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The moment you turn on the radio, you switch to your favourite channel that promises melodious songs, which also include yesteryear’s iconic numbers sung by Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and so on. But more often than not, you have to listen to party numbers by Badshah, Honey Singh, Meet Brothers and a few more, where there is less of creativity and more of objectification of a particular gender. And unfortunately, the listeners of such songs are more. That’s why the life of these songs is short.
Amid the current music scenario, Dear Zindagi’s album comes as a breath of fresh air, promising that authentic music is still not lost. The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt has some beautiful tracks. Its music has been composed by Amit Trivedi, and like always, he weaves magic through his tunes yet again. Kausar Munir, the lyricist, has written sensible and relatable songs making the album simplistic that automatically gets registered at the back of your mind.
Each song is based on a situation that none of us has been spared from. We have gone through heartbreaks, have had multiple crushes, have been asking ourselves ‘why me’, and much more. This album is a poetic version of our exact feelings. Let us take you through this journey, our way:
Love You Zindagi: A morning wake up song for you, Love You Zindagi depicts a sweet-sour relationship you share with your life. You hate it but you love it. The song shares a message to live every moment to the fullest and also that you can’t help but treat life as a friend with who you have your own equation, which is beyond anyone else’s understanding.
Tu Hi Hai: The destiny is far but the raasta to your manzil has to be romantic. This song will revive some sweet promises and moments. It reminds you of the time when you wore your heart on your sleeve without fear.
If you are hopelessly romantic, then this is the song you will definitely lose your heart to.
Those butterflies in the stomach and the first kind of feelings you get including jealousy, say hello to all those memories through this song. No matter how grown up and practical we are, we do meet someone who makes us count stars in broad daylight. This Dear Zindagi song puts a smile on your face that reminds you of all those innumerable blushes you’ve ever felt.
Taarefon Se: We all know Arijit Singh is extremely talented but somewhere his soulful voice could only find its destiny in heart break and romantic songs. Amit Trivedi, who you can trust for bringing in fresh music, has experimented with Arijit Singh in this song, which reminds you of old classic musicals and takes you back to the yesteryears magic, still keeping it fresh.
Now imagine if your lover is somebody who has a lot of admirers out there, how will you make them happy? Of course, praises won’t work after a limit. That’s what the song is all about. It is a beautiful blend of music, lyrics and vocals. And definitely, it’s here to stay for a longer time.
Let’s Break Up: What are the reasons you will have a breakup for? Just align those points in your mind – and then put some music to it. “We don’t have that kinda chemistry between us anymore!”, “Why do you behave lovey-dovey all day and all of a sudden have a topic to fight about? Can’t make up with you every time!” “I saw you looking at that chick, not cool!” If you have ever said these things to your ex then this song is going to make so much sense to you.
The song is not as good as the rest of the album but has its own perk. Sung by Vishal Dadlani, this song is, of course, relatable but kinda reminds you of ‘I hate you like I love you’ from Delhi Belly.
Just Go To Hell Dil: But is breaking up so easy? One might go through loads of relationships and breakups but there is this one kind of heartbreak you can never move away from. Just Go To Hell Dil talks about one such heartbreak that doesn’t kill you literally but doesn’t even let you live.
The song is a poem that you write asking yourself about where you’ve gone wrong and why it’s happening with you. You question yourself for putting your heart at risk of getting hurt over and over again. It’s soulful, beautiful and strong in emotions. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, it’s a new heart break anthem of the year.
Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le: Now this is a surprise track in the film. Brush up your memory and remind yourself of some evergreen soulful numbers sung by legendary Suresh Wadekar. We are sure you must have thought of ‘Ae Zindagi Gale Laga’ Le from Kamal Hasaan and Sridevi’s iconic film Sadma. Now, give it a modern touch with the voice of Arijit Singh. We bet you – the song doesn’t lose its feel or soulfulness even for a bit, unlike other iconic numbers that have been revamped so far. If Arijit Singh has done justice to the song, then Amit Trivedi has left no stone unturned to do wonders to it.
But wait a minute, if you get bowled by Arijit’s version then you are in for something better — the Alia Bhatt version. The same song has been turned into a peppy soft rock number and been sung by Alia Bhatt, who forces you to listen along and on a loop.
Overall, this album is as lively as the film’s trailers that have released so far. It is a must-have album in your playlist. Dear Zindagi, directed by Gauri Shinde, is walking towards your theatres on November 25. The film also stars Kunal Kapoor, Angad Singh, Ali Zafar and Aditya Roy Kapur in pivotal roles.