Simmba Music Review

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By Namrata, Bollywood.com

After Kedarnath, newbie Sara Ali Khan is now gearing up for her second release - the big-budget action drama Simmba. Co-starring Ranveer Singh in the lead, the masala entertainer directed by Rohit Shetty is finally arriving in theatres this Friday, December 28. 

With great buzz around the film and the trailer receiving positive response, it seems this year is going to end on a big note with Simmba. While we can’t wait to see what Sara and Ranveer have in store for us, for now, let’s check out the music of film and see if it’s worth hearing or not.

The first track of the album is Aankh Marey which is sung by Neha Kakkar, Mika Singh and Kumar Sanu. Yes, its an old song from Arshad Warsi’s 1996 film called Tere Mere Sapne and has been recreated by music composer Tanishk Bagchi for Simmba. The lyrics of the song are pretty much the same with few changes but the treatment of the music is very different and that’s the big USP. 

Its up beat, peppy and an absolute dance number that you should definitely want on your playlist. In fact, it’s so high on energy that it’s a perfect workout number as well. Even the video is so well choreographed that Ankh Marey is not only a delight to the ears but also a treat for the eyes. It’s one of those songs that you hear and you instantly feel a rush of energy or if you’re feeling low then it suddenly changes your mood. So I am giving a big thumbs-up to this happy dance number. Save it on your playlist NOW!

Next on the album is the romantic track Tere Bin sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Asees Kaur and Tanishk Bagchi himself. Again, it’s not an original song but an old classic re-created and revisited by Bagchi. 

Just like Aankh Marey, this song works well too. The lyrics by Rashmi Virag are beautiful and in-sync with the mood of the song. When you hear the song, you realise it’s very different from the original version yet the same and that balance is quite refreshing. It’s a slow, mushy number that every romantic person out there will like hearing on loop. Even if love is not in the air, Tere Bin is still worth hearing. 

Also, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice is pure magic as always. While I would prefer his original rendition over this any day, Tere Bin still packs a good punch as a romantic melody.

Last on the album is the title track Aala Re Aala sung by Dev Negi and Goldi. It’s a fun song with quirky lyrics and thumping beats. Tanishk Bagchi has tried hard to make the song catchy but for some reason it lacks that zing which makes a tune or a track standout from the crowd. 

Having said that, it’s still a decent hear. While I may not necessarily add this one to my playlist, I wouldn’t mind hearing it once in a while on a radio channel or at a party while dancing. 

Interestingly, this number is more fun to hear while watching the video. Visually, Aala Re Aala is more colourful, vibrant and easy on the eyes. Plus, it’s always good to see Ranveer’s antics while he shows off his moves. So all in all, the title track of Simmba isn’t too bad but neither it’s addictive or wow. 

Mera Wala Dance is the last song of the album which has been sung by Neha Kakkar and Nakash Aziz. Again, it’s a fun track infused with dhol beats, hatke lyrics and groovy music. 

While it’s a good hear, Mera Wala Dance is nothing extraordinary. It’s not the kind of dance number that we haven’t heard before. But what makes this song cool is the video which features Ajay Devgn and Ranveer. 

Not to forget, Singh is also seen doing the hook step of Singham in the video, making it quite epic. Sara joins in as well and shakes a leg with her co-star. So in a way, Mera Wala Dance works better visually than just as a audio. For me, this dance track is just about okay and worth hearing only when you want to burn the dance floor.

With two old songs that have been recreated beautifully to appease the millennials and one colourful number that is all about Ranveer and visually very lively, the Simmba album is surprisingly good. Also, not many composers stay true to the original version while recreating them. So kudos to Tanishk Bagchi for doing it without ruining the originals tracks.
 

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