Music Review: Phillauri (Hindi)

Composer(s): Jasleen Royal, Shashwat Sachdev
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Shashwat Sachdev's Dum Dum (including Diljit Dosanjh-sung fusion variant) and Sahiba stick to the familiar if charming Punjabi folk template, benefitting immensely from Romy and Pawni Pandey's superlative singing, but Naughty Billo and Bajaake Tumba, despite their thumping rhythms, aren't half as interesting. While Jasleen Royal's What's Up brings to mind her Baar Baar Dekho song Nachde Ne Saare, she makes up for it in the ambient Din Shagna Da, singing it in that sweet voice of hers. Folky melodies elevate Phillauri.