By Kanika Rajani
Composers: Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya, Lyricists: Priya Saraiya, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit
Unlike other romcoms, Happy Ending‘s music is varied and has songs to suit every mood. The music composed by Sachin-Jigar is new-age and upbeat. This film’s music is far from formulaic and even has a break-up song and a song on girl power too. Mileya mileya, sung by Rekha Bhardwaj, Jigar Saraiya and Priya Andrews impresses you with its slow tempo. All three singers hold their own which is rare for a song that has been sung by a trio. The lyrics too, namely, Kehte hain har ek dil mein chhupa. Kahin pyaar hai, pyaar hai. Bas pehchaane jo koi strike a chord. However, Paaji tussi such a pussycat takes the cake. Apart from its name, which certainly grabs eyeballs, this break-up song consists of whacky lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and even ends with a “Meow.”
For the diehard romantics, there’s Jaise mera tu in a duet by Arjit Singh and Priya Saraiya which is a tender, love song picturised on the film’s lead pair. What sets this number apart from other numbers by Singh is the tenor and the pitch at which he’s singing. Priya Saraiya’s sweet voice also further enhances this number. G phaad ke in comparison by Divya Kumar and Shefali Alvarez isn’t as good as the above three, but is your typical party number and the kind of song you’ll blast while dancing or driving with your friends. Nonetheless, the song is catchy and it’s only minutes before the song gets stuck in your head. Khamma ghani by Papon Angaraag, Smita Jain and Vidhi Mehta is a little rusty as one can barely hear its two female vocalists. While the song has been infused with drum beats and boasts of heartfelt lyrics, this romantic song does not match up to Jaise mera…
With lyrics like Hai Mausam tu, Maheena mein, Haseena tu kameena mein, picturises Saif as the quintessential Casanova which he’s often found playing in romcom’s until he’s head over heels in love with the heroine, of course. The song by Siddhart Basru, Rahul Pandey and Shruti Pathak is a tad bland in comparison to the rest of the film’s music which is peppy and has a youthful feel to it.
More than consisting a balance of myriad songs, the beauty of Happy Ending‘s music lies in how it boasts of several artistes—both new and senior. Here’s to an album that attempts to stand out.