The Arijit Singh, Jeet Gannguli and Ankit Tiwari combo has once again come together to spark a fire in the supernatural thriller Khamoshiyan. As an additional track, the producers Vishesh Films have also acquired the rights of Lata Mangeshkar’s yesteryear classic Aayega aane walafrom 1949 film Mahal and added it to the mix.
The original album comprises of 11 tracks featuring composer duo Jeet Gannguli and Ankit Tiwari with the guest composition by Bobby Imran and Naved Zafar.
Singh takes up the lead for the opening track Tu har lamha – a typical Bhatt styled soft rock song composed by Imran. The beautifully composed number featuring a soft piano and guitar tunes is well complimented by Singh’s heartfelt rendition. Whereas, the remix version by DJ Angel is likeable, but is just the space filler.
The soft melody Subahan allah is yet another well arranged track by Imran. The track might evoke the feel of Kalyug’s Judaa hoke bhi at the start, but, as the composition progresses, the number gets its own identity. Anupum Amod has done a decent job in the rendition of the track, but as Singh has crooned majority of the songs from the album, his vocals are sorely missed.
Gannguli teams up with Singh for the title track and once again succeeds in offering the winner of the album. The intricate orchestration composed with the help of piano tune brings out the haunting feel of the song. Singh’s singing is impeccable and blends well with the composition, escalating the track further. Khamoshiyan Unplugged rides solely on the vocal prowess of Singh’s vocals with minimal music. It is quite slow and might go well as a situational number.
Baatein yeh kabhie na is once again a classic Gannguli and Singh’s melodious offering. The composer intrigues its listeners by kickstarting the love song with techno tunes, giving out a perception of club dance number. The quick transaction from techno tunes to soft piano and guitar rhythms is commendable. Singh, once again does a great job, but it is the earnest vocals of Palak Muchhal in the female version that emphasises the simplicity of the track.
Tiwari comes on board to compose Bheeg loon, the song has been created in three different versions. Tiwari collaborates with Prakriti Kakkar for the female version, whereas, he takes the mic for the male version. The remix of the track is once again an unnecessary filler. Being a new comer Kakkar’s rendition is laudable and have done justice to the Bhatt’s signature sensual track. The passionate, intense composition with guitar strums and soft touch of violin and piano tunes suits the haunting mood of the album. Tiwari’s earthy and husky rendition undoubtedly gives more dominance to the track.
Kya khoya by Naved Zafar is the last number of the album. The rock song highlights a fitting musical arrangement with the mix of drum beat, guitar strums and piano tunes. The soft strumming of the violin brings out the velvety feel of the song The vocals of Zafar fails to complement the elaborate composition and falls flat.
Verdict: Overall, the album is a decent offering with hummable tunes, but misses on lyrics.