Mohit Suri definitely has a knack for melody. After offering a musical chartbuster Aashiqui 2 last year, this year the director is back with yet another melodious album Ek Villian. The team of Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon have once again succeeded in delivering the musical palate of rock and ballad aptly pertinent to the thriller produced by Balaji Telefilms. Apart from the A-Team, the six track album also features the Pakistani band Soch comprising of Adnan Dhool and Rabi Ahmed as the guest composer on the album.
The opening track of the album Galliyan composed by Tiwari was the first song to be released by the label T-Series. The track has succeeded in swooning the audiences with its intricate musical arrangement and hummable lyrics. Starting on a slow pace, the track escalates into the rock rhythms bringing in the haunting melody and slowly plunging into the traditional Indian themed sounds. Manoj Muntashir has perfectly knotted the lyrics with the orchasterisation while Tiwari’s vocals further uplift the song.
Though Galliyan strikes through as a hit song, the duet version with Shraddha Kapoor makes the track perfect. Her smooth silky voice does justice to the track when compared with Tiwari’s husky tone and it more likeable for its acoustic treatment.
Banjaara takes forward the flavour of the album with it’s sublimely composition. Written and composed by Mithoon, the composition is depended on the nominal acoustic arrangement, with strokes of harmonium. The voice of Mohammad Irfan is what attracts the listeners as he has encapsulated the feel and the mood of the track.
Zaroorat, possibly the weakest track of the album is easily skip-able. It’s a typical melodramatic song filled with mourning and yearnings. The track composed by Mithoon seems like the unused track from his Aashiqui 2 bank. The droning sound of the album is uplifted with Awari composed by the guest composer Soch. Commencing with the piano tunes, the composition is once again kept to minimal and highlights the vocal prowess of Adnan Dhool and Momina Mustehsan. Arijit Singh spins his magic with Hamdard which opens with the guitar strumming and is one of the romantic ballads.
Verdict: The album is definitely a winner and lives up to the magic of Aashiqui 2. Highly Recommended!