Tuesday February 14, 2017
Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya (Music review), Hindi – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva and Bappi Lahiri
Aashiq surrender hua is a dedicated Bollywoodisation of an infectious, foot-tapping South-Indian kuthu song! Amaal’s second, Roke na ruke, is the complete opposite! The song transcends conventional Dharma pathos templates riding on Arijit’s affecting singing. Akhil Sachdeva’s—Nasha Band’s vocalist making his Bollywood debut—Humsafar is a passable Pakistani-pop knockoff. Tanishk Bagchi closes the soundtrack with 2 appropriations. Uncredited: The title song, from Shankar Jaikishan’s iconic Teesri Kasam number Chalat musafir*! Adequately lively! Credited: Bappi Lahiri’s Mory Kante lift, Tamma tamma! Superbly kitschy, pulsating and inventive remix that retains the original voices for fantastic effect, barring Badshah’s annoying rap! Jolly good Badri!
Keywords: Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva, Bappi Lahiri
* …which was based on a folk number too, incidentally. That, however, shouldn’t stop any composer from calling the source as ‘Folk’ and call the composition as a recreation.
Listen to the songs on YouTube: