PURANI JEANS (MUSIC REVIEW)

Album Details:-
Music by:- Ram Sampath | Lyrics by:- Ashish Pandit, Prashant Ingole, Kunwar Juneja, Munna Dhiman | Music Label:- Eros Music | Music Released On:- 3rd April 2014 | Movie Releasing On:- 2nd May 2014

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Purani Jeans Album Cover

Purani Jeans Album Cover

 

 


 Purani Jeans is an upcoming Bollywood film starring Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Izabelle Leite in lead roles. The film is based purely on friendship and tells the story of a young boy who returns to his hometown and reconnects with his old friends. The story is set in the 90’s so I expected 90’s type music for this film. The music is given by Ram Sampath who recently gave good music for Bhoothnath Returns and great music for Fukrey last year. Does he continue giving good music with this album? Read on to find out!


1. Yaari Yaari:- Singer ~ Ram Sampath, Lyrics ~ Ashish Pandit

This song is a cute and full-of-happiness friendship anthem. The lyrics by Ashish Pandit are great with many terms which youngsters use a lot everyday and they are written in half-English, half-Hindi (Hinglish). The music is perfect for this type of song, very light on ears. Guitars, drums and brass instruments are used very well throughout the song. Ram Sampath’s husky voice also is perfect for this song. At the end, he sings in a high-pitched voice without any trouble, very easily! Even though all of these great elements are there in this song, it is a pretty ordinary song which you will soon forget, and it will not stay with you for many days as it doesn’t have repeat value. After a lot of listens, this song got very boring because there isn’t anything special or unique about it. Good for a week or so, after that you will be scared to even play it!

 

2. Dil Aaj Kal:- Singer ~ K.K. (Original Version), Sona Mohapatra (Unplugged Version), Lyrics ~ Prashant Ingole

The song starts with a guitar, which plays for about thirty seconds after which K.K. starts with his magical romantic voice. He has returned to his comfort zone, that is, romantic songs, with this song, after a long time. The lyrics are very good and perfect for the song. It’s a cute, slow-paced romantic song which will not make you feel bored for even a millisecond. The music, as I expected, reminded me of 90’s music. The antaras have a great tune also. The best part of the song, I felt, was the ‘Kya tum ho…’ part. It sounds like one of Pritam’s old romantic songs which he used to compose few years ago. The Unplugged Version is sung by Ram Sampath’s wife herself, who is a must in all his albums, Sona Mohapatra. This version is shorter but equally great in terms of music. It has a little Spanish touch also with great use of the guitar. Sona’s vocals are fabulous like always. Both versions are highly recommended! Must-hear! #5StarHotelSong

 

3. Out of Control Mundey:- Singers ~ Mika Singh, Deane Sequira, Suzanne D’Mello, Lyrics by ~ Kunwar Juneja

Do you like electric guitars and heavy metal? If you do, then this song has a lot of that! You must be thinking of listening to this song now, right? But I would recommend you not to hear this song, even if you are a heavy metal fan. Why? Because it’s too (and by too I mean TOO) loud, the lyrics are such that you will understand very less of what they are saying and lastly, there is not such a likeable tune to this song. Even roping in Mika to sing this song, did not save it. The two female singers only join him in the chorus and they sing a little rap portion in between also. Do not even play it, if you do, then at least don’t hear it with headphones or earphones on! You will be inviting a headache!

 

4. Yeh Beetey Din:- Singer ~ Ram Sampath (Rock Version & Acoustic Version), Lyrics ~ Munna Dhiman

A very cute composition, about remembering the happy days of the past. The Rock Version, of course, has more of drums and guitars. Ram Sampath again, is perfect for the song, with his husky vocals dominating the song such that you will be forced to hear his voice more than the music. The lyrics are also very cute and great for this genre of songs. The Acoustic Version, which I liked just a little more than the Rock one, has less of instrumentation, which is why I liked it more. It gives a calmer effect than the previous version. The rest is all the same, vocals awesome, lyrics great! Both versions are equally great in tune, but I liked the Acoustic Version more, because it gives a calming effect, without the drums and guitars. Try both versions, they are must-listens!

 

5. Jind Meriye:- Singers ~ Navraj Hans, Ram Sampath, Lyrics by ~ Munna Dhiman

This is a sad song with Punjabi lyrics. The first time I heard this song, I felt it was dull and not that great. However, as I heard it more times, I started liking it a lot, and now I find myself humming it throughout the day. The vocals by Navraj Hans (son of the famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans) are awesome. He seems very comfortable with singing this type of song. The English part sung by Ram Sampath is also great. The techno sounds used throughout the song also sound great! Hats-off to Ram Sampath for composing such a soulful song! It’s a very great song but you need to have patience to like it and hear it more than once instead of hearing it once and leaving it, thinking that it will always sound dull.

 

Overall:- This album is overall a nice album, with some great compositions by Ram Sampath, though it cannot be counted as one of his great works, except the song ‘Dil Aaj Kal’. He had composed much better music for ‘Delhi Belly’, ‘Talaash’, and ‘Fukrey’. I was expecting a lot from this album because of his past hits, but he didn’t quite meet my expectations. I did not expect such a loud track (‘Out of Control’) from him, nor a track that bored me after hearing it for five to seven times (‘Yaari Yaari’). Though it was a nice attempt, but not quite what people were expecting, and the tracks are very ordinary, heard-before types. As I said before, excepting the song ‘Dil Aaj Kal’, none of the songs are better than or even as good as his previous works, including Satyamev Jayate. If it had to be ranked amongst all other albums composed by Ram Sampath, it would surely get a place right at the bottom of the list. 

 

Final Rating for the Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प <  < नी < सां  

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Next “dish”:- The Xposé, Chef:- Himesh Reshammiya

 

Review by Rujul Deolikar

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