Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars)
Kai Po Che has been causing quite a stir lately. Considering that it’s a screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller Three Mistakes of My Life, it does not look like that it is raising false hopes. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor of Rock On fame, the film promises to be a journey of three friends as they go through life by making one choice. Music in youth oriented movies with friendship as backbone time and again touches the heart of the listener. Abhishek tries the same formula here with Amit Trivedi who once again demonstrates his experimentation streak and an ability to catch the pulse of the listener. Even though the scope is limited here (as there are only 3 original songs in the album), that is good enough for the composer to shine through.
Manja – Kai Po Che Music Review
Album opens with Manja, which helps in establishing the bond between the three friends. Since the movie is set in Gujarat where kite flying is traditional, the song fits in beautifully, in its right essence. Secondly, it can also be interpreted its metaphoric format which binds these three friends together in a life which is a shared experience for them. A beautiful track rendered by Amit himself, it brings a smile on your face and peps you up from a sad mood. Amit’s voice resonates through the track and brings a variety of encouraging-n-joyful emotions. The lyrics are traditional but still have the capability for today’s generation to relate to.
Shubhaarambh – Kai Po Che Music Review
Next track Shubhaarambh is a folksy song that is rendered by Shuruti Pathak and Divya Kumar. Though in the first hearing you might find it odd, once the song settles in you drive along. Gujarati lyrics and style of singing by Divya Kumar and Shruti Pathak is fascinating and makes you go for it. A motivational theme-based song, it also works as a great ‘dandiya’.
Meethi Boliyan – Kai Po Che Music Review
Last but not the least is Meethi Boliyan which is rendered by Amit (again) and Mili Nair. This track is a melodious rendition which is hard to forget. It begins with a light guitar strumming and an unusual voice. Post that Mili Nair’s velvety, smooth voice envelopes you magically and Amit brings on a complete contradiction with his rugged and open voice. Though the track has ups and downs vocally and some might feel it odd; however it grows on you with its awkwardness and will invoke you to put it in repeat mode. Lyrics are romantic and do keep one hooked to the track.
The Last Word – Kai Po Che Music Review
Amit Trivedi scores again after English Vinglish. Though this one is a short album, it still is an intriguing affair and does satisfy a listener’s palette wholesomely. Kai Po Che has made its standing strong with music and hopefully the movie too would match up the scale.