Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak
Shyam Bajaj, Varun Bajaj, Bhushan Kumaro, Krishan Kumar
Sumit Arora, Niren Bhatt
Romance, Comedy, Drama
When you have T-Series associated with any film, you will expect good music. With All is Well, we have many composers and lyricists coming together, so a variety of flavours will be tasted with this album – or so we hope.
And when you want the first impression to be the lasting impression, you have to put powerful vocal chords behind the first track of your album. The album starts with Vishal Dadlani in the party number, “Chaar Shanivaar”. Composed by Amaal Mallik, with lyrics penned by Shabbir Ahmed, this song will be a surfire hit with the youth. What I like about this song that it does not stop. The beat kicks in and remains there. Armaan Malik and Badshah come together with some rap, which is probably the only average part of the song.
“Baaton Ko Teri” comes in next and shifts the gears of this album. Himesh Reshammiya composes this one and quite frankly, one knows right away that Himesh has a hand in this song. The saving grace of the song is Arijit Singh, who brings life to a song that is otherwise just the typical Himesh love song.
Meet Bros. Anjjan, Kumaar, and Kanika Kapoor come together as a group again for the easy listen of “Nachan Farrate”. The song is everything you need for a Punjabified Hindi song. The song has an old school flavour to it which makes it exciting to listen to. It is void of the kinds of modern day electronic beats that can easily drive a song to the “same old” pile.
The true flavour of yesteryear music hits with “Mere Humsafar”. The crooners for this one are Mithoon and Tulsi Kumar who seem to pour their hearts out in this song. The song is a recreation of “Ae Mere Humsafar” from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which will forever be etched in our minds as a beautiful song, but the new version also has its plus points.
“Tu Milade” comes next. Himesh Reshammiya composes this one and makes sure that this track is different from the last. This is an interesting listen because not only does it not seem to suit the storyline that is being projected, but it does not suit the cast that has been selected for the film. I’d want to see how this is received overall.
The worst track on this album is the “Yolo” song which, to be candid, belongs in no Hindi film. We are tired, I think, of listening to Hindi songs being demolished by the use of English. It just sounds like littering a language – either way you look at it.
Nonetheless, despite a couple of less than average songs, the rest of the album is definitely “worth a listen”.