Yaariyan

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Music Review: Yaariyan

By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network

Released on 10th January 2014, Yaariyan is a movie by debut director Divya Khosla Kumar. Yaariyan is a stereotypical teen movie about five college friends (played by fresh faces Himansh Kohli, Dev Sharma, Serah Singh, Rakul Preet Singh and Nicole Faria), naughty jokes and lots of cleavage. Their music album is the definite highlight of the movie, already rocking clubs and radios and topping music charts. The T-series music album has 8 tracks (excluding remixes, reprise versions, and a mash-up), with a rocking power-packed team of Pritam Chakraborty, Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, and Anupam Amod. By the way, it has been told that Divya herself has choreographed most of the numbers in her movie!

ABCD:

It’s not just a party song, it’s a pajama party song! Sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Benny Dayal and Shefali Alvares, this is a fun, light and peppy number that describes the college life that everyone loves: Life that is all about yourself, your friends and pretty girls, no responsibilities, no fear. With small references like bunking lectures to go for movies, this song gushes college life back into you!

Baarish

The separation song. This number, which appears to be the main track of the album, is slightly too tragic for tragedy, and feels done-to-death. When you listen to this song, you automatically start visualizing tears, intense eye contact, and lots of rain.The track uses the voices of Mohammed Irfan and Gajendra Verma, and has a remix version, which sounds rather forced.

Sunny Sunny

A very catchy party tune that at first seems very repetitive with obvious lyrics. However, the song slowly grows onto you and eventually you will find yourself singing the easy lyrics that get so comfortable towards the end, and dancing to the high temperature beats by Yo Yo Honey Singh, who does it his way, the right way again!

Allah Waariyan

A song on broken friendships, this song is sung so beautifully by Shafqat Amanat Ali that it touches the soul. Whether it is the sufi-folk blend or the simple yet expressive lyrics. You will definitely listen to it more than once.

Love me Thoda aur

With a surreal beginning, this happy, romantic song is definitely cute. Sung by Arijit Singh and Monali Thakur, the track has a “love at first sight” effect, with a young and fresh appeal. The chorus does its part very well, adding to the magic. Are you in love? Well, this Pritam track is for you then!

Meri maa

Dedicated to a mother, this song has a different flavour than the usual “maa-songs.” With a well-composed rock fusion, this song is passionate and penetrating. It really makes you want to give your mother a big, emotional hug, giving you a reality check of how important your mother truly is, no matter how old you become.  The original track is sung by KK, with a milder reprise version and a version by sung by Anupam Amod.

Zor lagaake haisha

This song is the voice of today’s generation, who will not give up at any cost. With the original voice of Vishal Dadlani, and a hint of patriotism, this song is meant to pump you up. Overall the track works well as a support for the storyline and backup for the video, but on its own, it needs more power and passion.

Mujhe ishq se

The female version of Baarish, sung by Tulsi Kumar and backed up by Gajendra Verma, starts off well, but of course, goes exactly down the same road as the original male Baarish version: overemotional and exceptionally slow.

With two saucy party hits, few sad versions of the main track, one mushy love song and other great youth-driven numbers, this album is already raging in popularity and clearly speaks for itself.  Thumbs up!

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