Koimoi.com Rating: 4 / 5 stars
The soundtrack for the film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman. The album has seven tracks, two of which are remixes i. e., Aadat se majboor and Jazba. The songs of this album, which range from R&B to pop and bhangra genres, are snazzy, attractive and have a lot of style. The album has good production value.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Aadat Se Majboor
The first song of the album, Aadat se majboor, has been sung by Salim-Sulaiman’s favourite singer, Benny Dayal, and has additional rap rendered by the star of the movie, Ranveer Singh. Benny Dayal’s vocals in this R&B song are melodic and sharp. The song has a nice hook (kya karu ooh ladies). A stylish trumpet intro before the rap bridge sounds catchy and runs along in the background as the rap goes on. Ranveer is a good rapper and adds great value to the song, both musically and commercially. The remix of the song, interestingly, starts off with the same infectious trumpet tune which was a part of the bridge in the original version. Good synth sounds clubbed with a great hook make the remix version sound fine.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Jazba
Jazba is sung by Shilpa Rao. The vocals are refreshing and have great presence. The song has a typical Indian structure and has instruments such as the dholak. It’s also has a synth lead playing along and has good use of reverb. The remix of the same track, however, has vocals sung by Anushka Manchanda. The remix is a groovy dance track which has the potential to be a club hit.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Thug Le
Vishal Dadlani and Shweta Pandit’s duet, Thug le, is packed with enthusiasm, energy and fun. The song captures the essence of the emotion of attraction and is overall a feel good song. The violin loop in the song gives it a lot of character and distinctiveness. It is well weaved track and has a good arrangement.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Jigar Da Tukda
Jigar da tukda is an upbeat, fast, groovy bhangra song with Punjabi lyrics and vocals. The interesting part is the use of drums, the beat pattern and the sound of the snare. Sung by Shraddha Pandit and Salim Merchant, it is a pleasant surprise and a fine mood enhancing song.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Fatal Attraction
Salim–Sulaiman’s Fatal Attraction is a melodic trance track which takes you on a journey. This instrumental track has a pace and shifts into various emotions. Parts of it ooze out a lounge-like feel. It is a great song for a long drive!
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Music Review: Verdict
Overall, the Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl OST is a good album and will deliver radio hits. The album is full of good-sounding loops and catchy hooks, in right proportions and at the right places. Plus it has some simple and youth-oriented lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The music of Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is a great job by the composer duo Salim–Sulaiman.
Vivek V Warrier is a keen listener of music, has worked as a sound recordist and currently writes, acts and sings for the internet comedy show Jay Hind.