Music:  Chirantan Bhatt, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Manj Musik

Lyrics:  Manoj Yadav, Kumaar, Sahil Kaushal, Manj Musik, Raftaar and Big Dhillon

Singers: Arijit Singh, Palak Muchal, Dev Negi, Paroma Das Gupta, Neha Kakkar, Hindi Rap – Yo Yo Honey Singh, English Rap – Teflon, Manjeet Ral & Rap – Raftaar

After Rowdy Rathore, Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have teamed up again for Gabbar Is Back. The action flick which also stars Shruti Haasan and Kareena Kapoor Khan is slated to release next week on May 1. While the trailer which came out not too long ago received positive response from the masses, have the makers managed to come up with an equally entertaining music album for their film? Well, Arijit Singh’s Teri Meri Kahani is already a hit with the masses but are rest of the songs worth hearing? Read on to find out…

Teri Meri Kahani: The first track of the album is this romantic number which is sung by none other than Arijit Singh and Palak Muchhal. Considering Singh has lent his melodious voice to this song, its not surprising that its an absolute treat to the ears. Teri Meri Kahani is a breezy number with beautiful lyrics and soothing music. It’s not a typical Arijit Singh number and that’s the best part about it. Usually, romantic songs are slow paced but this one isn’t and that’s refreshing. While both the singers have sung their part amazingly well, its the Arijit who shines throughout the song. Coming to the video, well, you get to see Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan in this one, so what else do you want? On a serious note, the video and song do sync perfectly together which makes Teri Meri Kahani an audio-visual delight.

Verdict: This track surely needs to be played on loop!

Coffee Peetey Peetey: This one is also an romantic number but its quite different from Teri Meri Kahani. Sung by Dev Negi and Paroma Das Gupta, Coffee Peetey Peetey is a good hear. You may not like it the first time you hear it but give it time and it will grow on you. What I really liked about this song is its music. It’s upbeat and yet very mushy. Also, the way Paroma Das Gupta has crooned her part is just so cool and peppy. Hear the song and you’ll know what I am trying to say. Overall, Coffee Peetey Peetey should end up on your playlist. You may not keep it for long but if you’re going on long drive with your special one during monsoon then this is the track you need to play in your car.

Verdict: Not great but good enough to be on the playlist for a while.

Warna Gabbar Aa Jayega: Well, I call this one Gabbar rap because technically that should have been the title of this song. Warna Gabbar Aa Jayega is sung by Manjeet Ral but you also get to hear Raftaar whose rap is super addictive. Unlike the other two songs, this one is more raw and desi courtesy the iconic word Gabbar. I never thought there could be a song around this one word which in a way is synonymous to Hindi cinema. But I am glad that the composers Manj Musik came up with this song. While the upbeat music will get you grooving, on the other hand, Raftaar’s rap will keep you hooked to this track from the word go. Warna Gabbar Aa Jayega is not an extraordinary number but its a perfect Bollywood song which every movie buff will like.

Verdict: It’s one of those songs you just need to have in your list to pump up your mood every now and then!

Aao Raja: Sung by Neha Kakkar and Yo Yo Honey Singh, this item number features Chitrangda Singh. If you ask me frankly, I think this track wasn’t needed at all. It seems the makers wanted to incorporate a item song just to create buzz around the film. But sadly for me, this Aao Raja didn’t work. Neither the lyrics not the music could hold my attention for long. Yes, Honey Singh’s rap is worth hearing but the same can’t be said about the entire song.

Verdict: You wouldn’t be missing out on something great if you skip this one!

Play on loop: Teri Meri Kahani, Warna Gabbar Aa Jayega

Skip it: Aao Raja

Rating:3 out of 53 Star Rating

Reviewed by Namrata Thakker

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