Aarakshan (Music review), Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Prasoon Joshi

Prasoon’s lyrics faintly touch SEL’s Achha lagta hai, from Kuch Naa Kaho, in Achha lagta hai(!), but changes tone into a playful, colloquial, immensely addictive banter. What works significantly in favor of Mauka is the ‘Other Mahadevan’ factor; the ‘chanace’ given to Raman Mahadevan adds wonderfully fresh appeal to this high-energy track. Pt. Channulal Mishra and Shreya rock the semi-classical Kaun si door that (with co-composition credit to Prasoon Joshi), to my untrained ears, seemed like raag Purvi, while Roshanee, despite the largely likeable anthemic appeal, is too familiar to sound new. Short and lively soundtrack from the dependable trio.

Keywords: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Prateik Babbar, Deepika Padukone, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Prasoon Joshi