National Award winner – Vidya Balan, is playing a housewife who also works part-time as a late night RJ. Such a setting gives a scope for the movie to have good songs, and so the makers have gone for multiple composers to give some enjoyable tracks. The reprised version of Mr India’s Hawa Hawai 2.0 (original picturised on Sridevi) has already been ruling the music charts. Now it’s time to judge the whole album.
Here’s a review of Tumhari Sulu‘s soundtrack,
Ban Ja Rani
Ban Ja Rani is a recreation of the popular pop song Tu Meri Rani by Haji Springer. The song has caught the attention of everyone thanks to the incredibly likable pairing of Manav Kaul and Vidya Balan. Guru Randhawa has recreated and sung the number for the movie. If you have loved the original composition, this one won’t disappoint you either. Pleasant to your ears as long as it is done playing.
Hawa Hawai 2.0
The second ‘unoriginal’ track of the album, Hawa Hawai 2.0 definitely the most talked about song in the film. After all it is the recreated version of one of the most popular Hindi songs ever made. Listening to Hawa Hawai 2.0 has been harmless, and moreover, nostalgic fun. Thankfully they have retained Kavita Krishnamurthy’s vocals from the original Laxmikant-Pyarelal track, merging it seamlessly with a fantastic Shashaa Tirupati’s vocals. Have not warmed up to the rap portions in here, but Tanishk Bagchi has done a more than decent job here.
Manva Likes To Fly
Tanishk Bagchi takes the original route with Manva Likes to Fly. Though it starts with an English line, Manva Likes To Fly is a desi number, that is fun to listen to thanks to some quirky writing by Vayu. The music is really good and will get you hooked easily, mainly due to Shalmali Kholgade’s sprightly singing.
Amartya Rahut “Bobo”‘s Farrata is an energetic situational track that backs on its electronic beats and the energetic singing involved. Armaan Malik and Adityan, with additional vocals from Dev Arijit and Tushar Joshi have done a really good job here. However, compared to the other songs in the album, Farrata doesn’t make a huge impression.
Are you a fan of Kanha from Shubh Mangal Savdhaan? Then you will surely love Rafu. Much more mellow and subtle than SMS track, Rafu will stay with you long after the last notes have been drained. With minimal instruments, the composer Santanu Ghata (who also wrote the lyrics) has done a fantastic job of belting a lovely song. Due credit also has to be given to Ronkini Gupta, whose mellifluous voice is the reason why Rafu will touch you the way it should.
The album for Tumhari Sulu may be promoting itself on two ‘inspired’ tracks, Ban Ja Rani and Hawai Hawai 2.0. However, its original songs are equally good, if not more. Overall, a really pleasant album that deserves your attention, with Rafu being the stand out track in there.
(source: Times Now)