Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Neeraj Shridhar
♪ Lyrics by: Sameer Anjaan
♪ Music Label: Times Music / Junglee Music
♪ Music Released On: 1st February 2017
♪ Movie Released On: 17th February 2017

Irada Album Cover

Irada Album Cover


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

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE

Irada is a Bollywood thriller film, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Sharad Kelkar, Sagarika Ghatge and Divya Dutta. The film is directed by Aparnaa Singh, and produced by Falguni Patel and Prince Soni. The movie is an eco-thriller about a mysterious bomb-blast at a factory, and the repercussions that follow. The movie having released already, and I being as lazy and late as I can to write the review for some reason, I should just hurry and get on with it. So the music has been composed by someone who we have been hearing behind the mic for years, (and also somebody who hasn’t sung a “good” song for quite a long time) Neeraj Shridhar. The singer-turned-composer isn’t composing something for the first time in his life; I believe he debuted with one song in Akshay Kumar’s ‘8×10 Tasveer’. Neeraj has composed four songs for the thriller film, and hopefully they bring the thriller touch to the film very nicely. Also expecting him to have sung a song. That being said, let’s dive on into the soundtrack of ‘Irada’!

1. Mahi

Singers ~ Harshdeep Kaur & Shabab Sabri

“Birha mein tere, kamli hui main,
Japdi hoon mala, main tere naam ki…
Kehnde ne saare, pagli hui main,
Abb na khabar mujhe subah Shaam ki!”

The first track on the album starts off the album very romantically, with a charismatic romantic song, high on Rajasthani folk elements and a very scinitllating tune. The composition by Neeraj Shridhar really took me by surprise. But then again, he coming from a pop background, such a composition could be expected from him also, as pop is a genre where you are free from the bindings of the script and whatnot. The song starts off with a wonderful folksy introductory couplet, sung by an uncredited backing vocalist, and she sounds great trying to emulate Rajasthan’s folk vocalists. As soon as the song starts, and right away starts with the hookline, you can’t help but be reminded of Anu Malik’s ‘Hamein Jab Se Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai’ (Border; 1997), and coincidentally, that song too had a heavy use of the word “Maahi”. 😀 Here, Neeraj has beautifully made a hookline from that word, but it also sounds quite ordinary. One can’t help but keep waiting for something path breaking to arrive, but it doesn’t. Both the antaras have a nice tune too, a mélange of high and low notes. There is a kind of conclusion to the song after the second antara ends, and one just feels that it was completely unnecessary. It stretches for almost one minute, in a Qawwali style, which could have instead taken place in one of the interludes. But it looks like since Shabab had hardly anything to do for the first four minutes of the song, one minute was allotted solely to him at the end. Neeraj’s arrangements are fascinating. Rajasthani folk instruments find their way into his song, the sarangi and other strings being the most prominent. The beats for the rest of the song are digital, and I also feel that could’ve been replaced by traditional dholak beats. And then during that one minute of Qawwali, Neeraj adds the necessary tablas and harmoniums. The flute that starts the song is just fascinating. Harshdeep Kaur renders the song with ease, but I can say that it is the first time I’ve heard her sound so dull and melancholic; she could’ve put in more expression instead of just singing the song! She always sounds so beautiful! Shabab, as I said has almost nothing to do except yell (yes, I do mean yell) “aaaja maaaahiii” behind whatever Harshdeep is singing. Sameer’s lyrics are clichéd to the core, as always. A middling start to the album. Good tune and arrangements, but boring execution.

Rating: 3.5/5


2. Irada

Singer ~ Nikhil Uzgare

(Nothing to showcase; what a belch-like song)

The next song takes the form of a hard-hitting rock song which fails to impress except in the rock itself. Neeraj’s composition sounds very rash and all over the place. We know rock can sound very orderly if done well, but sadly, this one is not that. The mukhda seems detached from the hookline, which in turn seems a separate entity in itself. The lines don’t flow into one another as they should in any good song. The hookline sounds like a tune made by a debutant composer. (Well, technically Neeraj can be regarded as one, but he’s been around in Bollywood for so long so as to judge what works and what doesn’t!) The singer (debutant Nikhil Uzgare) belts out the hookline convincingly as a rock singer, but his voice lacks the connect that voices like Suraj Jagan and the like have. The arrangements are impressive, with the rock hitting the right notes. Rock guitars have been played impressively, as are the drums. Sameer’s lyrics are good, but get lost somewhere in the noisy singing and weird tune. Only the rock rocks, and that doesn’t help when the tune is bad!

