Sahi Dhandhe, Galat Bande: Groovy tunes ahead!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Aug. 17 -- Model-actor Parvin Dabas' directorial debut, Sahi Dhandhe, Galat Bande (SDGB), features an impressive soundtrack by music directors, Siddharatth Suhas and Dhruv Dhalla. If you remember Dhalla's work in Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! or even Tere Bin Laden, you'll have an idea what to expect.

Essentially a collection of Punjabi tunes, ranging from electronica-heavy bhangra numbers to Pakistani rock derivatives, this is a well produced album that will make you dance or sing out loud, depending on the instance. The songs consistently feature heavy bass lines tinged with electronic beats, reminiscent of trip-hop acts like Massive Attack and The Chemical Brothers.

For instance, the opening song 'Naino wali whiskey...' is a Punjabi dance number with plenty of electronic sounds. 'Desi jat posse...' might rub you the wrong way with its underlying bass riff which is a direct rip off from The Chemical Brothers' 1999 number 'Out of control...'. But the way Siddharatth Suhas mixes traditional folk vocals with electronica, bhangra as well as rap is mesmerising.

Undoubtedly, the best track in the album is the catchy 'Door na jaana...' a typical Pakistani rock anthem with nice melodies, a memorable chorus and infectious drumming. Suhas Shetty's harmonies are good on the ears too. The last original track 'Oh lalaji...' sounds as if it was recorded live amidst a qawwali. But it's the remix version at the end of the album that shows the composers' prowess.

Its trippy bassline and laidback electronic beat makes for ideal chill-out music. Suhas and Dhalla's dance-heavy and experimental soundtrack has a definitive mood. It's definitely one of the better works we've heard this year.