AMAAL KA KAMAAL!! (ROY – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari & Meet Bros. Anjjan
♪ Lyrics by: Kumaar, Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay & Sandeep Nath
♪ Music Label: T-Series
♪ Music Released On: 9th January 2015
♪ Movie Releases On: 13th February 2015

Roy Album Cover

Roy Album Cover

 

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Roy is an upcoming Bollywood romantic thriller film, directed by debutant Vikramjit Singh, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar & Krishan Kumar under the T-Series banner, and which stars Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ranbir Kapoor. The film revolves around the characters of these three, Kabir (Arjun Rampal) who is a filmmaker, making films about the robberies of Roy (Ranbir Kapoor) a thief, and Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandez), Kabir’s girlfriend. Tia, a globetrotter, is also played by Jacqueline in her second role. Giving the music for this film are, as expected from a T-Series album, multiple composers, namely Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari & Meet Bros. Anjjan. Expectations are high from Amaal, who has recently impressed us with his latest song ‘Naina’, from ‘Khoobsurat’. From Ankit, we always expect something sensational, only to be treated to the same old things again and again, so no use of expecting very high. And from Meet Bros. Anjjan, not much is expected, though we can at least hope for something good. So Amaal and MBA have one song each, while Ankit dominates the album with three songs. Now it’s time to see who performs as per expectations, who let’s us down and who exceeds the expectations!


1. Sooraj Dooba Hain / Sooraj Dooba Hain (Duet Version)
Singers ~ Arijit Singh & Aditi Singh Sharma, Music by ~ Amaal Mallik, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

A party number is what the album starts off with. And what to say about this particular song!? Amaal, Kumaar, Arijit and Aditi have all come together and the result is one mind-blowing and addictive club track! After showing his immense talent in ‘Naina’ from ‘Khoobsurat’, this time Amaal tries something totally different, and what do you know? He succeeds in this genre, as well. One of the most important aspects of party songs has to be that they should be catchy, and addictive, and instantly intoxicating. And this song has all of it! The arrangements which Amaal has done, enhance the great composition as well. Arijit and Aditi are in top-notch form, and deliver with a bang, bringing the song to life. Kumaar’s lyrics perfectly suit the theme of the song. One might even mistake this song as a Pritam composition! Both the mukhda and antaras stay with you long after the song ends, and make a huge impact on you, that is, making you get up and groove along with the beats! The duet version (both are duets, so I don’t know what they were thinking before naming it the duet version) provides a great second listen, with a slight variation, that Aditi has sung more lines than she has in the original version. However, her style of singing “Matlabi…” really makes you go crazy for more and more lines of hers. Another difference is the hookline coming after the first Antara, where Aditi overshadows Arijit, treating our ears to a wonderful harmony between the two! So don’t miss the second version! A very addictive, and instantly lovable party number which is here to stay for a loooonnnggg time! Hats-off and well done, Amaal! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

2. Tu Hai Ki Nahi / Tu Hai Ki Nahi (Unplugged)
Singers ~ Ankit Tiwari / Tulsi Kumar, Music by ~ Ankit Tiwari, Lyrics by ~ Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay

A very catchy whistle loop, lures us into the next song, which marks the entry of Ankit into the album. Then Ankit, with his boring-by-now and repetitive style of autotuning his voice, enters and with him, returns his typical style of composition. After hearing this song, I seriously got fed up of his repetitiveness. I guess, by now, all of you might have discovered that if you assemble one line of each of his songs together, it will still sound like a single song. Why, you ask? Well, because they all sound exactly the same. Same sound, same composition style, same voice (autotuned), same slow pace, same everything! This song has nothing new to offer, except the catchy whistle, which saved it for me. Lyrics by Abhendra suit the composition and he has done well in writing the song. The arrangements have also been done brilliantly. Absence of the flute in an Ankit Tiwari song is something to be noted. 😀 Though he hasn’t used it in ‘Bheegh Loon’ either, but neither had he used autotune in that. So, everything is right in its place, except the composition, from which way more was expected, frankly. The unplugged version has nothing to comment about, because of the mere fact that it is Bhushan’s pyaari behena Tulsi behind the mic. She doesn’t fail to pierce your eardrums as always! Scientists need to do more research on her vocal chords, so they can announce the discovery of a new type of vocal chord: Tulsi’s Chords. :/ Okay, jokes apart, Bhushan seriously has to understand that nobody appreciates his brotherly love that much. However, Ankit’s piano is worth a hear! Ankit fails only in the composition, which could have been more gripping, which makes the whole song rely on the whistle!

