating part of this track are the vocals. Right from the start to the end, it has amazing arrangements. Can be addictive.

3. Khwaboon Ke Parindey (04:13)
Singers: Alysaa Mendosa, Mohit Chauhan
The pair is amazing. Alysaa's voice mixed with interludes sounds so sweet that it finds a way to your heart. Mohit Chauhan has a debut for SEL with this song but his voice lasts for very few seconds.

4. Senorita (03:51)
Singers: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Maria
This Spanish genre is justified very well. Though the star vocals are not-so-perfect, it goes well with the arrangement.

5. Der Lagi Lekin (05:57)
Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
This track remains on a single note and lasts for quite long, unlike other songs. Could have been a bit innovative, if Shankar had given other singer a try for this track. Javed Akhtar's words also doesn't create much magic.

6. Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein (03:25)
Singers: Loy, Dominique Cerejo, Clinton Cerejo
This track has a pop feel. Vocals are, though, monotonous to a certain extent hindering the effectiveness of the composition.

7. Toh Zindagi Ho Tum (01:44)
Singer: Farhan Akhtar
In it's very short span, it is more an instrumental or a theme music of the album where Farhan's rendition of Javed saab's less provocative words is loose on impact.

8. Ik Junoon -Remix (04:04)
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Gulraj, Alyssa Mendonsa
The remix is suitable for the kind of original song it is. With no hicupping elements that an ordinary remix offers these days, SEL has marked their difference in this composition.

9. Senorita- Remix (04:23)
Singers: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Maria
Another remarkable remix just beacuse the composers did away with the electronic stuffs. The thumping beats and claps does well with entertainment quotient of the track. Have fun.

The album on the whole is no extra-ordinary effort by the trio. Yet the album has a strong aura and its richness is felt. With not much varrying genres, the number of tracks counts for long. The veteran lyricist also made his presence less felt in the album. Certainly, this is not the best by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy team but a satisfying album. Extra stars for its freshness (especially with the remixes) in the current bad-aired Bollywood music.


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