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Review by : Harish.V
Music Director : Vishal Bharadwaj
Vocals : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sukhwinder Singh, Mika Singh, Rekha Bhardwaj and Clinton Cerejo
Lyrics : Gulzar
Abhishek Chaubey makes his debut by directing Ishqiya which is a forthcoming Bollywood crime thriller starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi in lead roles. Produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj, this movie is scheduled to be released on 29th January, 2010. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The soundtrack listing seven songs (4 original and 3 remix versions), scored by Vishal Bharadwaj was released on 1st January 2010

Dil to bachcha hai...
Vocals: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Remix: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Clinton Cerejo

This song takes you back to the ‘Raj Kapoor’ times, though Vishal has tried a variety of world music arrangement. This shows the timeless flavor. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with his soothing and stoic vocals has rendered this song beautifully giving a Hindustani classical touch. Gulzar's wordplay has once again proved his flair for creativity. This combination is one which constantly lingers even after the song is over. Though this song gives a melodious feel, it subtly supports the track with a rhythmic pattern.

Badi Dheere Jali...
Vocals: Rekha Bharadwaj

This song, sung by Rekha Bharadwaj has a very lasting appeal than the rest of the songs, musically. Starting with the divine strings of tambura, it gives a very mystic feeling and has been very soulfully rendered - A total contrast to Rekha’s ‘Namak isq ka’ from the film Omkara. Set at a slow pace, it is just the kind of song that one would like to listen to with eyes closed to be transported to a totally different realm. But none-the-less this song will not be categorized as boring since it also has the contemporary rhythm which keeps the song going.


Vocals: Sukhwinder Singh and Mika Singh

Ibn-e-batuta has three versions in this movie – one original and two remixes: A short and fun number casting the principle crew. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Mika Singh, it is simple and the most ordinary tune of all the songs. This comes with a very folkish touch and explains the embedded meaning of life and its significant journey. For the pace of this song, it could become a hit only if the visuals are shot well.

Ab mujhe koi...
Rekha Bharadwaj

Rekha Bharadwaj sustains a soft and subdued flow throughout the song. This is one more song to prove her versatility in comparison to her previous songs. The usage of piano, drums and the strings of guitar is beautifully shown to mesmerize the audience. Again Gulzar proves his power to play with words to captivate the audience.


After the stunning success of ‘Kaminey’, Vishal has created a niche for himself in Bollywood. Soundtracks in Ishqiya would prove this right for sure. Songs like 'Dil to bachcha hai', 'Badi dheere jali' and ‘Ibn-E-batuta’ are hummable and have started to find its place in the chartbusters. So tune in to Ishqiya frequency!
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