Badrinath Ki Dulhania Music Review

Shashank Khaitan is back with his Dulhania franchise and this time the Dulhania belongs to Badrinath whom we all met in the trailer and loved. Amaal Mallik, Akhil Sachdeva and Tanishk Bagchi have replaced Sharib-Toshi and Sachin-Jigar who did the music of the previous instalment.

1. Aashiq Surrender Hua – Singers: Amaal Mallik, Shreya Ghoshal; Music: Amaal Mallik; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed – Amaal kicks off the album with a DDM (Desi Dance Music) instead of a more popular genre EDM (Electronic Dance Music) being on mic himself with the ever dependable Shreya Ghoshal. It’s quite a folksy melody which is quite surprising. Infact, I can even recall a folk song, very similar to the hook line. Also, it’s rare to hear a hook line not just being a part of the mukhda but the complete mukhda itself. Shabbir’s lyrics is exactly what is required of this song. Amaal has made sure that the song justifies the characters and it does.

2. Roke Na Ruke Naina – Singer: Arijit Singh; Music: Amaal Mallik; Lyrics: Kumaar – If you have followed Amaal’s work, you tend to notice his particular style of composition which so many other composers of his generation don’t have. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s everything a composer needs. As much as one needs a particular style of his/her own compositions, he/she equally needs those compositions to sound versatile and varied from one another. This song, in particular, echoes the similar (not same) structure of notes which his previous few compositions had. Like, the tail of the mukhda just before the hook line ends is one of the structural elements evident in many of his songs. Nonetheless, the song does sound lovely, if not novel. What is really likable is the antara which gives such a ghazal-like feel and that works in the favor of novelty. Kumaar delivers one of his better writings with Amaal.

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3. Humsafar – Singers: Akhil Sachdeva, Mansheel Gujral; Music: Akhil Sachdeva; Lyrics: Akhil Sachdeva – The way Mansheel begins, is the high point of the song. Akhil takes over with his Atif-sounding voice which doesn’t work against the song at all. Infact, it suits the melody really well. The instruments are well arranged, particularly the Accordion (is it?). Akhil has also written the song and although there’s nothing novel about it, the lines blend with the composition quite effortlessly. It’s a superb debut from Akhil Sachdeva in singing, composing and writing as well.

4. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Title Track) – Singers: Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur, Ikka; Music: Tanishk Bagchi; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed – This folk tune has been taken in films numerous times and it is so catchy that it is able to groove you. Tanishk’s composition does complete justice to the borrowed hook line. Both the compositions blend really well. The singers’ cast is impressive. It’s good to hear Monali in such a song after a long time. Ikka’s rap, particularly in the beginning is superb. It amazingly energizes the atmosphere. Shabbir’s lyrics totally goes with the song. A catchy one!

5. Tamma Tamma Again – Singers: Bappi Lahiri, Anuradha Paudwal, Badshah; Music: Bappi Lahiri (Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi); Lyrics: Indeevar – Badshah is the new member of this 80s family which is probably the biggest song of Bappi Lahiri’s career. Tanishk not exactly re-created but re-mixed the track with very predictable electronic sounds. His only contribution is adding Badshah to give it a contemporary touch. The rest you all know. More of a remixed than a remake.

Akhil Sachdeva shines in his debut. A pretty entertaining album which pretty much maintains the standards of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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27 Comments

  • I’ve only heard Tamma tamma Again and Title Song, Tamma is bad, the Title song is good! Will watch it on Saturday!

  • Overall all songs are good i would have gave it 4 stars but they ruined old song tamma tamma so i will give 3 stars

  • i think this film will get huge advantage in music i think about 20% business will be because of music

  • you can see any films of dharma their music are superb but problem is always with content eg baar baar dekho,adhm (it became hit only due to diwali) except srk movies of dharma every dharma movies are flop i think last hits of dharma were my name is khan and student of the year hope this films content would be good

  • Title track because it is original and funny. Tamma is good but weak when compare to sanju’s Tamma.

  • Indicine any update on Suhaag 2 a re-make 1994 Suhaag? I learnt they are roping in Ajay and Akki also Tiger Shroff and Varun too will star in the movie. Not much have been said about the heroine but source say Anuksha and Deeps will play female lead while only Tapsi is confirmed opposite Varun.

  • Great work Indicine. But i didn’t understand many words in this review. Please discuss about antara, mukhda etc in the next article indicine.

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