Verdict: Colorfully yours!
Dilwale’s album has been put together by Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya. Romance, entertainment and instrumental music find place in this album comprising seven tracks. The only strength in the album that mildly backfires is the repetitive voice of Arijit Singh that tags along with five out of the six songs (there is one instrumental theme track).
The winners that find firm positions in the list are Janam Janam and Gerua. While Gerua is a celebration of love and romance, Janam Janam rises to make the musical affair a lot more ballroom-like in scale. Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra are audibly sincere with their respective parts. The same duo serves varying scales of emotions in both the songs. Manma Emotion Jaage is a hip track with a lot of scope to thrust your pelvis to a beat or two. The lyrics are just average and the track manages to give decent value.
Tukur Tukur is the third best after Gerua and Janam Janam. A happy song that manages to share a carefree vibe. Premika is the song that least stays with you even after repeated listening. Arijit Singh’s forte of expressing compassion through music is explored beautifully in Dayere.
Theme of Dilwale is a fusion track with remixed versions of the other tracks from Dilwale. DJ Chetas serves a theme track that had the potential to be a lot better than mere electronic fusion. Dilwale is certainly a mass consumption album and fairly so. However, at INR 199, it’s a half-hearted bargain.
– By Soham Bhattacharyya