Music Review: Ishaqzaade

Ishaqzaade 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 to listen to. Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan indulge in a 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. The harmonium-laden Pareshaan is a stunner in every conceivable way, and débutante singer Shalmali Kholgade does a fantastic job of crooning the soft-rock song.

If Shreya Ghoshal had a miniscule part the first time around, her skills are put to the best use in Jhalla Wallah, a catchy retro-styled melody despite its passing 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. Unconventional and immensely gratifying, Amit Trivedi is back with a bang in Ishaqzaade.