Music Review: Aisha

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Oh boy! Amit Trivedi is back with another smashing soundtrack. Aisha is papa Anil Kapoor’s production house product starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in lead roles. Now that’s a package I cannot resist. I had earlier declared Amit Trivedi as the next AR Rahman of the Indian soundtrack scene and so the expectations from Aisha’s soundtrack were immense.

So without my usual nonsense I shall get on with the review.


Track Listing

Suno Aisha
Gal Mithii Mithii
Shaam
Behke Behke
Lehrein
By The Way

Suno Aisha

The title track makes or breaks a Bollywood soundtrack. Suno Aisha has been airing on national radio for quite some time now. That’s where I first caught a glimpse of the soundtrack. Suno Aisha has been sung by Amit Trivedi Ash King and Nakash Aziz. It’s a 10/10 track if you ask me. Amit Trivedi’s vocals do full justice to the composition and I was reminded of the Dev D soundtrack again.

Gal Mithii Mithii

I have great respect for Tochi Raina. He’s got talent but it’s just that this attempt failed to take off. Firstly I have always been of the opinion that a Punjabi track (even if you have a single line in Punjabi) can only be sung by a Punjabi singer. No matter how big you may be on the music scene the lyrics just don’t go well. A big no-no this track. Points deducted from Amit Trivedi for choosing the wrong singer.

Shaam

Shaam has been sung by Nikhil D’souza and Amit Trivedi. This is a soft track, one of those trademark Amit Trivedi tracks that appeal to your ears. Shaam has a great soothing feeling attached to it. This is the song you want to listen to while you’re in the monsoon, when it’s drizzling on your head, when you’re waiting for a bus at the bus stop and it’s raining. A perfect track!

Behke Behke

I have never been an Anushka Manchanda fan. Well not until this track. Behke Behke is an urban track sung by Anushka, Samrat Kaushal and Raman Mahadevan. Some fresh voices here but all on the good side. Behke Behke has a feel good feeling to it. Another good one!

Lehrein

The first time I heard this song, I tweeted ‘Watch out for Anusha Mani guys’. Lehrein has been sung by Anusha in the most beautiful way. A brilliant track I could only expect from Amit Trivedi. Lehrein is a track you’ll always wanna listen to no matter what mood you’re in to and it’ll take you on a journey so different you’ll never want to come back. Another 10/10!

By The Way

Anushka Manchanda returns with By the Way. This second track is even better than the previous one from her in this soundtrack. By the Way is one song I’ll want to hear every single morning, every single day.

Ruk te hain kahaan hum roke se
chal te hain kahan hawa ke jhoke se
Apni toh aisi hai zindagi…

Yehi apni adaa hai kya karein
koi bura jo maane kya karein
Hum se toh hain khafa ab sabhi
jaane do, chhodo bhii…

Now you know what I’m talking about!

The soundtrack ends with two remixes. That’s a usual Bollywood formula for soundtrack, one reason why I don’t include them on my reviews.

On the whole this is one of the best soundtracks of 2010 so far. Amit Trivedi proves his quality of music won’t fade no matter how many soundtracks he comes out with simultaneously. Aisha is a must-have soundtrack. Go Amit!

My Rating: 4.5/5

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