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Happy New Year

By Armin S. Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 05:44: AM
Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff
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Farah Khan


Happy New Year has gigantic stars. It is a Farah Khan film. And the musical duo of Vishal-Shekhar are lending their talents to this one. So obviously, the expectations are sky high. Does the music of the film live up to the hype surrounding this one? We’re about to find out.


The first song on the album is “India Waale” with lyrics by Irshad Kamil. Vishal Dadlani, KK, Shankar Mahadevan, and Neeti Mohan lend their voices to this song. Their powerhouse voices take this song to the next level. The song starts off with an electronic type of beat but has a 90s feel. The song is not the best song I’ve heard but I could see it catching on as an anthem for the country.


The next song is “Manwa Laage” on the album. Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh croon in this one with their uber melodious voices. What a talented duo they are. And the lyrics by Irshad Kamil are fitting. The song is one of those songs that you can listen to in your car and sing along with. It has a playful tone to it and the constant drumming keeps the pace of the song up.


Third up is “Satakli” sung by the powerful Sukhwinder Singh, who is always a delight to listen to. Irshad Kamil pens this one as well. Again, the song starts off as an “anthem” sounding song but it goes on to have an almost South-Indian type of feel to the beat. Again, it is not the greatest song but based on how it is showcased in the film, it may well gain popularity.


“Lovely” is the next outing with Dr. Zeus lending a hand by the music. The lyrics are by Kumar and Jiwan Mann. The song is sung by Kanika Kapoor, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma, and Fateh. The song has Dr. Zeus written all over it. The song has a club-like feel to it with a mix of English and Hindi lyrics. The tabla really enhances the music. The rap portion by Fateh is unnecessary but is, of course, a demand of the times in music today.


“World Dance Medley” is up next and Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, KK, Shankar Madadeven,a nd Shah Rukh Khan make up the voices as all of the songs of the album come together for almost a “mash-up”. The song is okay. Nothing special.

This is the song that everyone is excited about. Why? Because everyone is a part of this one. Mika Singh brings the very necessary ghetto touch to this song. It is a nonsense song. And the youth will definitely love this one. The lyrics are by Farah Khan and Vishal Dadlani and you can tell the two of them had lots of fun writing this one.


The last one up is a song by the very much missed Sunidhi Chauhan with Vishal Dadlani. The lyrics are by Irshad Kamil again. This song may be the best song of the album simply because of Sunidhi Chauhan herself. She is extremely effective. Loved this one.


This album is worth a listen.

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