By Ruchika Kher
Album: "Dil Bole Hadippa"; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni; Singers: Mika Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Rana Mazumder, Shreya Ghosal, Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoy, Hard Kaur and Joshilay; Ratings: ***
Those who like Punjabi music are in for a treat with Yashraj Film' latest offering "Dil Bole Hadippa" that has Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. Composed by Pritam Chakraborty, the album has five pacy and foot-tapping numbers soaked in Punjabi flavour.
First is the title track "Hadippa" crooned by Mika Singh. It is currently on air and has proved to be a hit. Foot-tapping and energetic, it is a true dance number and one can say that Punjabi folk music is reinvented with the song.
The track also has a remixed version, which is equally enticing, especially with dhol as an instrument taking precedence.
Up next we have "Disco wale khisko" - high on beats, it is another hardcore Punjabi dance number with a little western flavour with the inclusion of guitar along with dhols and flutes. With power-packed vocals by Sunidhi Chauhan, KK and Rana Mazumder, it is sure to be a hit at the DJ consoles.
This too has a remixed version which adds more colour to the original.
Next is "Ishq hi rab hai" - a romantic number that changes the mood with its slow pace. Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal have sung it. Though it is different from the rest of the numbers in the album, it doesn't strike a chord with the listener.
With "Bangra bistar" the soundtrack returns to its fast-paced songs. This upbeat track is definitely worth a listen especially when sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Alisha Chinoy and Hard Kaur.
Finally, there is another high octave track "Gym Shim" sung by music band Joshilay. If one can give the lyrics a miss, the beat is catchy and in some ways entertaining. There is some potential in the track that holds the interest till the end.
On the whole, Pritam has moved away from his signature style to create music for "Dil Bole Hadippa". The songs seem quite relevant to the feel of the film. Each song has the flavour of Punjab in it.