Film: “Gippi”; Music directors: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani; Singers: Hard Kaur, Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani, Sukhwinder Singh and Neeti Mohan. Rating ***
The music album of director Sonam Nair’s movie “Gippi” has five tracks. Popular musical duo Vishal-Shekhar have made it a point to deliver songs that not just capture the fancy of the young crowd with their beats, but they also give a lot of importance to lyrics. The same can be said of their tracks in “Gippi”.
The first track is “We are like this only”, sung by Vishal-Shekhar. One can easily describe it as a ‘cool’ track. With lots of drums and rapping, the track feels funky. It is a good number, but not a dance track. Hard Kaur’s rap bits are the icing on the cake in this one.
The next number is “Baby doll”. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Udit Narayan, the song has Punjabi beats but the singers have lent it an Uttar Pradesh accent. The song talks about the remixed generation and its beats change pace over and over again. Better than average, this can be classified as a good number.
“Pehn di takki” is the third track. The title, given that the movie is centred around the youth, indicates it is a double entendre number. Sung by Vishal it is just that. The lyrics are in Punjabi, so not everyone can understand them. But it generally talks about a girl becoming shameless. The music is good, but some may like it a lot, and some may not!
The next track “Mann baavra” is sung by Shekhar Ravijiani. He adds his soothing voice to the song, which sounds relaxing after a dose of dance numbers. An emotional number, it talks about memories and is sung very beautifully. The drums join the singer gradually, making the overall sound feel good. The best part is that the instruments don’t overtake the singer’s voice even once. Shekhar picks up pace as the song dives deep into emotions. A beautiful composition.
Neeti Mohan has crooned the last song in the album – “Dil kagzi”. Call it a ‘dreamy’ track. The music maintains a particular rhythm in the background and the lyrics reflect a certain fascination of a child. No wonder the song has a tinge of a lullaby, ending on a melodious flute tune.
“Gippi”, produced by Dharma Productions, has a good compilation of songs. Not only does it spell a lot of energy, but also keeps the listener entertained all along. The music directors have not skipped the emotions of the youth while also concentrating on offering some fun.
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