Although it is a known fact that the film has a hip, urban vibe to it, it is interesting how director Nupur Asthana roped in artist Raghu Dixit to compose the songs of Bewakoofiyaan. And we must say, that sure was a good decision. The contemporary soundtrack makes for a good hear, especially since the metropolitan working individuals can relate to most of the lyrics that go with the song. The album opens with a high on energy club number, Gulcharrey. Sung brilliantly by Benny Dayal, with decent support from Aditi Singh Sharma, the track maintains a good pace and is pretty catchy.
The peppy Khamakhaan follows next, where Neeti Mohan is joined by the lead actor, Ayushmann Khurrana himself. The use of instruments like the flute and guitar are perfect, while the singers add a lovable charm to the track. This is the only song penned by Habib Faisal and he has done a good job. The modern contemporary title track of the film, Bewakoofiyaan, follows next, which is definitely one of the highlights of the album. It is the uniqueness of this song that is the stand out element. The use of drums and a steady guitar provided some foot – tapping beats. Dixit belts out this number with perfection, as he touches some high notes with great ease.
Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan’s magical combination fails to impress in Rumaani Sa. Although the use of guitar is beautiful and the hookline is hummable, this ode to love does not strike a chord. Chauhan’s voice does not go well with the track. Vishal Dadlani comes in as the singer for Aye Jigida, a situational track with incredible instrumentation. Dadlani’s voice packs the perfect punch. Khurrana’s single for YRF, O Heeriye, is also added to the album as a bonus track. Written, composed and crooned by Khurrana, it’s a decent song with a heavy dose of Punjabi lyrics, which may fail to connect if you are not a fan of folk fusion tracks like these. But otherwise, it does make for a good hear.
Overall, the Bewakoofiyaan album does come as a refreshing change from the typical tunes churned out these days. Hear it and you won’t be disappointed.
Dishkiyaoon/ High on beats
Tu mere type ka nahi hai
Adding a dance number that you know will be played during the end credits has become the norm these days. The latest to join this bandwagon is a high on energy, yet very desi Tu mere type ka nahi hai from Dishkiyaoon. It won’t be wrong to say that this composition by White Noise Productions has a nice ring to it, especially because of the hookline, which keeps playing several times. The retro feel of the opening lines give a good build up to the song and the song maintains a decent pace throughout. Both Kunal and Gayatri Ganjawala have done justice to the number, though we wish the vocals would have got a better boost, since some words tend to get lost in the middle of the high voltage beats. Mayur Puri’s words are extremely quirky with words like ‘Tujh mein koi scope nahi hai, tera koi hope nahi hai‘, thus giving dominance to the use of Hinglish. It does make for a good dance number, but definitely not something that will top the charts.