At the end of this month, Reliance Entertainment, Trilogic
Digital Media Ltd. and Film Farmers Motion Picture Company are bringing
to your nearby theatres Hawaizaada -
an inspiring story of
an Indian man who is believed to have flown an unmanned aircraft, eight
years before the Wright Brothers. Set in the early 19th Century, this
movie has Vibhu Puri making his debut as a director and the lead role of
Shivkar Bapuji Talpade is portrayed by versatile actor, Ayushmann
Khurrana. Supporting Khurrana in narrating this biopic is Pallavi Sharda
as Sitara, the tamasha girl and Mithun Chakraborthy as Pandit Subbaraya
Shastry who plays Talpade's mentor.
The album boasts of 10 songs, each unique in their own way and composed
by 4 different music composers with Vishal Bhardwaj being one of them.
Another composer of this album is Ayushmann Khurrana, who after singing
and acting is trying his hand in composing for the first time with the
number "Dil-E-Nadaan", a popular ghazal of famous Urdu and Persian poet
Mirza Ghalib. Except for "Dil-E-Nadaan" and its reprise version, all the
songs are penned by the director Vibhu Puri himself. This has got us,
the BollyCurry Team, very curious about the Hawaizaada
album and hence we are reviewing it to give you a glimpse on what to expect from it.
The opening track of this album is "Hawaizaada Dil", a foot-tapping
breezy number sung and composed by Rochak Kohli. The lyrics by Puri are
quite quirky and entertaining and if you are feeling upset, this one
will put you in a cheerful mood right away. A song that will grow on
you, keep it in your playlist for times when you need a pick-me-up!
The second track in this album is "Daak Ticket". Another composition by
Rochak Kohli, this is sung by Javed Bashir and Mohit Chauhan. Puri
brings another set of cheerful and quirky lyrics making you laugh at
times, and that makes this song really worth listening to. A sweet and
inspiring number; listen to it and smile away!
Next in line is a romantic song, "Mazaa My Lord", sung by Neeti Mohan
and Mohit Chauhan and composed by Mangesh Dhadke. This song brings the
flavor of Goan music to the table and has a very catchy tune. Chauhan
and Mohan have sung the song in a casual manner unlike most of the
romantic songs which are sung quite seriously, making it very different
from the usual love ballads. Listen to it once, and you won't be able to
get it out of your mind easily! We, at BollyCurry, are still trying!
Next is "Dil-E-Nadaan", a famous ghazal by Mirza Ghalib from the Mughal
Era. Ayushmann Khurrana takes this ghazal to a whole new level with his
velvety voice and diligent singing. Adding to the beauty of this number
is Khurrana's composition which is melodious and calming due to the usage
of Indian instruments like tabla and veena in it. Khurrana
had composed this melody overnight which makes his music even more
commendable. This song is definitely for the playlists!
Coming up next is "Udd Jayega", another composition by Mangesh Dhadke.
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Ranadeep Bhaskar, this is clearly a song to
take the movie forward and hence, out of context you won't enjoy this
song much. Add this to your playlist only if you are a Singh fan because
this song highlights his soulful vocals!
Bringing the count to six is "Dil Todne Ki Masheen", the only track in this album composed by Vishal Bhardwaj who has mixed lavani style
music with western instruments. Rekha Bhardwaj croons it in her usual
style which like always wins our heart. This song brings lavani, a folk
music belonging to Maharashtra, into the limelight.
Next in line is the the short, sad song "Yaadein Gatthri Mein", by
Harshdeep Kaur. It is composed by Mangesh Dhadke and has very soft and
slow music. It is a piece of "Teri Dua", the last track of the album. It
is definitely not something we would recommend you to listen as there
is not much to it!
Third from the last is "Turram Khan" sung by Papon, Ayushmann Khurrana
and Monali Thakur. Another breezy and foot tapping number, it is as
entertaining as "Hawaizaada Dil" and "Daak Ticket". It is composed by
Rochak Kohli and worth listening to at least once!
Second to last song on this album is "Dil-E-Nadaan (Reprise)", a modern
version of "Dil-E-Nadaan" mentioned above, sung by Shweta Subram and
Ayushmann Khurrana. The difference between the first version and the
reprise is that the first song has classical instruments as base making
the song sound semi-classical while this version is composed in modern
style using western instruments like electric guitar as base. Khurrana
also has sung it differently to suit the contemporary style, making both
versions enjoyable and unique. Another song goes to playlists and seems
determined to stay there for a while at least!
Finally winding up this melodious album is "Teri Dua". Composed by
Mangesh Dhadke, this one has Sufi singers Wadali Brothers singing along
with Lakhwinder Wadali, Harshdeep Kaur, Ravindra Sathe, Ranadeep Bhasker
and Sukhwinder Singh. A devotional song to the core, this is the
weakest of the lot commercially and might not endear much to the masses.
This definitely won't be in the playlists unless the playlist is of
Bollywood Devotional songs.
After listening to all the songs, one thing is for sure; the makers
knew what they were doing when they created this album. Casual, breezy
songs with catchy tunes make this album a really good collection but
only one or two tracks stand out as unique while a couple of them are
below average. Hence, we give this album 3 out of 5 stars and hope to
hear more from budding music composer Ayushmann Khurrana!
releasing on 30th January this year. Check it out if you are a fan of
Ayushmann Khurrana or a fan of period movies or someone simply looking
for entertainment! Till then, give this album a try and tell us what you
think of its songs!
Editors: Aishwarya S. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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