The year’s most awaited movie Happy New Year is all set to hit the screen this Diwali. The Shahrukh Khan starrer is creating a lot of buzz not just with its lavish scale, but also with its feet taping music. SRK led the pack of Happy New Year gang- director Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivaan Shah at the music launch of the movie in Mumbai recently. Here’s our take on the newly-unveiled album composed by Vishal and Shekhar.
Indiawaale: Opulently shot and lavishly mounted, this number is very situational given the fact that the bunch of stars perform in a dance competition as a disguise to pull off a heist. Musically speaking, this number is very foot-tapping and the beats are electrifying. Not exactly brilliantly designed, but it has vibrancy to it that stays with you every time you hum this number.
Manwa laage: This soft romantic number sounds soulful thanks to the mellifluous voice of Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh-what a combo, indeed! Irshad Kamil has penned this song-and boy doesn’t he create magic with words? The only lop side of this number is that the rendition become repetitive in terms of its composition though visually it looks rich.
Satakali: Straight out of Singham’s Aata Majhi Satakali moment this number is sung by Sukhwinder Singh who has become the voice of King Khan in chartbusting numbers like Chak De and Chaiiya Chaiiya to mention a few. lBut this time around, honestly speaking, the singer with a hatke voice has not impressed us hugely.
Lovely: Predominantly Arabic in its feel with quintessential Panjabi tadka added, this number is sung by Kanika Kapoor of Baby Doll famed singer. The song swings and sways just in the way Sunny’s number goes, but now this track we assume will showcase Deepika employing her najuk kamariya to sensational effects.
Nonsense ki night: living up to the legendary sequence the big daddy of our cinema Amitabh Bachchan has given us-I can walk English, talk English, this number seems to be saluting the grand impact Big B had on us with his phunny angrezi. There are catchy phrases and quirky one liners mouthed by the HNY gang, but the real flavor of this number is Mika Singh!
Dance like a chammiya: Touted as the garish number that will introduce Deepika Padukone’s character in the movie-that of a sizzling item number queen Mohini, this song is likely to be chartbuster with its peppy feel and dhinchak beats that simply flow with Sunidhi Chauhan’s magical voice. With this track placed in the movie it is profoundly clear that Farah Khan is leaving no stone unturned to showcase her prowess as a choreographer as well. Will this track give a solid takkar to Farah’s Chikni Chameli, we wonder!
Sharabi: Overflowing with loud Panjabi vocals and high-on EMD this number has Vishal-shekhar’s signature marked all over it. The duo has given their voice to the number which is predominantly sung by Manj Musik and Nindy Kaur.
Kamlee: Directed musically by Dr Zeus, this song is sung by Kanika Kapur, Miraya Varma and Ravidra Upadhyay. EMD-filled and ear-splitting howls placed as smug transitions, this number has gags that are made for select few.
OUR RATING: 3 Stars