Rating: 1.5/5


3. Chaand Rajai Odhe

Singer ~ Papon

“Chaand rajai odhe, gum jaaye chaandni,
Dastak dena hawa, chup rahe raagini,
Nindiya ki duniya mein khoyi rahe tu,
Akhiyon ke paalne mein, soyi rahe tu,
Main gaauun loriyaan, main gaaun loriyaan,
Main gaaun loriyaan, main gaaun loriyaan!”

Now we are treated with another dulcet melody, this time a male-sung song, which is a lullaby. The song immediately reminded me of ‘Masoom Sa’ (Madaari; 2016), another song from father to child. This time too, Neeraj gets it right as far as the composition is concerned. The composition has all that it needs to succeed as a lullaby, and especially the “Main gaaun loriyaan” hook is impressive. The antaras are also impressive, and the tune treads over the low octaves so wonderfully, that it gives a really fascinating touch to the low notes. The man rendering these notes is responsible too for that though. Papon, fresh from the success of ‘Labon Ka Karobaar’ (Befikre; 2016) sings this song in his metallic voice so splendidly that it just touches your heart directly. His voice has the glint of magnetism that makes sure your audience falls asleep, but doesn’t, while you sing a lullaby (if you get what that means!) Arrangements are tranquil, with guitars racing ahead of everything else and making sure things are in right place. Strings help to infuse that orchestral quality into the song, while shakers sound marvellous, shaking subtly in the background. The piano notes that you can hear if you listen carefully, are BEAUTIFUL! The only wrong thing I can point out in this song is its duration; it gets quite testing to sit and hear an almost seven-minute-long lullaby! But that’s not a creative fault. Sameer’s lyrics are just marvellous here, suitable for a lullaby and very moving. A well-done lullaby, with a lilting touch.

Rating: 4/5


4. Mitran De

Singers ~ Master Saleem, Kaur B & Earl Edgar

(Nothing to showcase here!)

The last song comes and you are sure that Neeraj has played ‘Alternate the Genres’ in this album. First a romantic song, then a loud rock song, then a lullaby, and finally, a loud Punjabi party song. This song literally follows the Punjabi alcohol party template to the tee. The mukhda starts the song off as frivolously as possible, but by the time the hookline arrives, you start getting used to the song. It sounds like those Punjabi songs everyone in Bollywood used to make during the 2007-2010 period. The antara actually has a good tune, by which I mean enjoyable. There are two antaras, one sung by Kaur B, and the other by Master Saleem. That brings us to the vocals. Three vocalists in a song that Neeraj himself could have very well sung himself seems quite preposterous. Okay, at least Master Saleem was a good choice. But Earl Edgar’s portions seem too forced to believe. His rap is believable, but the parts he tries singing sound bad! Kaur B gives us a good break from Neha Kakkar with her unique voice. Arrangements are typical club song arrangements, with heavy techno sounds and the Punjabi instruments pitching in to do all they can to help increase the loudness. The tumbi stands out here too, but then again, give me a song where it doesn’t. The dhols are very pompous, and contribute to the noise pollution. In all this, I feel the song hasn’t been recorded properly, as there’s a harshness to every singer’s voice. Sameer’s lyrics don’t go beyond the usual ‘Let’s drink till our liver breaks down’ stuff we hear everyday in Bollywood. (Am I overdoing it? Because nowadays we don’t hear that stuff everyday! Maybe that era has passed!! If so, I’m happy! :P) A Punjabi song that is enjoyable, but with every enjoyability in life, you get unwanted problems. 😉

Rating: 2.5/5

Irada turned out to be not as inspiring as its name. Neeraj Shridhar could’ve made a spectacular soundtrack! But sadly, the songs don’t live up to the mark. Two of the songs fare quite good, the other two are weak. Overall, the album isn’t one which you would be listening even one month down the line.


