Music Review: Simran

SimranEXPECTATIONS 

Promos of Simran give an impression of this being yet another Kangana Ranaut film which would rely entirely on her shoulders. She did that quite well with Queen and if a couple of songs that have been released so far are any indication, Sachin-Jigar’s music is on the same lines as well. Priya Saraiya and Vayu contribute with lyrics.

MUSIC

The manner in which ‘Lagdi Hai Thaai’ starts; it reminds one of the Punjabi celebration folk track ‘Latthe Di Chaadar’. Nonetheless, it is just the rhythm here which is similar even though the folk mode is definitely on right through the song’s duration. Guru Randhawa brings in good energy on display in this Vayu written number that has Jonita Gandhi joining mid-point into the song. A foot tapping track indeed, this one makes for an entertaining hear.

Sunidhi Chauhan comes on the forefront soon enough with ‘Pinjra Tod Ke’. This one is a poetic track with an Indi-pop feel to it as you don’t really find much of a filmy element in there. Written by Priya Saraiya, this one is about the central protagonist living life to the fullest while she breaks all shackles and lets herself free. With a serene feel to it, this one should sound good alongside the narrative of the film.

As is pretty much mandatory in most of the soundtracks today, Simran too has a song with Arijit Singh in a solo avatar. Starting with the sound of a guitar, ‘Meet’ is yet another track that is written by Priya Saraiya. A smooth flowing track with a serene feel to it, ‘Meet’ is a romantic number that could well be rendered to serenade the one you love. Pretty much a continuation to ‘Pinjra Tod Ke’, this one fits in well.

There is some good fun in store soon after with Shalmali Kholgade and Divya Kumar coming together for Vayu written Gujarati-Hindi number, ‘Majaa Ni Life’. This one is about a girl praying to her family members to allow her to remain single and has a quirky touch to it. This is in fact the first track in the album that has a signature Sachin-Jigar feel to it. With some good picturisation, this one can be a highlight of the film.

Last to arrive is the title track ‘Simran’ which has a European touch to it. Written by Priya Saraiya, this one has Jigar Saraiya bringing himself in front of the mike. He sings in a style which makes one sure that this one would play along as a montage piece even as Kangana Ranaut ups the ante on her various naughty escapades.

OVERALL

Simran boasts of largely situational pieces that should fit in well into the storytelling by director Hansal Mehta.

OUR PICK(S)

‘Lagdi Hai Thaai’, ‘Pinjra Tod Ke’, ‘Meet’

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