The banner name Vishesh Films is enough to pull one towards the music of a film and we were not surprised when the music of their new venture lived up to our expectations. The five-track album has been composed by Jeet Gannguli, whose compositions from ‘Aashiqui 2’ kept us entertained, while the lyrics have been penned by Rashmi Singh.
The album opens with the superb Muskurane, a melodious track which grows on you with every hear. Arijit Singh creates magic with his incredible rendition once again. The melody is soothing and Rashmi’s poetic lyrics perfectly suit the brilliantly-composed romantic track. There is also an unplugged version sung by Mohammed Irfan, which is also good.
The opening melody of ‘Darbadar’ is interesting enough to attract you to this number. Singer Neeti Mohan’s voice suits this contemporary track that shows how individuals easily feel lost in the hustle-bustle of a fast moving life. The song also goes well with the film’s narrative.
Singh comes back with’ Ek Charraiya’, an easygoing track and the use of guitar in this one deserves a special mention. It will remind you a lot of ‘O re chiraiya’ by Swanand Kirkire but we feel Singh has done justice to this number with his brilliant voice. A little too slow for our liking, but the song definitely works for the film’s theme.
The title track of the film, ‘CityLights’, begins with an Indo-Western melody in the incredible voice of Ustad Rashid Khan. Usha Uthup’s stylish voice adds some more energy to the song. It’s a fusion number which is a melange of classical and western rhythm. You might get to hear this at a couple of intervals during the film. It’s a decent song and the use of electronic guitar and drums is commendable.
Singh makes a hit track as he concludes the album with his third track Soney Do. Again, the mood of the song is sombre and matches the early struggles of the couple in the city of dreams. The lyrics are good and again, Singh does a remarkable job. But the highlight of this album has to be the delightful Muskarane which doesn’t fail to bring a smile on your face. The album could have been better, but Gannguli does a fairly good job. Hear it for Muskarane at least.