Posted on January 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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Music Review: Sanam Re

T-Series is a music label that is known for producing and presenting some of the most talented artists and music composers. In anticipation of the release of their first feature film, Sanam Re, they have launched the movie’s full audio soundtrack. Check it out!

“Gazab Ka Hai Yeh Din” is a melodious romantic number sung by none other than the current king of Bollywood playback singing, Arijit Singh. With music and lyrics by Mithoon, this is essentially a feel-good song that will make you fall in love all over again.

“Sanam Re”, the film’s title track, is the haunting melody that has been plaguing everyone since the trailer of this film was released. Composed by Amaal Mallik with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir, the orchestration truly makes this song as epic as it is. Arijit Singh has nailed it again in this track, and it is certainly my favorite song in the entire album.

“Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar” features Amaal Mallik, Armaan Mallik, and Palak Muchchal on vocals and is composed by Amaal Mallik with lyrics by Manoj Yadav. While the melody sounds just like any other Bollywood romantic number, Armaan has a nice voice that suits the song. Palak’s voice sounds beautiful, sweet, and very much like Shreya Ghoshal’s voice in this track.

“Humne Pee Rakhi Hai” is a typical party number – nothing super new with this one. Sung/rapped by Jaz Dhami, Neha Kakkar, and Ikka Singh, music is by Epic Bhangra with lyrics by Kumaar and Ikka. Even though the artists are singing for most of this song (other than the rap section), sonically and melodically there seems to be a mix of rapping and singing at the same time throughout the entire track.

In contrast to the previous party song, “Kya Tujhe Ab Ye Dil Bataye” is a slow, somewhat sad number sung by Falak Shabir. Composed by Amaal Mallik with lyrics penned by Manoj Muntashir, the strong powerful orchestration in certain parts of the song makes it more intense and dynamic.

“Tere Liye” sounds very similar to the previous song except even slower. Ankit Tiwari is known for his soulful renditions and he proves it yet again, singing this one with deep heartfelt emotion. The pitch shift towards the end of the track is a welcome change. Lyrics and music for this track are by Mithoon.

Based on the lyrics and melody of the chorus, this rendition of “Tum Bin” seems to be somewhat of a reprise to the 2001 film Tum Bin’s title track (in the voice of Chitra). Composed by Jeet Ganguly, with lyrics by Rashmi Virag, it has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal, who too is known for her expressive renderings, which she beautifully showcases in this track.

“Chhote Chhote Tamashe” is a refreshingly different contrast from the other songs in this album. There could not have been a more perfect choice than Shaan for this fun playful number, and his personality really manifests through his singing. With music by Jeet Ganguly, the harmonies in this song are really nice, as are the thoughtful lyrics by Manoj Muntashir.

Final Verdict: Like every Bollywood album, all the songs of Sanam Re have a similar vibe and feel. It is a commendable feat that such synchronicity in tone and melodic style has been achieved despite using four different music composers. So far, the title track stands out in this album, but surely the others will grow on listeners as well!