Azhar – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

azhar posterSongs at the end of the review.

DJ Chetas does a decent dance floor friendly recreation of the Kalyanji Anandji hit from Tridev, Oye Oye (selected for the Sangeeta Bijlani reference I am guessing), Aditi Singh Sharma and Armaan Malik leading the vocals. Except I am not sure if it needed to sound contemporary given the movie’s setting. The other guest composer Pritam (who was originally to compose the whole soundtrack) offers one melodic track done in his trademark style. Quite heard-before-ish for that very reason, but it engages. Arijit Singh delivers well on the vocals front, the processing in Antara Mitra’s voice rankles.

The remaining three songs have been composed by Amaal Mallik. Jeetne Ke Liye has KK at his soulful best, but the composition is quite a let-down for its lack of freshness. Bol Do Na Zara too is standard issue melancholy that is in vogue, engaging in part. The part that engages most is Armaan Malik’s exceptional singing. The oddness in the singers’ voices notwithstanding, Amaal delivers his best in Tu Hi Na Jaane. The tune is very hummable and the breezy arrangement is also nicely done (good use of sarangi and flute). And even with the tinny quality in the voices, the singing by Sonu Nigam and Prakriti Kakar is discernible as top notch.

Azhar. Average multi-composer fare where Amaal Malik delivers best.

Music Aloud Rating: 6.5/10

Top Recos: Tu Hi Na Jaane, Itni Si Baat Hai, Bol Do Na Zara

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