DREAMS MUSIC REVIEW
by : Gayathri Sarangarajan
Music Director : Shankar
Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy
Vishal Dadlani, Roop Kumar Rathod,
Shankar Mahadevan, Feroz Khan,
Mohan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan,
Abhijit Ghoshal, Zubeen Garg
last venture Wake up Sid was
a success and now their next
one is London Dreams. The trios
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have come
together again for the Salman
Khan, Ajay Devagan and Asin
starrer. Prasoon Joshi writes
the lyric which means you can
expect a few poetic ones. And
when combined with the music
of the trio one can surely say
that the music is bound to be
good. There are 8 original songs
and 3 remixes in this album.
Dadlani and Roop Kumar Rathod
This song begins with a bang.
A fast peppy number that will
surely have you on your feet…
A fully rock-on type song to
which Vishal has added the right
feel with emoting the song right.
This song will surely burn the
chartbusters this year. It actually
reminds you of Koi Kahe in Dil
Chahta Hai. After a long time,
this team has brought such energetic
and refreshing music and one
that would surely be a hit on
the dance floors. The first
bit sung by Vishal completely
rocks and the parts sung by
Roop Kumar Rathod is more Indian
- a good mix which has blended
well. The electric guitar adds
energy to the song.
The surprising element in the song was the
Hanuman Chalisa in the end. Sung like the
breathless with pure rock beats was actually
Man ko ati bhavey...
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan
very typical Salman song… although
it is fast it doesn’t impress you
half as the first one did. Shankar, like
his usual self, has sung with the right
modulations, feel trying to set the mood.
However the tune which is a mixture of western
notes with Indian vocal is not so great.
In fact the song reminds you of Hum Dil
De Chuke Sanam. There are certain songs
that you will start to like only after listening
to it a few times. I guess this is one of
Vocals: Feroz Khan
Normally there would be one song in most
of Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy compositions that
has a Punjabi tint to it. Here it is Tapkey
Masti. But the difference is that this song
also has a little bit of rock music in its
background. In fact that was present even
in the last song. So may be that’s
something the team has followed for this
movie. Feroz has sung the song well.
The title song of the movie, Khanabadosh,
begins slowly but picks up pace later. A
very unconventional tune that also has rock
music in the background. Mohan is a debutant
but has performed well. The arrangements
are different and the lyrics a little difficult
to understand in the beginning, but I guess
this song will also grow on you.
Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan
This song begins very slowly and later comes
in the rock part to add lit bit of energy.
A very soft melodious number that will surely
be a hit. The poet in the lyricist comes
out in this song. But there is something
very, very familiar with the way Shankar
sings the song. It sounds like a tune that
one has surely heard, especially the first
few lines sung by him. In fact it sounds
very Carnatic the way he pulls the words.
Rahat has song well - a very typical music
of the trio. You can always find one song
in the movie that’s on these lines
like Kaisi Hai of DCH.
Yaari bina begins with a sufi Qawali music.
A song based on friendship with good lyrics.
The song is quite impressive as the electronic
rock music blends with the traditional music.
There is a part in between at the third
minute that’s good. Rathod has performed
well especially in the high pitched notes.
Here again the electronic bass guitar although
only in the background is quite energetic.
jeet ka ...
Another unconventional song where soft rock
is mixed with a little bit of Arabic tunes.
The lyrics are about a person surging ahead
in life alone without any support. So you
wonder for whom this song has been written.
Would it be for Salman or Ajay? Jash jeet
ka also reminds of you of 70’s and
80’s music but for the chorus where
there is more of rock. Abhijit Ghoshal’s
voice adds a good ring to the song.
Vocals: Zubeen Garg
Shola Shola is the last original song in
the album rendered by Zubeen Garg. Another
song which has rock mixed with Indian tunes.
However this song also has a little bit
of adventure, intrigue and indicates some
action that can be expected in the movie.
In the beginning somehow Zubeen’s
voice sounds like Himesh’s later it
The last three songs in the album are remix
versions - Khanabadosh, Man ko ati bhavey
and Tapkey masti. All the three are fast
paced mixed with more beats and bangs. In
fact these versions will be a hit when compared
to the original versions only because they
are a little faster and suit the taste of
today’s audience. But when one looks
at it from the music’s perspective,
the original versions are to be lauded.
very different effort of the Shankar-
Ehsaan- Loy team and a little refreshing
from their usual tunes. Mostly because
in most of the songs they have different
tunes blending together, sufi with rock,
Arabic with rock, Indian with rock. Most
of the songs have a very strong underlining
rock backing to it. A very novel experience
which will surely bring in laurels to
the team. One can say they are climbing
up the ladder by trying to give different
kind of music instead of the routine ones.
However this means that people will like
the songs only after they listen to it
more than once or twice. It will take
a while for the audience to understand
the music but once they do, the tracks
will surely be a hit.
- Songs to Watch