Gauri Shinde’s second directorial film Dear Zindagi is hitting the theaters this Friday. The film stars Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan. Alia is playing the role of Kaira, who is a cinematographer and SRK, Jahangir Khan.
Here’s our Music Review on Dear Zindagi:
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Kausar Munir
Love You Zindagi is a song as refreshing as you can get. It lets you feel free. Being a title song, it needed to have a signature impact so that the film would be known by it and Amit Trivedi gives you exactly that. It narrates the simplistic theme of the film. Jasleen Royal’s singing gives a unique voice to the song and that ‘Love You Zindagi’ wordings in the start come as a fresh flow of a fountain. Affable background score from Trivedi.
Love You Zindagi (Club Mix)
The club mix version of Love You Zindagi has good dancing beats. Alia Bhatt’s crooning is pretty basic but overall, this is a joyful party track.
Tu Hi Hai is a delightful song which describes the crazy phase of love. The song has a lovely lyrics written by Kausar Munir, which make it a relatable track. ‘Eid jo laaya hai’, ‘Ammy ne meri jo suit silaya hai’ and ‘Beema karana hai’ are beautifully written and the music is elegantly woven into these words. Great singing from Arijit Singh who improvises very well throughout the song. Tu Hi Hai is a completely satisfying song with a smooth sailing music.
This song is not as engaging as you might expect. It begins nicely but even with Arijit Singh’s voice, it can’t give you a soulful satisfaction. Amit Trivedi should have changed the tempo of the song as it progresses. There is a monotonous feel to it.
Let’s Break Up
This song has Amit Trivedi written all over it. Just like Duniya (Dev D), KikliKalerdi (Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana) songs (of course, those were better than this one), Let’s Break Up is a realistic and cunning version of modern relationships. It’s fun and Kausar Munir’s lyrics are cool. Those ‘Basically, basically’ words are classic. Vishal Dadlani is an amazing singer and he takes this song to a higher level with his energy and change of tone with words.
Just Go To Hell Dil has intense background score and effective usage of violin. Sunidhi Chauhan is a smart choice for such songs. Her voice is smooth and that upper tone during ‘Just Go To Hell’ is sung magically by her. The problem with the song is the lyrics which should have been better.
Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le (Take 1)
It’s difficult to understand why you have to recreate an old song when Amit Trivedi is competent enough to create his own music. Arijit Singh tries well to sing the classic Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le (Sadma) but it’s not powerful or even pretty enjoyable. Having a modern version of every song is not a good idea.
Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le (Take 2)
Alia Bhatt has a linear tone in the song and she doesn’t even reach the threshold of the original song’s magic. The beats of the song are basic and simply ignorable.
Dear Zindagi’s music album is a fresh take on life and has simplistic songs just like the film itself. While ‘Love you Zindagi’, ‘Tu Hi Hai’, “Just Go To Hell Dil’ and ‘Let’s Break Up’ are elegant, rest of the songs are not much impressive. This is not one of Amit Trivedi’s best albums but it has appreciable songs and a pleasant music.
Catch the complete audio jukebox of Dear Zindagi here: