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Youngistaan

Jackky Bhagnani attempts another shot at stardom in the forthcoming flick Youngistaan, a love story set against the backdrop of Indian politics. For Hindi cinema aficionados, this film is special as it’s the last film of the renowned actor Farooq Sheikh, who passed away recently. 

The album features four music directors and a host of lyricists including the lead actor Jackky!

Kicking off the soundtrack is the melodious Suno na sangemarmar by Arijit Singh. Composer Jeet Ganguly recycles his own Bengali tune Ki kore toke bolbo from the film Rangbaaz and thankfully doesn’t alter much. Singh delivers the romantic ballad with his trademark silken vocals. This one is a definite crowd-pleaser.

Pakistani composer-singer Shiraz Uppal has composed two songs – the sweet but generic-sounding, soft-rock number Mere khuda, and the rich qawwali Daata ki diwani. The qawwali works to an extent due to Rafaqat Ali Khan’s strong rendition.

Bhagnani tries his hand at lyrics and comes up with gems like Tanki hai hum, monkey hai hum in Tanki, a brutal assault on your senses and eardrums. Modelled along the lines of a Japanese pop number, this one is a disaster! Even Mika’s swag cannot save this one. Listen at your own peril! The Youngistaan anthem fails to arouse any sentiment.

The music is uninspiring and the lyrics are banal.

There’s only one track in this album that’s worth a mention – Ganguly’s Suno na sangemarmar. The rest of the soundtrack is plain boring!

Verdict: Skip it!

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