When we hear Patiala, what comes first to our mind is Punjab and then the famous Patiala peg. Nikhil Advani is back with Akshay Kumar in Patiala House. The music of the film by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was recently launched. So, can we expect an enthralling musical experience when it’s related to Punjab, Patiala and sada Akki?
Let’s check out what the album of Patiala House has to offer? Well, the album contains seven originals, which is not bad, as the movie is an entertainer, and five remixes. Long live the night clubs!
The first in the line is Laung Da Lashkara. Obviously the title track is about Patiala, pyar and peg. The song takes no time to pump the Punjabi feel in your marrows, and wins you over with its romantic lyrics. Punjabi singer Jassi and Mahalaxmi Iyer form a terrific combination but it is Hard Kaur who steals the show with her saucy rap. The remix version is also very entertaining.
Shafqat Amanat Ali brings to you the most emotional number of the album: Kyun Main Jaagoon. The song about the loss of faith is strictly to suit the narrative of the film, its flow, and will surely moisten the eyes when it comes alive on screen. The song is an eclectic mix of sufi and rock music. Kyun Main Jaagoon-Unplugged version is on the same melancholic strain, and will find its takers. The same song also has a remix version which disappoints.
After cashing in on the Punjabi dance number Laung Da Laskhara, the album also has Rola Pe Gaya. Though the song is high on beats and bouncy music, it will fail to enamour the listeners. Sometimes too much of a thing spoils the show and that is the case with the song that has five singers including Shankar Mahadevan, Hard Kaur and Mahalaxmi Iyer. If the original falls short what wonder can the remix do!
Aadat Hai Woh comes with the typical Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy flavour of music. The song is a melodious treat for music lovers but what will come as a surprise is Vishal Dadlani’s voice. The versatile artist has made the number a mesmerizing experience with his distinct vocals.
Being different is one thing, but over-experimentation with a masala Bollywood film song can be plain futile. Baby When You Talk to Me takes its inspiration from the disco music, but its treatment is contemporary as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has also introduced the element of pop and Bollywood music to the song. Yes, the song is an amazing one and so is the remix version soused in disco essence. Savour it!
Can you remember when you last heard a Punjabi qawalli? Tumba Tumba is a song to experience in the voice of the Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans. The song’s lyrics and its music will cast a magical spell on you. The less said the better about Tumba! Thankfully! this riveting song has no remix.
Aval Allah will take you to a different zone with its quasi-classical music. Richa Sharma with her trained vocals and a long experience of singing bhajans can only belt out a song like this. Her voice resonates to stir your heart and you close your eyes and just listen to this song, completely absorbed by it.
The Patiala House songs are seasoned with different kinds of music, making it an entertaining, eclectic experience. But the album remains very Bollywoodish at heart and that will fascinate the listeners.