Dedh Ishqiya Music Review: Soulful, Classical Album

The Dhak-dhak girl Madhuri Dixit is making her comeback with the upcoming film Dedh Ishqiya. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Dedh Ishqiya stars Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi and Arshad Warsi and is a remake of the hit 2010 film Ishqiya. The movie has impeccable music by Vishal Bharadwaj and lyrics by Gulzar. Bollywood Celebden presents Dedh Ishqiya Music Review.

Dil ka mijaaz ishqiya is the title track rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; it touches every nerve in the body with its serenity and takes the listener to heights of tranquillity. If there ever was an eargasm, this is close to it. The beautiful poetry in conjunction with the impeccable rendition kinda make you want to fall in love with someone.

Hamari atariya, which sees Madhuri Dixit in her dancer avatar, was what the story was based around (it was originally made for Ishqiya but was not used then; so the film-makers wrote the story of the sequel in such a way that the song could be used). Rendered by Rekha Bharadwaj, the song sees Madhuri Dixit dancing away with Kathak moves to the rock-folklore fusion.

Jagaave saari raina, rendered by Rekha Bharadwaj and Pt Birju Maharaj, is one with their typical style. Combined with rich orchestra and Gulzar’s skill of blending literary verse and folklore together; this song is perhaps the best in the album.

Kya hoga, a qawwali number sung by Master Saleem, Shahid Mausam Maliya and Jazim Sharma is different as compared to the other qawwali songs we came across in the recent years and is one of the neutral songs in the film. What the song lacks in music, it makes up with the lyrics.

There are two other songs in the movie, one which fits the movie and the other is a funky number rendered by Honey Singh (of Lungi Dance fame).

Overall verdict: Dedh Ishqiya has music which is a perfect blend of impeccable lyrics and carefully amalgamated music.

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