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All Is Well

It is usually difficult to find a unified flavour to an album when several composers work on the soundtrack. Sadly, this is the case with the music of All Is Well, whose album features the following composers – Himesh Reshammiya, Amaal Mallik, Mithoon and Meet Bros Anjjan. Still, the soundtrack of this film fails to impress.

Kickstarting with Chaar shanivaar, Amaal Mallik composes a typical party anthem, pairing it with regular electronic and club tunes. There isn’t anything new in terms of composition and the song is similar to One two three four from Chennai Express. Vishal Dadlani delivers his usual high-energy performance whereas Badshah’s rapping style is repetitive. However, the lyrics of the song are quite quirky and touch upon the wishful thinking of every working individual.

Himesh Reshammiya has composed three tracks for the album – Baaton ko teri, Tu mila de and YOLO. The only solace for Baaton ko teri is that it is sung by Arijit Singh. While the song fails to score on the music front, Arijit’s singing might pique the interest of listeners. Highlighting the vocals, the composer has decided to keep the composition awfully simple, retaining the basic palette of piano tunes.

Reshammiya’s Tu mila de, sung by Ankit Tiwari, starts on a simpler note. Though the musical treatment is quite basic when it starts, it picks up towards the second interlude with simple rock elements. Not heavy on experimentation, the song maintains a good balance between vocals and composition, unlike the previous track.

YOLO is yet another party number, heavy on Punjabi beats. Compared to the opening track, Chaar shaanivar, this party number is much more interesting and catchy. The Punjabi lyrics are on the lines of a typical American pop song, offering a positive outlook towards life. Sreerama Chandra brings much-needed zing to his singing and the vocals complement the composition.

Meet Bros Anjjan is back with their regular snazzy tunes for Nachan farrate. Once again with Kanika Kapoor, the number serves up the same flavour as Chitiya kalaiyan and Baby doll. Leaning heavily on Punjabi tunes, the composition is predictable and fails to build enthusiasm.

For this album, Mithoon has tried to give a twist to the classic track Aye mere humsafar from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The musical treatment is different from its original version and gives the feel of a typical Bhatt-style composition. The composition isn’t a problem but the singing definitely is. The obvious comparison is a minus point for the singers. While the classic was rendered by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar have lent it their own style, which simply does not work!

Verdict: Heavy on repetitive tunes and commercial numbers.

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