Kabir Singh Music Review Rating: 4/5 (Four Stars)
Music Director/s: Mithoon, Amaal Mallik, Vishal Mishra, Sachet-Parampara, Akhil Sachdeva
What’s worse than not reviewing Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh songs? Watching Kabir Singh and not reviewing them. Proving the proverb ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ wrong, this album is full of surprises. I’ve watched the film and I’ll try not to judge them as per their placement in it.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Bekhayali
Hitting you straight with the best song from the album (or is it?) – Bekhayali is definitely not a seasonal melody. It’s here to stay forever & the makers have gifted us with two versions of it. The original by Sachet Tandon is comparatively more impactful. Surprisingly Sachet’s version excels on high notes while Arijit’s concludes the song better with its soothing ending stanza. Though, I would’ve loved an unplugged version with both Sachet & Arijit coming together contributing to their strong zones.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Kaise Hua
The best thing about the song is its hummable chorus. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics kind of loses the track in between, but Vishal Mishra’s music and a voice keeps you hooked to the song. It could bind well with the narration and could be one of those songs which top your playlist after you watch the film.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage
The second best after Bekhayali for me is Jubin Nautiyal’s sad version which is re-titled as ‘Tujhe Kitna Chahe Aur Hum’. Perfectly placed in the film, the sad version is haunting. It’s rare when Jubin goes into such zone and it works wonders.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Sohneya
The USP of this song acts against it! It’s giving a Punjabi flavour to it that acts against it. Unfortunately, even Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are not up to the mark. The song just doesn’t get the mood right & hence ends up being a very ordinary song. Sachet Tandon is okay for the male vocals but Parampara Thakur is a misfit.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Tera Ban Jaunga
Kabir Singh Music Review – Yeh Aaina
This melancholic rendition shines bright because of Irshaad Kamil’s lyrics. Amaal Malik’s soothing music paired with Shreya Ghoshal’s heavenly voice makes this one of those ‘let’s listen to it while alone’ compositions.
Kabir Singh Music Review – Pehla Pyaar
After Amaal, it’s Armaan’s time to tweak some magic by his presence. This is a sugary surprise of the album. Catchy chorus and engaging lyrics help it to stand out from the usual romantic tracks.
Kabir Singh Music Review: Last Word
All said and done, Kabir Singh’s album is by far the best of 2019. It ‘just’ edge passes Gully Boy to be on the top because of the songs with long shelf-life. It is a mixed bag of mood-worthy songs.