Total Points Scored by This Album: 3.5 + 1.5 + 4 + 2.5 = 11.5

Album Percentage: 62.5%

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: Chaand Rajai Odhe > Mahi > Mitran De > Irada


Remake Counter
No.of Remakes: 04 (from previous albums) + 00 = 04


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


Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Jaidev Kumar, Jeet Gannguli, Bilal Saeed & Bloodline
♪ Lyrics by: Kausar Munir, Manoj Muntashir, Kumaar & Bilal Saeed
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On: 24th April 2015
♪ Movie Releases On: 29th May 2015

Ishqedarriyaan Album Cover

Ishqedarriyaan Album Cover


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

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE

Ishqedarriyaan is an upcoming Bollywood romantic drama, starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty (Mithun Chakraborty’s son), Evelyn Sharma and Mohit Dutta. The film has been directed by V.K. Prakash and produced by Rajesh Banga. It is a story about love, sacrifice, family values and relationships. The title of the movie means the relationship of love. The plot is about Luvleen, a teacher who wants to collect donations for her grandfather’s school, and her relationships with Aagam, a millionaire and Arjun, an aspiring singer. The plot is a typical love triangle. So what interests me more, is of course, the music! The album is a multi-composer album, in which two songs are composed by Jeet Gannguli, two by Punjabi music composer Jaidev Kumar, and one by Pakistani singer/composer Bilal Saeed (debuting in Bollywood as a composer with this album). So, since the two names other than Jeet aren’t familiar to me, all I can do is expect from Jeet, and hope hope hope that the other two do well! Let’s see how they did!

1. Judaa
Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Jaidev Kumar, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

So the makers let Jaidev Kumar, a popular and successful Punjabi composer, start off the album! This man has scored for the award-winning Punjabi movie ‘Chaar Sahibzaade’ and now he finally gets his break in Bollywood with two songs in this movie. Yes, he did that horrendous remake of ‘Subha Hone Na De’ called “O Meri Mata” (Bajatey Raho) which half of you might not even know of, but that was a remake of a Pritam song. This is his first original song in Bollywood. And no, he’s not as young as you might be thinking. 😛 Anyways, back to the song! It starts with piano notes that make you think “Wow, so peaceful!” As Arijit steps in, it instantly creates a fully melancholic and calming, but haunting atmosphere. However, it isn’t very deep and heart-touching, but on the contrary, seems very fake and artificial. Yes, I know you must be silently cursing me while reading this, but I found this song way too typical, and on top of that, too fake. The composition didn’t grasp me all that much. However, Arijit’s rendition was fabulous. The arrangements are great too, with the piano, strings and beats perfectly in sync with the composition. In the antaras, everything gets pretty quiet and soft, and the hookline brings the sing back to its original instensity. Kumaar’s lyrics are good, though heard-before. The only thing disappointing here (for me) is the composition, which might impress you, but for me… that is not the case! Mild debut by Jaidev!


2. Ishqedarriyaan
Singer ~ Ankit Tiwari, Music by ~ Jeet Gannguli, Lyrics by ~ Kausar Munir

Jeet comes back into the scene after hardly a month since his last songs in ‘Mr. X’, one of which was highly touching. Here he comes without his regular singer, Arijit. This time Jeet opts for one of his colleagues on various projects (if I name them, you’ll get bored and also feel like you’re reading “The List Of All The Cities That There Are In The Whole Wide World”) and I’m pretty sure you can guess who. Yup, it’s our Maharaja of Autotuning — Mr. Ankit Tiwari. Jeet gets the title song here, and what does he do? He creates a composition, that grabs our attention here, then leaves it, then grabs it again somewhere after some time and so on. So you get that the composition isn’t all that continuously attractive. Moving on to the vocals. How does the autotune master sound under someone else’s direction, you ask? I say, he sounds good enough. Since he has made it known to the world clearly what he sounds like, and he wants to sound like, of course every single person who directs him, is going to make him sing in his trademark voice (which nobody likes, I believe!) So poor Jeet suffers once more because of wrong choice of singer. Kausar writes efficient lyrics for Jeet, but at places it seems that they’ve written anything just to provide fillers, which go “Ishqaaaaa… Ishqaaa” and irritate you. And Jeet does try to cover this up. Maybe he realized that it is of no use to try and change the composition, which will anyways get spoiled by Ankit’s autotune voice as the makers must’ve told him to use nobody else. So he quite expertly puts in mind blowing arrangements, like the acoustic guitars, piano, and moreover, the rock guitars and drums. The arrangements do give listeners something good at least to hear. So, barring arrangements and lyrics to some extent, this song has not much to offer!


