The success of Aashiqui 2 has paved the way for several musicals in the Hindi film industry. Directed by Jashwant Gangani, Bezubaan Ishq is another musical set to hit cinemas soon. Even though music is the hero of the film, the director has engaged relatively new music directors, Babli Haq and Rupesh Verma, to compose the album. While that seems risky, we gave the album a listen to find out if the composers have done justice to their brief.
The title track sung by Javed Ali and newcomer Arpita Chakraborty brings out the cheerful and romantic flavour of this film. The track aptly depicts ’90s sounds and a boasts an amalgamation of different instruments such as the tabla, flute, guitar and harmonium. The composers kick off the album on a very melodious note, hinting at what’s to come in the rest of the soundtrack.
Mohit Chauhan takes the harmonious caravan forward with Aankhon mein basa lunga. The singer has shared the mic with Parineeta for the duet and her husky vocals suit the English verses. Once again, the composers have employed myriad instruments, complimenting the vocals. The orchestration justifies the flavour of the song and highlights the simple yet meaningful lyrics penned by Jashwant Gangani.
Babli Haq ups the tempo of the album by introducing a lively party track, Har lamha kar party. Crooned by Shalmali Kholgade, the singer puts a lot of vigor into this otherwise tried and tested song. There isn’t much innovation in terms of musical arrangements and the track features regular club beats. Kholgade’s vocals are the only saving grace of the song, as Prashant Ingole’s lyrics don’t succeed in spinning any magic.
The album goes back to its melodic space with the sad song, Teri masumiyat. Though rendered sincerely by Altamash Faridi, the monotonous composition fails to evoke the dejected mood of the song.
On the other hand, Teri meri ankhai dastan scores. It is a simple and naïve composition with a beautiful rendition by Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan. The track with regular lyrics by Gangani will grow on listeners, slowly and steadily.
The composer gives a little classical touch to the track with Dil parinda sung by Anita Bhatt and Tochi Raina. The song takes off with the sound of the shehnai, which blends well with the husky voice of Bhatt. Raina joins in on the latter part of the track, complementing the composition. The solo version of the track by Raina is much more impressive.
The album ends with the a Rajasthani folk track Bhor bhayo sung by Osman Mir. The musical arrangement is filled with native instruments such as the kamaicha, sarangi, santoor and flute. Mir’s vocals justify the orchestraisation, which is further enriched with the organic sounds of peacocks and birds chirping in the background.
Verdict: A pretty good attempt by the new composers