Tuesday June 6, 2017

Raabta (Music review), Hindi – JAM8, Pritam and T-Series

Posted by Karthik

Jubin’s Ik vaari aa (credited to Pritam) sounds less like an electronic pop compared to JAM8-credited Arijit version, though both tunes are merely functional. Looks like producer Dinesh Vijan really likes Agent Vinod’s Raabta; after 4 versions in that film, a 5th—rather gimmicky—variant pops up here. Sadda move‘s generic Punja-bolly sound hardly works, but the cranked up Na na na na, Main tera Boyfriend, derived out of Sohrabuddin’s 2007 original, made famous by J-Star later, is charmingly simple and catchy. Lambiyaan si judaiyaan‘s wailing 80s pathos and Darasal‘s boy-band level balladry meander along without impact. Raabta is typical T-Series hodge-podge.

Keywords: T-Series, JAM8, Pritam, Raabta

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  • rnjbond

    I really like Ik Vaari Aa! I’m a little bit of a sucker for Pritam’s “desi EDM” tracks, but it’s really catchy and upbeat. Plus, I like how both versions have a rather different feel — I think Pritam does a great job of having the second version of the song feel totally different (like the two versions of Kabira from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

  • rnjbond

    Going back to this soundtrack, I was wondering why this was originally a Pritam soundtrack and is now JAM8. Turns out that T-Series wanted to re-use “Main Tera Boyfriend” in this album and Pritam wasn’t happy about that, as he only wants to do solo composer projects. Not sure how Ik Vaari Aa remained (that’s very clearly a Pritam song).

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