Dil Dhadakne Do (aka) Dil Dhadakne Do songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : May 01,2015
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Production: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Shefali Shah
Direction: Zoya Akhtar
Screenplay: Zoya Akhtar
Story: Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar (Additional Dialogue), Reema Kagti, Zoya Akthar
Music: Ehsaan, Loy, Shankar
Background score: Ehsaan, Loy, Shankar
Cinematography: Carlos Catalan

Dil Dhadakne Do is a comedy drama directed by Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara fame Zoya Akhtar. Music for the film is composed by talented trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

Dil Dhadakne Do
Singers: Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

An extremely fun filled track with various layers of trumpets and live drumming creating modern Jazz flavor coupled with contemporary sounding. Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra deliver a mellowed rendition which makes a brilliant impact on the listener. The overall ambience of the track is youthful, fresh and entertaining throughout. Javed Akhtar’s mesmerizing lyrics make their poetic presence felt as well.

Pehli Baar
Singers: Siddarth Mahadevan, Sukriti Kakkar
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

This is a fun retro song having the blues flavor of the 80s which is effortlessly blended with modern sounding. The tantalizing bass work challenges the senses with progressive styled singing. Siddharth Mahadevan’s higher octave rendition is perfectly balanced with Sukriti’s velvety voice. Watch out for the chord progression change in the second interlude which sounds quite meditative.

Gallan Goodiyan
Singers: Farhan Akhtar, Manish Kumar Tipu, Shankar Mahadevan and Sukhwinder Singh, Yashita Sharma
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

The typical Shankar, Ehsaan Loy styled party track arrives with feisty string section, fun filled Punjabi styled percussions and modern bass work to top it as well. Shankar Mahadevan’s power packed vocals establish this enjoyable party track with a tinge of hilarity and musical brilliance. There is a superior fusion between modern sequencing and North Indian flavor in this track.

Girls Like to Swing
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

An out and out girl power song composed in mesmerizing jazz flavor and Sunidhi Chauhan does her beyond best for this groovy solo. This track also has a tinge of comedy coupled with musical extravaganza. This track slowly catches the listener’s attention with the peculiar bass work and usage of drum roll.

Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi
Singers: Alyssa Mendonsa, Divya Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Sapna Pathak, Vishal Dadlani
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

The album takes a philosophical note just as it reaches the finale with this introspective melody. The breezy chord progression and bass changes are like a lifeline for this composition. Javed Akhtar’s meaningful lyrics speak about the hardships in life in his own poetic style. It short, this track is like a musical celebration of living life in great vigor.

Verdict: The unique creative combo of Zoya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Javed Akhtar strikes again!
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Dil Dhadakne Do (aka) Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do (aka) Dil Dhadakne Do is a Hindi movie with production by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, direction by Zoya Akhtar, cinematography by Carlos Catalan. The cast of Dil Dhadakne Do (aka) Dil Dhadakne Do includes Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Shefali Shah.