Verdict: A curious mix of genres that work.
How often have you walked into a movie theater only to listen to the film's songs? While there are some who would love to skip the songs every time, we know that Bollywood would be so much different without the music. Meri Pyaari Bindu has already got us curious with the way they released the teasers in forms of chapters. In the end, while it might be a typical rom-com, we know there is something different about this one. This movie marks a lot of firsts for Parineeti Chopra. This is her first movie after her much-talked-about weight loss. She also reveals the singer in her with this movie.
The music for this movie is composed by Sachin-Jigar. The duo has a unique style of revisiting folks and classics and giving them a new touch. This is pretty evident in this album. Parts of the movie are set in the 80s and the disco era has left a mark in the only upbeat song of the album. The lack of a retro song being revisited or remixed is what makes it different from the contemporaries. The kind of music you hear is something you can imagine listening on your portable player and if that does take you to the past, nothing else will.
The first track Ye Jawaani Teri is the only song that might classify as a 'party song'. Instead of resorting to electronic tones, the song depends on more lively instruments to get the party started. It also might remind you a little of R. D. Burman songs of the time but is no way a rip-off. Nakash Aziz and Jonita Gandhi sing this one. After The Breakup Song and this one, we definitely want to hear more of the duo. Haareya is what you might call a love ballad. It is not as upbeat as the first song but it isn't really a slow, mellow number either. Arijit Singh mesmerizes us again with his magical voice while Ayushmann fills it with emotion with his expressions. This tune is definitely going to stay on your mind for some time.
For all Parineeti Chopra fans, Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi is a treat to listen to. She has lent her voice for this song. The song might also remind you of ghazals. But it will surely make you want to hear more from her. While Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi talks about friendship, Iss Tarah talks about opposites being attracted to each other. With a very pop-ish sound, Clinton Cerejo and Dominique Cerejo sing this song which will brighten anyone's day.
Khol De Baahein sung by Monali Thakur is perhaps the first song after Parineeta where the lyrics are a mix of Bengali and Hindi. This combination adds to the melody of the track and once we learn the lyrics, we are bound to sing along over and over again. The album ends with a soft song Afeemi sung by Sanah Moidutty and Jigar of Sachin-Jigar. A rom-com is not complete without such a song and it ties up the album with a nice bow.
The album features songs of varied genres wrapped together. Ayushmann Khurrana, the singer is missed on this one. What do you think of this album? Tell us in the comments below and don't forget to share.