Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Music Review(Hindi): Katti Batti

Music Review(Hindi): Katti Batti
Music Composer: Shankar Ehsaan Loy


Sarfira, is a typical techno party song one can expect from the trio with an addictive title hook. However song turns into tiresome listen after few minutes despite Siddharth Mahadevan, Qaran Mehta and Neeti Mohan's effectual sprightly rendition. Sau Aasoon has some brilliant guitar riffs accompanied by drums towards the middle and undisputed winner in the song is Shankar Mahadevan's rendition supported by Rasika Sekhar. Lip to Lip works only partially because of uninspiring tune, however, Ritu Phatak rustic rendition spruces up the song occasionally along with sax sounds. Jaago Mohan Pyaare is an assorted haphazard package with the mix of Guitars, live drums peppered with some lively classical rendition by string of singers, but overall song fails to warrant multiple listens. Shankar Eshaan Loy reserves the best of the album for Mohan Kannan in Ove Jaaniya, soulful composition with mild piano and live percussions. Mohan Kannan's folky rendition along with minimalist orchestration makes this one enjoyable among the other songs in the album. Ove Jaaniye's reprise version gets better once again with minimal piano notes and Sayani Palit's effectual singing.

Verdict: Katti Batti is an average work from Shankar Eshaan Loy barring one gem like composition in the form of Ove Jaaniya.

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Ove Jaaniya (both versions), Sau Aasoon, Sarfira