Thursday October 9, 2014

Kill Dil (Music review), Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Posted by Karthik

The title song sees the trio playing a superbly flamboyant and addictive tribute the classic Spaghetti Western music. Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam are in blistering form here and even indulge in some cool yodelling! Sweeta rides on the cool vaudevillain sound, a tune bordering on Pancham’s Jeevan ke har modh pe (Jhoota Kahin Ka) and Adnan Sami’s fantastic vocals! Baawra‘s orchestration and tune are consistently enchanting, given the highs and lows they travel, even as Shankar Mahadevan and Nihira Joshi Deshpande rock the vocals, especially Shankar! Nihira offers wonderful company to Arijit Singh too, in Sajde, a song with a mod sound, but with the quinessential soul of a lilting Punjabi folk melody. Bol beliya beautifully play off the haunting hook to create a foot-tapping number, accentuated by Shankar-Siddharth’s dad-son combo and Sunidhi. Daiyya maiyya is too fragmented as a song to make an impact, while Happy budday makes up for what it lacks in novelty with Sukhwinder Singh’s spunky vocals and a lively sound. Nakhriley sounds like an 80s track with an identity crisis problem in current times. There’s a lot to like in Kill Dil’s soundtrack, with its expansive range, awesome singing and an all-round buoyant outlook!

Keywords: Kill Dil, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, 200, #200

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