Music Review (Hindi): Rock On2
Music Composer: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Jaago's highly spirited tune and effective drums cum bass line are mauled by Farhan Akhtar's vocals while Siddharth Mahadevan considerably elevates the song with the energetic hook line. The guitar base is adequately engaging throughout the song. SEL ends the song in a spectacular manner with the arrangements reaching the crescendo. Shraddha shines in the soft electronic rock Udja Re and although Shankar Mahadevan's vocals are subdued in the background, the overlay in the vocals add the brilliant touch to the song. The rock flavour is done pretty neat and also in an equally enticing manner by the composer trio.
You know what i mean starts off in a blissful note until Farhan Akhtar's restrained vocal sweeps in, However composer trio engages the listener with the brilliant guitar riffs and absolutely foot tapping drum sections ably supported by the chorus. Manzar Naya's brilliant melody and the breezy guitar strums throughout the track is wrecked by Farhan Akhtar's incompetent vocals. The better professional singer could have made this one instantly likeable track in the album. Shraddha effectually handles the Tere Mera dil's buoyant sounds and the arrangements by SEL once again breezy enough to clasp the listeners till the songs lasts. Woh Jahaan shines with the trio's superlative tune and fabulous arrangements especially inclusion of sarod and the guitar solos towards the end. Shraddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar vocals ably support the tune. Hoi Kiw is the most interesting song in the album where trio mixed exotic sounds with the absolutely endearing rock layer wher Usha Uthup aces the foot tapping tune effortlessly while Pynsuklin Syiemiong and Kit Shangpliang ably supports her. Ishq Mastan is the only song which deviates from the main sound of the album not withstanding few brilliant guitar riffs in the interludes amidst the Punjabi dhols and the trio's tune is captivating while Shankar Mahadevan and Digvijay Singh elevates the typical song with their vocal prowess.
Verdict: Farhan Akhtar's vocals is the only factor which bog down the listener's enthusiasm in an otherwise brilliant show by the composer trio after the stupendous Mirzya.
My Rating: 8/10
Pick of the Album: Hoi Kiw, Udja Re, Woh Jahaan, Manzar Naya
P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.