Star rating: 3.5/5 (Three and Half stars)
Music Director: A. R. Rahman
Produced by Eros International, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil‘s music album is more about fusion than one single genre. You can almost immediately guess out Rahman’s work with the track Khalifa. One thing that stands out is the break in the popular heard instinct of including various not different-iable versions of the same number over and over again. This album, that way, is innovative enough.
Khalifa – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
The surround sound will make you sit still and listen and then even move to the beat. It’s the song for all occasions thanks to its lyrics. Progressive rock meets sufi through the indigenous beats and makes this one successful track. Cookies for the drums. This one is a signature Rahman number. The rap attempt deserves a special mention too. Sweta Pandit and Suzzane D’Mello alongside Mahesh Vinayakram with Konnakol make this number a spirited one.
Maaloom – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
Essentially romantic, this number clinches the trophy for using all the clichés perfectly. Experimental Indipop and Bollywood fuses to give texture to this composition. The composition brings a bit of 90s Hindi Film Music back with its use of chorus amidst the background drum roll. Jonita Gandhi and Hriday Gattani, also, Nakash Aziz, have lent their voices to this track.
Allahda – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
The flawless strumming fusing into bass give this number a well – deserved distinction. Listen to this one for its lyrics and the eccentric tabla that sets the theme for the intonation in the crescendo. After Raanjhanaa, Siraj Uppal is back with his stirring voice alongside Rahman, once again.
Mawali Qawwali – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
The street folk alongside the opera house effect makes this one peppy number. However apart from the music and innovations thus introduced, this number tries a little too hard to fit in some definition of the present trend, as far as the chorus is concerned. That aside, the song fits in well with its lyrical composition. The Spanish portion can be credited to Tanvi Shah while the rest of the song has been sung by Raghav Mathur.
Beqasoor – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
It’s one of the most melodious numbers as far as borrowing from soft rock and post – rock is concerned. This one was composed onboard Rahman’s “Infinite Love Concert” in Singapore. Nakash Aziz and Sweta Pandit have sung the number.
Tu Shining – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
Being a fun number as it is, the tracks in this album tend to be a bit repetitive in using surround sounds and somehow this number seals the deal for that repetition. Hriday Gattani is to be credited for the vocals.
The Last Word – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Music Review
Being refreshingly innovative with the electronic sound base and Amitabh Bhattacharya’s penmanship, this album is a relief from the stale churnings that Bollywood have recently seen in the name of item numbers being the USP for albums. However, expectations from Rahman remain a little too high therefore knowing the feature film genre, does Rahman do justice to his fans through this one? Or will it be taken by the audience as another Jab Taq Hai Jaan fiasco?