Shuddh Desi Romaaaaaaaaaaaans – Music review

Tere mere beech is a breath of fresh air largely due to the singing of Sunidhi Chauhan and Mohit Chauhan. The use of brass bands is always a welcome and in the ‘not so party’ song like this, the use of the same is clever! The arrangement is just right and the excellent use of mouth organ is refreshing! Not to forget the friendly banter (and queries) by Parineeti chopra throughout the song. The title song Shudh desi romance is racy but has an eerie similarity to this song here and that’s about it! Benny dayal and Shalmali are clearly having a lot of fun! The song has a 90s feel to it. Didn’t work for me though. Chanchal mann ati random barring the street sounds in the beginning gives you a feel of havan karengey (from Bhaag milkha bhaag) but the moment Divya kumar takes the microphone, everything is clear and crystal clear (hear the koyal go kooo in the background!) The superlative use of ‘ati random’ in the lyrics is top class and even though the song (especially in both the antraas) sounds a bit cluttered, this is the song that creates a lot of wolf whistles on the dance-floor (and the ‘ara ra ra ra’ bits are perfect to make a train on the dance floor by the way). There is some Harmonium as well! Too much in one song and that too, done brilliantly! Gulabi is what will remind a lot of people of Amit trivedi-sque tunes and S.E.L.-sque treatment, but the song belongs to Sachin Jigar and has a sway sway fly awaaaaaaaaaaaay feel to it. The main hook, constructed around the Rajasthani folk tune is excellent! jigar and Priya do well to add to the pep factor and this is another song that is very very dance-floor friendly.

The other half of the album contains some ‘randomly’ titled instrumental tracks. Tez wala attraction is racy and sounds a bit like ‘humka peeni hai’ from Dabangg. Bhanwara maa bhatkey is a cute little piece with a lot of local sounds and Divya kumar going at it. Before you can make an opinion on what is going on, the track ends. Boyfriend banogey uses the folk part (that’s the hook in the Gulabi song) and goes on and about without making much of a splash. The folk hook, honestly speaking is too infectious though. Love in Jaipur has Priya Saraiya going on and about having hiccups and singing a folk tune. The clever use of Harmonium is again on display here for all to hear. Mujhe kiss kar saktey ho has a good bass arrangement and gives out a Spanish (No not Senorita spanish!) feel. I particularly the lovely start to this track.

The lyrics penned by Jaideep Sahni are good, in fact, very good! When you hear the full album at one go, you cannot help but feel that In addition to the work that is done in the studio, there is a good amount of effort to capture street sounds including kids chatting up, birds twittering etc.

With Go Goa Gone and a guest appearance in Issaq already done and dusted, here is another album that hugs the genre and storyline to give out the complete feel of the film. Well done Sachin – Jigar!


3 thoughts on “Shuddh Desi Romaaaaaaaaaaaans – Music review

  1. Actually, I’m not sure even if that Coolie No 1 song is also an original one. I know a Bhojpuri song that has same music and lyrics which goes: Kadi dopaharwa me goad jal jahiye rama..”

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