NOT A VERY SWEET KHAJOOR!! (KHAJOOR PE ATKE – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Bickram Ghosh
♪ Lyrics by: Harsh Chhaya & Kumaar
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On: 7th May 2018
♪ Movie Released On: 18th May 2018

Khajoor Pe Atke Album Cover

 

Listen to the songs: Saavn

Buy the songs: iTunes


Khajoor Pe Atke is a Bollywood comedy film starring Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, and Sanah Kapur in lead roles. The film is directed by Harsh Chhaya, and produced by Amrit Sethia. Now, I least care what this movie is about; it seemed like a rip-off of the 2016 Marathi film “Ventilator”, but what made me interested to review it was that the music was by Bickram Ghosh, the tabla player who used to compose along with Sonu Nigam back in 2013-14. Well, let’s see how well his music for this one goes, when he goes solo. Not that he has never gone solo, but I’ve never heard his film music for when he has gone solo. 😂


Bickram Ghosh’s first album after a long time starts with a signature Bickram Ghosh song Aao Na Dekha, with impressive Indian percussions taking centre stage, along with a nice mandolin riff. The vocalists Timir Biswas and Ujjaini Mukherjee do a nice job sticking to the Bickram Ghosh style of singing, which is a kind of folksy style, and it sounds entertaining for sure, just not unforgettable. The “Na Re, Na Re, Nanna RE” sounds quite familiar, if you’ve heard a certain A.R. Rahman-Shreya Ghoshal song. 😛
The next song that entertains at least a bit is Duniya, where Divya Kumar and Ujjaini Mukherjee croon the quirky melody with a nice mixture of fun and enjoyability. Bickram’s arrangements here do not work much, and the programming is meh, if I may say that word in a review. 😂 The lyrics make it sound like some feel good song, and at least it works to that intent.
Sumdi Mein Jhol is a passable number by Kalpana Patowary, and the most unnecessarily long song in terms of duration. I must say Ghosh’s arrangements are slightly better here, especially the dholaks, and the harmonium. However, the composition and the vocals are just ignore-worthy. I also don’t know where this kind of song fits into the script, but filmmakers these days seem to conjure such situations just for the heck of it.
Dhoka, “sung” by director Harsh Chhaya, is another passable song, that is supposedly a sad song, but ends up making you laugh, thanks to Bickram’s insistence on making everything sound quirky! The arrangements are fun, but the composition is just so boring, that it’s funny. The vocals are not too great, either!


That album wasn’t even ‘Khajoor Pe Atke’; at least a ‘Khajoor’ (date) tastes sweet and not as bland as this album!

 

Total Points Scored by This Album: 7 + 6 + 5 + 5 = 23

Album Percentage: 57.5%

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

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

Recommended Listening Order: Aao Na Dekha > Duniya > Sumdi Mein Jhol = Dhoka

 

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