Mr. X – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

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You listen to Tu Jo Hain or you listen to one of Ankit Tiwari’s sad melodies for Bhatts’ past movies, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. Even on vocals it is the composer’s processed voice. Saad Shukrana sounds better, at least the composer exercises some creativity in the arrangement (nice work in the interludes) to differentiate it, but the mood is same. Ankit + voice processor on vocals again. It is in Ankit’s third and final song that the electronic twang in the voices actually goes with the composition. And Alif Se is also the best song from the composer here – a fast, pulsating piece with a sufi tinge. Ankit and Neeti Mohan do the honours behind the mic, quite nicely. Composer Jeet Gannguli is up next, and his first one is Mr. X, another sombre song whose highlight is Mili Nair’s power-packed singing. Mahesh Bhatt chipping in with the occasional recitation of the title hook brings in an element of novelty, but doesn’t contribute to the song very positively otherwise. The song itself is rather ordinary. Jeet does considerably better in the other song Teri Khushboo (though the way it started I got instantly reminded of Tu Hi Haqeeqat which unsurprisingly is a Bhatt song too), a pretty engaging sufi flavoured tune that is given a very fitting arrangement (that 7 beat cycle in particular, complete with the clap-like sounds in the backdrop). And both versions work quite well, thanks also to some splendid singing by Arijit Singh and Palak Muchhal respectively.

Mr. X. The same old story with the Bhatts. One song that just about manages to stand out.

Music Aloud Rating: 6/10

Top Recos: Teri Khushboo, Alif Se

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