Hawaizaada (Music review), Hindi – Rochak Kohli, Mangesh Dhakde, Ayushmann Khurrana & Vishal Bhardwaj

Rochak Kohli’s title song has a breezy enough tune and he sings it with the necessary panache too! Rochak gets, aptly, Mohit Chauhan and Javed Bashir, for Daak ticket, yet another engaging folk’ish story-telling melody. He ends his contribution with the funky Turram Khan, superbly led by Papon, till Ayushmann Khurrana and Monali Thakur interject later in the song with a lively melodic distraction. Mangesh Dhakde delivers the Goanese sound in a lively dose in Maazaa My Lord, while Udd jayega and its main variant, Teri dua are templatized enough to reduce impact. The song’s other, short variant, Yaadien gatthri fares better, thanks to Harshdeep Kaur’s vocals. Ayushmann offers a wonderfully immersive musical layer to Ghalib’s Dil-e-nadaan, singing it impressively too with requisite ghazal’ish flavor. The song’s reprise, in a more mod package is a great listen too, featuring Ayushmann and Shweta Subram. Vishal Bhardwaj rounds off the soundtrack like only he can, with a lively lavani fusion in Dil todne ki masheen that Rekha Bhardwaj delivers in her usual inimitable style! With four composers and ten songs, Hawaizaada wears its ambition in its sleeve and thanks to Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vishal Bharadwaj, delivers on that ambition too!

Keywords: Hawaizaada, Rochak Kohli, Mangesh Dhakde, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vishal Bhardwaj, 200, #200