Music Review: Raabta (Hindi)

Composer(s): JAM8/Pritam Chakraborty, Sohrabuddin, Sourav Roy
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

The rhythmic techno romper Ik Vaari Aa, in two different versions, is mostly unexceptional, and if it's any solace, Jubin Nautiyal's version fares better of the two. Agent Vinod's soulful number Raabta gets a generic tropical house makeover that's deeply reminiscent of Kygo, while Sadda Move is passable Punjabi hip-hop, even as Sourav Roy whips up an energetic fare with a remix of Sohrabuddin's Main Tera Boyfriend. Lambiyaan Si Judaiyaan goes qawwali-rock, with Arijit Singh and Faridi brothers pouring their hearts out into the affecting melody. Atif Aslam, for his part, makes his presence felt in the mellow guitary piece Darasal. Raabta is slickly packaged, yet sounds no different from most Bollywood soundtracks churned out these days.

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