Teen Thay Bhai (Hindi movie) – Music Review

The cheekiness of the title song grows on you a bit upon repeated listens, despite a pretty ordinary tune and an equally standard Punjabi template by Daler Mehndi and Rajat Dholakia. Daler’s adeptness at rendering the genre helps to an extent. Interested to know the inspiration behind Gulzar saab’s Hindi-English dictionary lyrics. Don’t see the song sustaining interest over long term though. Ranjit Barot joins Rajat Dholakia in a wonderful bluesy take on the song called Teen Thay Bhai — Full Mood Mein.. Barot removes all traces of Punjabi from the song with just an acoustic guitar and a tabla for backing, creating a perfect lounge-ish track. Barot’s other remix of the song though, incorporating Hard Kaur’s rap and everything, is a rather prosaic attempt.

Of Sukhwinder Singh’s two solo offerings as composer (both sung by him), Aar Dariya is the marginally better one for it deviates at least a bit from the regular Punjabi offerings, going for a mellow folk feel, as compared to Chakkar Chakkar which follows the usual loud formula. In fact Chakkar’s remix titled Bhai Ke Chakkar Fultu Mix done by Barot is a more interesting affair than the original. It is only in his collaborative composition with Barot, Mein Chalna Bhool Gaya, that Sukhwinder does some useful work. While Mohit Chauhan does a wonderful job of rendering this with some very good backing from Viviane Chaix, Suzanne D’Mello and Kirti Sagathia, the highlight points of the song are the sitar phrases. Wonder if it is Asad Khan in action. And thus ends the soundtrack.

Just two really interesting tracks. After Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6 how could you settle for this Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra?

Music Aloud rating: 6/10

Recommended Tracks — Teen Thay Bhai — Full Mood Mein, Mein Chalna Bhool Gaya