Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Music Review (Hindi): Phillauri

Music Review (Hindi): Phillauri
Music Composer: Shashwat Sachdev and Jasleen Royal

Ranjana's string- laden orchestration is the highlight whereas the droning tune is lifted by splendid vocals of Diljit Dosanjh and the singer nails the vocal portions when compared to his debut mainstream Hindi track in Udta Punjab. The blissful violin solos in the interludes are an undeniable winner in this track. Dum Dum's folk sound combined with a tune that is enjoyable and engaging in Romy's singing and the composer wields the magic towards the end with the hypnotic recitation of Anvita Dutt's lyrics. The song turns better in the reprise version with much captivating arrangements along with the endearing vocals of Diljit. Once again Shashwat ends the track in a brilliant manner. Dum Dum's Punjabi version sounds pale, strictly in comparison with other two versions, the innate beauty of the tune makes up for the other minor grouses. Sahiba is an another delightful composition from Shashwat and Romy shines throughout the song while composer captivates with the minimal impactful background.After a string of mesmerizing melodies, Shashwat comes up with the foot tapping Naughty billo and the brief intermittent pause throughout the songs works like magic. Jasleen Royal continues to stick to her usual monotonous trademark vocals and the tune in Din Shagna while the interludes are engaging especially sarangi brief towards the end. Her another composition what's up can be skipped from the soundtrack.

Verdict: Shaswat Sachdev owns Phillauri's soundtrack with his exquisite set of compositions especially Dum Dum.

My Rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Dum Dum (Original and Reprise version), Sahiba, Naughty billo