Bewakoofiyaan (Music review), Hindi – Raghu Dixit & Ayushmann Khurrana and Rochak Kohli

Anvita Dutt’s lyrics stand out in Gulcharrey with her unusual choice of words almost all through; Raghu’s tune and music is upbeat and immediately appealing, besides the enthusiastic singing by Benny. Neeti Mohan’s music-less solo opening Khamakhaan is lovely and the song eventually builds into a thoroughly likeable, guitar’y ditty with enjoyable lyrics by Habib Faisal. Ayushmann too is in great form singing this one along with Neeti. Raghu quite literally adds extra ‘oo’mph in the title song, another catchy track that’s perfectly in line with his amiable Indipop sound. Rumaani sa, despite the overall bouncy sound, is relatively less interesting, despite earnest singing by Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. Vishal Dadlani owns Aye jigida with his usual swagger, backed by the song’s pulsating bluegrass sound, the occasional harmonium and a fantastic chorus repeating the title hook. That leaves the soundtrack with the sole song composed by Ayushmann and Rochak Kohli, the single released earlier, O heeriye. It is annoyingly derivative pop ballad in Punjabi and lacks the impact of the duo’s earlier collaborations like Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saala. Fresh from the pathbreaking Jag Changa, Raghu Dixit, in his second Hindi film does significantly better than his Hindi debut!

Keywords: Raghu Dixit, Bewakoofiyaan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rochak Kohli, 200, #200