3. Das Dae
Singer ~ Mohit Chauhan, Music by ~ Jaidev Kumar, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Here comes Jaidev Kumar again. After giving that average song which started off the album, he returns with something that really changed my opinion about him. Going by that song, I thought he always gave such typical Bhatt-ish things. However, he proves me wrong with this song. With the ever-reliable Mohit Chauhan behind the mic, this song is a beautiful romantic melody, which attracts you right from the first listen. The composition is something that is sure to have you falling in love with it instantly, and is enough to soothe you down whenever you need to be calmed down. Both mukhda and antaras have been composed very, very efficiently, and whatever the makers wanted, they have achieved. Mohit’s splendid voice works its magic for this song as well (where doesn’t it?) and provides listeners with a wonderful experience hearing the song. Wonderful guitars accompany Mohit throughout the song, and the guitars in turn are supported by so many effective beats and sounds. Written by Kumaar entirely in Punjabi, this song is really meaningful and sure to have you listening to it on loop. Jaidev proved his worth finally with his second song, perfectly rendered by Mohit and wonderfully written by Kumaar in pure Punjabi! #5StarHotelSong!!


4. Mohabbat Yeh / Mohabbat Yeh (Reprise)
Singers ~ Bilal Saeed / Asees Kaur, Music by ~ Bilal Saeed / Bilal Saeed & Bloodline, Lyrics by ~ Bilal Saeed

So the last composer comes into the album, and it marks the much-awaited entry of Bilal Saeed into Bollywood. And he definitely grabs this opportunity, and makes the best out of it, giving us a song which we can tolerate and actually listen happily, and not with a face like those frustration emoticons people send when they’re frustrated. Of course, it’s another romantic song. Yes, a bit typical, but it instantly struck a chord with me. Bilal has composed it with great proficiency, and it does have shades of that Pakistani pop, but not as much as I expected. For one, I never expected him to churn out such an appealing track! I was sure he would come up with a typical pop-like song, with that angry rock and all. But what I got really got me happy, because I wasn’t expecting it at all. He doesn’t sing that spot-on perfectly, but at least he doesn’t sound too out of tune. Arrangements have been done beautifully, mostly those catchy beats in the hookline and the strings in the hookline, which make you swing to the tune, and at the same time pay close attention to them in admiration. In other parts, the guitars will entertain you, no doubt. Lyrics also don’t fall behind at all. Bilal has written surprisingly good. The reprise, apparently composed by both Bilal and some Bloodline (even though the tune is not different at all from the original version) has to be heard only for the rearrangement that has been done. A wonderful Spanish/Latino rhythm takes the lead in this one with awesome guitars hooking you. However, the singer is too over-dramatic. Asees pronounces half the words wrong, and seems as if she’s just trying to show off, while failing miserably! :\ The original version is my pick, whereas the arrangements of the reprise are pretty captivating! The first version is a #5StarHotelSong!!


5. Georgia Sae Jalandhar
Singer ~ Master Salim, Music by ~ Jeet Gannguli, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Muntashir

Jeet returns to wrap up the album with a song, which you won’t believe he has composed, until you hear it. Master Salim gets to sing a song after a long, long time. But he shouldn’t be too happy about that. Because it isn’t a really good song that he gets to sing. It’s one of Jeet’s most horrible compositions, because whenever he tries to do dance songs, this always happens. Like in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’. Anyways, the composition barely hooks you except the line “firangi hai na Desi hai…” Also, Manoj has written lyrics which I can’t imagine him writing. He has made new discoveries in physics. Somehow the girl is an electric shock, and the boy calls himself a live wire. :\ Oh god!!! Arrangements are very annoying. Some techno beats sound good, but with the tune and lyrics sounding boring, what’s the use? Even Master Salim can’t save this disgraceful song. Jeet Gannguli should not have even agreed to make such a song!! Or he could have made it for himself and kept it with himself.

Ishqedarriyaan is an average album. What else can you say for an album in which a titan like Jeet Gannguli fails in both his songs? The two Bollywood debutants do better than him! Bilal impresses with his song, while Jaidev impresses with one of his. I cannot say much for this because it’s pretty awkward when two newcomers do better than someone who has consistently been giving good songs, and suddenly disappoints. :\ Therefore I’ll call this the Bitter-sweet relationship of music in this album!


