Music Review: Ishaqzaade

After what seemed to be a formulaic fare in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Amit Trivedi pulls off a winner with Ishaqzaade. The OST begins on a breezy and melodious note with the title track - both the singers Javed Ali and Shreya Ghoshal do their parts really well, and the closing portions are a treat. Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan indulge in an excellent playful and mischievous chatter in the rustic fusion Chokra Jawaan. The swings in tempo are incredibly done and the lyrics add a funny touch to it. Pareshaan is a stunner in every conceivable way; the harmonium having been used to brilliant effect. Débutante singer Shalmali Kholgade does a mind-blowing job of crooning this soft-rock song.

If Shreya Ghoshal had a miniscule part the first time around, her skills are put to the maximum use in Jhalla Wallah, a great listen despite its vague resemblance to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli) at places. Embracing the dubstep genre, Suraj Jagan and Divya Kumar together dish out an addictive hotchpotch of a song in Aafaton Ke Parinde - spectacular would be the word to describe it. Innovative and immensely gratifying, Amit Trivedi is back with a bang in Ishaqzaade, though he fails to beat his own Dev-D/Udaan standards! No complaints still!

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