Once upon a time, Hindi film music was meant to be the work of art which probably stayed with you long after the film tanked. These days, it is not just the movies which have become seriously escapist, music seems to tread that path too. Chances are the music might be catchy and stays in your memory for a while, but is just not really leave its imprint. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has really caught the imagination. This time too, Dharma Productions has turned to masala music specialist (in a good way) Vishal-Shekhar to compose the music for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Yes, the music is quite the attraction and goes with what the film has to offer. But it is nothing more than that. To call it a masterpiece would not be a good idea.
Director: Punit Malhotra
Actors: Kareena Kapoor, Imraan Khan and Shraddha Kapoor
Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt, Kausar Munir and Kumaar
You can dance and enjoy with the family in the merriment, Punjabi style with the song Tooh. It has the feel of Punjabi hip-hop, thanks to the dhol beats and co accompanied by western instrumentation. Sung well by the usual culprits Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Vishal Dadlani and Shruti Pathak, you just cannot escape their infectious spirit. One can call this song the catchy number of this season.
The next attention-grabbing number is Chingam Chabake sung with full energy by Shankar Mahadevan and Shalmali Kholgade. In fact, it is a good use of two strong voices without overshadowing each other. The song begins with a lovely use of harmonium and drums and then a good use of guitar can be heard. You can hear faint flamenco beats added which makes it a neat track to chew on this season.
It seems Vishal-Shekhar are on a groove to hit you with one sassy song after another. Dhat Teri Ki is the third song from the album to catch your attention. This techno-disco number has a peppy flavour, also thanks to a good use of the electric guitar. Sanam Puri, the find of this season, gets in the spunk needed for the song. Romance comes through nicely with Naina, sung effortlessly by Neeti Mohan and Kamaal Khan. A unique mix of instruments – dholaks, dhols, guitar, violins, accordion and drum – come together to give a soothing touch. The song’s slow-pace is refreshing. Neeti and Kamaal can be credited to give it a romantic touch.
It seems the lyricist, music director and the film’s maker want the young listeners to be in a good happy mood and have come up with an amusing song, Dil Duffer. The song about why the heart behaves in a certain way…like a duffer is the true stealer of a song. Sung well by Shruti Pathak and Nitesh Kadam. They are ably supported by drums, accordion, guitars and the works – a good song for hitting the bar, beach, drive or any other place you want to relax.
Sukhwinder Singh is guy for every and any song, it seems. You can hear him sing a Gujju-flavoured song, Moto Ghotalo and amuse you in his own unique way. Though the song is an interesting mix of east and west, it has nothing special to support it. Yes, you have remixes of Dhat Teri Ki, Chingam Chabake and Gori Teri Pyaar Mein. But they sound like any other remix around.
The music of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a good way at looking at how music can be used to attract the audiences. The album is filled with catchy songs but in totality, fails on the grounds of not being up to the level which will stay with the listeners for ever. Nevertheless, a good effort.