Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Music Review: Too Many Songs, Too Many Versions
Too many songs, too many versions - That's the first thought that I had when I came across the jukebox of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. In the times when films carry not more than three of four full songs in the narrative and at maximum carry five odd songs in the soundtrack, there are as many as 11 tracks in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana which ends up surprising you. Composer and lyricist Arko has been doing well for a while now and though typically he contributes with only a song or two in a film's soundtrack, time and again they do end up making at least a decent to good impression. In case of Jogi, the first track of the album, he makes an impact for sure with a romantic outing that is bound to find good attention in days and weeks to come. Sung by Yasser Desai and Aakanksha Sharma, this one is a simple song with a small town feel to it. Moreover, with Aakanksha Sharma and later Shafqat Amanat Ali finding a version each as well, the song carries good recollection value. It is a known fact that Pritam is the driving force behind Jam8 [Kaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG)] and his contribution is indeed felt with Main Hoon Saath Tere which is yet another inherently romantic number. This is the kind of music that was a rage a decade ago and is still fresh in audience memory. Hardcore Bollywood in its feel with a good smile-through appeal, this one is written by written by Shakeel Azmi & Kunaal Verma and has Arijit Singh making an impression all over again. Later newcomer Shivangi Bhayana gets a version to sing as well and she does make an impression with a voice that indeed stands out. In the middle of this all a dance number comes in the form of Pallo Latke. Despite its genre, it doesn't break the flow of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana as writer Kumaar along with composers Raees & Zain-Sam make sure that the traditional folk flavor of Pallo Latke is not disrupted. Newcomer Jyotica Tangri does a good job along with Yasser Desai while Fazilpuria makes sure that his rap interspersion is noticed well. Yet another newcomer comes to the fold in the form of Asit Tripathy who gets to croon Rashid Khan composed and Shakeel Azmi written Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki. A 'desi' number that reminds one of the kind of music that one had heard in Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's Toilet - Ek Prem Katha earlier this year, Tu Banja Gali Benaras Ki too has a couple of more versions for it. While Shafqat Amanat Ali's version does make for a decent hear too, somehow Asees Kaur's version seems a tad odd and one would rather go back to the male versions. Last to arrive is Mera Intkam Dekhegi which pretty much belongs to the 'love revenge' genre. Lyricist Gaurav Krishna Bansal bares his heart out with this song that is set to play an integral part in the film's narrative once Rajkummar Rao realizes that he has been taken for a ride by his on-screen lady love Kriti Kharbanda. Sung well by Krishna Beuraa, this situational song is composed by Anand Raaj Anand who later also comes behind the mike to croon a version of his own.
Though there are 11 tracks in the album, the good news is that you don't get bored since melody is the inherent element in the soundtrack. Moreover, songs also flow seamlessly from one point to another, hence not leading to any jerky feel.Our picks: Jogi, Main Hoon Saath Tere, Tu Banja Gali Bernaras Ki
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