Monday October 24, 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Posted by Karthik

The title song is wonderfully sweeping, with Pritam’s spellbinding orchestration accompanying Arijit’s fantastic vocals. Bulleya‘s sound is instantly ebullient, but not very different from our neighboring country’s bands. Channa mereya is on similar lines, a sweet, almost-sappy melody, led by Arijit’s brilliant vocals. Ash King is effortless in the gospel-styled ballad Alizeh, backed by excellent chorus and almost-Coldplay’ish orchestration. Cutiepie‘s joyous Punjabi tune is perfect till the oddly placed hook appears. The Breakup Song ends the soundtrack on a wonderful high, marking the breakup into an opportunity for celebration. Pritam’s debut with Karan Johar works pretty well for most parts.

Keywords: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Pritam

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  • Mahesh

    What have you been smoking while listening to this album? It’s a #300 album yaar! You didn’t feel the courtesy to give atleast a #200, which would have not justified this album either. Now don’t tell me your taste of music is different from millions of those who are hitting youtubes & itunes! You are once again wrong after not giving Jannat 2 a #200. Is this your way of getting maximum hits/clicks for your blog?

    • SAYAN TRIVEDI

      mahesh, it is an album by Pritam. This is enough reason for him not to give a 200 or 300 words review. I am even surprised that the review is kind of positive. I did not expect a hardcore negative one but expected a review which would be slightly inclined to negative.

      • Gokul Nath S

        Well, Karthik has given #200 to plenty of Pritam’s albums. Cocktail, Barfi etc. for example. IMHO, ADHM does not deserve a #200.

        • SAYAN TRIVEDI

          yes only a handful from countless of classy albums. And yes, you are perfectly right, inspite of boasting some of the best songs of the year, this does not deserve a 300 or 200 word review, just like APKGK, YJHD or METRO did not deserve. Poor albums! Although it might deserve if the name of the MD was Rahman or AT or SEL instead of Pritam. Just see the rock on 2 review. Anyway he is free and welcome to right his own opinion as I am to express my opinion that the reviewer here is always negatively biased towards Pritam.

          • chuttan

            Not only pritam but also some others like jeet ganguly, ankit tiwari, amaal malik, himesh, etc, u can check how blated the reviewer is when their album releases, also the review seems to b quite uninterested & it seems that the reviewer just wanna review the album so that the readers of his blog don’t start questionin him y didn’t u reviewed this/that, really a serious issue!!

      • milliblog

        Sayan, it’s an absolute pity you didn’t see my reviews for say a Cocktail or Barfi 🙂 How you let your personal assumptions run your thoughts, huh?

        • Mahesh

          Even Cocktail & Barfi were strong contenders for #300 in comparison to some of the OSTs you have given #300. Definitely Barfi. But you kind of don’t like Pritam as you like AT. That’s why you didn’t mention his inspiration in Lootera & Shandar in itwofs. Whereas “In dino” has an entry. I believe In dino was more of a lyrical inspiration than musical.

          • Ocuyo

            All that says is that YOU would give Cocktail and Barfi, a 300-worder. Its not neccesarily a general consensus. And even if it was, its not his responsibility to agree.

            We all have a confirmation bias, and if your need to be agreed with isn’t being met and is causing you to resent and criticize people, then just simply look somewhere else. Not trying to be an ass, but what else can you do? Criticize someone till your opinion is their opinion?

          • Mahesh

            I didn’t know Kartik has one arrogant PR who tells others to look somewhere else if you don’t agree with the reviewer. Not good for hits/clicks count of the blog. If you want everybody to agree with him irrespective of the opinions of millions then just remove the comment section. Moreover, you need not be an intellectual to guess that he is negatively biased towards Pritam in comparison to AR, AT, SEL & even Sach-Jig. An *ASS is smart enough to guess the bias just by going through reviews of above MDs.

            *But it seems you don’t even have the intelligence of an ASS either. Must be an AT fan.

          • Hi Mahesh, without devolving your argument into abuses (the one following a star, in your comment above), would it be possible for you to prove my bias, for say Rahman or Amit?

            I’m sure in your infinite wisdom you understand that bias cannot be proven with one, two or 3 reviews – there needs to be a pattern. And if there are holes in the pattern, that could come in handy to disprove outright bias. A pattern could even be say, ‘whole world liking something and I don’t like it’ and ‘whole world hating something, and I love it’. In Rahman’s case, I’d say, Endhiran is the case for the former. Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is an example of the latter.

            Let’s try this exercise, shall we?

