KHAMMA GHANI TO ALL TRUE MUSIC LOVERS!! (HAPPY ENDING – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Sachin-Jigar
♪ Lyrics by:- Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit & Priya Saraiya
♪ Music Label:- Eros Music
♪ Music Released On:- 22nd October 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 21st November 2014

Happy Ending Album Cover

Happy Ending Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Happy Ending is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film, which is being promoted as ‘a comedy about romantic comedies’. The film has been directed by director duo Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K. and produced by Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Kalki Koechlin and Govinda in lead roles, with Saif in a double role. (The second one is like Pritam!! :D) Last year Raj & DK came up with a Zom-Com ‘Go Goa Gone’, which had awesome experimental music by Sachin-Jigar. So, it was natural, that they would stick to their favorites (worked with them in ‘Shor In The City’ as well) and this film also has music by the talented young duo. 🙂 This year wasn’t as great for the duo as was last year. The single from ‘Finding Fanny’ remains their best of the year so far. Let’s see if this changes with this album! 😀


1. Paaji Tussi Such A Pussy Cat
Singers ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya, Divya Kumar & Jigar Saraiya, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

The rhythmic and catchy humming with which the first song starts, instantly makes you leave all work and concentrate on the song. The dynamic hums are one of a kind and I’ve never heard something of that kind in Bollywood music. Amitabh Bhattacharya opens the song in his nasal voice, which does provide loads of comic effect. The rhythmic humming continues in the background, and that’s what makes the song sound like a genius composition. The hookline is one of the catchiest ones of the year. The way Amitabh says the ‘caaaaaaaat’ and ‘braaaaaaat’ etc, is just too funny and also very nicely placed. The sound effects by Sachin-Jigar are, as usual, top-class. Small things like the female chorus singing chikachikchik attract our attention and at that time, we can’t help but appreciate the geniusness and talent of Sachin-Jigar! The last antara is at a different, slower pace, and yet it doesn’t create any disturbance whatsoever. The whistles which the duo has added are awesome! One more genius part of the song is the vocals of Jigar in the background, constantly singing something or the other, like ‘Oh tussi’ after each of Amitabh’s lines. Divya Kumar makes an entry towards the end, and with his folk-sy vocals, gives the song a dynamic ending with a big bang. His soprano bit at the end is really worth hearing! Jigar interrupts (I actually liked his interruptions, however!) in between Divya’s parts too, singing some gibberish that sounds awesome and also that ‘paaji paaji paaji’ bit. And also, do not move to the next song without hearing the cute meow! at the end! The lyrics by Amitabh are quite funny, too! Take this line, “bad luck ne diya tohfa, khol ke ho gaya khush” or “aake apne hi chakravyuh mein, beta Abhimanyu Tu phansa”. There are plenty more funny lines! You must have heard this one already, but still, I’ll tell you that it is one of the catchiest songs of the year! A must-listen and another successful innovative and unusual attempt by Sachin-Jigar! #5StarHotelSong!

 

2. G Phaad Ke
Singers ~ Divya Kumar & Shefali Alvares, Lyrics by ~ Ashish Pandit

A techno sound starts the next song, followed by a catchy rap by an uncredited guy. This is another song, which has a catchy hookline, and everything around the hookline is also equally catchy. Divya Kumar was an unusual choice for this club song, but he has fit in well with the club feel, and Sachin-Jigar have used his voice very well, to suit the composition. The arrangements mostly consist of techno elements, but the techno elements have also been used so awesomely, which makes this track stand out amongst other regular club songs by unknown people nowadays. Shefali, who seems to only sing in these kind of songs strictly, does well in her part. She also sings in places around Divya’s voice throughout the song. The aaha’s in the song, which I don’t know whether she has sung or not, have been brilliantly placed and sound great. The “hillll Ke naacho” part is mindblowing! The lyrics by Ashish Pandit are purely for comedic effect, and they do their work. Unless you see the spelling of the song, you would not get the humour. That’s pretty smart (and also evil 😂). The small percussion beats which Sachin-Jigar have added in the song are very catchy. It has “CATCHY” written all over it! So naacho saare g phaad ke! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Jaise Mera Tu
Singers ~ Arijit Singh & Priya Panchal, Lyrics by ~ Priya Panchal

This song is the Hindi remake of Sachin-Jigar’s Telugu song ‘Meher Meher’ from ‘D For Dopidi’ which was a Raj & Dk production. Cute guitar riffs start off the song, and then Priya’s beautiful voice takes over to sing a fascinating mukhda. It is awesome how she changes her voice to suit the crazy songs like ‘Johnny Johnny’ or ‘Maa Ka Phone’ to the songs like ‘Gulabi’ or this one. This song also marks the first song of Arijit Singh for Sachin-Jigar. I was always hoping for a beautiful romantic song by Arijit composed by them. The composition is very refreshing, just like ‘Khushamdeed’ from ‘Go Goa Gone’. It is one that can lift your spirits, a breezy and light, cute melody. The harmony between Arijit and Priya is awesome, and it is accentuated by the magical harmonium bits in between. The antara is not too different from the mukhda, yet gives a relaxing feeling. The lyrics by Priya are very beautiful and romantic. When Arijit enters the song, he brings in with him a whole new beautiful and magical ambience. The hookline is so catchy, even though it sounds heard before. When Arijit sings, ‘aise tera main’, the percussion behind him is awesome. Such small details Sachin-Jigar have given attention to, and that is why they have been successful in making this song so beautiful and attractive. One of the better-composed romantic songs of the season! Nothing innovative, but very refreshing! And the breathtaking harmonium! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Khamma Ghani
Singers ~ Papon, Smita Jain & Vidhi Mehta, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

