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Music Album : Agent Vinod

Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Song Name Singers\Performance Rating
I Will Do The Talking Tonight Neeraj Shridhar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shefali Alvaris, Barbie Amod ★★★½☆
Pungi Mika Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Nakash, Pritam ★★★★½
Raabta Arjit Singh,Joy ★★★★☆
Agent Vinod Theme Instrumental ★★★☆☆
I Will Do The Talking Tonight (Remix) Neeraj Shridhar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shefali Alvaris, Barbie Amod ★★★☆☆
Raabta (Night in Motel) Aditi Singh Sharma, Arijit Singh ★★★½☆
Pungi (Remix) Mika Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Nakash, Pritam ★★★★☆
Raabta (Kehte Hain Khuda Ne Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Joy ★★★★☆
Raabta (Siyaah Raatein) Hamsika, Arijit Singh, Joy ★★★★½
Dil Mera Muft Ka Nandini Srikar, Muazzam, Rizwan, Shadab Faridi, Altamush Faridi, Shabab Sabri ★★★★☆
Dil Mera Muft Ka (Remix) Malini Awasthi ★★★☆☆

 1.        I Will Do The Talking Tonight

This one is a fast paced number with a lot of electronic music. There is a lot of DJing involved in this song. This is the type of song that you can groove to at a disco. Neeraj shridhar steals the show with his voice. The lyrics is a mix of English and Hindi. Pritam has blended the old time harmonium type music with the electronic one.

2.        Pungi

Pungi has already been a blockbuster hit song and is in the top of the charts. Mika Singh is back with another hit after his “Dhinka Chika”, “Mauja Hi Mauja” and “Dil Mein Baji Guitar”. For all the Mika fans here – this track is dedicated to you! This number is a peppy one and you will feel yourself nodding to the music.  This one is also a fast paced although not so fast paced as the previous number. There has been a good use of the voices involved with the basic idea being to induce an aura of fun into the song. The lyricist and the music director have lent their voices to this song. There has been use of some unconventional instruments here.

3.        Raabta

At the start you expect a slow number. The use of piano is commendable especially in the beginning of the song. This is a melodious song with some percussion involved just to pep things up a bit. There is a very sublime use of guitar here. Arjit singh and joy have made the song beautiful with their voice because almost always the weight of a slower song is carried by the singers themselves. You could even get into one of your romantic moods after listening to this one. Although the ending of the song seems a bit drawn, it is made to look good thanks to Pritam’s artistry.

4.  Agent Vinod Theme

 This one involves a lot of electronic based music with a lot of mixing and Djing. A perfect disco number. Fast paced of course. You will feel yourself head banging to the guitar work. The use of the electric guitar is brilliant. This song has flavours of a rock song. It is purely an instrumental. The song lacks variety and gets repetitive after the first 3-4 minutes. That way it could have been cut short to make it more interesting or some more spice could have been added.

 5. I Will Do The Talking Tonight (Remix)

The start itself gives ample indication to get ready for a super fast dhamaka. Neeraj’s voice has been blended well without spoiling the beauty of his voice while remixing. There is ample of electronics here. I just feel there isn’t much change in pace between the original and the remix. I fell the original has more variety.

6. Raabta  (Night in motel)

This one too starts with a piano. Aditi has rendered a refreshing voice but this voice of course misses the punch of the male voice. She doesn’t produce the song in one flow and breaks the words. I like listening to Arjit’s voice although it is only for a short duration of a few seconds in the middle. Major part of the song is sung by Aditi. The pace of the song captures its beauty that is not affected by a not-so-perfect female voice.

7. Pungi (Remix )

Unlike other remixes, there isn’t much electronics used except a slight sprinkle of it. So you feel almost as if you are listening the original. Thank God the wonderful original is not lost in the mixing and we get to listen to the lyrics as it is. There is an introduction of a whistle sound that is an extra in the remix. The introduction of a whistle is something new in the remix of a song which is not so familiarly used. There is introduction of some extra electronic voices only after a couple of minutes for a short while.

8. Raabta (Kehte Hain Khuda Ne)

At the start u tends to doubt if this is remix of the original with the introduction of the guitar and all. The voice of Shreya Goshal is, as always, sweet on the ears. There is a use of electric guitar that coupled with Arjit rendition of Hindustani music create a fusion of sorts. This is an example of how different tunes can be used for the same lyrics. Arjit’s voice renders some English lyrics too at the end. The ending is also pleasant.

9. Raabta (Siyaah Raatein)

 The song starts with a guitar rendition. Unlike the original there is no use of piano here. Maybe because guitar and piano do not gel so well. Interestingly, the song starts off with a normal guitar and jumps to the sound of an electric guitar which is a nice try. The song starts with a female voice. The female voice of Hamshika gels well with this tune. Arjit is at his excellent self as always. The song is interesting to listen to in this background compared to other versions. Credit goes entirely to Hamshika for making it interesting.

10. Dil Mera Muft Ka

The song starts off as a Qawwali but there is a sudden introduction of heavy guitar and the song shoots off at a fast pace. But this is refreshing new fusion of Qawwali and guitar and a bit of electronics too. The female voice blends well with the song to make it one of your favourites. This is a very new try in Bollywood music and credit goes to Pritam for such a bold move. It definitely has paid off. The song lacks only one thing: variety. You can listen to the song for its refreshing new music but not more than a couple of times owing to the repetitive nature of the tunes.

11. Dil Mera Muft Ka (Remix)

While the original has a host of singers, this song is carried solely on the shoulders of Malini Awasthi. Malini does no harm to the original. In fact this seems like a different song altogether. I cannot consider this as a Remix. The song has been given a slight Punjabi essence to it. The song is fast paced and seems more like a Qawwali. There is less use of electronics here and instead there is extensive use of Indian instruments throughout. The tune again gets repetitive so forget about listening to it more than thrice. One tends to feel that Sunidhi Chauhan would have done more justice to this song.

Album ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Verdict : Just go for it !

The Album is a nice try by Pritam at using the same lyrics with different tunes and also experimenting with a Qawwali. It has a gamut of songs in it. From the slow paced Raabta to the fast paced i will do the talking tonight. There are also songs like Dil Mera Muft Ka and Pungi which make you dance in merry. There are songs for every occasion be it romantic, a disco or a Punjabi Bhangra. This album is nice mix songs. The selection of singers, although perfect for few songs, is inappropriate in some other songs. Also, a few songs lacked the variety in tunes. It is evident that Pritam clearly had the fast paced nature of the movie in mind while composing some of the songs and he is bang on target. Arjit truly deserves more opportunities to display his prowess.

Here is a interesting bit of trivia for you: The track “Steal the Night (I’ll Do the Talking)” is a partial interpolation of the 1978 song “Rasputin“, composed by German disco group Boney M.The album was released by T-series on Feb-22-2012. There is a version of “Dil Mera muft Ka” sung by Richa Sharma in the movie. If you haven’t heard it yet, you better catch the songs along with the movie in theatres now.

This is a guest post by Venkatrangan .R.