'Delhi Heights' a welcome change for music buffsFeb 10, 2007 Meghna Menon
This is a first for Rabbi Shergill who he has not only penned down the lyrics but also composed the soundtrack for the first time for a Bollywood film.
Titled "Delhi Heights", the album is very different from the quintessential tracks of other Hindi movies with a typical Shergill touch to it. It ought to be a success.
The moment this song begins, you feel you're going to listen to the hit song "Kajra re" from "Bunty Aur Babli". However, a total surprise comes in the form of "Aaja nachle", sung by Salim Shehzada. Salim, who quite resembles our favourite Kailash Kher, has done justice to the number.
It's quite obvious from the title of the song that it is a dance number though not the kind to be heard in discotheques. With pounding beats and enjoyable singing, the album starts with a great song.
Shergill does a credible job with "Dilli" where he aptly describes 'saddi dilli' in a musical way. The foot-tapping beats and Shergill's capturing voice make "Dilli" an above average number and quite apt for the movie. The song is surly meant for Delhiites.
"Ey gori" is a 'zara hatke' song when you compare it to the other tracks composed by Shergill. Kailash Kher and Sonu Kakkar of the "Babuji" fame prove to be a great pair for a track of this genre. With 'masti' and mischief oozing of its lyrics, this number will get you shaking your legs.
"Kabhi aana na" makes you wonder whether it is "Mission Impossible" (MI) reinvented. Obviously not, though the pick-up tune sounds familiar to the MI soundtrack. Shergill ropes in "Indian Idol" finalist Amit Sana to croon alongside him in this youthful, easy-going track.
Shergill's signature guitar strumming is heard throughout the number which gives the song a fresh appeal. He goes a step further and adds his rapping skills to it too.
"Kitni der tak" is a romantic piece at its best. It couldn't have had any one except Sonu Nigam sing it. It makes you want to just sit back and get lost in some fantasy world of your own. Shergill too goes behind the mike for the song. A nice piece!
"Tere Bin", heard earlier in the original album of Shergill, takes the cake for being the best of the lot. The tabla and guitar combination makes for a wonderful hear and the track gets you humming along.
"Delhi Heights" has only six songs to its credit but the fact that each and every song in the album makes for great listening is amazing.
Laidback, fresh and easy-going is what would define this album best. And Shergill will surely get a lot more albums to compose for films in future.
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