Saturday August 26, 2017

Simran (Music review), Hindi – Sachin-Jigar

Posted by Karthik

Lagdi hai thaai maps perfectly to the enthusiasm and liveliness of Queen’s London Thumakda, with Gujarati zest replacing Punjabi zaniness. Jonita Gandhi and Guru Randhawa rock the rendition that has a breathless, foot-tapping appeal. Jonita’s closing drunk-drawl is a lovely touch! Sunidhi Chauhan is easily and absolutely the star of Pinjra tod ke that starts off on a somber note, but beautifully morphs into a soaring rock ditty as it ends. Mohit Chauhan pulls off something very similar in Baras ja, that harks back to his own Dooba dooba, with its gently rocking lilt. In Meet, Sachin-Jigar get Arijit Singh back to his predictable old self, making him sing a breezy melody… the kind he excels—rather, sleep-walks—in. The melody is charming and eminently likeable. Majaa ni life is a complete riot! Vayu’s lyrics crackle with Gujarati wit and rhyme while the composers layer it all on a high energy package that Shalmali Kholgade and Divya Kumar handle with incredible flamboyance. The title song, the best of the soundtrack, is the composing duo crafting a thoroughly enjoyable Latin American mix (Cha cha?), sung darn well by Jigar. Much like Meri Pyaari Bindu, excellent music from Sachin-Jigar, after the middling A Gentleman.

Keywords: Simran, Sachin-Jigar, Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, 200, #200

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