Latest Updates

Hrithik to replace Salman in No Entry Mein Entry
Déjà vu for SSR as he gears up for two movies
Saif Ali Khan to play awarrior in a period film
This mega movie is back on the cards, to roll in October

Udta Punjab

shahid-kapoor-4-452016Album: Udta Punjab

Banners: Balaji Motion Pictures,Phantom Films

Producers: Shobha Kapoor, EktaKapoor, Sameer Nair, Aman Gill, VikasBahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap

Music Director: Amit Trivedi

Lyrics: Shellee, Late Shri Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Varun Grover

Music Label: Zee Music Company

Time and again, Amit Trivedi has offered quite a few unique sounds through his albums, whether the folk and Western fusion in Queen or the jazz-filled soundtrack of Bombay Velvet. This time around, the composer has played with electronic, rock and psychedelic music, which is the crux of Abhishek Chaubey’s upcoming thriller Udta Punjab as the film revolves around rampant drug abuse in Punjab. With Shahid Kapoor portraying the character of a rock star, the film is high on music.

Opening track Chitta ve instantly offers a glimpse into the flavour of the album. Babu Habib kickstarts the number with his electrifying rap, with Shahid Mallya and Bhanu Pratap taking on the melody. The musical treatment is gritty and filled with electronic tunes while the singing and music complement each other, bringing out the flamboyance of the track. It is the lyrics that highlight the dark nature of the song.

The thumping loud music mood mellows with Da da dasse, which features a rhythmic hip-hop style, addictive arrangement. The song reaches new heights with the vocals of Kanika Kapoor and it is quite refreshing to hear the Baby doll singer in this melodious number, a far cry from her item songs.

Late Shri Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s heart-wrenching number Ikk kudi gets new treatment with Trivedi’s version. The song comes in two styles, one sung by Shahid Mallya and the reprised version sung by Diljit Dosanjh. For Mallya’s version, the composer has used a ballad-like treatment for the music, coupled with a soft and romantic tune whereas for Diljit’s reprised version, the musical treatment is filled with rock orchestration.

The Punjabi hip-hop style composition becomes the core of Ud-Daa Punjab. The addictive and funky tune is well complemented by the singing of Trivedi, where the boldness and audacity of the lyrics are well displayed by Vishal Dadlani through his rap. Varun Grover’s lyrics talk about how drugs have influenced Punjab and the lyrics though informative are not preachy.

Hass nach le, sung by Mallya gets qawwali-style treatment. The composition primarily features harmonium-led sounds, with rhythmic tunes minimal thereby highlighting the vocals. Mallya has done an impressive job with his singing and brings the out the native flavour of the track.

Amit Trivedi goes behind the mic for Vadiya, which is written by Shellee. The fast-paced track has the compositional structure of a techno-trance song and could easily find its place in clubs and pubs due to its musical treatment. The lyrics highlight the mind-altering effects of drugs on its users.

Verdict: Experimental at its best

Swagata Panjari
Collection Chart
As on May 27th, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
Half Girlfriend1
45.68Cr
45.68Cr
Hindi Medium
1
23.74Cr
23.74Cr
Life Ki Aisi Ki Taisi Ho Gayi Haalat Kaisi1
9.2K
9.2K
Sargoshiyan
1
10K
10K
Sarkar 3235.19L8.17Cr
Meri Pyaari Bindu234.51L8.01Cr
More

Featured Video

Most Viewed Articles

Today

Last 7 Days

Last 30 Days

Twitter

Box Office India's Twitter avatar
Box Office India
@boxofficeindia

.@shrutihaasan opts out of #Sangamithra. Read the official statement of #ShrutiHaasan's spokesperson here - t.co/GUIgmDBLmp

Facebook

Instagram

This Week’s Issue

TRADE GUP

  • Akshay Kumar to turn ‘Capsule Singh’?
  • Latest strategy: Firstsong, trailer later
  • New date for Chef? Maybe August
  • E Niwas to remake yesteryear’s Gumnaam
  • Take a bow: Palak Tiwari to debut soon
  • Tussle over Battle of Saragarhi ends in serial
  • Sushant Singh Rajput makes the right moves

IN CONVERSATION

  • Rajkummar Rao on why he said ‘yes’ to Behen Hogi Teri
  • Kamleshwar Mukherjee journeys to the rainforest for Amazon Obhijaan
  • Hindi Medium’s Saket Chaudhary and Zeenat Lakhani on a high
  • Dear Maya’s Manisha Koirala on the changing role of women
  • Baahubali sequel was a pressure ride, says Manoj Muntashir
  • Sukhwinder Singh on his experience while crooning Sachin Sachin

STRAIGHT NEWS

  • Tubelight trailer launched outside Salman’s house
  • Hanuman Da’ Damdaar ties up for merchandising
  • Mr India completes 30 years
  • Carnival Cinemas introduces MoviEcard