QARAN’s “Tareefan” is full of energy and sounds fresh from start to finish. Despite its short duration, it instantly makes an impact with its chorus and Badshah’s singing. Lyrics by QARAN, Rupin Pahwa, Badshah compute to the youth feel. Labelled as a music composer, music producer, lyricist and rapper, QARAN has stormed the charts for the simple reason that his sole track is super addictive!
Shashwat Sachdev, the young composer who debuted in Anushka Sharma’s production ‘Phullari’, delivers a neat number in “Pappi Le Loon”. Were the composers given a brief to keep the music peppy, funky and enjoyable? It is thoroughly refreshing to hear Sunidhi Chauhan, who is clearly an expert in handling such high-tempo songs. The veteran singer injects what is required to keep the track’s energy on the high side. Her voice being heavily tampered with, is questionable. Lyrics by Shellee go with the flow. “Bass Gira De Raja” composed, sung and written by Shashwat Sachdev, further shows his agile versatility as a composer. The extra arrangements are unnecessary. With a lack of external collaboration, this bass-track falls into the average category. Shashwat Sachdev bounces back with Arijit Singh in “Aa Jao Na” which contains a smoothing melody. The entire track stays in your mind even after repeated listening. The words penned by Raj Shekhar are simple. The slow arrangements and slick programming get the best out of Arijit Singh’s voice. “Bhangra Ta Sajda” (No One Gives A Damn!) is a replica of the script where Shashwat Sachdev tries to mix Bhangra styles with some trendy words, in the hope to make the piece more casual. The sexual quotient jumps higher, when a husky female voice utters words like ‘Harder’. Neha Kakkar, Romy, Shashwat Sachdev tick all the boxes in the singing department. Gaurav Solanki writes uncomplicated lyrics. All the extra noise created in the interludes is just distraction and could have been removed, for a cleaner version.
Talking about noise, here we have White Noise composing and penning “Laaj Sharam”, which is a rehashed version of Sachin-Jigar’s melodies from hits like F.A.L.T.U. (2011) Divya Kumar, a regular of the brother’s music duo is roped in, alongside with ‘Dear Zindagi’s (2016) composer Jasleen Royal, and Enbee who embark into a fun journey. The chorus is very reminiscent of Anu Malik’s style and is pretty much in your face. It is a party-track designed to get you on the dance floor!
Bhai’s new protégé, Vishal Mishra, whose “Selfish” from ‘Race 3’ is creating the right buzz, comes up with the best song of the album – “Veere”, sung by an army of singers like Vishal Mishra, Aditi Singh Sharma, Dhvani Bhanushali, Nikita Ahuja, Payal Dev, Lulia Vantur, Sharvi Yadav. Surprisingly, the song borrows exactly the same energy as Amaal Mallik’s numbers in ‘Roy’ (2015) and ‘Golmaal Again’ (2017) in its entirety. Vishal Mishal and Payal Dev cracks “Dagmag Dagmag” and throws another peppy track to this fun-filled ride. Lyricist Anvita Dutt Guptan writes effectively and reminds us of Vishal-Shekhar’s type of melodies as she has been a regular with them. The Vishal Mishra composed song is easy on the ears and stays true to the sound expected.
‘Veere Di Wedding’s bhangra sounds stand out because there are no unwanted recreations and it follows the script’s demands. It illustrates how multiple singers, lyricists and music producers can still collaborate together to churn out a consistent sound. On a side note, Lulia Vāntur is not technically a singer but let’s skip this discussion!