Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana, Siddharth Shukla
Karan Johar
Shashank Khaitan
Romance, Comedy

We are obviously looking for a fun album with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, given its Punjabi flavour and the super dancers, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. Will it prove to be a fun listen though?

The first song, “Saturday Saturday”, is meant to be a song that will burn the dance floors at clubs. Both Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt look sizzling in the song…and the rap actually works in this song. The song has been re-arranged by Sharib-Toshi and the Punjabi component really works. The song will definitely work with the young crowd, who is the target audience for this film in any event.

“Samjawan” is next up by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. The coming together of these two voices is magical and we’re thankful the pair came together for this particular song. Arijit Singh is so effective. He sounds like a complete lover. The Punjabi touch to the song goes well with the song. The way this song is visualized will only make people fall in love with both Varun and Alia and the song itself. Again, the song is re-arranged by Sharib-Toshi.

Sharib-Toshi come together again for “Emosonal Fool” which is sung by Toshi Sabri. The song is heavily populated with the Hinglish language – the coming together of English and Hindi. The song just sounds like a lot of clatter and batter. This song may only appeal to some. It didn’t appeal to me.

“D Se Dance” is up next with the powerful voice of Vishal Dadlani. I need to admit – whenever Vishal Dadlani sings, he gets my attention. He got my attention with this one as well. While Anushka Manchanda and Shalmali Kholgade are good, it is really Vishal that lightens up this song. The song is nothing special but the dancing by the lead pair will make this song memorable.

The next one up for Sachin-Jigar is “Lucky Tu Lucky Me” which is thankfully choreographed really well so we have visuals that will keep us entertained. The song starts off with Benny Dayal and Anushka Manchanda lending their voices well. My biggest issue is the rap in the song. It is quite ineffective and brings the song down. The rest of the song is easy to listen but…it’s not my thing. Not a lot of “luck” in this one. 

Another Punjabi flavoured song is “Daingad Daingad” sung by primarily, Udit Narayan. Udit Narayan is back after such a long time that it just makes this song that much more special. It is, of course, meant to be a sangeet-type wedding celebration song. This one will grow on you eventually. 

Released just some time ago is the unplugged version of “Samjhawan” in the voice of Alia Bhatt. And what a treat it is! It just sounds so simple and effective. The song makes one be at peace. Make sure you listen to this.

Overall, the album is worth at least a listen.

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