Composers Sachin-Jigar who have been doing some good work consistently ever since they made their debut with ‘Teree Sang’ (2009) had just one release last year in the form of ‘A Flying Jatt’. The album had a good mix of songs from different genres but it did not become very popular because of the film underperforming at the box-office. This year, they have multiple films lined up starting with Yash Raj Films’ ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ which marks Parineeti Chopra’s debut as a playback singer.
“Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin”, Parineeti Chopra’s much talked about singing debut (a bit of which one got to hear in the video in which the actress announced the film with), has an old-world charm to it which compliments Chopra’s voice. Parineeti, a trained singer herself, sings the song well but one is not sure if hers is the voice one would like to hear in more songs. Sachin-Jigar’s melodious tune is backed by some lovely percussive sounds.
Though it is Arijit Singh who sings “Haareya”, you can almost imagine the song in lead actor’s Ayushmann Khurrana’s voice. This is the kind of song Ayushmann is associated with as a singer and Arijit seems to be doing a bit of an impersonation of the actor’s voice towards the latter half of the song. Backed by the strums of an acoustic guitar, “Haareya” has a nice sing-along quality to it.
Although the film starts in the 80s, “Yeh Jawaani Teri” seems to be paying homage to the music of the 60s. It reminds one of the several swashbuckling numbers the late Shammi Kapoor featured in. Sachin-Jigar compose a song that has shades of contemporary music along with a retro sound highlighted by a hook line inspired by the song “Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera” (‘Teesri Manzil’). The song gets you tapping your foot in no time and is a fitting tribute to the swinging 60s.
For those looking for a 80s styled song in the film, would not be disappointed with “Iss Tarah”, a melodious number backed by subtle techno beats. This is a contemporary and a more polished avatar of the kind of music Bappi Lahiri was synonymous with in the 80s. In fact, the arrangements also make one associate the song with the kind of pop music that was produced in India in the 90s. Dominique and Clinton Cerejo up the breeziness in the song with their tranquil renditions.
The gentle guitar riffs compliment the laidback feel of “Khol De Baahein”, a song which has a melange of Hindi and Bengali lyrics. Monali whispers her way through this pleasant song which has an appropriately unhurried pace to it. The song might not have the popular appeal of the other songs in the album but should serve as a good accompaniment to the narrative.
Around four years back, Sachin-Jigar made an entry into the YRF camp with ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’, which is, arguably, one of the best music albums to have come out of the production house in the last couple of years. They deliver yet another soundtrack for them which will be remembered for a very long time.