Posted on September 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

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Music Review: Super Heroine? of super flop?

Bollywood fans have been gossiping about Heroine ever since Madhur Bhandarkar dropped news of the new project. Though initially Aishwariya Rai Bachchan was roped in to play the lead, she had to step back due to her pregnancy and the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor was glad to take her place. Fans of the talented director have high expectations for the movie and of course, the music that hit-making brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have created. With recent hits like Fashion and Band Baaja Baraat under their belts, fans are expecting greatness but will the Merchant brothers deliver?

 

The soundtrack includes the vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal, and Shreya Ghosal. The five tracks on the soundtrack were written by Niranjan Iyengar the lyricist of My Name is Khan.

The album starts off with Halkat Jawani sung beautifully by Sunidhi Chauhan. The spicy item number will get your hips shaking, as any good item track should. The blend of the dhol and harmonium works well in the track. Halkat Jawani has the same appeal as the popular item tracks of today like “Chikni Chameli,” “Chammak Challo” and “Munni Badnam Ha.” The lyrics are fun and easy to sing along to. Overall, pretty predictable but enjoyable none-the-less.

Tujhpe Fida is another track on Heroine‘s soundtrack that you’ll catch yourself singing along to. Sung by the talented Benny Dayal and Shraddha Pandit. Dayal and Pandit really capture listeners on the track more with their amazing voices than anything else.  The lyrics to Tujhpe Fida tell a love story, perhaps more insight into the movie? The track is a love song with an electronic twist so it sounds more like a remix to a love song. Though a little long, I must say it did have me bouncing in my seat a bit.

Main Heroine Hoon fails to grasp that same enticing factor as Halkat Jawani and Tujhpe Fida. The track is reminiscent of “Main Hoon Don” from Shah Rukh Khan’s remake of the hit film Don. The lyrics, the dubstep elements and attempt at a techno style club track fails terribly. Lyrics fail to impress as well. It sounds as if the track was meant to be a club banger but I doubt any club will be blasting this one.

Saiyaan on the other hand is a complete turn around, a soothing ballad sung by the legendary Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. His melodious voice really adds to the feel of the song, no one else could have sung this one better! True to the style of previous Rahat Fateh Ali Khan hits, Saiyaan‘s tabla beats in the background, soft violin, touching melody and soulful lyrics, is bound to get stuck in your head.

Shreya Ghoshal’s Khwaishein is pleasing to the ear. Though a refreshing soft rock song, the piano intro however starts off similar to the hit song Mar Jaava from Fashion. It’s still a beautiful track and brings versatility to this soundtrack. Shreya Ghoshal is always wonderful to listen to and the soulful rock song is a style we don’t really hear Ghoshal sing.

 

Overall the music in Heroine is a solid 4/5 stars in our book! The tracks were versatile and captured listeners well.  The singers did an amazing job and the songs will have you singing along to them in no time. Halkat Jawani has already become a fan favorite and the movie isn’t even out yet! We’re sure the picturization of the tracks will only enhance their appeal, this soundtrack is a must have on our list! Definitely Super Heroine!