Verdict: A magnetic soundtrack driven by high-spirited numbers and airy love ballads.
Katti Batti brings Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s strong suits in an album that stands out because of its catchy tonal quality. Kumaar’s lyrics play catalyst in Sau Aasoon and Ove Janiya, leaving the strength of words to get underplayed in the remaining songs. The music album is a fun ride with youthful charm to attract listeners, and will certainly be a strong shoulder in the film’s success.
Sarfira takes off from a point that reminds us of the title track from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. The party song revives the pop Bollywood culture, and has wide scope to connect with the youth. Pacing to win hearts, Siddharth Mahadevan’s voice adds charm with Neeti Mohan doing the female vocals. The song also features a rap by Qaran Mehta.
Ove Janiya, a Hindi-Punjabi love song, has a melancholic feel that should be saved for a sunset. The song is presented in two versions with the male version in the aged and full-bloomed voice of Mohan Kannan. The second version, however, does not work because of a snail-paced advance. Sau Aasoon sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Rasika Shekhar is a lyrical composition that plays subtly and is soothing.
What Katti Batti does surprise us with is Lip to Lip. Nikhil D’Souza and Ritu Pathak make Lip to Lip an entertaining track that overlooks lyrics yet brings you back for a second listen. The music album does impress with all the offerings, leaving Jaago Mohan Pyaare alienated.
Jaago Mohan Pyaare fails with both lyrics and music. The song does not stay with you and struggles to find scope in the album. Katti Batti- the music album- is a profitable purchase at INR 175, making the buy worth its pay!
– By Soham Bhattacharyya