Tutiya Dil (Music review), Hindi – Gulraj Singh

Aag lage and Tutiya dil are super-efficient takes on the best of Salim-Sulaiman’s Punjabi-infused catchiness, with hilarious lyrics to boot and wonderful vocals by Alamgir in the former, and Ram Sampath and Prakriti Kakkar in the latter; there’s also a distinct Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy version 2.0 sound in the latter, the title song, particularly in the beautifully soaring high-pitch lines. Aalak niranjan by Divya Kumar has a phenomenally catchy hook even as the rest of pack is functionally efficient, while Hip hop saiyaan is catchily powered largely by spunky singing by Akriti Kakkar and Sayantini Das amidst Pritam-styled hip-hop coolness. Le chalo is a truly wonderful effort, overall – Meenal Jain Singh and Jasvinder Singh’s flawless singing and controlled music-making by Gulraj in the background, wrapped in a gorgeous melody where the music fills in at all the right places, fabulously well! Satrangia dil is where Gulraj goes behind the mike and floors not just with his confident vocals, but also the funky tune punctuated by a charming hook. After an outstanding non-film album like Ganaraj Adhiraj, Tutiya Dil’s soundtrack is a fitting encore by the young Gulraj Singh! Here’s a self-assured debut even amidst seeming B-Grade’ness and rawness of the film.

Keywords: Gulraj Singh, Tutiya Dil, 200