Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu – Music Review

You can listen to the songs here.

Vasuda Sharma’s debut as composer starts off pretty well, with the bouncy and well-orchestrated title song, the composer also doing the honours behind the microphone to good effect. Bhool Jaana makes for a decent listen in spite of the overwhelming déjà vu effects brought in by Jagjit Singh’s rendition and the general mood of the song. There are stand-out moments in the arrangement though, like the violin bit in the second interlude of the first version, and the flute bit in the first interlude of the second version.

Vasuda returns as vocalist to deliver the soothing semiclassical melody Batiyan (based on Mohanam/Bhupali I guess) to perfection. The song is wonderful testimony to Vasuda’s grasp of classical music. With Shankar Mahadevan at the helm of affairs and some impressive usage of vocal harmony, the composer produces an absolute winner in the pep-up song Hasna Hasana. Vasuda seems to have drawn inspiration from Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy for this one, going by the a-cappella elements peppering the song. Do check out Shankar in the last one minute for some trademark classical improvs. The soundtrack ends with the breezy Socha Na Tha, once again delivered by Vasuda.

Her bout with Aasma might not have yielded the kind of success Vasuda would have expected, but if she continues scoring the way she has done in Shahrukh Bola Tu Khoobsurat Hai, she isn’t far from being counted among the frontline composers in Bollywood. Take a bow, Vasuda Sharma, for a wonderful debut!

Music Aloud Rating: 8/10

Recommended Tracks: Batiyan, Hasna Hasana, Socha Na Tha