So the brilliant Amit Trivedi is back again after his recent brilliant outing Udaan (which I still can’t get out of my head) and as usual he doesn’t disappoints this time also. Accompanying him in this outing in the lyrics department is not the usual Amitabh Bhattachrya but Javed Akhtar.
The album kicks off with Suno Aisha a Vishal-Shekhar kind of number but what sets it apart from a regular track is the arrangements in the song especially during interludes, the use of trumpet is just brilliant. A full on peppy number sung with an equal Pep by Ash King.
The next track Gall Mithi Mithi Bol by Tochi starts with a classical shehnai tune and then shifts to R&B Punjabi sound instantly. Now if this track would have been composed by any other composer it would have sound pretty routine, but Amit Trivedi’s arrangement of the instruments specially the Shehnai makes it an instant Catchy number. There is another remix version which sounds more desi than the original but is equally good.
Sham is an unplugged melody with just the use of guitars in the background. It has that dreamy feel to it which u find in tracks like Lemon Tree. Amit Trivedi & Neuman Pinto have sung the song brilliantly.
The moment the Spanish guitar kicks in, you know you have a winner track already. Behke Behke sung by Anushka has Spanish feel throughout it. A pulsating track it’s unlike the other Spanish influenced songs you have heard before in Bollywood. Fully Delightful!!
The reason behind Lehrein being such a beautiful track is Anusha Mani’s voice and the Violin which always bring gooseflesh in me. Anusha has always been given the most different track in Amit’s album like Dil Mein Jaagi in Dev.D and now Lehrein in Aisha and she has scintillating both the time, here’s one girl who desperately needs some more great songs. There’s another remix version of the track which thankfully is mellower than the original and not overloaded with those electronic sounds.
And lastly By the Way!!! An addictive track By The Way is a Pop Rock number rendered by Anushka Manchanda is like the kinds of Girlfriend by Avril. One of the reasons this track is so addictive is the energy with which Anushka sings… Kudos to her.
So in the end Aisha is another winner by Amit Trivedi and to all those who think he is just like another Mithoon, they are wrong because this guy is going to be here for a long time now!!!
Pick of the Lot: Really can’t decide all the tracks are amazing.