Dilwale is the last big soundtrack of 2015 that has just been unveiled. Needless to say, there are massive expectations from the musical score here. It is good
to see a balanced count of songs in there, what with composer Pritam and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya pairing up for as many as half a dozen songs with one theme
track added as well. Since Dilwale is a fun film in the offering, one expects this Rohit Shetty affair to carry a complete score.
When the sound of bagpiper comes right at the beginning of 'Gerua', one gets an impression of a song of a different kind in the offering. However, it is
flute that takes over pretty soon, hence setting the stage for a romantic outing that Pritam has in store. Oh yes, this is also the point where a brief interlude makes
one wonder if there would be 'Sajde Mein Yun Hi Jhukta Hoon - Khuda Jaane' encore from Bachna Ae Haseeno coming up next. However, all of that
changes the moment Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra take over the center-stage. It is so refreshing to hear the couple behind the mike and by the time the line 'Rang De
Tu Mohe Gerua' comes in, the song totally wins you ever, hence emerging as one of the most definite romantic duets in the recent times. A huge chartbuster all the way
which warrants repeat hearing.
Beats, sheer beats take over 'Manma Emotion Jaage' which is sheer fun to hear right from the word 'go'. With Hinglish lyrics by Amitabh, one can well be
set for a joy ride as he also lets his singers Amit Mishra, Anushka Manchanda and Antara Mitra let their hair down for this out and out entertaining number. In fact if
'Gerua' was a Shahrukh Khan inspired number all the way then 'Manma Emotion Jaage' is the kind of number where Rohit Shetty would have had the fun
element going with Pritam and been around during the jamming sessions. Expect this one to be DJ's favorite this New Year season.
Arijit Singh gets into the groove big time with 'Janam Janam' which is pretty much in his territory. A song with a 60s feel to it that could well have
made Rajendra Kumar feel proud while sitting behind the piano and letting his pain be heard in a party full of guests, 'Janam Janam' has an old world feel to it
with Antara Mitra too giving her all to make sure that her melodious voice count. As for the core hook of 'Alvida', it is infectious enough to be played
in multiple points during the film's narrative. One just wishes though that beyond the hook and the 'mukhda', the antara portion was that enticing as well.
In a soundtrack where Arijit Singh gets the biggest piece of cake, what with multiple songs to his name, it is time for 'Tukur Tukur' to come next. Now
this is a kind of song that Pritam could well have composed for a Ranbir Kapoor starrer and hence with Varun Dhawan coming in, the fun element only sets in further.
Yes, the song is nice with a good celebratory setting to it. However, one isn't too sure if beyond the sound of 'tukur tukur', if the song would indeed manage to cover
much of a distance. It would all boil down to the manner in which the song is picturised, something that would decide the song's eventual run.
For the first time in the album, one gets to hear a song that has pathos written over it. Not that the song turns out to be sad in its treatment as well; however the
core emotion of being heart-broken and ruing the fact that a distance has come between the two hearts is quite apparent. Arijit Singh does well in this song that has
Pritam written all over it and while one can be rest assured that this one would have made a definite impression in an Anurag Basu story and treatment, one waits to
see how Rohit Shetty - who keeps the narrative of his films fast paced - would incorporate this emotional number in the film.
The hint of 'Golmaal Golmaal' is there for a brief duration before Benny Dayal takes over the scene with his rendition of 'Premika'. A song that
would have made Shammi Kapoor take over the stage and brought to floors all the guests attending the party, 'Premika' is another song that has chartbuster
written all over it. In fact it is rather surprising that the video of the song has not yet been unveiled as 'Premika', which should bring together Varun Dhawan
and Kriti Sanon on screen, is an ideal follow up to 'Manma Emotion Jaage'. Also, it is exciting to hear Kanika Kapoor in a new avtar which is different from
that of 'Baby Doll'!
Last to arrive is the 'Theme of Dilwale' which is the one that has been incorporated into the new promo of the film. Arijit Singh is fantastic in his
rendition of this track which is basically a remixed version of 'Alvida' and is much better in its sound and treatment. There is a definite high in euphoria and
passion that one experiences in this track which is also the right fitting finale for Dilwale soundtrack.
The music of Dilwale is a winner all the way. It has the right commercial ingredients and balance which makes it a wholesome score. Pritam justifies his
decision to be selective around his films and ensures that he ends the year on a high.
'Gerua', 'Manma Emotion Jaage', 'Theme of Dilwale', 'Premika'