Soundtrack Reviews: Ek Tha Tiger, Barfi, & Heroine

Ek Tha Tiger:

Personally, I didn’t find that many memorable songs in Ek Tha Tiger. Sure, “Mash’Allah” was shot really nicely and Katrina looks smoldering but it’s not a song that lingers and a song or an album  that lingers well after a movie has released is worth a mention. The album offers eight songs (3 of which are remixes…I’m not quite sure why they do this…leave it to the djs to remix songs and gives us some originality please!)by music composers Sajid-Wajid & Sohail Sen but the only song that I liked was Saiyaara.

The soundtrack isn’t that amazing or out of this world and I felt that the only song that deserved a mention was Saiyaara! So check it out 🙂

Check out Saiyaara sung by Mohit Chauhan:

Overall Soundtrack Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Barfi:

Barfi’s soundtrack has taken my breath away and I’m surprised that Pritam composed the music! I’m only going to mention the songs that I loved and this soundtrack has quite a few that I absolutely love! This soundtrack has eight songs with a few reprises of the orginal songs which are also surprisingly pleasant

The album starts off with the title track “Barfi!”. It’s sung by Mohit Chauhan (amazing voice) and has a very old world western touch to it. It’s a fresh and fun introduction to Ranbir’s character as well as the soundtrack.

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is “Main kya karoon”, a romantic track sung by Nikhil Paul George (whom I haven’t really hear of but is amazing!). He does such an amazing job singing this song that one can’t help but fall in love with Ranbir and the song.

Check out the song: 

Another one of my favorites is  “Aashiyan’.  Shreya Ghoshal and Nikhil Paul George create such a whimsical atmosphere when you listen to this track.

Check out the song: 

For Ghazal fans this one is so beautiful “Phir le aya dil”. This track is sung by Rekha Bhardwaj. This song makes you want to drink a cup of hot chai and sit out on the balcony during monsoon rains….simply put it is just that beautiful!

Check out the song: 

Barfi offers a mix of different moods, styles, and singers. There is a bit of something for someone who appreciates quality music. Quality music without the vulgarity in Bollywood is so rare nowadays and this soundtrack is definitely a gem. This soundtrack is still on repeat for me 🙂

Overall Soundtrack Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Heroine:

Heroine’s soundtrack offers 5 songs. Personally, I was really disappointed to find out that Salim-Sulaiman composed the music for this movie because I’m disappointed…It seems that lyrics don’t seem to matter anymore….I just don’t see how “halkat” is an appropriate word to put into a song….especially when kids could be singing this song as well…For those of you who know what “halkat” means…you’ll understand why I was so turned off by the entire soundtrack even before I gave it a whirl. Sure Kareena looks amazing in the song but it’s just uncomfortable to hear such profane words be used with such ease by Bollywood celebrities…I guess anything in the name of fame and money…as the movie promises lol I do think the movie will do wonders for Kareena just don’t love the sound track.

Songs worth mentioning are Saiyaan & Tujhe Pe Fida…however the beat and composition at times feels…”been there and heard this before”

Check out Saiyaan by Rahet Fateh Ali Khan (Khan is the only saving grace in terms of the soundtrack and song lol):

Check out Tujh Pe Fida by Benny Dayal & Shradda Pandit

On the whole, Heroine’s soundtrack is very similar to Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion. Very expected. Only 2 songs worth a mention. Disappointed.

Overall Soundtrack Rating:2.5 out of 5

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