It’s been a while since we heard a spirited and uplifting song like All izz well (Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Swanand Kirkire). The rhythm and the lyrics grab you from the word ‘go’ and it’s difficult to not hum along. The album of 3 Idiots kick starts with this joyful song that’s likely to be a rage with the campus crowd. It’s a chartbuster!
Zoobi doobi (Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam) has an old-world charm. The composition creates a retro feel reminiscent of music from the ’60s and both the singers give it their best shot. This is the only song in the album that features a female voice.
Behti hawa sa tha woh (Shaan and Shantanu Moitra) is a song that is integral to the screenplay and works best in the context of the film. The lyrics speak of longing for a lost friend – a soulful song with minimal instruments and the emphasis is entirely on Shaan’s amazing vocals.
Jaane nahin denge tujhe gives Sonu Nigam a fantastic opportunity to showcase his range as a singer. While he is brilliant in most parts, there are times when he seems a tad out of tune. The lyrics add to the intensity of this song, which perhaps would be enjoyed best while watching the film.
Sharman Joshi opens Give me some sunshine with a few lines about wanting to live life on his own terms. Newcomer Suraj Jagan makes the best of his solo opportunity in this soft-rock number that conveys the feelings of young people wanting their freedom. Again, a song that‘s extremely situational.
All izz well and Zoobi doobi have been remixed to give more value for your money. When compared to the music of his earlier films, Hirani’s 3 Idiots fares a lot better.