Movie: Veere Di Wedding
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Music director(s): Shashwat Sachdev, Vishal Mishra, QARAN, White Noise
1. Pappi Le Loon - Sunidhi Chauhan, Shashwat Sachdev
The album begins with an energetic number that has girlishness written all over it. The house-mix beats and the crossover with Bhangra in the interlude set the joyful mood of the song. With some synth loops and sensual sounds in the middle, this number scores high on the discotheque quotient. Sunidhi Chauhan's bashful rendition falls short and Shashwat Sachdev's voice is nowhere to be heard. Just an average party track.
2. Bhangra Ta Sajda - Neha Kakkar, Romy, Shashwat Sachdev
A full-on Bhangra is up next in the album. Romy and Shashwat Sachdev entertain the listeners with their respective renditions. However, it is Neha Kakkar's sensuous rendition that stands out. There's nothing new in the orchestration or the arrangement of the instruments. It's just yet another dance number that is present in the movie just to scorch the screens.
3. Laaj Sharam - Divya Kumar, Jasleen Royal, Enbee
This contemporary Punjabi wedding number by White Noise is yet another Bhangra song that is present for a wedding sequence in the movie. Apart from the upbeat rhythm, there's nothing unique in the song to write home about. The singers Divya Kumar and Jasleen Royal do justice to their respective lines. Expect some rigorous dance steps to this number.
4. Veere - Vishal Mishra, Aditi Singh Sharma, Dhvani Bhanushali, Nikita Ahuja, Payal Dev, Lulia Vantur, Sharvi Yadav
After some commercial chartbusters, composer Vishal Mishra brings in a refreshing change to the album with this urban track. His effervescent voice coupled with Aditi Singh Sharma's fruity vocals and the ebullient chorus make this song a lovely listen. The instantly catchy tune brings in an addictive tone to the number and the repetitive phrase 'Veere veere...' is sure to become an anthem in the upcoming days. Pick of the album!
5. Bass Gira De Raja - Shashwat Sachdev
Shashwat Sachdev dons the cap of composer again. The specialty of this song lies in the enthralling usage of bass. Coupled with the house-mix rhythm, this number has an interesting arrangement of instruments. Shashwat Sachdev croons with elan, bringing in some semi-classical touches occasionally. Might do even better with visuals.
6. Aa Jao Na - Arijit Singh, Shashwat Sachdev
The low-pitched rendition of Arijit Singh is different to listen. And when he goes 'Aa jao na...', his voice sounds like honey to the ears. Shashwat Sachdev indulges in some mellowed piano notes and brings in a breezy soundscape with the dulcet bass sections. The simplistic tune is instantly likeable. Perfect number for a long drive with your loved one!
7. Dagmag Dagmag - Vishal Mishra, Payal Dev
Composer Vishal Mishra comes up with a quirky number. Right from the word go, the number is surrounded by an addictive atmosphere. Despite having a stereotyped rhythm, Vishal indulges in some funny percussion. His high-pitched rendition along with Payal Dev's joyful vocals make this number a fantastic listen. Enjoyable all the way!
8. Tareefan - Badshah
Released as a single, this number has been on the top of the charts for a long time. Though its a peppy club song, the lounge-like atmosphere provides an innovative streak. Badshah's rap is top-class, making the song all the more likeable. Expect some upbeat visuals with the leading ladies in this one. Classy finish!
Veere Di Wedding is a cacophony of Punjabi wedding numbers, except a couple of pleasing melodies. Strictly tailored for fat Indian weddings!
Rating: **3/4 (2.75 / 5)
Veere, Aa Jao Na, Dagmag Dagmag, Tareefan