By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network
A Dharma Productions film, the Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starrer is a much awaited film make of the very popular Chetan Bhagat novel ‘2 States’. This romantic drama is based on the love story of Ananya Swaminathan, a Tamilian girl from a shudh Brahmin family, as she calls herself but isn’t even close to it, and Krish Malhotra, a fun and casual Punjabi guy who bump into each other in college. They fall in love, date for a while, and when marriage comes, well you know how it works in India! The music album includes 6 tracks that cannot be generalized.
A cute, fun, bubbly song about love sung by Adity Singh Sharma and Amitabh Bhattachariya. Though the lyrics are not that great, the tune is catchy and cute. The video, though nothing new, keeps you hooked, and almost makes you want to fall in love again. The pair sizzles with love and romance in this song. This appears to be the main song of the film, and is also used effectively on the film’s poster, to demonstrate the theme of the movie.
Benny Dayal sings this song about a guy, like every other guy, wondering why he has fallen in love with a girl when he shouldn’t have. Referring to love as a problem, comedy and tragedy, the lyrics, music and video fail the purpose of the song. It’s done to death, there is nothing interesting about the song (except that there is this really strange dance step that makes you want to look at it again just to understand what exactly he is doing and why) and the execution is boring, lame and disappointing.
Maybe not quite likably at the first instance, but this song is beautiful. Sung superbly by Arijit Singh and Chinmayi Sripada, this song has folk-ish touch, and the lyrics, though too fancy at times, are wonderful. It is dreamy, and not too long for the effect to go away. I would definitely hit “replay”.
A Punjabi song by Shankar Mahadevan, along with Akriti Kakar, Shahid Mallya, which already makes the song likable. However, Bollywood is overflowing with these Punjabi silly and fun party songs right now, and so the song isn’t very fresh and has a common “just like another” feel, and will not stand out at all.
A tragedy song in Punjabi (always sounds very intense). It’s very nice. The lyrics are unique and deep, and so is the music. Though a bit off in the beginning, this song is sung very well by K Mohan and Yashita Sharma.
Interesting. A very unusual Punjabi wedding song, which gets boring half-way through with repetitive lyrics. It is sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Siddharth Mahadevan, and Rasika Shekhar sings the Tamil part.
Except for the first number, the songs are nice but forgettable. Somewhere, I feel, they don’t do justice to the novel and its popularity. Hopefully the film will!