Friday, April 13, 2012

Ishaqzaade: Music

Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Kausar Munir

1. Ishaqzaade (05:18)
Singers: Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal 
Starts to give you hint of Udaan like composition. More when it enters into interludes and strings. A feel good song that invites you to sing along. Shreya's vocals seems to be too much modulated. Remains among my top favorite of this album, or may be of all Amit Trivedi's romantic compositions yet.

2. Aafaton Ke Parinde (03: 24)
Singers: Suraj Jagan, Divya Kumar
This is that rusty, grungy track from an stereotype Amit Trivedi album where you expect Tochi Raina on the vocals. But its Divya Kumar doing his job this time. Doesn't work much here for me. More like Vishal-Shekhar kind of composition.

3. Chokra Jawaan (05:11)
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani
A brilliant foot tapping start to throw you into a musically fun endearing moment. Sunidhi and Vishal share this banter spouting cheeky lyrics with their vocal chords perfect. Conversational elements as a part of lyrics makes it more entertaining: "chal chal bahut dekhe hai". Sunidhi is definitely the right choice for such track. Take this "Baaton ke baadshah, barsaa ke toh dikha!" with her utter grace! And of course Vishal Dadlani, "Kya gaata hai! Kya gaata hai!"

4. Pareshaan (04:53)
Singer: Shalmali Kholgade
An easy beginning with a husky Madhushree like voice, but this new lady, as you get hooked on with the arrangements till the sudden shout out "Main Pareshan", owns the entire track in her own way. Accompanies a harmonium in the interludes that finally charms out at the end near 03:52. Also notice some modulation in her voice at this end part. However, the composer manages to end the song in a different style with drums and guitars hitting a note. A soulful track, indeed.

5. Jhalla Wallah (05: 53)
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya..Shreya..Shreya..Oh my my my! Thou art beauty! Pure beauty! 
A qawalli type arrangement proceeds to evoke memories of Ranaji from Gulaal. Intelligent lyrics with tongue-in-cheek humor. "Aashiqon me jiska title Titanic, mua, inara dikha kar ke dooba de gaya!" With such lyrics Shreya has got her accent perfect. The moment she utters "bewdaa" intoxicates you.

6. Pareshaan Remix (04:31)
Remixed by: Abhijit Vaghani
Almost a needless track. The new sound in the interlude at 01:30 here, I doubt to be original. Though the remix doesn't make it harsh but remains beyond comparison to the original.

7. Jhalla Wallah Remix (04: 00)
Additional vocals: Ajinkya Iyer, Neuman Pinto
Remixed by: Abhijit Vaghani
Now this is what I call remix yet original. Completely westernized. Drastic cut on the track length given its pace. The English portion reminds you of the remixes of the early 2000 era.

This soundtrack doesn't stamp the stereotype Amit Trivedi, which shows how experimental he has been in this composition. Though not any song being extremely inspiring, each remain competitive in all terms. This is what I must say, after not-so-impressive Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, this is a competitive album by the maestro Amit Trivedi. 



Abhinav said...

I agree with your on most of the points. The music is not great but mildly fresh as compared to the recent albums.

Chanz said...

Hey Anup, I think yours is the first Ishaqzaade music review in which the title song is your favorite! And I agree, Sunidhi was definitely the best choice for Chokra Jawan. Check out my Ishaqzaade music review here: