Lekar Hum Deewana Dil music review: Melodious, but not one of AR Rahman’s best albums!

Thu, June 12, 2014 3:40pm IST by

Armaan Jain, Deeksha Seth

Music: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Shweta Pandit, Konakal-Mahesh Vinayakram, Suzanne D’ Mello, Hriday Gattani, Nakash Aziz, Jonita Gandhi, Shiraz Uppal, Raghav Mathur, Tanvi Shah and AR Rahman

Imtiaz Ali’s brother Arif Ali makes his directorial debut with the Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth starrer Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. Armaan, the cousin of Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor, will be the Kapoor Khandaan‘s latest entrant in the filmi duniya. Having composed for couple of Imtiaz Ali films before, the Mozart of Madras readily agreed to compose music for this film as well. Expectations were therefore very high from this film. So does the music of the film make us jump on our feet or is it very very thanda? Read the song by song music review and find out…


Sung by AR Rahman, Shweta Pandit, Konakal-Mahesh Vinayakram, Suzanne D’ Mello and Hriday Gattani, this is a nice and youthful club track. The song has a manic energy which is very hard to let go by. The song infuses rap with techno beats and manages to amalgamate a bit of Carnatic music to this hip club number. The deluge of singers gives this song a cocktail feeling. If you are too tired, then this is the track for you to let your hair down and dance away.


Sung by Nakash Aziz, Hriday Gattani and Jonita Gandhi, this song is quite alluring as it has an old retro soothing feel to it. To top your pleasure quotient there are some endearing intermittent whistling and some guitar strumming which have come out very beautifully. The song charms you as a listener but many a times the male vocals make it hard to figure out the lyrics which puts you off a lot.


Sung by Shiraz Uppal, this song is a listener’s beauty. The composition is good, the arrangement of music is perfect, the lyrics are apt and Shiraz’s pitch-perfect vocals make this song very heart-warming. Shiraz needs to be congratulated for bringing alive this song with his mellifluous voice as the composition is not something too great.

Mawwali Qawalli

Sung by Raghav Mathur and Tanvi Shah, this AR Rahman composition is very innovative and experimental. You will be treated to African style drumming and percussion, which is laden with a lot of bass. However, this is not one of those songs that you would want to listen to over and over again.


Sung by Shweta Pandit and Nakash Aziz, this song is has a serene melody to it, which touches your heart. More than AR Rahman’s composition, this song is made lively by the singers who have done a tremendous job. The song could have been a masterpiece but the music arrangement fails a bit as the tune seems to be nothing too extraordinary.

Tu shining

Sung by Hriday Gattani, this song has a boyish charm to it, which you might like. But it is the vocals which don’t impress you that much and the lyrics fail simultaneously. AR Rahman’s tune also doesn’t have anything new to offer. The English words used in the lyrics at times don’t come out properly and you have to try really hard to figure out the lyrics.

Verdict: The soundtrack of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is sweet no doubt, but it fails to have the trademark AR Rahman feel to it. Considering his last album Kochadaiiyaan was one of his best works, this one lacks that feel. Our picks of the album are Khalifa, Beqasoor and Allahda. So go ahead BollywoodLifers, listen to the songs and let us know your thoughts about the same.

Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Prateek Sur

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  • faith

    very bad review!!!! it is great work done by RAHMAN and the LYRICIST AMITABH !!!! super young and fresh a surprise from form rahman!~!!! love him

    • sumit sinha

      If someone write a review with his honest opinion than it is bad review because he is not praising rehman…that is your biased thinking.Why don’t you write the review.I found review very justified.just you love him doesn’t make him always great.

  • faith

    5 STARS

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    • sumit sinha

      He is more interested to work Internationally and less in Bollywood so he should stick to west as he is loosing his music essence..We don’t need him we already have talented composers here like Amit trivedi, Himesh Reshammiya,Pritam ,Shankar Ehsaan Loy,Mithoon and more.

    • guest

      he is a musical magician.

  • Krish

    The waste music review ever, Simply because of Jealousy….. What a composition…

    • sumit sinha

      Oh just because he didn’t lick Rehman’s ass he is jealous.What will he get for bashing him…If you see he is not bashing he is criticizing him to improve.Everybody has different taste for music.

  • Musicmania

    Sad when people who can’t differentiate between class music and mass music start writing music reviews. ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ is a short and sweet AR Rahman score, all 6 songs work out in their own way. The music is meant to be not complicated, purposefully. Must hear for ardent fans!

    • sumit sinha

      What is class in music.Music has genres…you people judge talent with class in everything..Just listening rehman is not class.Every other composer is doing some class work.Reviewer didn’t said that the music is bad but not good as his previous best works.

  • real

    best a r rahman

  • real

    catchy music bt emperor of music

  • Kay Sayed

    superb music….hey Mr. Reviewer why don’t you visit a good psychiatrist.

    • sumit sinha

      He didn’t said anything wrong in that review .I agree with him .Rehman is getting worse album by album.its just your blind love for rehman that’s why you can’t listen anything about him.

  • dattu

    2 minutes of silence for bollywood life for keeping such a reviewer , very new and awesome songs , keep changing yar why always the same massy beats , want to get refreshed? Just listen to these songs , sry mr.prateek sur , not to hurt u

  • guest

    i loved maaloom.. alaahda.. khalifa’s first bit was excellent.. that dadagiri line one
    maaloom is a brilliant song.
    4/5 from me