A SHORTER LIST WOULD HAVE BEEN SWEETER! (AMIT SAHNI KI LIST – Music Review)

Album Details:-
♪ Music by:- Raghu Dixit, Palash Muchhal, Warren Mendonsa, Sidd Coutto, Shivi R. Kashyap & Karthick Iyer
♪ Lyrics by:- Ankur Tiwari, Ajay Bhuyan, Tina Nagpaul, Vir Das, Shivi R. Kashyap, Shiv Singh Benawra & Palak Muchhal
♪ Music Label:- Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On:- 18th June 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 18th July 2014

Amit Sahni Ki List Album Cover

Amit Sahni Ki List Album Cover

 

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Amit Sahni Ki List is the latest romantic comedy movie starring Vir Das, along with a bunch of supporting actors like Kavi Shastri, Vega Tamotia, Anindita Nayar and Natasha Rastogi. The film is directed by Ajay Bhuyan and produced under the banner Pyxis Pictures. The story is about a man trying to find himself a prefect girl based on his list. The film has released on this Friday and is not getting such a good response. (As if it was going to 😛 ) I was not expecting much from the music of the film, but when I read Raghu Dixit’s name as one of the composers, that automatically changed. The other composers are Palash Muchhal, Warren Mendonsa & Sidd Coutto (Alien Chutney), Shivi R. Kashyap and the album also features an instrumental piece by Karthick Iyer. So read on to find out whether this album can entertain you, just satisfy you or bore you!


1. Ab Mein Kya Karoon:- Singer ~ Raghu Dixit, Music by ~ Raghu Dixit, Lyrics by ~ Ankur Tiwari

This song starts with the typpppical (say in typical Indian accent) Raghu Dixit guitar strums, and it makes its way into one of the most senseless songs of the month. Actually saying that can be avoided, because ‘Mawaali Qawwali’ from ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ was also senseless, but at least it was catchy. Here, first of all, the music is too loud with drums almost everywhere, so as a result the words are not audible properly. Secondly, some of the words he says are audible but not interpretable and so that’s a problem with his diction, I guess. The tune is horribly weak, and the English hook might just be the worst thing the guy has ever come up with! The positive points, if any, are probably the brass instruments, which support the rock guitars and drums in the hook. A weak song in all aspects, which comes across as a noise instead of music.

 

2. What The Fark:- Singers ~ Rahul Vaidya, Amit Mishra & Aditi Singh Sharma, Music by ~ Palash Muchhal, Lyrics by ~ Ajay Bhuyan & Tina Nagpaul

This next song is thoroughly enjoyable if I don’t look at it from a reviewer point-of-view, with all the techno beats required for a Western type dance song. However, I am looking at it from a reviewer point-of-view, so it definitely isn’t perfect. The repetition of the hook line gets too boring and makes the song sound monotonous after a certain time. The voices of the three singers can hardly be understood that whose voice is which, and Aditi’s voice seems to just come at the beginning. She might even be singing, but one can’t separate her voice whatsoever from the two male voices, which are also kind of mixed together. Techno and electronic beats have actually been overdone, and this song also becomes very loud because of them. It is catchy, though, so it’s worth a listen or two.

 

3. Pyar Hai Kutti Cheez:- Singer ~ Vir Das, Music by ~ Warren Mendonsa / Sidd Coutto (Alien Chutney), Lyrics by ~ Vir Das 

This is a song sung and written by Vir Das himself, and composed by the other two members of his band ‘Alien Chutney’, Warren and Sidd. The song is a heavy metal rock song, and naturally drums and electric guitar play the vital role in the arrangements. The tune is weak, except for the hook line, and Vir’s singing is average, out of pitch at places, but still worth praising since he isn’t a professional singer. He has written lyrics well too which are about the character not wanting any love in his life, and the disadvantages or bad things about it. 😛 The composers have kept the song short and that is good, because who would have heard a song like this for five minutes straight? 😀 A couple of times of listening is all it deserves!

