Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil is one of the biggest films of 2017 and going by the trailers, looks like it will be the first blockbuster of 2017. The music of the film is also much awaited considering it marks the return of Rajesh Roshan. The film starring Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy among others is directed by Sanjay Gupta. Let’s find out if the album lives up to the expectations set by Rajesh Roshan in the past:
# Kaabil Hoon
The title track is a soft romantic number. It is more so because of the tune which is easy on ears and the soothing romantic voice of Jubin Nautiyal. After listening to the track multiple times, it stays with you thanks to Jubin’s voice. Lyrics by Nasir Faraaz are easy on ears. There is also a sad version of the song, which would’ve been more effective than the original version of the same track. But it’s shorter duration plays the spoilsport.
# Haseeno Ka Deewana
If you loved the original Sara Zamana from the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Yaarana, chances are you are not gonna like this one. But on an individual note, this song works just about fine. However, it’s surely gonna be played in clubs and pubs in the days to come. The song is sung by Payal Dev with rap by Raftaar.
# Kuch Din
Jubin Nautiyal returns for this heart wrenching track and it gives the feel of those evergreen tracks of the 9os. This song, once the video is out will surely gonna find its way to your playlist. It’s commendable on Rajesh Roshan’s part to try Jubin Nautiyal for this album multiple times unlike other composers who use Arijit Singh for the multiple songs in their album. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics will make you feel for the characters.
# Mon Amour
Mon Amour if literally translated is My Love in English. The song is crooned by Vishal Dadlani and his voice adds weightage to the song. This track will instantly cheer you up. This song was heard in the background of the first trailer and added that peppiness to the trailer. Also read: Hrithik Roshan: When Raees-Kaabil do well, Shah Rukh, I, dad, Farhan and everyone will pop champagne and celebrate
# Kisi Se Pyar Ho Jaaye
Okay, this came as a surprise for me. The song is a recreated version of, what considered as the most romantic track of Indian cinema i.e Dil Kya Kare from 1975 hit Julie. The song is recreated by Gorav-Rushin with additional lyrics by Kumar. It would’ve been better if they’d have just used the original track rather than recreating it with added lyrics because the only thing that works in this track is, wherever the original version comes into the play. Looks like Jubin Nautiyal is gonna be the voice of Hrithik Roshan in the film, so he again croons here and shines yet again.
Overall, the album has quite a few soulful tracks and shall sync with the film. I loved the fact that most of the songs are sung by Jubin Nautiyal. One actor, one voice. Considering the film is a Sanjay Gupta thriller, the songs fit the theme.
Kaabil Hoon, Kuch Din, Mon Amour
Reviewed by Gaurang Chauhan
**** Very good