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Dangal Music Review

By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network

Dangal, which means “wrestling” in Hindi, is the biography of famous wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Aamir Khan, and his journey of teaching of his daughters, Geeta (Fatima Sana Shaikh) and Babita (Sanya Malhotra) wrestling.

Sakshi Tanwar plays Mahavir’s wife. The film is full of drama, adrenaline rushes, emotions and punches (the trailer and songs already have plenty of it). It’s slated to release on 23rd December, and everyone is eager to see how Aamir Khan is going to blow our minds yet again!

1. Haanikaarak Bapu
The album starts with a light folkish song based on the two daughters of Mahavir and their tough situation once he decided to teach them wrestling. It’s sung by Sarwar Khan and Sartaz Khan Bharna, and they have done such a brilliant job! The track is a humorous take on how their father is injurious to their health, and the lyrics and composition is done tastefully. The video too is adorable and well-made. Yes, the album opens with a bang and sets the mood for the rest of the songs. Thumbs up!

2. Dhaakad
I was hoping that the standard of the first number would be maintained throughout the album, because a lot of times that doesn’t happen. Well, I guess that I almost overlooked the fact that we are talking about an Aamir-starrer! This song, or shall we say rap song, is so wonderfully conceived! With a Haryanvi accent and a foot-tapping beat, this track connects so beautifully with the video. The track, in Raftaar’s voice, describes the strength of the two daughters, and the video does the same, and the approach is simply amazing!

Just when I thought this track couldn’t have been done better, I discovered that there is a version sung by Aamir Khan himself too. And… There is a reason why they call him the king of perfection. Two thumbs up for this one!

3. Gilehriyaan
Jonita Gandhi steals your heart away with this soft, dreamy track. At first, minus the video, you would expect this to be a love song. But it’s actually a song based on one of the daughters, Geeta, going out of home of training for the first time. The feeling is so beautifully described here. Maybe you could call it a love song after all, where she falls in love with this new life and different world.

4. Dangal
In Daler Mehndi’s voice, this title track is seriously thodu! It’s got everything it needs – it carries the soul and the spirit of the movie. Enough said, hear it already!

5. Naina
A moving track on disappointment, failures and regrets. Thank you, Arijit Singh, for gracing your voice yet again.

6. Idiot Banna
And we are back to one more fun folk track! Sung by Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran, this song is cute, silly, and funny.  

A standing ovation for this creative and capturing music album. Well done Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya! You guys made this album seem effortlessly tasteful. I seriously cannot wait for this film anymore!