By Hindustan Times
On first listen, the Ishaqzaade album may not grab you by the ears, but give it a chance to grow on you, and it will. The title track opens with an unconventional trumpet tune and floats on the voice of Javed Ali, joined by Shreya Ghoshal. Chokra Jawan is a desi number that’s reminiscent of
Beedi. Pareshaan makes you sit up and listen intently. It’s clearly the winning song in the album.
Amit Trivedi uses Shalmali Kholgade’s husky tones and Kausar Munir’s fresh lyrics to express young love and coming of age in a fresh manner. The song starts out as a soft, typically romantic number. Then, when one least expects it, it reaches a crescendo, a la a classic love rock ballad, with electric guitars, drums and full-throated vocals. The harmonium fillers between the verses lift the melody and give it a rustic sufi feel.
Singer Shalmali says, “The lines had a lot of Urdu… bei