Music: Sohail Sen
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Rating: *** (3/5)
A Yash Raj Film always promises quality movie and music, and is greatly successful in delivering them up to the mark. Their latest offering, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, reconfirms this fact. The music has got a great response, and the trailers too have got the audience excited.
The music of the movie is composed by a relatively new talent to the industry, Sohail Sen, who has managed to give a hit with this album. The movie stars Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and the Pakistani chocolate boy, Ali Zafar in lead roles.
The movie is youthful and light-hearted, and its music complements that. The first song in the list is the title song ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’, sung by KK in fun-filled beats which makes it an easy connect. The song, starting with ‘Matrimonial si Aankhen’ has many English terminologies thrown into it to reach out to youths, such as 3G, Google, etc. The song has a typical wedding song flavor with dhol and bass adding zing to the music.
Then next in line is ‘Dhunki’, a song filmed on Katrina Kaif. The song is sung by Neha Bhasin, in a rocking voice so as to suit Katrina’s rockstar image on screen. The whole song has a flavor of fusion of Rock, Punjabi and folk. It’s a peppy number and surely has the potential to become a chartbusting number.
Then there comes a soothing, melodious song ‘Choomantar’, by none other than Benny Dayal. Benny Dayal has always brought one of the best soothing numbers, remember ‘Kaise Mujhe’ from Ghajini, ‘Tuhi Meri Dost Hai’ from Yuvvraaj; and of the best hip-hop, dance numbers like ‘Dum Dum’ and ‘Tarkeebein’ from Band Baaja Baarat, Badmaash Company title track, among others. And this song is a kind of combination of both soothing and a dance number. The female voice is of a new singer, Aditi Singh.
Next is a non-risk, sure-shot winner for this album. ‘Isq Risk‘, a soulful rendition by Rahat fateh Ali Khan. This fusion number is a must-listen, as it has Rahat giving his beautiful voice to this contemporary qawwali which moves at a moderate pace but grows on to the listener very fast. Its catchy and worth re-listening as to one’s wish.
Next song has the lead actor, Ali Zafar, singing the track ‘Madhubala.’ The song has a mass appeal, in the class of ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’ from Don. Ali Zafar’s request for Dhol in the song adds further beats to this out and out dance number. The female playback is by Shweta Pandit, who adds melody to this fast paced Punjabi-style music.
Next song has Shahid Mallya and Shweta Pandit at the helm, crooning the high-pitched ‘Do Dhaari Talwaar’. Its pace rises with the song and is filled with dance-inducing beats. The lyrics again have a flavor of the masses, and the song on a whole is well composed.
The album’s original compositions end here, and then there are two remixes. ‘Choomantar Remix’, by a band called Joshilay. Then there is a ‘Isq Risk Remix’ by Joshilay but with different singers. This remix version has voices of Neha Bhasin, Sreeramachandra and Joshilay themselves.
Overall, this is a very light and peppy album; easy on the ears and the heart. The album has a good variety of songs and has a fairly good entertainment factor. Now it remains to be seen, how the success of this album translates into success of the movie. Till then go Choomantar with the Risky-Isq!