MUSIC A rocking kick start – that’s the best way to describe ‘Hadippa’ that marks the beginning of the film’s soundtrack. In Mika Singh, Pritam chooses just the right man for the job and together the entire composer, singer and lyricist team seem to be thoroughly enjoying creating ‘Hadippa’. The remix version by Sandeep Shirodkar doesn’t follow the conventional ‘let’s add on an additional beat’ route and instead brings in a different tone to the original composition. Sunidhi Chauhan’s entry into the scene only adds further spunk to this number that is bound to add value to the celebratory mood of the song. Shahid Kapoor recently saw the biggest musical chartbuster of his career in ‘Dhan Te Nan’ [Kaminey]. Now he can be rest assured that he has another chartbuster waiting for him in the form of ‘Hadippa’ that has some fun lyrics doing complete justice to Pritam’s foot tapping beats. ‘Discowale Khisko’ – Now who could possibly think of such lyrics? Well Jaideep Sahni did think about it and the result is a song that has Sunidhi Chauhan beginning the proceedings for this yet another celebration number. In fact if one discounts the 2 second gap between ‘Hadippa’ and ‘Discowale Khisko’ then the two songs appear to be almost gelling into each other in a seamless manner. Yet again it’s the Punjab background to the song with trademark YRF dhol beats that keep the pace going for ‘Discowale Khisko’. KK and Rana Mazumder join Sunidhi Chauhan behind the mike and keep the energy levels high for the song that also has an Abhijit Vaghani created ‘remix version’ that is sung by Master Salim. This time around the pace becomes even faster, hence ensuring that DJs have one more song for them to keep the dance floor engaged. With the names Sonu Niigaam and Shreya Ghoshal appearing on the credits, one realizes there and then that Pritam is looking at changing the mood of the album with a soft number. That’s exactly the case with ‘Ishq Hi Hai Rab’ which is more Yash Raj than Pritam. Rope in Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar or Salim-Sulaiman and they would have come up with exactly the same results when presented with the requirements. Nevertheless the number stays true to the mood and genre of the movie and doesn’t deviate into anything experimental. The north Indian feel continues to be prevalent in ‘Ishq Hi Hai Rab’ and the feel good factor ensures that there won’t be any dull moment in the film’s narrative. Oops, now what’s that? If a number with lyrics like ‘Bhangra Bistar’ would have appeared in any other film outside the Yash Raj Films banner, it would have immediately raised a question mark. This time around it’s an all women show with Alisha Chinoy and Sunidhi Chauhan coming together with rap by Hard Kaur. Though the number starts off in a rather conventional manner, it’s the way the entire rhythm builds up in ‘Bhangra Bistar’ that helps up the momentum. A situational number where girl power seems to be in all force and up against men, ‘Bhangra Bistar’ isn’t quite a ‘hadippa’ moment in the album but still does well in not breaking the flow of the album. Joshilay is the guest composer and singer for ‘Gym Shim’ that completes an all around Punjabi show of Dil Bole Hadippa. A number that is tailor made for Shahid Kapoor to showcase his dancing skills, ‘Gym Shim’ follows the Punjabi folk music template and does quite well there. Boasting of some very high energy, it’s the combination of rhythm and arrangements combined with some innovative lyrics that makes ‘Gym Shim’ another potential winner.
OVERALL Pritam was assigned a task when it came to creating the music of Dil Bole Hadippa and he does complete justice to that. Of course when it comes to the composer one always looks forward to yet another ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ [Jab We Met] or an ‘Aahun Aahun’ [Love Aaj Kal] from him. Well, he manages to touch the same height with the title song ‘Hadippa’ that turns out to be a good enough reason to go for the album.
OUR PICK(S) ‘Hadippa’, ‘Discowale Khisko’, ‘Gym Shim”