Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu – Music Review (Bollywood Movie Soundtrack)

You can listen to the soundtrack here.

Title song is quintessential youth, with its cool urbane sound. And the composer gets two of the most reliable voices in this genre – Benny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda to do a flawless rendition of it. I would have preferred the voices unprocessed though. The remix doesn’t do much to the original except replace some of the layers with an electronic loop, but that works for the kind of song it is. Gubbare comes off as a more pepped-up version of Sham from Aisha. Such is the charm of the tune that it works despite the déjà vu, thanks much to the ultra feel-good arrangement, highlighted by the use of harmonies. And a good set of vocalists comprising of the composer Amit Trivedi, Nikhil D’Souza, Shilpa Rao and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Ash King sounds very different rendering the super energetic Aunty Ji set to the perennially winsome rock-and-roll base. The bluegrass-y use of the mandolin/banjo/ukulele (I am not sure which) is especially kickass! Aahatein sounds like how the soundtrack of Udaan might have sounded had Udaan been a KJo movie! The vocals by Karthik and Shilpa Rao do prop the song up quite well though, as does the ubiquitous piano. The composer replaces Karthik with Shekhar Ravjiani for the Robert Miles-esque remix. The final song of the soundtrack, Kar Chalna Shuru, is the freshest-sounding, with some fantabulous use of instruments and chorus, and superb singing by Vishal Dadlani and Shilpa Rao. And the composer tops it off with a scale change towards the end, something he has employed in the past too with excellent results.

Entertaining score that is marred only by the lack of much newness in tunes. A soundtrack that therefore ranks on the higher side of the KJo repertoire, but on the lower side of Amit Trivedi’s works.

Music Aloud Rating: 7/10

Top Recos: Kar Chalna Shuru, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Gubbare