COMPOSERS KI ‘ZID’… (ZID – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Sharib-Toshi
♪ Lyrics by:- Shakeel Azmi
♪ Music Label:- Sony Music
♪ Music Released On:- 13th November 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 28th November 2014



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Zid is an upcoming Bollywood film, starring Karanvir Sharma, Mannara (you might know her as Barbie Handa 😝) and Shraddha Das. The film marks the debut of Mannara, the cousin sister of Priyanka Chopra & Parineeti Chopra. The film has been directed by Vivek Agnihotri, and produced by Anubhav Sinha. Vivek Agnihotri, with his fourth directorial venture, makes us expect great songs, as his last film ‘Hate Story’, which was of the same genre, had a good soundtrack by Harshit Saxena. This time, he has roped in the duo Sharib-Toshi, to do the honours. We heard them earlier this year in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, where they recreated two songs and composed one. Last year they gave us one of the year’s biggest hits ‘Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse’ from ‘Jackpot’. Apart from all their past hits, they have constantly being calling this album as their best work. Considering all of this, I was pretty excited what they would produce in this album. So, let’s see whether it really is their best album, or not. 😀

1. Saanson Ko
Singer ~ Arijit Singh

A soothing flute tune welcomes us into the first track of this album. At that moment, you will get a feeling, that maybe there is some truth in whatever Sharib-Toshi were saying about this album being their best album. But remember, it’s just a feeling, and feelings can deceive — and oh, how it deceives! The positivity takes an U-turn to negativity in the first line itself. The been there, heard that feel comes to you, when Arijit starts the song. Since the rhythm and arrangements are awesome, however, all hope has not been lost at this point. However, just as Arijit started the next line, the high-pitched one that goes, “Tu mila toh khuda ka sahaaraa mil gaya”, you feel as if you have heard it somewhere, and you remember that song ‘Main Dhoondne Ko Zamaane Mein’ from the film ‘Heartless’ that we had heard earlier this year. Yes, the tune has straightaway been copy-pasted with a few edits here and there. Pity to Gaurav Dagaonkar, the original composer. Later in the antara, we hear a line that is a lift from Sharib-Toshi’s own ‘Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse’ from ‘Jackpot’, and that is when you know that this song will have just as much of a shelf life as all the other overrated typical, dull compositions these days. Composers these days, when briefed for a romantic track for such a movie, just try to make some Bhatt-ish melody and make Arijit sing it. After all, they know that the presence of Arijit in the song, is directly proportional to the number of takers for the song! 😂 Lyrics are good, but mostly the same heard-before stuff, like tu mila toh this and that happened and blah blah blah. Arrangements and technical aspects win in this song, while the composition just drawls on and on. Still, there will not be a shortage of takers and lovers of this song!


2. Tu Zaroori / Tu Zaroori (Male)
Singers ~ Sunidhi Chauhan & Sharib Sabri / Sharib Sabri

Whenever Sunidhi is seen in the credits, my hopes always rise, because something which is guaranteed by her singing any song is fun and excitement and lots of soul and expression. This song, after the typicality of the opening song, brings with it a fresh breeze and as it starts, we are assured that this one is going to be a lot better than the first one. It starts with dynamic yet calm (weird irony :D) rhythmic vocals by the two vocalists. The hummna haainiga hummniga haainiga rhythm which is maintained very beautifully by the two of them, is just so catchy and it immediately grasps you into the song. Sunidhi starts with a what might seem artificial voice, but later it comes to be known that she has done it to suit the composition style. The beats are also very good, and unusual for this type of romantic duet. The hookline is nicely and cutely composed, especially the double tracks of each singer, one in the other ground while the other is in the background, giving the awesomeness to the hook. The tune is also very beautiful and likeable. While Sunidhi sings with utmost expression, one feels that Sharib could’ve sung Bette than how he has; if not, at least he could’ve been replaced by a better singer, maybe K.K. The melody here too is typical, but here, it is not dull and unattractive, but instead it is catchy as well as soothing. The lyrics by Shakeel are the same thing here, too, but the nice co position has covered that up! As for the male version by Sharib alone, it fares much worse than the original. Sharib doesn’t sound comfortable in the original itself, so I wonder what the makers were thinking when they made him sing a whole male version altogether by himself! As I said earlier, K.K. would have been preferred here. A beautiful romantic song with unique beats and great arrangements! Definitely a must-listen! #5StarHotelSong!


3. Mareez-E-Ishq
Singer ~ Arijit Singh

Arijit comes back for another romantic song, but this time matters are a bit different. Okay, they are a lot different! The arrangements, here too, are brilliant. A spellbinding Arabic touch has been created by the composers, using pretty traditional Arabic instruments — percussion, strings, everything. The violins here are awesome, while the backing vocals going o-o-o-ho-o are just mindboggling! So is the humming in the background. The guitar strum placed geniusly after some lines, is mindblowing too. The tune of this song is also way better than ‘Saanson Ko’. The mukhda talab hai Tu…’ is the highlight of the song. The lyrics by Shakeel Azmi are better in this song, and bring out the feeling of the song. In some places, even this song might feel a bit dull, but overall, if you look at it, it’s a beautiful composition. Arijit doesn’t use the boring and drawling side of his voice, and so this song has you paying attention to it for most of its duration. The line “haath rakh de, Tu Dil pe zara”, he sings with such style and expression, making it sound so attractive and special! Another brilliant composition by Sharib-Toshi! This one, you should not miss! #5StarHotelSong!


4. Zid
Singer ~ Sunidhi Chauhan

It starts with a typical horror tune on a piano, followed by a sinister violin tune, played very low pitched. A rock guitar picks up the composition, and gets us intrigued immediately. As Sunidhi joins the slow and hair-rising song, you might feel goosebumps and start shivering and check around you, lest there should be any evil spirits lurking around — Oh, who am I kidding! This song is anything but goosebumps-provoking. Though Sunidhi rendition is fabulous and with the perfect expression, it fails to make a mark on you. Maybe the tune of the hookline might intrigue you for a few seconds, but not more than that, unfortunately. The arrangements, are again fantastic. I think Sharib-Toshi pay too much attention to their arrangements, so much so that sometimes, they forget to double-check whether their composition is audience-friendly. What’s more, this song has two long, long antaras, seeming unusually long mainly because of the stretched and slow pace of the song with long interludes as well. However, the tuba-ish sound in the first interlude is awesome! Tunes of the two antaras, different from each other, one being of a frightening tone, and the other in a slightly lighter tone, are not that hooking either. Apart from the great vocals and arrangements, lyrics of the song have been penned down well. Prolonged exposure of your ears to this title track, might bore you to death, so beware! By the way, it will not at all scare you, so don’t worry about that. 😜

Zid was supposed to be Sharib-Toshi’s best album, according to them at least. However, it turns out to be a pretty middling album, with two intriguing songs, and two boring and flat songs. The arrangements, however are class in each of the songs. Having top singers such as Arijit and Sunidhi will also help the album to get many buyers. It must be one of the best recorded albums of the season. If Sharib-Toshi were talking about the recording and arrangements when they said ‘our best work’, then I can understand. However, since they were talking about the songs (of course) all I can say is that the ‘zid’ of the composers backfired on them!


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

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


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