Aashiqui 2 (Music review), Hindi – Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari

Mithoon’s contribution, Tum hi ho is absolutely beautiful – Arijit’s solo, the duet with Palak Muchhal and the theme. Ankit Tiwari’s Sunn raha hai too is wonderfully impactful, with superb use of guitars and saarangi; Shreya’s version is filmy, sacharine-sweet, but. Jeet Ganguly owns the rest of the music which is strictly patchy and repetitive. What stands out is Irshad’s verses in Chahun main, the fantastic mid-way ascend in Mustafa Zahid’s Bhula dena and the lively guitar-led Milne hai, featuring Arijit. Piya aaye na and the Pritam’ish Aasaan nahin are bland, Hum mar jayenge is archaic. More like Aashiqui 0.25!

Keywords: Aashiqui 2, Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari

Note: For whatever it is worth, here’s update on Jeet’s efficient recycling from Bengali – ‘Milne hai’ is his Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo number, ‘Mon hariye’, sung by Mohit Chauhan. ‘Hum mar jaayenge’ (that, in my opinion, is the soundtrack’s worst) is ‘Aaj tomay niye shuru’ from Bondhon.