Music review

Music review

Music review

Conjuring the past

The 80s are back indeed. The movie Himmatwala ( releasing on 29th March), starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia, is all set to continue Bollywood’s retro trend. This album aims to recreate the yesteryear feel with its orchestra-like compositions.

First up is Naino Mein Sapna, which, is similar to the 1983 Naino Mein Sapna in every possible way that you can think of (except for some parts of the lyrics). It was definitely a good idea to rope in Amit Kumar for this song to pay tribute to his father Kishore’s work on this track! Shreya Ghoshal replaces Lata Mangeshkar, and both the singers sound tailor-made for this track. Sajid-Wajid play safe by keeping the original essence of the song intact.

The other redo, Taki Taki, was originally sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Sajid-Wajid have picked Mika and Shreya Ghoshal to capture the flirtatiousness of the original. This track will keep playing at the back of our heads, giving us a peek into the kind of movie Himmatwala will be.

Mamta Sharma and Sunidhi Chauhan team up with Bappi Lahiri to create a refreshing dance track called Dhoka Dhoka, which is the first original song of the album. This track has lyrics in languages ranging from Marathi to Punjabi.

Bum Pe Laat will make you check if you are listening to the same album, or have accidently switched over to ‘The Birdie Song’ from a children’s rhyme CD. The only solace is the voice of Shaan, along with his sons Shubh and Soham. This track is something that the kids will instantly take a liking to.

Thank God It’s Friday, the disco song, starring Sonakshi Sinha in her first ever item song, sporting the look of Parvin Babi in Shaan and Sridevi in Chalbaaz, has been talked about a lot. Sonakshi Sinha wanted Sunidhi Chauhan to sing this song, and well, her wish came true. The beats of this song are fun, but the Hinglish lyrics are a huge disappointment.
Most songs in this album are the sort that grow on you.

I’d give this album a four on 10, but a few more listens and I might be giving it a seven. Nevertheless, some of the songs may become chartbusters, owing to the music and the hype surrounding this movie.