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Music Review – One Night Stand

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EXPECTATIONS

Sunny Leone's Ek Paheli Leela had good songs. Now that she is in a central role again in One Night Stand, one expects some good music on play, especially with a diverse team of composers (Tony Kakkar Meet Bros, Vivek Kar, Jeet Ganguly) and lyricists (Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed, Manoj Muntashir) coming together. With Jasmine D'Souza making her debut as a director, one also expects some good sensibilities on display when it comes to the film and its music.

MUSIC

The album kick-starts on a winning note with Tony Kakkar putting together 'Do Peg Maar' with Kumaar. One Night Stand gets a cracker of a start with this foot tapping party number that has chartbuster written all over it. Oh yes, it does follow the template of 'daaru' and 'nasha'. However, for a film which is set to cater to an adult audience, this was pretty much on the cards as well. Expect this one to play on.

It is time for some melody soon after with Meet Bros coming up with 'Ijazat'. A beautiful composition which has some characteristic singing by Arijit Singh, this one pretty much follows the template when it comes to the kind of love songs that are expected from T-Series in the current times. With simple lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed, 'Ijazat' moves at a slow pace with easy going music that helps it to stay on loop.

What happens next is a not-so-pleasant surprise as Jasmine Sandlas croons 'Ishq Da Sutta'. Leaving aside the fact that it is in total contrast to the lovelorn mood that had been created with 'Ijazat', the composition by Meet Bros is hardly impressive while Kumaar's lyrics are way below what one expects from him. While Meet Bros. come behind the mike as well, the song can't be expected to have much of a life unless the choreography turns out to be exemplary and turns around the scene entirely.

Vivek Kar and Kumaar come together for the sad song 'Ki Kara' which has Punjabi undertones to it. Crooned by Shipra Goyal, this one has Western fusion element making it sound like Punjabi pop. A situational track that typically finds its way in the second half of the film, expect this one to play in the background while the montages are on.

Jeet Ganguly comes on the scene with 'Le Chala' and actually delivers the best song of the album. Sung quite effectively by Jubin Nautiyal, this one is also written quite well by Manoj Muntashir, even as the protagonist wanders in the hunt for love. Expect this one to truly go well with the film's narrative as it has the kind of depth to it that only riches the overall soundtrack of One Night Stand.

The soundtrack turns further interesting with Dev Negi sung 'Tum Mere'. Poetically written by Kumaar, this one has some good music by Vivek Kar and only makes one wonder why this one hadn't come earlier in the album. Quite easy on ears, 'Tum Mere' is situational as well but manages to hold quite well. Impressive.

OVERALL

One Night Stand has the kind of music that you would hear beyond just one night!

OUR PICK(S)

'Le Chala', 'Do Peg Maar', 'Ijazat', 'Le Chala'

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