WAKE UP SID MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Harish V

Music Director : Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi.
Vocals : Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonca, Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Uday Benegal.
Lyrics : Javed Akhtar.

A Karan Johar Production and music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, obviously the expectations will be very high about the movie and that applies to the music as well. With Ranbir in the lead people will surely be waiting to see what’s in store. Lets wait for the movie to release to give that verdict and analyze the songs for now.

Wake Up Sid---
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan.

Sounds good to the ears. There has obviously been an effort to make this song a very peppy number. Somehow it sounds a little typical to the Trio’s music. May be it’s the way the song begins very slowly and then picks up pace! The music is good when looked individually but to compare it with other works of Shankar the song surely does not come close to title tracks of Dil Chahta Hai or Kal Ho Na Ho. Nice use of the drums and strings.


  Wake Up Sid
 

Kya Karron---

Vocals: Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonca.

When you listen to this song you would start tapping your feet. It’s both melodious and fast. Good experiment with instruments. The variety of the instruments and the way they are used certainly adds flavor. There is a lot of emotion especially the way Clinton has sung it. In fact when I heard the song for the first time I was wondering how the visuals would be. Surely this piece will be a hit with college goers. Very interesting lyrics too.



Aaj Kal Zindagi---

Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan.

I was reminded of Kaisi Hai Yeh Zindagi from Dil Chahta hai when listening to this song. It starts slowly and later picks up pace. This is a song for those who like soft, melodious numbers with good lyrics. Javed Saab has created his magic again with the words.




Iktara---
Vocals:
Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Music Director: Amit Trivedi

Kavitha Seth’s voice is very captivating. A very Hindustani song . There is lot of emotion in her voice and well supported by Amitabh. The beginning with the strings is very captivating and it sets the feel. The song has a very magical and romantic tone to it. There is variation and parts have come out well. This is the only song composed by Amit Trivedi in this movie and you have to give it to him. He has done an excellent job with it. Clearly the best song of the album.




Life is Crazy---
Vocals:
Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonca, Uday Benegal.

A very poetic and melodious number again. This one continues the soft feel of the other songs in the movie. Again the song will be a hit with teens ..Certainly good to hum along the way.




Wake up Sid- Remix---
Vocals:
Shankar Mahadevan.

Supposedly a remix but there is hardly any difference between the original and remix version but for the pace. In fact after listening to this I feel the original was not required they could have just stuck to this version. It is peppy and fast and much better than the original version.




Verdict:

The songs are truly Shankar Ehsaan Loy style with a mix of traditional Carnatic / Hindustani teamed up with rock and western. Amit Trivedi has a done a good job with his solo composition. The listeners are bound to fall in love with at least three numbers and the rest will grow on you. Pick of the album are clearly- Iktara and Kya Karron.



A youthful album full of energy.

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