Wednesday May 28, 2014
Ek Villain (Music review), Hindi – Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Rabbi Ahmed & Adnan Dhool
Ankit Tiwari’s very Pritam-style Galliyan is gorgeously mounted; his singing, the guitar and flute, lovelorn lyrics… all come together wonderfully! The film’s leading lady Shraddha Kapoor is surprisingly good despite the occasional rough edges in the unplugged version! Momina Mustehshan carries Soch Band’s (Rabbi Ahmed and Adnan Dhool) Nescafe Basement song, Awari’s ambient recreation mighty well. Mithoon’s Banjaara and Humdard, despite their dulcet sounds, sound too templatized to make an impact, but Zaroorat breaks the clutter, thanks to the contrasting rhythm for what’s essentially a pathos song, and Mustafa Zahid’s vocals. Ankit Tiwari rules over this typical Mohit Suri soundtrack.
Keywords: Ek Villain, Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Soch Band, Rabbi Ahmed, Adnan Dhool