Ghayal Once Again – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

ghayal once again posterSongs at the end.

Lapak Jhapak starts off promising to be a wacky fusion-style track but quickly descends towards a hackneyed college aspirations route. Nothing fresh that Amitabh Bhattacharya’s writing offers, and Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s arrangement proves to be rather middling too with its relatively interesting bit coming around the Lapak Jhapak refrain. Exuberant singing from Siddharth Mahadevan, Yashita Sharma & Armaan Malik nevertheless (wonder if the opening Lapak Jhapak bit is sung by Amitabh). Arijit Singh adds yet another brooding song to his kitty with Khuda Hai Tere Andar, the better track of the soundtrack. A nice melody that the singer carries off neatly. Arrangement that rides on guitars and drums isn’t anything special, but it manages to support the singing well.

Ghayal Once Again. A two song soundtrack, and an average one at that. After a not-so-great 2015 (just in Bollywood, they did of course produce one of their career-best works in Marathi), Shankar Ehsaan Loy start off their 2016 run on an off-colour note.

Music Aloud Rating: 5.5/10

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