          • Mahesh

            Karthik, let me clear one thing first. I am not among those abusive fanboys. “the one following a star” was with reference to Mr. Ocuyo as mentioned by him in his comment (last but one sentence). Besides, on the topic – you being biased, I think a reviewer should not be biased at all, as a biased review may mislead his followers.

            Endhiran is one of very few instances you not liking an AR album. Like a Pritam fanboy may not fight for a #200 for Dishoom (recycled songs of Players). That is obvious. But Jannat 2, YJHD, Dilwale etc. are many instances of those albums which suffered for your disliking for Pritam.

          • All I can say… http://bit.ly/2eOIZ9u

          • chuttan

            Not only pritam, but he’s also biased against some others like jeet ganguly, amaal malik, himesh, ankit tiwari, etc, gives their review very unwillingly but will easily give away #200/#300 if music composer is shankar-ehsan-loy(take the case of rock on 2 here), amit trivedi, sachin-jigar, etc & this i m statin as a regular reader of the esteemed blog, also the reviewer starts blockin people if some1 actually writes their pt of view(which i have suffered, as a result of which i have to come here from another account of mine), seems as if the reviewer is a renowned anarchist/chaoist/communist!!

          • Muralidhar

            AGREED>>>!!!!!!!!!!cthats rightttttt biased

          • Also, a related question. Do you read reviews to,
            a. confirm your view points?
            b. see what others feel that may be different from your views so that you can learn the existence of other perspectives?

            I usually go for (b). Helps me expand my universe of views – not that it bothers me that people have differing views besides mine. I’m very confident about my opinions and if there’s something I’m missing, and it helps me evolve my line of thought, I consider it a blessing to learn and get new things in. If I do not agree with differing views, it keeps my interest and pov on better ground.

          • Ocuyo

            You weren’t just disagreeing with him, you were accusing him of selling out because his opinions don’t match yours. And now I am his PR, because I am defending him. Because, we all have same opinions as you, but we don’t want anyone to know because we all have hidden agendas. I am resisting the urge dismiss you as a crazy person, but I am hoping, you can be reasoned with.

            And I’ll have you know, that I don’t get Trivedi, like, at all. And Pritam is my favorite composer ever, and even appreciated him more when he started composing less, but there are albums of his that I don’t care for, like, let’s say Barfi. And this is far from an isolated incident where Karthik likes stuff from Pritam that I don’t. So, your accusations are completely off base.

          • Mahesh

            You don’t care for Barfi! & you are resisting the urge to dismiss me as a crazy person. Ha ha. ROFL

          • This is a classic problem – that you assume that liking Barfi is some sort of a precursor to the Pritam-club. I’d argue that there can be a state where one doesn’t like Barfi and says so. You judging him/her merely shows your liking for Barfi, not his musical taste.

          • Ocuyo

            Not that musical tastes have anything to do with one’s mental state, but one could say the same thing about you for not liking Trivedi. .

          • Mahesh

            Who told you I don’t like AT. If I like an OST Queen, Ekk Main.., Lootera; I equally dislike Bombay Velvet or Shandar. Likewise I dislike a Dishoom or Players. Unlike Karthik who always ponders AT OSTs with #300s, #200s.

      • Ocuyo

        That’s not fair. He is written plenty of flattering review in favor of Pritam. Now, if you’re talking about music from Karan Johar movies, that’s a different story. He is shown a bit of disdain for kind of music Johar’s movies feature. But if you, like Mahesh, want a review that’s less opinions and more predictions on what the general consensus of an album will be, then go to Bollywood Hungama. A review isn’t a democratic process.

    • milliblog

      For maximum hits/clicks, wouldn’t I opt for a 300 word review, ideally, so that people who like the music (which I’m assuming would be a lot) would circle back and share the review? As against, a 100 worder (where I do like the music, mind you) that doesn’t offer any incentive for fans to do anything about the review?

      And yes, why can’t my taste (for this soundtrack alone, mind you, not Pritam repertoire) be different from ‘millions of those who are hitting youtubes & itunes’? Just why not?

      • rnjbond

        Yes, but you didn’t tell us what you were smoking when listening to the album! This is important information for all of us

        • chuttan

          Lol, gud joke, i think it was somethin which can cnvrt a potential #200/#300 into a normal #100 album, i mean somethin which reduces the rating of the album, must b named as de-gradin narcotic opiate!!

        • Muralidhar

          +1…….These days feels like quality and worthy albums are not getting the share they deserve

  • rnjbond

    I personally loved this soundtrack. Channa Mereya is my favourite, with a lovely tune and some incredible vocals from Arijit. It’s amazing to me that Arijit is everywhere, but there are times when his singing goes a notch above. To me, this is one of those songs, similar to his vocals for Agar Tum Saath Ho from Tamasha.

