The music is composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics is by Swanand Kirkire.
Abhishek Kapoor has a keen ear for some good music. The musical successes of both Rock On and Kai Po Che are quite evident of that, with the songs still being played everywhere. Even in his disastrous debut, Aryan, there were a few overlooked musical gems. So does Gattu manage to score another ace with Fitoor, a romance based on the classic Great Expectations and starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu? After all, music plays an integral part in empowering love stories! Well, luckily the answer is a thumping YES!
Yeh Fitoor Mera
I was in love with the song the moment I heard it. After all, it is sung by the man who can never go wrong when it comes to singing, Arijit Singh, and composed by Amit Trivedi, another man who is on a complete roll. Yes, there are shades of Lootera here, as people claim, especially Zinda Hoon Yaar (make it slower!). But who cares, when you have such a fantastic song to listen to on a loop! A definite winner, that you must have on your playlist!
It just gets better when you hear Pashmina next. Sure, the video may have an uncanny resemblance to Thinking Out Loud song, but chuck that! The song is absolutely stunning to just listen to! Amit Trivedi, the greedy man, takes one of the best songs of the album for himself, and does a marvellous job of it as a singer. There are touches of AR Rahman in there, especially in the non-singing interludes. Another song that will definitely make you in love with the idea of love! BTW, brilliant work done on the lyrics by the ever-dependable Swanand Kirkire.
If you thought the earlier ones are the only songs to look forward to in Fitoor, you are totally mistaken. Enter Zeb Bangash and her fantastically rendered Haminastu, where Kashmiri folk meets Bollywood. You would know Zeb if you follow Coke Studio, where she had sung the addictive Rona Chor Dia with her singing partner haniya. Though Haniya doesn't give her company here, Zeb completely owns this song that soothes your soul, even after repeated hearings! I am just loving this album...at least till this point...
Hone Do Batiyaan
Zeb returns with Nandini Srikar in a song that definitely looks straight out of Coke Studio album. Amit Trivedi keeps it slow and sweet, as he did with the other songs, and the ladies makes sure that the song doesn't drag at all. There is an old world charm to Hone Do Batiyaan, that gives an endearing charm to the song. It may please you in the first instance, but repeating hearing will make you hooked to it!
Let me get this done at the start itself...Tere Liye suffers from a Pashmina hangover, especially in the initial portions; the notes are a bit similar. Yet the song has the inherent quality to enrapture you. Sunidhi Chauhan joins Jubin Nautiyal in the quintessential romantic melody only Amit Trivedi can offer. This is a kind of song you would want to listen in your room, switch off the lights, plug in the headphones and relax to the beats!
Rangaa Re comes in two versions - Hindi and English. While the Hindi version is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, the English version is sung by Caralisa Monteiro (who has written the English lyrics). Amit Trivedi gives both of them company as the male co-singer. The song is quite unconventional in its tone, and though not as in the league of the first four songs, it is still a pleasant hear.
This is one of the most fantastic albums I have heard in the last couple years. Songs like Yeh Fitoor Mera, Pashmina, Haminastu and even Tere Liye deserve to rule your playlist for a long, long time! Go for this album, if you are a true music lover!
Pashmina, Yeh Fitoor Mera, Haminastu, Tere Liye
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