Heropanti music review: Sajid-Wajid’s not so original compositions play a spoiler in Tiger Shroff’s debut!

Music: Sajid-Wajid, Mustafa Zahid, Bilal Saad and Manjeet Ral

Lyricist: Mustafa Zahid, Bilal Saad, Raftaar, Kausar Munir

Singers: Mustafa Zahid, Mohit Chauhan, Raftaar, Shreya Ghoshal, Manjeet

Jackie Shroff’s ladla beta Tiger is all set to make his acting debut with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti. That’s one reason why this film has been in the news off late. The buzz around this action romantic drama went up a notch after Aamir Khan introduced Jackie’s son to the media at the music launch of Heropanti. While the trailer of Tiger and Kriti Sanon starrer has grabbed attention, is the music of Sajid’s maiden directorial venture impressive? The filmmaker has brought on board music composers Sajid-Wajid, Mustafa Zahid and Manjeet Ral but have they come up with a smashing music album for Heropanti? Read on to know…

First up is Rabba sung by the very talented singer Mohit Chauhan. It’s a romantic number which starts off with the guitar and then you hear violin in the background. The whole transition is smooth and quite interesting. However, the tune composed by Sajid-Wajid isn’t absolutely original. It sounded quite similar to the Tanu Weds Manu hit song Yun hi which was crooned by Mohit himself. Overall, this track isn’t too bad and you can certainly hear it once. And if you’re one of those who loves simple lovey-dovey songs then Rabba could very well end up in your playlist. But it’s almost five minutes long so maybe you would wanna think before plugging in your earphones.

Next is Raat bhar which is also a romantic number but fast paced and with techno beats. This one is sung by none other than Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. We must admit that Singh is certainly on a roll coz every song of his in past few months hasn’t failed to impress one and all. This time too wethinks his dumdaar awaaz has done the trick. It’s a delight to hear his voice and I specially loved the beginning part. The talented singer had me from the word go. Shreya too has sung her part beautifully. To cut the story short, Raat bhar is hummable, upbeat and will surely appeal to masses.

Mohit Chauhan once again goes behind the mic for Tabah which is sad romantic track. Composed by Sajid-Wajid, the lyrics of this song have been penned by Kausar Munir. Unlike Rabba, the tune of this number isn’t similar to any other song which is great. But the best part about Tabah is that it has been sung by Mohit whose voice has yet again hit the right chords. Also, this track has a bit of rock feel to it which is nice as it translates emotions like passion and aggressiveness quite well. Hear this one and we are sure you won’t regret it. There is a remix version too but wethinks the original is way better.

Then we have The Pappi song which has been sung by Manjeet Ral and Raftaar. This rap number tries hard to impress but fails. At least I wasn’t wowed by this track. Yes, the lyrics are quirky and the music is vibrant but somehow this Punjabi song didn’t work for me. While I would stay away from this one, you guys can hear The Pappi song and tell us your thoughts.

Next on the list is Mustafa Zahid’s Tere binaa which is a soulful composition. With guitar in the mainstay, this romantic track is very slow compared to the rest. But that won’t stop you from hearing it till the end. After Bhula dena from Aashiqui 2, Zahid has hit the bullseye with Tera binaa too. This guy will surely move you with his melodious voice. Must hear!

Though Whistle baja does not feature in the music album of Heropanti, our review would be incomplete without its mention. After all, for me it’s the best song from Tiger’s debut movie. It’s catchy, vibrant, loud and full on paisa vasool number. Yes, the hit tune of Jackie Shroff starrer Hero has been remixed and used in Whistle baja but that’s what makes it worth hearing. Manjeet, Nindy and Kaur Raftaar have done a great job by coming up with his quirky, foot-tapping Punjabi number. This one is already a chartbuster wethinks!

Verdict: The music of Heropanti isn’t extraordinary but it has quite a few songs which are worth hearing.

Our pickWhistle baja, Tere binaa and Raat bhar standout in this otherwise average music album!

Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Namrata Thakker

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