 

4. Aisi Hi Hoon Mein:- Singer ~ Shivi R. Kashyap, Music by ~ Shivi R. Kashyap, Lyrics by ~ Shivi R. Kashyap, Shiv Singh Benawra

Do you know who Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift etc. are? Do you know what kind of songs they make? If you don’t then don’t worry! Their Indian counterpart has been discovered finally! And her name is Shivi R. Kashyap. Yes, this song reminded me immediately of those songs by female American popstars like the ones I mentioned before. It has been composed, sung and written in a fully western way, and the attempt is applaudable. The techno beats ensure you are grooving for most of the time, and the tune is also not bad! The lyrics are mostly in English, and that’s what I didn’t like about the track, the use of Hindi and English together, making it sound stupid at places. The composer has made a song which is pretty good, but lacks in the lyrics department. Definitely give it a try! Good attempt of a pop song.

 

5. Sargoshi:- Singers ~ Palak Muchhal, Anirudh Bhola, Music by ~ Palash Muchhal, Lyrics by ~ Palak Muchhal

This song is a soft, calm and soothing romantic track, composed by Palash Muchhal and written and sung by his elder sister Palak. It starts with piano notes, followed by the voice of ‘Duplicate Shreya Ghoshal’, Palak Muchhal. She sounds just like Shreya Ghoshal used to in her earlier days in the industry, but she cannot create the magic which Shreya’s voice holds. Anyways, she sings this song well, and her co-singer Anirudh Bhola also sounds good. The tune is nothing fresh, but the lyrics are beautiful! The arrangements are average. The harmony the two singers have created in the hook line is so lovely, it will leave you speechless! Beautiful, calm and soothing, but a fault in the composition.

 

6. Waakeyi:- Singers ~ Nikhil D’Souza, Shruti Pathak, Music by ~ Raghu Dixit, Lyrics by ~ Ankur Tiwari

Now, this is a class composition! Raghu makes a re-entry into the soundtrack, and brings with him a very beautiful romantic song, with very interesting beats and awesome vocals. The trademark of Raghu, the flute, is present to entertain throughout the song. The unusual rhythm on which this song is composed sounds very cool! Shruti Pathak and Nikhil D’Souza both sing near flawlessly. The lyrics by Ankur Tiwari are a bit ordinary, but still go well with the type of happy-go-lucky song that this is. The arrangements are also beautiful. This song is far better than what the soundtrack has offered so far. A must-listen, unusual but cooool romantic song! #5StarHotelSong!

 

7. Parchhai:- Singer ~ Sonu Nigam, Music by ~ Palash Muchhal, Lyrics by ~ Palak Muchhal

This song is a sad version of the earlier song, ‘Sargoshi’. The name Sonu Nigam itself can tell that this song will be better than its romantic version. Again, Palak’s lyrics are very beautiful, but here, Palash also excels in the arrangements, with strings forming the whole background of the song, and the violin sounds extremely awesome!! Sonu’s vocals are obviously the highlight of this song. The tune is the same one, slowed down, but his voice takes it to a whole new level. Beautiful, calm, touching and soothing, again, but the difference all lies in vocals and arrangements.

 

8. Violin Recital:- Instrumental, Music by ~ Karthick Iyer

This instrumental piece is sheer beauty! Though it has been called violin recital, the violin has been supported by a variety of instruments. The classical piece towards the end is awesome! The tablas, sitar etc. create a wonderful ambience, and make the track very interesting to listen to. The violins have been played perfectly! Karthick Iyer has managed everything so beautifully, and this instrumental piece is better than most songs on this soundtrack! Beautiful instrumental piece! It is PERFECT! #5StarHotelSong!


Amit Sahni Ki List is full of songs. 😀 Yes, it is full of songs. Though the first half of the soundtrack might make you feel a bit bored and as if you’ve wasted your time, the second half is full of the beauty. The romantic tracks stand out in this album whereas the other songs come across as noises, or rather wandering souls with no apparent reason to be on Earth. 😛 Seriously, it seems they have just added these songs to increase the number of songs. Also, this is probably the first time an instrumental track has impressed me so much, and might be the last! So, this album starts bad, ends beautifully but still doesn’t leave that mark in your head to come back and hear it again. Shorter would have been sweeter!

 

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

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

 

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