Happy Ending – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Happy_Ending_2014_Hindi_film_posterYou can listen to the soundtrack here.

In Paaji, composers Sachin Jigar practically pick up from where they left off in Go Goa Gone (it is the same crew that brings Happy Ending too, for the uniitiated). Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics are laugh out loud funny, and delivered in the same flippant vein by the man himself along with Divya Kumar and Jigar (with some nice choral bits). And in the arrangement they hit that sweet combination of wacky and brilliant – the banjo-ish use of tumbi (Tapas Roy, the man) is gold! Percussions rule the groovy Haseena Tu; the composers get an interesting combination of regular percussion and vocal percussion going in this one. Siddharth Basrur, Rahul Pandey and Shruti Pathak have a ball of a time rendering this one, and there is some lovely whistling that plays a fourth voice. Mileya Mileya starts as a regular breezy Bollywood track that engages in a heard-before way, and its interesting aspect being the use of Rekha Bhardwaj in a genre she is not seen much in, singing Priya Panchal Saraiya’s lines (she does two songs in the movie) alongside Priya Andrews and Jigar Saraiya. What makes it stand out is Shirish Malhotra’s work with the saxophones in the background.

Sachin and Jigar fare much better with the other two melodic pieces though. Jaise Mera Tu is the other song penned by Priya, and she does a fab job of singing it as well, alongside Arijit Singh. Pretty melody, and a beautiful arrangement headlined by Rinku Rajput’s harmonium phrases. And Sanjoy Das and Krishna Pradhan rule the arrangement of Khamma Ghani with their guitars even as Papon does a spectacular job (as usual) on vocals, well supported by Smita Jain and Vidhi Mehta. The title refrain reminds a little of Saibo’s corresponding refrain, but only just. G Phaad Ke has some interesting quirks, but otherwise is standard Punjabi flavoured dance floor material, and engages as such songs do. Helped to a great extent by Divya Kumar and Shefali Alvares’ energy of course.

Not been the best year for Sachin Jigar in Bollywood, but for Raj & DK they deliver yet again! Wonderful soundtrack this from the duo. This is turning out into another prolific director-composer combination, by the way!

Music Aloud Rating: 8/10

Top Recos: Paaji, Khamma Ghani, Jaisa Mera Tu

Complete musician credits 

Thanks to the otherwise useless @rohwit (who “almost” blogs here) for getting hold of this.


Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Amitabh, Divya Kumar, Jigar Saraiya

Tumbi: Tapas Roy

Trombone: Ramone

Trumpet: Agnelo

Bass guitar: Rushad Mistry

Drums: Gino Banks



Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Jigar Saraiya and Priya Andrews

Saxophones (tenor and alto): Shirish Malhotra

Guitars: Krishna Pradhan


G Phaad k

Lyrics: Ashish pandit

Singers: Divya Kumar and Shefali Alvares


Jaise mera tu

Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

Singers: Priya Saraiya and Arijit Singh

Mandolin, Charango, Saz: Tapas Roy

Guitars: Kalyan Baruah and Krishna Pradhan

Eng flute: I D Rao

Harmonium: Rinku Rajput


Khamma ghani

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Papon, Smita Jain and Vidhi Mehta

Acoustic guitars: Krishna Pradhan

Backpacker and additonal guitars : Sanjoy Das


Haseena Tu Kamina Main

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Rahul Pandey and Shruti Pathak

Vocal percussions: Sachin, Priya, Harshita

Additional percussions: Jigar and Divya

Woodwinds (Eng flutes): Shirish Malhotra


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