Dedh Ishqiya – Music Review

Dedh Ishqiya – Music Review

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Another sequel comes attached with a lot of hope and expectations, as Ishqiya had hit soundtracks. ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Jee’ is still the caller tunes of many. How about the sequel – Dedh Ishqiya, releasing on January 10?

As I heard the songs for the first time it somehow did not come up to my expectations. But then suddenly they grew on me. The music is very different from its prequel but, you see, it has to be, as Dedh Ishqiya has the stunning Madhuri Dixit in it.

Ishqiya had some foot stomping and cute kinda music which was ever so hummable but in utter contrast Dedh Ishqiya has pure classical and ever so romantic kinds – a mixture of new and old it brings along.

Dedh Ishqiya features Madhuri Dixit Nene, Huma Qureshi, Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles. This film is directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bhardwaj. Music is by Vishal Bhardwaj and Lyrics written by Gulzar.

Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma.

Here Are Dedh Ishqiya’s Six Tracks:

1. HORN OK PLEASE –

They claim that the season of celebrations has just got better with ‘Horn OK Please’ by none other than Yo Yo Honey Singh. Calling it an amazing foot tapping number, the film makers feel the track is peppy with Sukhwinder Singh and Anushka Manchanda also chipping in. There is a rap too, in the middle.

2. JAGAAVE SAARI RAINA –

As she sings ‘Jagaave Saari Raina, Nigode Do Naina’, Rekha Bharadwaj sensationalizes your senses totally. It sort of grows on you slowly. ‘…Kaano me juhi ke jhumke lag ke, Bahon me motiyan, Bahon me motiyan pahne sajai ke, Motiyan sajai ke, Sajna ka ke liye, Sajna ka ke liye re sajna, Jagaave saari raina…’ is ever so mesmerizing and it also has an exquisite piece sitar played in between along with an alaap by Birju Maharaj which is ever so beautiful. It sort of transports you into the movie and one can visualize a beautiful Madhuri dancing in abandon. Then the songs breaks into a soft melody and it is ever so romantic like hot butter which melts in the mouth.

3. HAMARI ATARIA PE –

This song is already a rage and surprisingly with the youth too. It takes you into the mujra mode… ‘Aajaa gillori khila dun kimami laali pe laali tanik huyi jaaye…’ The film makers say the mesmerizing Madhuri Dixit intoxicates you with her sensual moves and expressions in this beautiful rendition of Begum Akhtar’s popular Thumri, sung in the captivating voice of Rekha Bhardwaj and choreographed by dance guru Remo D’Souza in the movie. And the best part is the lyrics are not vulgar, and is appealing.

4. DIL KA MIZAAJ ISHQIYA –

This one they messed up, perhaps. A beautiful song, but something’s missing in it somehow. Maybe the music and the tunes are not so touching. Lyrics are good but it fails just a little bit. ‘Ruk ruk ke kehte hain, Jhuk jhuk le rehte hain, Dil ka mizaaj ishqkiya’ sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will, though, leave its own scent on music lovers.

5. KYA HOGA –

This is a gem that should not be missed. A mixture of old and new is this qawaali with some awesome beats on tabla. ‘Sar pe falak hai falak pe sitaare, Ji humne toh dekhein hain saare, Palken jhukane se kya hoga, Dil ka diya shab bhar jala tere liye O piya…’ sung by Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma gives you the climax effect of a typical Bollywood style. And the best is the high the qawaali takes you to. ‘Zindagi uspe waar ke aye, Saare ehsaan utaar ke aaye, Hum ne taare utaare they, Lekin usne toh aasmaan lut liya… Parda uthaiyke, Ghunghat giraiyke… Chaain humara loot liya…’

6. ZABAAN JALE HAI –

The music of this song and the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan transports you to a different time and era. This slow musical inclusion is also reminiscent of the ghazals that we all love at that particular moment in our movies. ‘Na bolun main toh kaleja phoonke, Jo bol dun toh zabaan jale hai, Sulag na jaave agar sune woh, Jo baat meri zabaan tale hai.’

Do let me know if you get hooked to Dedh Ishqiya numbers. Oh I can hardly wait to see this movie, next week.