There seems to be no dearth of films with the word ‘Ishq’ in them. Earlier his year, a film called ‘Ishq Ke Parinday’ (2014) had arrived in theatres. It was a low key affair just as ‘Bezubaan Ishq’, starring Sneha Ullal, Mugdha Godse and newcomer Nishant Malkani. ‘Ishq Ke Parinday’ had surprised one by offering a couple of pleasant songs. While the music of the film has been scored by relatively unknown names like Babli Haque and Rupesh Verma, the lyrics have been written by the Jashwant Gangani, the director of the film. Prashant Ingole (‘Race 2’, ‘Purani Jeans’) has been credited with one song.
“Bezubaan Ishq”, the title track, seems strongly influenced from the Hindi film sound of the late 90s. There is not much to complain here as this the song is very melodious and encapsulates the romantic feel of the film. The arrangements mostly comprise of Indian instruments like dafli, tabla, flute and sarangi with a bit of guitar and harmonium added to round off this melodious track. Javed Ali and newcomer Arpita Chakraborty gives the song the breeze it needed with their voice.
“Aankhon Mein Basa Lunga”, sung by Mohit Chauhan and Parineeta, is structured on the same lines as “Rabba” (‘Heropanti’), another Mohit Chauhan number. Though it is not as exciting as the Sajid-Wajid composed song, it has its moments. To give the song a slightly modern touch, composer Rupesh Verma gets newcomer Parineeta to sing a few lines in English but that comes across as an unnecessary addition.
The Babli Haque composed “Har Lamha Kar Party” is a dance number that turns out to be average as it adheres to tried and tested sounds and familiar loops that one has heard innumerable times in several other party songs. Prashant Ingole tries to cash in on the popularity of party numbers that have references to alcohol by writing lines like ‘Apne jigar mein zara vodka tu mila de’. Shalmali Kholgade sings the song energetically and her voice is what could compel you to hear this prosaic number a couple of times.
“Teri Masumiyat” is a sad song that actually makes you sad. No, it does not make you sad because it is a heart wrenching composition. On the contrary, the track sounds dated and has a tune that will make you cringe. Altamash Faridi sings well but there is not much that a singer can do when he is saddled with a song as weak as this.
“Teri Meri Ankahi Dastan” would not linger in your mind for a long time after you hear it once. But, it scores because of a breezy, simple composition led by the voices of Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan. The lilting arrangements accentuate its smooth structure. The lyrics (Jashwant Gangani) are predictable.
The sound of shehnai opens the pathos filled “Dil Parinda”. Anita Bhatt sings a few lines in her husky voice before Tochi Raina joins in. The way Tochi croons the hook line ‘Dil Parinda’, you cannot help but think of his rendition of “Kabira” (‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’). No, this does not match up to the Pritam number but it is a good song nevertheless. Tochi goes solo for the unplugged version and it makes for a good hear as well.
Osman Mir, who has sung several folk based numbers in the past, sings “Bhor Bhayo”. It has a strong Rajasthani flavour to it. As the name suggests, it is a song that one probably plays or hears in the morning. The devotional aspect of it is brought to the fore by flutes, bells and conch. The track would probably be placed to mark the entry of Sneha Ullal who plays a devotional young woman in the film.
‘Bezubaan Ishq’ is filled with love songs that complement the mood of the film. One also gets to hear a dance number and a devotional track here. The music is not bad by any stretch of imagination and if you hear the songs with zero expectations, chances are that a couple of songs will end up surprising you.