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Student of the Year Music Review

Student of the Year Music Review
Red Chillies Entertainment & Dharma Productions
Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt
Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan & Karan Johar
One Big Party
Thursday, September 13, 2012 • Hindi Comments

Music: Vishal Dadlani

Lyrics: Anvita Dutt

Karan Johar has once again donned the director's hat with Student Of The Year, naturally expectations are sky high. Lets se what's there in store..

Ratta Maar

Singers: Vishal Dadlani & Shefali Alwarez

The album opens with Ratta Maar a very situational college number that narrates the stress student's face during exams. Anvita Dutt's lyrics are simple yet funky and peppy. The song has a lot of guitar strums and drums. Vishal Dadlani and Shefali have made the song even more light hearted and have brought in a lot of youthful energy into the song. Live Guitar by Gaurav Gupta have added more zest to this number


Singer: Shreya ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani& Udit Narayan

The song opens with a semi classical aalap by Shreya Ghoshal, but takes over with fast beats. Vishal and Shekhar take over with this fun number. But Shreya dominates in this semi classical and Hinglish dance number. Drums are used skillfully in this song. Vishal Shekhar have fused a lot of Indian and western instruments giving it a hip-hop feel, the tempo is fast and is a typical dance number. It takes you back to the 90's Karan Johar films. Towards the end of the song Udit Narayan makes a surprise entry and takes over completely. The song is a very typical Karan Johar kind of film number . Live Strings arrangement by Jeetu Thakkar takes the song to different heights. The song is surely going to be a popular on festive occasions this year.

Ishq Wala Love

Singer: Shekhar Ravjiani, Salim Merchant & Neeti Mohan

Next comes Ishq Wala Love a soft love ballad sung effortlessly by Neeti Mohan, Shekhar and Salim Merchant. The music is soft and soothing, though the love triangle factor is apparent throughout the song. The beats are very light and Vishal -Shekhar have used the table and drums intermittently and

lightly making it more of a mushy number. If picturised well it can be the highlight of the film. Gaurav Gupta's live guitar strums have taken the song on another plane.

The Disco Song

Singer: Benny Dayal, Sunidhi Chauhan & Nazia Hassan

A lavishly composed track this number includes tracks of Nazia Hassan's cult number Disco Deewane. A very peppy dance number this one has been rendered by Benny Dayal and Sunihdi Chauhan who have been blended well with Nazia Hassan's voice. It's an energetic number and Vishal-Shekhar have made use of lot of drums and also blended the track of Ishq Vala Love towards the end taking the song completely to another level. This is going to be a popular Disco track for youngsters at the clubs. This song certainly brings memories of Nazia Hassan's popular Disco track of the 70's. A nostalgic trip this one.


Singers: Shahid Mallya, Neha Mascarenhas and Marianne D'Cruz

Kukkad Kamal Dha is a typical bhangra pop composition which is familiar in all Karan Johar films. A fusion of modern and desi beats this song will be sure hit with all the youngsters at parties. Newcomers Shahid, Neha and Marrianne have done complete justice to this number and its sure to win the hearts of a lot of NRI students. It's a catchy number with a lot of dhol beats.


English vocals: Vishal Dadlani

A youthful party number the album brings another groovy track by Vishal -Shekhar. The song rendered by the music directors themselves has a lot of energetic beats and is once again a fusion of Indian bhangra and pop beats. They have also fused it with rap giving it a very club feel to it.

Mashup Of the Year

Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Salim Merchant, Udit Narayan, Shahid Mallya,Benny Dayal & Sunidhi Chauhan

Mashup of the Year is a medley of all the songs of the album. DJ Kiran Kamath has done a wonderful fusion of all the songs mixing it in such a way that it gives it altogether a new number. It is definitely refreshing DJ mix every heard in a long time. Kiran has done an impressive job fusing one track after another seamlessly giving it an entirety of it's own. There is no place one can pin point faults in the

mixing. Vishal- Shekhar seem to have co-operated well with this track beautifully. Once again a high energy club number with a lot of heavy beats and percussion. This one is a winner all the way.

Overall: Vishal-Shekhar alongwith Anvita Dutt Guptan has delivered a peppy album that is high on energy and liveliness. This one will surely set the youth grooving on the dance floor. There's hardly a dull moment in the entire soundtrack. It's certainly a refreshing break from all the other KJO films.

Rating: ***