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: Das Dae > Mohabbat Yeh > Judaa > Ishqedarriyaan > Mohabbat Yeh (Reprise) > Georgia Sae Jalandhar


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


Next “dish”: Tanu Weds Many Returns, Chefs: Tanishk-Vayu, Krsna & Surj RDB


So the second album which falls in the criteria of hit/quality albums of early 2014 is ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. This one is a quality album, with not many popular songs, as in most people haven’t heard many of the songs. So here is my review for this beautiful album!

Album Details:-

Music by:- Vishal Bharadwaj | Lyrics by:- Gulzar | Music Label:- Shemaroo Music | Music Released On:- 18th December 2013 | Movie Released On:- 10th January 2014

Dedh Ishqiya Album Cover

Dedh Ishqiya Album Cover

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

Hear “Horn OK Please” on YouTube:-

Dedh Ishqiya is a black comedy thriller film which released on 10th January 2014. After the success of Ishqiya, Vishal Bharadwaj decided to make a sequel to it, with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi retaining their roles of Khalujaan and Babban, and Madhuri Dixit playing a new character, Begum Para. Huma Qureshi and Vijay Raaz also feature in the film in supporting roles. Since the movie was a Vishal Bharadwaj production, I wasn’t surprised to see him as the music director too. Also the music of ‘Ishqiya’ was good. After two great albums last year, ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ and ‘Ek Thi Daayan’, I was expecting a great quality album for ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ too! Also, the lyricist is Gulzar, the usual lyricist for Vishal Bharadwaj, so that increased my excitement as well. The music of this film was outstanding, but sadly, many people haven’t heard it! So let’s review the songs of Dedh Ishqiya!

1. Hamari Atariya:- Singer ~ Rekha Bharadwaj

The first song in this album will blow you away! It is a techno/rock mujra and it impresses a lot! The last time such a great “techno mujra” was witnessed in Bollywood was ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’ from ‘Agent Vinod’. Rekha Bharadwaj, without whom a Vishal Bharadwaj album is incomplete, sings flawlessly as usual. The lyrics by Gulzar are an adaptation of Begum Akhtar’s thumri ‘Humari Atariya Pe Aao’. The tabla sounds great with the support of the electric guitars. The tune of the antaras is better than the mukhda. The taans which Rekhaji takes throughout the song, in the middle of words are great! However, nowadays, this great song sadly seems to have been erased from people’s memory. 😦 A semi-classical rock mujra, which only a team of geniuses can carry out– Vishal Bharadwaj, his wife Rekha Bharadwaj and Gulzar!


2. Dil Ka Mizaaj Ishqiya:- Singer ~ Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

After ‘Dil Toh Bachha Hai Ji’, the trio of Vishal-Gulzar-Rahat is back with this song, which is great, but didn’t make it to the level of ‘Dil Toh Bachha Hai Ji’. The lyrics by Gulzar are great as usual and Rahat’s voice gives ‘rahat’ as usual. As soon as the song starts with the guitar and whistling sound, we get to know it is going to be a trademark Vishal Bharadwaj track. The whistling tune at the beginning gives the feel as if you are in a haveli. The song is perfect and seems like exactly the type of song some Nawaab would sing for his Begum. Do I really have to review Gulzar’s lyrics?! 😀 They are top-class as usual! The two antaras which have different tunes, are both great. I liked the second one more than the first, and the mukhda’s tune is also very nice. This song has a calming touch to it and it is very classy. The first time I heard it, I thought that Vishal should have sung it, but as I heard it over and over, I started to love Rahat’s voice in it! Again, I can’t really see or hear this song around me ever since the movie released! Very shameful that such quality songs are straightly ignored by most of the audience :/ A classy composition as always from Vishal Bharadwaj, with great lyrics by Gulzar and just as great vocals by Rahat.


