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Arjun Patiala Music Review

3.5

EXPECTATIONS

There are good expectations from the music of Arjun Patiala. After all, films coming from the house of Dinesh Vijan always result a chartbuster score, case in point being Luka Chuppi, Stree, Raabta and Hindi Medium to name a few. Moreover, Arjun Patiala has the kind of subject that promises peppy score and then there is Diljit Dosanjh as the main lead along with Kriti Sanon who further add on to the fun element. Sachin-Jigar are roped in as the composers for Arjun Patiala and this time around Dinesh Vijan decides to go for an out and out original soundtrack.

MUSIC

It is a Guru Randhawa show all the way as he sings, writes and co-composes 'Main Deewana Tera' with Sachin-Jigar. The song reminds one of the kind of sound and rhythm associated with 'Badtameez Dil' [Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani] and the good part is that it works quite well too. Credit it to the sound of trumpet which brings in the similarity but the fact remains that everyone attached to the song, including singer Nikhita Gandhi, truly have a blast with this fun-n-peppy party number which has all in it to set the dance floor on fire while it is played on.

The song which arrives next, 'Crazy Habibi vs Decent Munda', is a major chartbuster in the making as well and rest assured it would find some good audience for itself in the long run. Yet another Guru Randhawa sung and written number, this one has Benny Dayal chipping in with Arabic vocals and lyrics. With a good rhythm to it that makes the song instantly catchy, this one has Sunny Leone pairing up with Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Dhawan for an 'item song' outing. Moreover, it is remarkable to see how Guru Randhawa's voice suits Diljit Dosanjh so very well.

Soon enough, Diljit Dosanjh comes up with a song of his own as he croons 'Dil Todeya'. Yet again, Guru Randhawa writes and co-composes this one with Sachin-Jigar and the team ensures that the soft romantic number does manage to find a place of its own in the proceedings. Yes, it is a bit difficult to adjust to the sudden change in mood as one is coming fresh from a couple of outright dance numbers. Still, one waits to see how does 'Dil Todeya' grow in time to come and manage to find an audience.

Sachet Tandon, who has been creating a good impression of late with 'Bekhayali' [Kabir Singh] and 'Khwabfaroshi' [Jabariya Jodi], gets into a different mood altogether with 'Sachiya Mohabbatan'. This time around he gets into a Punjabi melody zone instead of soft rock mode that he typically explores, and the results are actually good. A beautifully composed number by Sachin-Jigar which has simple yet effective lyrics by Priya Saraiya, 'Sachiya Mohabbatan' is the kind of number that would be picked by those who loved 'Duniya' [Luka Chuppi].

It is back to fun, party and celebrations with 'Sip Sip' and this time around Sachin-Jigar make way for Akash D who writes and composes 'Sip Sip' that has Guru Bhullar coming behind the mike. Yet again, it is the hook of the song that manages to make an instant connect and it doesn't take much time before you find yourself grooving on it at the dance floor. The intermittent rap portion is also quite good and one just wonders why the song wasn't released much in advance itself. This has in it to emerge as a good chartbuster in time to come.

OVERALL

The music of Arjun Patiala is even better than what one expected out of it. While the three dance numbers are all potential chartbusters in the offering, a couple of love songs do make their presence felt as well. Considering that this soundtrack is made of original numbers instead of recreated versions, it may take some time for popularity to come but it will come eventually.

OUR PICK(S)

‘Main Deewana Tera’, ‘Crazy Habibi’, ‘Sachiya Mohabbatan’, ‘Sip Sip’

Arjun Patiala 3.5 Joginder Tuteja 20190722