Rating: 2.5/5 (Two and half stars)
Music Director: Sneha Khanvalkar
Khoobsurat is a flashy Disney film that after watching its trailer gives you a feel that it may offer good music. But well, it lets you down. The album as a whole does not work well since only a couple of tracks do the charm. Even though it is filled with fresh and experimental musical arrangements, it is a half baked album.
Engine Ki Seeti – Khoobsurat Music Review
The foot tapping number may have grabbed your attention in the film’s trailer itself but surprisingly it does not impress you much later. Even though the song is extremely peppy and can almost make you groove with it, it doesn’t last for long. Midway, the song loses its flavor. An old folk song, it has been revamped by Sneha Khanvalkar who is known for her unusual style of music. Sunidhi Chauhan does full justice to the song as she jazzes it up with her powerful voice. The song did make ‘my bum dole’ with it but unfortunately not for long.
Abhi Toh Party Shuru – Khoobsurat Music Review
All those who worship rapper Honey Singh and his kind of music, this one is going to be your favorite. The song composed by Honey Singh’s former musical partner Baadshah has ample of similarities to ‘Party All Night‘ other than just the lyrics ‘Aunty police bulayegi’. Even though repetative, the song will surely become a party anthem and hit high notes at the clubs. It gets quite difficult not to like this song if you are a person who enjoys the partywala music. Lacks novelty yet an energetic track. P.S: Raise the volume a little higher to enjoy this one!
Baal Khade – Khoobsurat Music Review
A rather strange composition, ‘Baal Khade‘ is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. It is a signature Sneha Khanvalkar composition which is quite difficult to understand. I did not enjoy the song and I am not sure how well it blends with the album. Giving a Rajasthani folksy feel and accent, the song does not really live it up. In fact the lyrics themselves are quite intriguing and I found it difficult to decipher what it really meant.
Preet – Khoobsurat Music Review
‘Preet‘ is a soulful track that has its highs and lows. The slow track has its essence stuck in its background music where the use of guitar and violin work fantastically. It is the violin pieces that really amazed me and it is the silent pauses in the song that one must enjoy. Vocals are beautiful as Jasleen Royal has a soothing voice that manages you to truly feel the song.
Maa Ka Phone – Khoobsurat Music Review
Where do I start about this song? It has infinite variations while ‘Maa Ka Phone Aaya’ keeps repeating itself. It has a mix of rap and EDM (electronic dance music). At one point in the song you are almost reminded of the Gangs Of Wasseypur track ‘Chicha Leather‘. Once again this is a ‘hatke’ track of Sneha style and may not appeal to all kinds of audiences. It appealed to me in bits and pieces but as a whole track not quite much.
The Last Word – Khoobsurat Music Review
The overall album of Khoobsurat is not quite pleasing. It does not consist of songs that you may want to hold on to but a couple of tracks are good enough. Sneha Khanvalkar offers us an album that is fresh but not exactly likeable. I enjoyed a few tracks like ‘Abhi Toh Party‘ and ‘Preet‘ while ‘Engine Ki Seeti‘ does not live up to its hype. I am going with a 2.5/5 for this album.