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Review |  26 Sep 2015 21:20 |  By RnMTeam

Shaandaar: A great album with quirky lyrics

Label: Zee Music Company

Composer: Amit Trivedi

Lyricist: Anvita Dutt, Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Neeti Mohan, Divya Kumar, Amit Trivedi,  Arijit Singh, Swanand Kirkire, 

Nikhil Paul George, Vishal Dadlani and Anusha Mani

After previously working on projects like ‘Dev D’, ‘Queen’, ‘Lootera’ and ‘Bombay Velvet’, director Vikas Bahl and Amit Trivedi have teamed up once again for the upcoming Bollywood film 'Shaandaar'. The trailer for the Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt film looks quite promising, reaching one million views in just a few hours after its release. But what about its music album? Read on to find out.


Crooned by Amit Trivedi and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the film’s title track commences with slow, steady beats of the Punjabi Dhol, with the tempo gradually picking up, turning it into a peppy song. The track has elements of techno and desi dhol beats, which are sure to get you on the dance floor. The song is well written with fun lyrics and good music, so overall, it is a good track.


Whacky lyrics coupled with heavy beats, and a little rap here and there, is the best way to describe ‘Gulaabo’. At no juncture does the song tempt you to hit ‘Skip’. Even the heavy beats in the background are in the right proportion. Vishal Dadlani’s vocals suit the mood of the song, while the rap by Anusha Mani is the cherry on top. The song, written by Anvita Dutt, is a good one, and you can actually listen to it on loop.


After fast paced, foot tapping numbers, the album has its first soothing, romantic track in the form of ‘Nazdeekiyan’. The song is like a breath of fresh air, mellowed down and easy on the ears. It is sung by Nikhil Paul George and Neeti Mohan, and is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Senti Wali Mental

This is your typical ‘shaadi’ number where the boys from the groom’s side and the girls from the bride’s face off about who is better and why. While the music is pretty catchy and the song is a fun listen, it is perhaps a little longer than necessary, which could be one reason to tire of it. ‘Senti Wali Mental’ is sung by Neeti Mohan, Arijit Singh and Swanand Kirkire.

Raitaa Phailgaya

‘Raitaa Phailgaya’ is all about the madness that goes on during weddings, and is your usual Bollywood shaadi track. Crooned by Divya Kumar, the only good thing about this song is its quirky lyrics.

Overall, the album has quite a mix of songs. For composer Trivedi, it is a good comeback after his last few less successful projects. Apart from Trivedi, another highlight of this album is its lyrics, which maintains an element of quirkiness, making it a pretty good ‘shaadi’ album.

‘Shaandaar’ is slated to release on 22 October, 2015.