3. Jagaave Saari Raina:- Singers ~ Rekha Bharadwaj, Bol by Pandit Birju Maharaj

This is a masterpiece composition by Vishal, and Rekha Bharadwaj has carried it out with such ease, that you will once again be reminded how great a singer she is! It is a classical-based composition and starts with a beautiful sargam piece, which I instantly identified as Raag Khamaaj, one of the very few raagas I know 😛 . The sitar and tablas sound awesome in the song! It will give you lots of mental peace. Nowadays, such a pure, classical song is very rarely made and I am glad Vishal Bharadwaj finally made one and that too, succeeded in doing so! The bol by Pandit Birju Maharaj, which makes up the second interlude, is outstanding and flawless! However, the star of this song is obviously Rekha Bharadwaj! She has rendered the song so beautifully and flawlessly, as I said before. Her taans at many places throughout the song help in making the song what it is! A classical dance song, but very soothing and a great composition! Nothing is bad in this song! Or should I say every single thing is excellent? #5StarHotelSong


4. Zabaan Jale Hai:- Singer ~ Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

This is the real Gulzar! He has written such a beautiful poetic song! And Rahat has sung it brilliantly! It is composed in retro style and gives the feeling of a ghazal. The main instrument played throughout the song is Saz, a Turkish instrument, supported by guitars. Vishal Bharadwaj has made a brilliant composition, which is very classy. The antaras have been sung with great ease by Rahat, even though they are a bit complicated to sing, especially the high notes. The tune is also very nice. Better than ‘Dil Ka Mizaaj’, it is a must-listen song for the great work by the trio of Gulzar-Vishal-Rahat! It will, however, take time to grow on you. Be patient with this song as you will start liking it slowly and not instantly! Again, everything is PERFECT! That’s why it is a #5StarHotelSong!


5. Kya Hoga:- Singers ~ Shahid Mallya, Master Saleem, Jaspreet ‘Jazim’ Sharma, Jamal Akbar

This song is a pure Qawwali, with all the necessary ‘ingredients’ for a Qawwali, from the starting aalaaps, to the harmonium tunes after that, along with the tabla and clapping starting soon after. All four singers have sung spectacularly and they have sung such a difficult song with great ease. Shahid Mallya’s voice was the only one I could identify, along with the debutant Jaspreet (Jazim) Sharma, who was a top performer in the latest season of Saregamapa 2012. He is perfect for ghazals and qawwalis and he used to sing the same on the show as well. Vishal Bharadwaj has to be applauded for choosing him for this song! After half of the song is over, the tempo increases and the song takes an abrupt turn, and this turn is regular in qawwalis. You can say it is two songs in one! This is one of the rare Bollywood Qawwalis which I liked, and the last ones I liked were ‘Murshid Khele Hori’ from ‘D-Day’ and ‘Shah Ka Rutba’ from ‘Agneepath’, which were also pure, traditional qawwalis. The great effort taken by the composer and the singers has paid off very well, and this is one of the best traditional Qawwalis from Bollywood in recent times! PERFECT! #5StarHotelSong!


Extra Song:-

Horn OK Please:- Singers ~ Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh

Okay, who would even think that Honey Singh would ever get a chance to work with the likes of Vishal Bharadwaj and Gulzar? I never thought of it! Well, here he is, singing a song composed by Vishal and written by Gulzar! And the presence of Yo Yo Honey Singh finally attracted listeners to this album. Vishal Bharadwaj has tried to recreate the magic of ‘Ibn-E-Batuta’, but sadly fails. Sukhwinder and Yo Yo’s parts are divided fairly and both have equal importance in the song. Personally I didn’t find anything much worth praising in this song but the funny lyrics by Gulzar! However, this song was probably the most popular amongst the audience. Not my type, but try it, you might like it!


Overall:- Vishal Bharadwaj has given us something different, just like he always does. Such a classically based album is seen once in a blue moon in this age of techno beats and rock music. Even if you listen to it now, you will instantly like it! It is not at all late to hear this album! It is a masterpiece if it is compared to today’s album and Vishal has used classical music, which most people nowadays just very conveniently ignore, very efficiently! This album has given great relief to all those who were fed up of the contemporary albums which were releasing that time. Therefore, if you get time, you should definitely take out time to hear this must-listen album! Though it wasn’t much popular, true music lovers have understood its greatness, and that is enough to prove how good it is, isn’t it? Must-listen for all classical music lovers, and others too, if you want mental peace, then this is the right album for you!

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

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


Review by Rujul Deolikar

Next “dish”:- Citylights, Chef:- Jeet Gannguli & From Previous Albums of 2014:- Hasee Toh Phasee, Chefs:- Vishal-Shekhar