The Dirty Picture (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Shekhar

Ooh la la is a clever reworking of Bappi Lahiri’s (also one of its singers, besides Shreya Ghoshal) Mawaali number, Oi Amma and many other similar 80s songs; the strings piece by Bombay Strings Orchestra stands out, in particular apart from the sensuous urgency in the racy tune. It’s hard to believe Ishq sufiyana is not by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and also that this is not a Karan Johar film – such a dedicated, tired template! Honeymoon ki raat and Twinkle twinkle‘s tunes don’t particularly appeal but their utterly corny and appropriately imaginative lyrics definitely do. Dirty picture, functional soundtrack.

Keywords: Dirty Picture, Silk Smitha, Vishal Shekhar, Vidya Balan