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Raees Music Review

By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network

Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees has gotten itself into plenty of trouble. Starring Pakstani actress Mahira Khan in the female lead, this movie has created uproar and almost got itself banned, thanks to Mahira’s untasteful comments on certain political issues.

Well, the truth is, Shah Rukh Khan is irresistible in the trailer. And as for the music album, he has managed to melt my heart once again! A few great songs coming up your way…

1. Laila Main Laila

The album kicks off with the re-hash of the sexy retro number Laila Main Laila. This song has had various version in the past (and its sex appeal has been overused to the max), and this latest one is sung by Pawni Pandey. Honestly, it adds nothing new to the flavour of the song, besides Sunny Leone, of course (and boy, does she look hot!).  I just wish they would make new songs instead of using and ruining old classics.

2. Zaalima

A rather odd romantic track in the voices of Arijit Singh and Harshdeep Kaur. It’s surely different and unheard of in terms of the composition and lyrics both. But the video it is all it takes to go head-over-heals about this track! Shah Rukh, all in black, uses his charm that we all have fallen for at least once in our lives, and Mahira is a new and pleasantly different face. The video is surely hotter than the desert sun they have shot under! Whistle whistle!

3. Udi Udi Jaye

A tremendously fun song based on the famous kite festival in Gujarat. Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi and Karsan Sagathia have done such a good job with their power-packed vocals, and the music is catchy as hell. Absolutely love it! Shah Rukh is mesmerizing once again, but Mahira fails to match his energy and charm here.

4. Dingana

Mika Singh graces this song and he usually never seems to go wrong. However, this one is rather disappointing. The song makes perfect sense in the plot, but on its own it’s just a very bland track.  

5. Enu Naam Che Raees

Sung by Ram Sampath and Tarunnum Malik in Gujarati, the title track is somewhat a sum-up of the one and only Raees! However, it isn’t as appealing as it was meant to be, and, after the initial surprise, gets rather boring and repetitive.

6. Saanson Ke

The second romantic track, this one is by K.K., and we surely love his voice. However, he isn’t bringing in anything new to the album, and the song has made it difficult for me to get through those 4 minutes that it lasted.

7. Ghammar Ghammar

This is the most brilliant remix of a Gujarati garba song. Roshan Rathod has lent his voice here, and it seriously an awesome way to end the album! The beats are great, Roshan’s voice is lovely, and we can’t stop giving in to the track.

The album has a beautiful influence of the Gujarati culture. The songs are unique, and each song holds a purpose. In short, super!