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Review: Kill Dil music is average

By Joginder Tuteja/
October 18, 2014 10:00 IST
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Ranveer Singh, Praneeti Chopra, Ali Zafar in Kill DilKill Dil soundtrack starts well and ends well, says Joginder Tuteja.

Director Shaad Ali, who has helmed movies like Saathiya, Bunty Aur Babli and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, has always ensured that his movies have good music.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy compose the music for his next film Kill Dil, and Gulzar continues his association with Shaad as the lyricist.

Kill Dil stars Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar.

There is a surprise right at the beginning of the album with Gulzar narrating a couple of lines before retro music takes over in the title track Kill Dil.

The song has a strong retro influence.

Once Shankar Mahadevan comes on the scene, the song goes on a different high. Sonu Nigam makes Kill Dil one of the best title tracks of the year.

But the spunk of the title track is diluted instantly when Sukhwinder Singh starts Happy Budday. Okay, so the song is designed as a fun outing. And it does turn out to be reasonably foot-tapping and is desi to the core but there isn't much that one takes home.

Sajda starts with a poetic rendition by Gulzar, with Arijit Singh and Nihira Joshi Deshpande at the helm of affairs. The best part of the song is the hook-line once the crescendo is reached. However, the song just doesn't hold good. 

Every song in the album has at least one experienced singer. Bol Beliya has Sunidhi Chauhan with Siddharth Mahadevan joining her. This Sufi-rock number requires multiple listening before one gets a hang of it. It has a 1970s feel and it’s not a dance number so one wonders what kind of impact it will make.

Sweeta sung by Adnan Sami doesn’t make much of an impact. The best part is reminiscent of Jeevan Ke Har Modh Par from the Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh starrer Jhoota Kahin Ka.

Other than that, it’s all over the place, with the girl in question, Sweeta, being compared to -- hold your breath -- Rooh Afza!

Thankfully, the song lasts a bare two minutes.

It is always a pleasure to hear Udit Narayan. He brings his characteristic energy to Daiyya Maiyya. Though this isn't a catchy song, it has a desi appeal. In between there is Jaaved Jafferi’s rap, which presumably is for Govinda's character.

New find Rasika Chandrashekhar joins the song, along with Shankar Mahadevan.

Gulzar is heard briefly in Baawra and soon after, Shankar takes over. The risk of a sad song like this is that the pace of the film goes down.

With lyrics like Dil Waali Nauri Naa Mara, it could appeal to intellectuals but one wonders how it will fit into the commercial mould of Kill Dil. Nihira Joshi Deshpande and Loy Mendonsa sing as well.

Last to arrive is Nakhriley with Shankar starting the number. A pure Lakshmikant-Pyaarelal kind of composition from the ’70s and early 80s, Nakhriley is superb. Its arrangement is a killer. Ali Zafar makes a belated appearance in the album and his presence is felt instantly.

Mahalakshmi Iyer is also heard for the first time and the trio makes the song its own. One wonders why this track was not placed at the very beginning of the album.

Kill Dil soundtrack starts well and ends well. None of the songs are a disappointment, but in terms of chartbusters a lot will depend on how the film fares at the box office.

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Joginder Tuteja/ in Mumbai