Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani: Music Review


Badtameez Dil: This song is super catchy, and I think the video makes the song much better. Ranbir Kapoor in this reminded me for some reason of Shahid Kapoor from Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff, which is definitely a good thing. The dance in this video is totally my style, and it went well with the song. I'm still working on getting the lyrics memorized. This isn't my favorite song from this movie, but it's still decent.

Balam Pichkari: It's always great to see a Holi song just because Holi songs are always super fun. This was no exception.

Ilahi: Mohit Chauhan <3. That's all I have to say about this song.

Kabira: There are two versions of this song. The first version is by Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina. I love Rekha Bhardwaj in this, and Tochi is not bad. The other version is by Arjit Singh and Harshdeep Kaur. I love Harshdeep, but I think this song suited Rekha heavy voice better. I did like Arjit better than Tochi though. That being said, both versions are pretty good.

Dilliwaali Girlfriend: This seems like a typical guy flirting with girl song that may have been in a 90s movie. I don't know why, but this song reminded me of Tera Rang Balle Balle from Soldier. I checked out the video too, and the partner choreography is really cool (when they're both actually dancing). Seems like this is a song from someone's wedding, and who doesn't love a good wedding song?

Subhanallah: I love seeing people from talent shows doing actual playback. Sreeram from Indian Idol sang this one, and he did a great job! The song overall though was pretty typical. Nothing new.

Ghagra: This is the Madhuri Dixit item number, and introduces her by calling her Mohini. Loved that part! This song sounded okay to me, nothing great. I can't wait to see Madhuri and Ranbir dancing together, though!!

Overall, the soundtrack is pretty good. There is a nice diverse set of styles. I love the subtle references in here, like "Gilli Gilli Akha" and Madhuri Dixit being called Mohini.