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Music Review: Youngistaan

By Tulsi, News Network

By the title of the name, you expect the album to be young and cool. However, this isn’t just another teen flick. It’s a love story with a plot that revolves around Indian politics. The actors are Jackky Bhagnani and Neha Sharma, who are only one or two movies old, but the movie also has influencial actors like Boman Irani and Farooq Sheikh. The movie releases on 28th March 2014, and the album has a good mix of love songs, qawwali, a theme song and a party track.

Suno-Na Sangemarmar

This Arijit number is the self-proclaimed love anthem of romance. Because it has a long and complicated word in the title. The song is all about a pretty location, flowing gowns, flower petals and 360 degrees panning camera angles. With the backdrop of the Taj Mahal behind, this song cannot get more overdone than it already is.  The remix version (of course there is one!) uses the long and complicated word again and again, with techno beats.

Mere Khuda

A heartbreak song sung beautifully by Shiraz Uppal. A good song, but too depressing to hear it on a normal, happy day.  The lyrics are nice as well!


You will hear this song a lot this year, especially the Mika version. It’s not just a party song, it’s a next gen party song who can apparently party harder (which means drink more). Just when you start getting used to the absurd lyrics, it gets weirder. But very addictive! The Bhaven version is sung by Hard Kaur, Apeksha Dandekar and Sneha Khanwalkar.

Daata Di Diwani

A qawwali by Rafaqat Ali Khan and Shiraz Uppal. It sounds very ethereal and godly, but has complicated lyrics. This song is only included in the movie after simplifying the song.

Youngistaan Anthem

Almost like a title track. Communicates the gist of the movie – The power of India’s youth. The track is sung by Shree D and Ishq Bector. It’s rebellious, spirited, progressive, and has great beats! The remix version has some echoing, and starts sounding very wanna-be.

The songs are good, but not great. You are mostly not going to remember them, except the tanki funky monkey song! Overall the album is not strong enough for fresh actors and a charred concept.