Each of the songs in Badlapur make their presence felt, says Joginder Tuteja.
The soundtrack of Sriram Raghavan's film Badlapur has just three songs, composed by Sachin-Jigar with lyrics by Priya Saraiya and (producer) Dinesh Vijan.
The opening track Jee Karda is awesome. Divya Kumar of Maston Ka Jhund (from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and G Phaad Ke (Happy Ending) fame is on fire in this heartfelt rendition.
The music conveys a strong sense of betrayal, pain, hurt and agony, aided by powerful lyrics.
Jee Karda is a Punjabi-Hindi number that stays with you long after you’ve played it. The video with Varun Dhawan arouses one’s curiosity about the film and the 'rock version' seals the deal. Do hear it!
There is further reason to rejoice with Jeena Jeena sung by Atif Aslam who returns to the Bollywood musical scene more than a year after his chartbuster track Main Rang Sharbaton Ka (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero).
He gives another soulful rendition with Jeena Jeena that carries a simple tune composed by Sachin-Jigar.
There’s the hint of an oriental flavour in there once the flute is heard.
The remix version is very different but both are appropriate and fit the mood of play.
The third and last song of the album is Judaai, which has the unconventional pairing of Rekha Bhardwaj and Arijit Singh. Both singers are known for their quality output and it is good to hear them together in this offbeat duet.
A soft number, starting with Rekha’s husky vocals, the tempo builds up once Arijit comes on the scene.
The lyrics too are unconventional. It may not become a chartbuster, but it makes for good listening.
The music of Badlapur is a satisfying experience. Each of the three songs makes their presence felt.