Rating: ★★★

Verdict: A party track and a love ballad compensate well for an otherwise average album

Kapoor & Sons does not, like many other soundtracks, attempt too many things. The music directors have put out an effort well done comprising five tracks; two of which work wonders for the listener. Amaal Mallik, Arko Mukherjee, Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi feature on an album that stays true to the signature Bollywood music genre.

Badshah’s popular hit Kar Gayi Chul is recreated for Kapoor & Sons by Amaal Mallik. This party number has topped charts and keeps you grooving to its beats. On the other hand Let’s Nacho is a dud attempt at infusing beats to a disco track that eventually only sounds chaotic. Shifting gears to the more subtle side of this album is Bolna by Tanishk Bagchi. A special mention for thoughtfully-penned lyrics by Dr. Devender Kafir. The melody in music and the beauty in words blend very well to let the track stay on after listening. Asees Kaur and Arijit Singh add a third likable dimension with their gifted voices.

Arko’s Sathi Rey carries sad resignation and is a moderately slow-paced song. The tune soon fades out after a listen. The last song on the album is by composer Amaal Mallik. Buddhu Sa Mann lasts for a fleeting moment. It is a cheering celebratory song with nothing much to take note of. Overall Kapoor & Sons is an album riding strong on two tracks that make up for the lack of spark in the other songs. But at INR 175, the establishment needs to revise prices.

– By Soham Bhattacharyya