The music is composed by Amit Trivedi, with lyrics by Shellee.
Udta Punjab is one of the most of the anticipated films of the year, thanks to that one brilliant trailer, and Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's tonally different characters. it is also the film where Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid are seen again after their much publicised breakup, though we hear that they don't share scenes together. With Punjab in its title, the album had total justification to use Punjabi lyrics in its songs, unlike most of our other blockbusters. And plus, there is no Yo Yo Honey Singh here!
Here's our review of the album!
If you have already been impressed by quirky lyrics of Chitta Ve, accompanied by Shahid's crazy antics, like me, then this song needs no introduction. Chitta Ve is the drug-fuelled rock song Bollywood never had. Sung by Babu Haabi, Shahid Mallya and Bhanu Pratap, the song has enough energy get you instantly addicted. Special round of applause must also be given to the lyrics by Shellee.
Da Da Dasse
Kanika Kapoor finally gets to break out of her Baby Doll mode, in this unconventional (this term applies to most of the songs) number. The lyrics are brilliant, and Amit Trivedi has spun a fantastic tune around them. Babu Haabi's rap flows well with Kanika's energetic singing. An Absolute winner!
Late Shri Shiv Kumar Batalvi's poem Ikk Kudi gets a new makeover, not one but twice by Amit Trivedi for the album. And both are distinctly brilliant. The version sung by Shahid Mallya is more rustic and soulful. The reprise version is sung by Diljit Dosanjh is more contemporary and sweeter. Both are brilliant - you have to just take your pick!
The album gets another crazy Punjabi rock song in the form of Ud-daa Punjab. Amit Trivedi himself goes behind the mike with Vishal Dadlani joining him to croon this song. Though not as addictive as Chitta Ve, the song doesn't compromise on its energy and the funkiness of its lyrics!
Hass Nach Le
Hass Nach Le could be the album's most straightforward and commercial song. But it's hard not to dislike Shahid Mallya's rendition, in what can be the album's most lively and upbeat song.
When you hear Vadiya in one go, it's like a trippy experience (without the drugs, of course!) for the listeners. Amit Trivedi go solo for this trance-based electronica number, that has some loopy rhythms and high-energy ringing.
Amit Trivedi pulls up another surprise from his musical hat. The soundtrack for Udta Punjab may not be his best, nor is it very commercial. But as far as unconventional soundtracks go, Udta Punjab scored really high points!
Chitta, Ve, Da Da Dasse, Ikk Kudi (both versions, Vadiya
4.0 out of 5
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