Time for some emotional stuff! The next song is a kind of sad song, which confuses you and makes you think whether it is a sad song, or a happy romantic one! Guitars kick off this track too, and pave the way for Papon’s Mohit-esque vocals. Papon’s rendition is enchanting, and he succeeds to put the right emotions in the song. Amitabh has introduced yet another unusual term in Bollywood music — ‘Khamma Ghani’ which is a Rajasthani expression for greeting, meaning either ‘welcome’ or ‘sorry’. (In the title of my post, I’ve used the former meaning, and so has Amitabh in the song) The hookline reminds you of one of Sachin-Jigar’s best and most famous works, ‘Saibo’ from ‘Shor In The City’. The female chorus of Smita Jain and Vidhi Mehta sound beautiful as a complement to Papon. The lyrics have been written in a very touching way, and that emotion has been emphasized by the extremely brilliant composition by Sachin-Jigar. The lyrics of the antara are especially very nice and touching. Plus, the words saza yafta have been used so incredibly geniusly by Amitabh! “Hai dil mera saza yafta!” What a comparison! The drums in the hookline have been utilized in a great way. The guitar interlude is worth hearing and the tune of the antara which follows is just spellbinding! Towards the end a Rajasthani folk-osh voice can be heard, which I doubt is of Papon, but whoever sang it has done it so well, that it is a pity he’s not credited. If it is Papon, however, I just have to give him a standing ovation! Very touching, emotional composition and lyrics, and a heartrending rendition by Papon and the female chorus! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Mileya Mileya
Singers ~ Rekha Bhardwaj, Jigar Saraiya & Priya Andrews, Lyrics by ~ Priya Panchal

Sometimes a song makes you so speechless, that you cannot classify it into any specific category, romantic, sad etc. It becomes a special song close to your heart. This is exactly what this song has done to me. It is an upbeat yet very melodious and emotional composition, which has equally touching lyrics by Priya Panchal. The three singers, Jigar, newcomer Priya Andrews, and the wonderful Rekha Bhardwaj, have harmonized with each other very well, and create a beautiful atmosphere. Priya’s soft vocals, Rekha’s rustic voice and Jigar’s highly autotuned yet pleasant voice sound awesome together. Though Rekha seems like an unusual choice, but she’s the one who puts all the class into the song. The arrangements are brilliant as well. Special mention has to be made of the exceptional saxophone played by Shirish Malhotra both in the interlude and the conclusion. The distribution of lines has been done perfectly and the lines which Rekha has got, are the best in the song! Priya’s beautiful lyrics come to life with the three singers’ exceptional rendition. All the lines of the song have been geniusly written and I can tell that Priya has evolved a lot as a lyricist since her ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ and ‘Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story’ days. The hookline has been written very very beautifully. Beautiful vocals, arrangements, composition and the best lyrics! #5StarHotelSong!

 

6. Haseena Tu Kameena Mein
Singers ~ Rahul Pandey, Shruti Pathak & Siddharth Basrur, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

The ending song to this great album is just as great and catchy as the other upbeat songs of the album. Rahul Pandey debuts with this song, and he has sung great, slightly resembling Ash King or Nikhil D’Souza in places. The catchy and quirky arrangements definitely grasp your attention. It is slightly resemblant of ‘Dil Duffer’ from ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’, and ‘Daaru Desi’ from ‘Cocktail’. The tune is very refreshing and makes for a very fun listen. The sounds in the background are probably produced by beatboxing. The snaps, whistles and other attraction add to the catchiness. It seems like Sachin-Jigar have the recipe for catchy hit songs kept somewhere in a secret cupboard to which they refer each time they get a brief for an upbeat song! 😂 They are experts at this stuff! The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya are very amusing as well. The antaras have an awesome tune, and the ‘don’t you know don’t you know’ is just awesome! Shruti and Rahul have awesome chemistry and sound well singing with each other. Siddharth has been kept mostly in the background. A catchy song which makes for a very fun listen! Has been made very geniusly! Refreshing! #5StarHotelSong!


Happy Ending is an album which… Well, which redefines a rom-com album! Sachin-Jigar have provided exceptional music to this romantic comedy, and Raj & DK, Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan have done a great job in choosing the songs! Three upbeat and three melodious songs makes the album well-balanced and one that would stay with you for a very long time! It is one of the best albums of the year! That’s why I would like to invite all true music lovers to enjoy this album by saying, Khamma Ghani, aao aur yeh album suno!

 

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

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

 

Which is your favourite song from Happy Ending? Please vote for it below! 🙂

 

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