Love Breakups Zindagi – Music Review (Bollywood Movie Soundtrack)

With its spunky youthful sound Rozaana carries a hangover of Salim Sulaiman’s Alisha from Pyaar Impossible, augmented by the choice of Salim Merchant as vocalist of this one too. But despite the borrowed feel the song works. So does the remix, to an extent, thanks to a not-so-commonplace arrangement. In Rab Rakha though, the déjà vu element works against the song, the attempts by the composers to introduce some novelty like sarangi usage et al not quite bearing fruit. Sonu and Shreya’s vocals are nice to listen to (as usual), Shraddha Pandit’s cameo towards the end even better, but the song on the whole didn’t leave a great aftertaste.

The first track of the soundtrack devoid of any past influence is the reggae-ish Love Love Love sung by Benny Dayal and Shraddha Pandit. A neat orchestration highlighted by the use of chorus and the general feel good-ness of the piece ensure that you are hooked to this. Shraddha doesn’t sound surreal like she does in the previous song, but does a decent job nevertheless. The real winner of the soundtrack happens as the composers close the proceedings in the form of Chhayee Hai Tanhayee. The haunting melody is fabulously arranged, punctuated at the right places with qawwali-esque sounds, and with the dependable Shafqat Amanat Ali and Shruti Pathak (with backing from Salim Merchant) behind the mic, a super finish to the soundtrack.

Love Breakups Zindagi. Neat short soundtrack from Salim Sulaiman to end their year-long break from Bollywood.

Music Aloud Rating — 7/10

Top Recos — Chhayee Hai Tanhayee, Rozaana, Love Love Love