Ishaqzaade (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Chokra jawan amply demonstrates Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi’s vocal chemistry – they are electric in this rustic coming-of-age celebration with inventive lyrics; its tune moves to a spectacular band-bajaa sound with an endearing free-flowing’ness! Jhalla wallah does seem to ape Bunty Aur Babli’s Kajra re – and there are many instrumental cues to it as well, but it holds its own fairly well, thanks largely to Shreya Ghoshal’s spectacular singing! The title song starts of dreamily, and maintains that tone even as Javed Ali’s frothy vocals kick-off; but then it meanders into familiar, Rahman-style stock backgrounds; it’s only the tune that retains the magic, however. Divya Kumar and Suraj Jaggan offer a scintillating vocal duet in Aafaton ke parindey; the way the grungy parts are seamlessly laid over fabulously catchy dubstep is typical Mr.Trivedi. The soundtrack’s highlight is clearly the oh-so-gorgeous Pareshaan! Shalmali Kholgade is the find of this soundtrack and she completely owns this song that alternates between the feathery soaked-in-love feel with the hyper enthusiastic ‘Main pareshaan’ outburst; all this, with a rock-folk base best exemplified with the use of harmonium, in tantalizing spots through the song. After his recent low, Amit Trivedi is back, all guns blazing!

Keywords: Amit Trivedi, Ishaqzaade, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, 200. #200