YouTube singing star Sanam Puri shines in his big Bollywood debut Dhat teri ki, a frothy, retro-style dance number. And joining him is the talented Aditi Singh Sharma. In fact, their fresh voices add tremendously to the appeal of this potential chartbuster. The only gripe is that the English lyrics are a tad cheesy.
Chingam chabake has everything going for it – Shankar Mahadevan’s magical voice, Shalmali Kholgade’s stylish vocals, smart and funny lyrics – but the arrangement is lacklustre and the composition so completely unoriginal that the song falls flat!
But Vishal-Shekar quickly redeem themselves with the gorgeous Naina – a Sufi flavoured ballad that’s instantly likeable. The composers use the dhol to create a catchy rhythm that’s bewitching. And Kamaal Khan (Ishq sufiana – The Dirty Picture) and Neeti Mohan are outstanding in their rendition. Dil duffer (Shruti Pathak, Nitesh Kadam) is a breezy and charming song, easy on the ears with a casual conversational vibe.
The hugely publicised Tooh (Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Shruti Pathak) is an ode to the derriere in the guise of a loud, Punjabi wedding song. Some spirited singing lifts this otherwise average tune considerably. Veteran Sukhwinder Singh joins newcomer Sanah Moidutty in Moto ghotalo, an easy-on-the-ears number with a chorus that sounds like a nursery rhyme.
Vishal-Shekar’s score for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is bubblegum music – fun but not memorable.
Verdict: Bouncy & cheerful.