Chirantan Gets It Right, Vikram Ishtyle!
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 19 October 2012
1920 Evil Returns is a supernatural horror thriller coming from the banner of Vikram Bhatt and hence there are very good expectations from the soundtrack. Thankfully, music of the film is very well composed by Chitrantan Bhatt who is also known for some fabulous work he did in Haunted. The album has in total five tracks with vocals by Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh, K.K, Suzanne Dmello, Amit Mishra and Mahalakshmi Iyer and lyrics penned by Shakeel Azmi, Junaid Wasi and Manoj Yadav.
The album starts with the track Apnaa Mujhe Tu Lagaa in the melodious and charismatic vocals of Sonu Nigam. This one is a slow number which really turns out to be a pleasant outing. Music arrangements are very smooth and magnificent which touch deep within. Lyrics penned by the lyricist Shakeel Azmi deserve a special mention.
Uska Hi Banana is a treat to the ears which very aptly and appropriately narrates the feelings and emotions of a person who wants to take all the pains and hardships of his beloved. The vocals of this number which are well ornamented by Arijit Singh are immensely captivating and appealing. Add to that some good amalgamation of musical arrangements and the song further comes out trumps. Lyricist Junaid Wasi's words are quite attractive and alluring as well. Altogether, this is one composition one would like to play over and over again.
K.K makes an entry in the album with the next track Jaavedaan Hai. This one is as addictive and soulful as the previous two tracks of the album. The music composed by the composer is typical Bhatt camp music while Suzanne D'Mello's presence is well justified in this passionate outing. This Shakeel Azmi written track would certainly do well in the movie as it very suitably and rightly fits its setting.
The album is carried ahead with Khud Ko Tere, a solo outing by Mahalakshmi Iyer. This one is an average number from the 90s eta. The track has a very Nadeem-Shravan feel to it and lyrics penned by Azmi make you believe that further.
The album concludes with the situational track Majboor Tu Bhi Kahin that arrives in the vocals of debutant Amit Mishra. The arrangements used in the track are soft and subtle with focus being entirely on the vocals. The chorus in the background is really haunting and evocative which should go well with the movie. Lyrics by Manoj Yadav are filled with grief and melancholy and Amit's voice supports the mood well.
Overall, 1920 - Evil Returns offers some good music with the tracks Apna Mujhe Tu Laga and Jaavedaan Hai carrying good potential to be chartbusters. The album is catchy and engaging which further manages to keep the theme of the movie alive.