 

3. Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan
Singers ~ Kanika Kapoor, Meet Bros. Anjjan, Music by ~ Meet Bros. Anjjan, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Peppy meets sweet in the next song on the soundtrack, which is composed by Meet Bros. Anjjan, and in all their obsession to repeat the success of ‘Baby Doll’, they naturally go for nobody other than Kanika Kapoor. The same beats decorate the whole song, and in some aspects this one is better than ‘Baby Doll’, but in some, it falls short. The overall tune is quite similar, so it becomes kind of predictable at places. Nevertheless, it does a great job to increase your pep, and gets you up and dancing. Arrangements are also quite similar to ‘Baby Doll’, and so some might get put off, saying that it is repetitive, and therefore boring. But I felt quite the opposite, and this song engaged me just as much as the former song had about a year ago. Kumaar hasn’t written anything great, but it suits the sweet composition. At places, the composition does get very sweet, cute and calm, like in the antara, or in the male part at the end. At other places, it helps to get you move your body. MBA’s rap is engaging, as well. Overall, the song makes for a pleasant and breezy listen. Repetitive, yes. But we’re not bored of it just yet. Let it keep coming till we’re bored! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Boond Boond
Singer ~ Ankit Tiwari, Music by ~ Ankit Tiwari, Lyrics by ~ Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay

Now, Ankit might thought that ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’ is intoxicating, but actually, it wasn’t. Instead, this song is a thousand times much more intoxicating than that! The composition is actually very similar to Ankit’s other compositions, but it also provides a lot of variety in the antaras, which dominates over the similarity. The various instruments like strings, santoor, and guitars really make the song very worthwhile. The hookline main na bachaa… has a certain addictive ring to it, and certainly does stand out and please your ears. Despite all these praiseworthy things that the song has, it does get boring after repeated listens, and only manages to engage for a few listens. It just doesn’t have that everlasting quality in it. Abhendra Kumar’s lyrics are also likable. Other sound effects used by Ankit are very impressive. Though way better than ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’, it won’t last much longer than ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’ either, and will keep on sounding more and more monotonous and boring.

 

5. Yaara Re
Singer ~ K.K., Music by ~ Ankit Tiwari, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Nath

A church-like female voice opens up the next song, which is again another typical Ankit Tiwari composition. However, the presence of one person makes it all the more better. And that one person is K.K.! After a long time, he has got a whole song to himself, and he totally makes use of the golden opportunity, and shows the world his capabilities. (Which we already know, but still) He has made this typical composition sound way, way, better than it would have in the composer’s autotune voice. Ankit made a great decision by taking K.K. on board for this song. The soft rock number has an emotional touch, and really has the capability to bring tears into your eyes. The composition has been accentuated by great piano notes, guitar strums, and violin strokes. However, the rock template is what stands out throughout the whole song, and actually engages the listener, encourages him to listen further. Lyrics by Sandeep are also beautiful and emotional. Ankit offers nothing new, except that K.K. has sung the song, which makes a drastic difference! The above average composition becomes a mind blowing one, just because of K.K!! #5StarHotelSong!!


Roy is the standard T-Series multi-composer album, with a great pre-release hype surrounding it, only to find out after it releases, that only a select few songs manage to trigger your finger to press the repeat button. Ankit, responsible for most of the soundtrack, lets us down completely, barring his one exceptional song — that too because of K.K. Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal, on the other hand, give the party songs, which really impress, with Amaal doing more so. He is one of the future stars of the music industry, and he’s been shining brightly since ‘Khoobsurat’. This song just consolidates the fact, and assures us that he is going to carry along with him this tag for very long. Very rarely do the party songs of an album overshadow the romantic songs! So, this album belongs solely to Amaal, who has once again shown us his ‘Kamaal’!!

 

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

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

Recommended Listening Order: Sooraj Dooba Hain > Yaara Re > Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan > Boond Boond > Tu Hai Ki Nahi

 

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

 

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2 thoughts on “AMAAL KA KAMAAL!! (ROY – Music Review)

  1. Nothing different to say abt this review than ur previous reviews
    My praises for ur reviews are now becoming typical like the songs of every T-Series produced film’s album 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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