By Kanika Rajani
If Kill Dil‘s title track has been inserted in the beginning of the film, be rest assured that expectations will be soaring. This upbeat track hooks you from the word go! What else would one expect from a duet by the maestro Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam— Lyrics like Taara… dekh taara.. Aasmaan pe latka hai bechaara will stay with you for some time to come, and have been penned by none other than the legendary Gulzar. This is going to be one of those tracks that you won’t be able to get enough of, and one which convinces you innovation is the name of the game.
There’s also the groovy happening Happy Budday by none other than Sukhwinder Singh and Shankar Mahadevan himself which isn’t as good as the title track, but fans of Sukhwinder Singh will like this number.
Just when you think you’ve had an overdose of songs with Punjabi beats, Sajde, by Arijit Singh which also starts on a similar note, takes you by storm with its profound lyrics. However a duet wasn’t necessary, and unfortunately this song is close to being a pot boiler with too many elements thrown in. Bol Beliya by Siddharth Mahadevan is on it’s own sweet trip, sadly Sunidhi Chauhan too disappoints. The song suffers from an identity crisis, from trumpets to Sunidhi Chauhan’s husky voice, this number doesn’t have much to offer.
The album also marks Adnan Sami’s comeback with Sweeta. Last heard in Bulbulliya, in 3G short and sweet are the words to describe this song. However, the icing on the cake is Daiyaa Maiyya, which will make you wonder why they inserted the song. While one can tell their attempt to be edgy with the electronic beats, the song doesn’t live upto it. Just like every album has its share of melancholic tracks, there’s Baawra which catches your attention in the latter half of the song when its background score picks up pace. The song has also been infused with rustic Indian notes by Shankar himself, but has been streched a tad too much.
Ali Zafar has also lent his voice for Nakhriley. The number tries to recreate the magic of the yester years when qawali numbers were the rage, but bores you when it exceeds 5 minutes. Unlike others this track is simple, and stays true to itself.
This is one film that’s peppered with eight tracks, from which its title track is capable of making your day. Baawra and Sweeta are a close second followed by the rest. Pick it up if you want something that’s fast-paced.