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Review: Ungli music is entertaining

By Joginder Tuteja/
November 22, 2014 10:06 IST
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Emraan Hashmi and Shraddha Kapoor in UngliUngli scores better with its livelier numbers, says Joginder Tuteja.

Producer Karan Johar has roped in several composers and lyricists to create a soundtrack for Ungli, with a mix of dance, love and theme tracks.

Do they work in the context of the film? Let's explore.

Sachin-Jigar, who came up with the chartbuster Johny Johny, returns with Dance Basanti.

The song has addictive beats, catchy lyrics (Amitabh Bhattacharya), and energetic singing (Vishal Dadlani and Anushka Manchanda).

It scores well at the very first listening; expect it to be one of the hot favorites this New Year's Eve.

The mood shifts with newcomer Gulraj Singh’s Pakeezah. He has composed and sung this Manoj Yadav written number.

One senses that the brief given to him was to come up with a quintessential Karan Johar number that has melody at the core.

The song starts off well; however, after an impressive mukhda, it just about hangs on for the rest of its duration. One feels a sense of déjà vu. Perhaps a couple of years ago, it may have sounded novel, but not now.

The title song Aadarniya Ungli is much better paced. Vishal Dadlani is in good form yet again (as he has been right through the year, even as a singer).

He makes sure that this naughty number with a ferocious appeal adds to the film's narrative.

The song has some funny lyrics and Neeti Mohan's voice only make things better.

One expects this situational number to arrive at multiple junctures in the film, spicing up the proceedings.

Salim-Sulaiman, who were behind the music of Rensil D'Souza's Kurbaan, enjoy a sole outing in Auliya.

This soft number is made special by Armaan Malik, who does well again. The easy moving number is backed by Western instruments that are happy to stay in the background. But with the kind of mood and setting that Ungli boasts of, a song like Auliya (and before that Pakeezah) could slow down the proceedings.

Thankfully, the album concludes on a high with the Aslam Keyi composed Ungli Pe Nacha Le. A fun number with Kumaar's lyrics doing the trick, it has a funky mix of English and Hindi lyrics.

Shipra Goyal's unique vocals play their part in making this an entertaining number. Newcomer Dev Negi adds energy and attitude to Ungli Pe Nacha Le, which would do well as the end credits roll.

Ungli scores better with its livelier numbers such as Dance Basanti and Ungli Pe Nacha Le.

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Joginder Tuteja/ in Mumbai