  • chuttan

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Music review), Hindi – Pritam, finally, the much-awaited album releases!!

  • chuttan

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil-Pritam,easily 1 of the best albums of the yr, u may not consider it as u had not considered some earlier 1’s which cnvrted into big-time hits but it seems that this album is not only trending online(where there is a lot of chances of fake paid propaganda happenin) but this album songs seem to b actually the most popular in the recent time!!

  • chuttan

    The title song startin seems to b quite inspired from bangla song *tor motoi* from *ki kore toke bolbo*, check it out
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6leRj51KVPU

    • Mahesh

      Only the prelude. That to just slightly. Song is not at all inspired.

  • chuttan

    It seems there r more songs there, like there was some news that bulleya will have 1 more vrsion sung by mayb arijit, but it seems u were gettin restless to review this album, lol!!

    • Firoz Jaroli

      title song by jubin nautiyal..

  • chuttan

    The 1 thing ensured around this time of the yr by ranbir kapoor movies is xcellent quality albums with some of his movies releasing mind-blowin albums since a few yrs like rockstar(2011), tamasha(2015) & now Ae Dil Hai Mushkil(2016)(in my knowledge, there can b even more additions), lol!!

    • Firoz Jaroli

      Barfi,sawriya,roy

      • chuttan

        Not sure whether all of them released at this time of the yr or not, it’s better if u urself check it out!!

    • lovethetech

      The worst actor , just getting chances because of family. The whole Indian movies are with “useless actors” from Ex-star families from Bollywood to Tollywood to keralawoods.

      • chuttan

        I don’t watch movies frequently, so can’t comment on his movies/actin, here i m just concerned about the music in his movies released at this time of the yr!!

      • rnjbond

        Nepotism is a problem in Bollywood, but Ranbir has been a good actor.

        • lovethetech

          Making clown faces is not acting.
          Emoting from your eyes, shoulders, dialog delivery, gait, body gestures and so many things.
          Ranbir can not do any thing.

          We are stuck with all these empty dubbas because of dynasty torture.

    • SAYAN TRIVEDI

      do not forget ajab prem ki ghazab kahani! that is a great one too.

      • chuttan

        I m not sure whether that movie album released during this time of yr only or not, better u check it out!!

        • SAYAN TRIVEDI

          oh I missed the phrase “around this time of the year” in your comment. sorry for that.

  • chuttan

    Some time ago, u were rainin #200, #300 but now it seems that as the festive season is goin on, u r makin it more & more harder for any album to get that, for this i xpected at least a #200, anyway it’s ur opinion which u urself claim is biased, so i have nothin fresh to put frwd!!

  • rnjbond

    Also, I really need to question the wisdom of Sony Music here, only releasing the album (and one that may not be complete yet) two days before the movie gets released. It seems like you’d want the music to be released a decent amount of time before the actual movie comes out to let the hype build.

    • Oh tell me about it!! Painfully annoying. But, to see it from Sony’s pov, I’m guessing they have generated fantastic waves of buzz when each song was released, one a week types. Seems like a better bet for them doing so so they can sustain buzz for weeks together than releasing the whole album in one go and create buzz only once.

      A better balance could be to release the album early, and then release music videos one a week.

      • rnjbond

        Agree, which is how most of the releases happen. I mean, especially with ADHM going head-to-head against Shivaay, music is a big differentiator.

  • Dwayne1401

    It seems odd that you liked all the songs but still 100 words. Wonder in how many reviews this has happened.

    • milliblog

      Many, many reviews. If you had assumed that I ‘liked’ only 200 word (or 300 word) albums, please see: http://milliblog.com/about/

      100 doesn’t mean a bad soundtrack.

    • Muralidhar

      agree seems unfair

  • ohmyroots

    Did anyone observe that the title song background score is very similar to the theme of world war z

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVvG3X1pcQ8

  • Akash Patil

    The songs of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are awesome. All the songs are hit and awesome and top bollywood romantic songs for year 2016. The title songs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is awesome. The most Romatic Hit song of the year Bulleya is my favourite and the best music in The Break Song is awesome. Over all with awesome movie it has awesome songs. I heard about this song Mirchi Love http://www.mirchilove.com/ . Great work from all the cast and crew of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

  • Gaurav Arya

    Arijit’s high pitch notes in Channa Mereya are irritating. Don’t get me wrong,i love his high pitch notes in Uska Hi Baba but not in this one.Title track is mind blowing. Alizeh is underrated and breakup song is overrated,irritating.

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