Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani
It is not touted to be the best music of the year. But it comes with a taste of Raju Hirani. PK is an album that gives you variety, soulful singing, and some goofy lyrics. But does it match up to the expectations?
“Tharki Chokro” is the Rajasthani folk flavoured song that starts off this album. Swaroop Khan, the former Indian Idol contestant, crooned the lyrics to this one. The song, like others on the album, seem to be situational and will likely lend to the narrative of the film. It has foot-tapping number, although it does take some time to get used to.
The next song up is the cute number “Nanga Punga Dost” which is clearly a testament to the relationship between Anushka Sharma and Aamir Khan in the film. The song has a feel to it that one can relate to. The song also has some great violin pieces. This song again will only carry on the narrative of the film.
The love song between Sushant Singh Rajput and Anushka Sharma is a magnificent number. I could close my eyes and waves my head around and completely get into the song. It is such a simply and innocent song. And both actors look phenomenally good together. With Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal lending their voices to this one, it makes it the best song on the album by far.
“Love is a waste of time” and who better to deliver that cute line than Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam, who we see come together after a long hiatus. In fact, we’ve missed the absolutely pure voice of Sonu Nigam so much that this song automatically because that much better. Composed by Shantanu Moitra, the song has a flavour of freshness that one expects with Hirani’s films.
“Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu” is again refreshing because we get to hear Sonu Nigam again. He has such a voice. I cannot describe the angst he brings to this song – because he does just that – like he did with “Jaane Nahi Denge” in 3 Idiots.
The dance theme for PK is such a lively number. It is PK’s song. It is quite enjoyable and makes me want to dance – like PK.
“Dil Darbardar” is composed by Ankit Tiwari and frankly, it confuses me. This song is almost a dark song, I wonder how this song fits, if at all, into the film. But let’s see.
All in all, this album is worth a listen.