Daawat-E-Ishq / Nawabi rhythm

If the title of the film, Daawat-Ishq, is anything to go by, you can at least expect a blend of masaledaar tunes

Written by Priya Adivarekar | Mumbai | Published: August 1, 2014 1:00 am
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If the title of the film, Daawat-Ishq, is anything to go by, you can at least expect a blend of masaledaar tunes (apart from the lip smacking Hyderabadi food tossed up in the film). Composers Sajid-Wajid have whipped up a decent bhelpuri of seven tracks, but still, one can’t help but state that the album misses out on that one major chartbuster that any film needs.
The album opens with the delightful and energetic title track, Daawat-E-Ishq. Sung by Javed Ali, the Qawalli number with female vocals by Sunidhi Chauhan, is good as it is not just well penned but also takes you back to the 70s era when well-composed Qawallis ruled the scene.
The romantic number, Mannat, is strictly okay and though Sonu Nigam has done a good job, it fails to create the kind of magic that his songs usually do. There’s decent use of instrument, but it becomes boring after the antara and a few portions even sound uncannily similar to Nigam’s popular, Satrangi re from Dil Se. Even the reprised version in Shreya Ghoshal’s voice is average.
While Shalmali Kholgade’s rendition of Shayarana, is a light, peppy number, it sounds a lot like her breakthrough hit, Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade. Nevertheless, it’s a sweet number, where the girl realises her love for the guy.
Rangreli is full of band, baaja and baraati tunes. The dance number has a good use of trumpets, dhol and other instruments. The singers have sung the number with great zest. However, Jaadu Tone Vaaliyan is passable, thanks to the repetitions and below-average composition.
The track, Daawat-E-Ishq, however, takes the cake as it perfectly brings out the theme of the movie. In a few portions of the song, kitchen utensils have been used to create music, while there are portions where dialogues add to the song (sample this: Do Gulaab Jamun table no 4 pe). Sajid-Wajid may not have not created an extraordinary soundtrack, but Daawat-E-Ishq definitely is a decent album.

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