One expects a functional score in Guddu Rangeela. Since this is a plot based film, one doesn't quite hunt for a chartbuster outing here. Moreover, films coming from Subhash Kapoor (Jolly LLB, Phas Gaye Re Obama) have comprised of situational score. Still, with composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Irshad Kamil on the credits, one expects to be surprised by what it is in the offering.
The usual suspect, Arijit Singh, is brought on board to croon the love song 'Sooiyan'. For some reasons, he seems like singing in the style of Mohit Chauhan. Meanwhile, he has good support from Chinmayi Sripada who sounds as sweet as she always does. A sweet-n-simple love song which maintains a decent pace to it and is easy on ears, 'Sooiyan' is decent till it lasts, though one doesn't expect a long run for it.
The one that does play in your mind after the very first listening is 'Mata Ka Email' which is totally the kind of song which one hears in the 'Jagratas' up North. There is a knack of fusing devotional numbers into Bollywood songs and that is exactly the kind of flavor that one experiences in 'Mata Ka Email'. Ironically, the best song of the album is actually put together by director Subhash Kapoor who composes as well as writes the song. Gajender Phogat is as rooted a singer as one finds in such 'Jagratas' and he does good justice to the stage and setting of the song.
Guddu Rangeela is an ordinary soundtrack that sticks to being functional, as was the expectation from it.
'Mata Ka Email', 'Sooiyan'