Music Review: Hawaizaada (Hindi)

Composer(s): Ayushmann Khurrana, Mangesh Dhakde, Rochak Kohli, Vishal Bhardwaj
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

The cheery title song gets perfect accompaniment in the lively arrangements and Rochak Kohli's relaxed singing, while Mohit Chauhan and Javed Bashir lend their splendid vocals to the serene folksy melody Daak Ticket. Kohli's Turram Khan likewise rides on a bouncy guitar rhythm, with Papon, Ayushmann and Monali Thakur ably leading the song. Vishal Bhardwaj contributes his two cents in the techno-Marathi folk mix Dil Todne Ki Masheen, his better half making her presence felt with her excellent singing. The neat blend of retro and European musical elements in Mangesh Dhakde's Maazaa My Lord (Mohit Chauhan, Neeti Mohan) works very well too.

The anthemic folk number Udd Jayega relies pretty much on Sukhwinder Singh's enthusiastic rendition to propel it forward, as it's second variant Teri Dua gets a more qawwali'esque treatment, courtesy Wadali Brothers. There's also a third shorter, slower version Yaadien Gatthri Mein sung by Harshdeep Kaur. Ayushmann's ghazal-like flourishes to Dil-E-Nadaan works fantastically in favour of the superb melody, and he is joined by Shweta Subram for its more western RepriseHawaizaada, despite too many cooks, never feels spoiled!