Tuesday August 11, 2015

Phantom (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Posted by Karthik

Afghan jalebi, beyond the standardized Central Asian folk tune, is incredibly catchy thanks to Pritam’s clever and pulsating arrangements. While Asrar and Akhtar’s versions are identical, Akhtar’s second, Dumbek version goes one step forward in rhythmic catchiness. Its 4th version, by Nakash Aziz, pales in comparison due to a weaker voice. Saware rides on Arijit’s vocals, and the Coldplay’ish tune engages easily, while the hypnotic, power-Sufi sound in Nachda comes alive thanks to Shahid Mallya. In sharp contrast to their last association – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (7 + 4 tracks!) – Kabir Khan and Pritam offer a punchy 3 song soundtrack.

Keywords: Pritam, Kabir Khan, Phantom



  • Aakash

    Oh my god, Afghani Jalebi is just unbelievably catchy, what a song.

  • rnjbond

    Love Afghani Jalebi. Is it just me or do certain parts sound a bit Kishore Kumar-ish?

  • Moriya

    Afghan Jalebi reminds me of Sari Ka Fall Sa from Rrajkumar. Catchy, but the other two songs are a big bore.

    • rnjbond

      Reminds me more of Pungi from Agent Vinod!

  • vikram

    Afghan Jalebi sounds a lot like Hawa Hawa ae Hawa somehow or is it just me?
    catchy though !!

  • rnjbond

    I finally figured out which Kishore Kumar song Afghan Jalebi reminds me of! In Haathon Se Sabki Gaadi from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBcoqcdUTY

    Perhaps it’s just the “Wah! Bhai Wah!” part.

    Which also reminds me of how Aaj Ki Party from Bajrangi Bhaijaan paid tribute to Kishore Kumar with the “Dhing pata pat dhingri popo” line, which comes straight from Jhume Re Dil Mera (Jhumroo)

    Okay, enough nonsense from me 🙂

  • Afghan Jalebi song is catchy. I like this part of the lyrics

    Afghan jalebi mashooq farebi
    Ghayal hai tera deewana
    Bhai wah, bhai wah..
    Bandook dikha dikha ke kya pyar karegi

    Lyricsted: http://www.lyricsted.com/afghan-jalebi-lyrics-phantom/

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