Film: "Hasee Toh Phasee"; Composers: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijiani; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Nupur Pant, Chinmayi Sripaada, Sanam Puri, Shipra Goyal, Vishal Dadlani; Rating **** - music expressive, impressive and perfect.
A young film starring young actors Sidharth Malhotra and and Parineeti Chopra, director Vinil Matthew's "Hasee Toh Phasee" album boasts of six tracks and musical duo Vishal-Shekhar have ensured the songs capture the right essence to woo the young crowd.
"Punjabi wedding song" marks an energetic start to the album. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Benny Dayal, the song's lyrics go like "I toh go crazy, ki jab wajde, Punjabi wedding song", and listeners will definitely "go crazy" over the beats. Replete with Punjabi flavour, it will be a must have during the upcoming wedding season.
The second number "Shake it like Shammi" starts with drum beats. A youthful and peppy song, it is sung by Benny Dayal. The song will surely make you want to "shake it" in whichever way you want to.
The third track "Drama queen" represents the the new-age girl in every sense. Sung by the versatile Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal, this one is fun, naughty and a complete entertainment package.
Next up is Shafqat Amanat Ali and Nupur Pant's "Manchala". It is a romantic song and is undoubtedly expressive, but there is nothing new to it. The song loses its effect after a while.
Another romantic offering is "Zehnaseeb", sung by Shekhar and Chinmayi Sripaada. It starts on a very slow note but quickly grows on the listener. It is expressive and imaginary - in short, how a romantic song should be.
The last track is "Ishq bulaava". Sung by Sanam Puri and Shipra Goyal, it is a very soothing and rhythmic number. A perfect song to wrap up the high-on-energy album.
All in all, the songs of "Hasse Toh Phasee" are youthful, peppy, entertaining and enthralling.
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