Raja Natwarlal - Few chocolates and empty wrappers from Yuvan
Kunal Deshmukh and Emraan Hashmi have produced blockbuster in terms of audio with their 'Jannat' & 'Jannat 2'. Both of them had lot of good words to say about Yuvan's debut work in Bollywood. And, to some extent, Yuvan has delivered an album which will please majority of listeners. But to his potential he could have done wonders. For a man who got 100+ movies in his bag as composer, there's lot more to achieve in his future projects.
Dukki Tukki - Mika Singh
Seems Yuvan wants to play safe here by rehashing his hit material from 'Pudupettai'. Mika Singh sounds very confidently in this massy opening number for a hero. The flute in the prelude sounds lovely and lively. The mood of the song gets elevated to few more levels with the help of trumpets, sax, and whistles. Those who haven't heard the song from 'Pudupettai' will find this as an interesting opening number and the second interlude might find a place as ringtone in many mobile phones.
Tere Hoke Rahengay - Arjit Singh
Ever since the release of 'Aashiqui 2', there is one man, one voice ruling the hearts of entire North India. Yuvan is brilliant enough to rope him for a breezy number and the tune goes right in to the play list as a loop material. The first interlude show why Yuvan is a powerful horse down south. The sound arrangements are catchy and Arjit takes the cue from Yuvan's tune and make the song sound like his own material. The 30 second violin notes between 2.53 -3.23 with high pitch acceleration from Arjit is sheer awesomeness.
Tere Hoke Rahengay - Shweta Pandit
Guitar always plays a major role in Yuvan's soulful compositions. One could remember many works from him in the past with the string instruments to evoke various emotions with ease by weaving his fingers over few strings. He comes with the simple tune with Shweta Pandit's classy rendition to emote the reprise version from Arjit.
Namak Paare - Mamta Sharma & Anupam Amod
The album moves to the compulsory massy item number which does not get messy courtesy to some imaginative instrumental usage. Shenai makes the cut in the first pit stop between stanzas and collage of multi layer composition will make you tap the floor without your knowledge. Anupam Amod comes like a guest in this Mamta Sharma's show and this might do some rounds in music channels providing if the picturization does not hurt the eyes.
Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani - Benny Dayal
The album takes an interesting turn in the form of a melody. Benny Dayal is a rare artist who arrests you from the very first second and keep you with him for the rest of the song. He creates a magical web along with the most fascinating tune from the album. The Tabla notes denotes the fluctuating heart beats of a lover and Yuvan steadies the tune with wonderful chime notes in the background. When Benny delivers the following lines prior to the magical second interlude which features glorious violin notes, one will literally meltdown .. "Sharaafat bhi tu, siyasat bhi tu Meri yaar shaitani tu".
Flip Your Collar Back - Benny Dayal
The album gets rounded off with an attitud'ish vocals from Benny Dayal. The orchestration and mood of the song does have some resemblances from 'Saroja' Cheeky Cheeky. The song fails to keep the momentum it develops in the first 90 seconds and falls out of listenable line and tries to crawl its way back to sound interesting.
Verdict - Had we not see the name of the composer as, Yuvan Shankar Raja, we would not complain about some passable tracks.
Pick(s) of the album - Dukki Tukki, Tere Hoke Rahengay, Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani.