Music Review: 'Cocktail' is peppy and youthful
Composer Pritam Chakraborty has brought artists from different backgrounds together to create a melodious album.
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Kavita Seth, Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Mohan Kanan, Shilpa Rao, Sunidhi Chauhan
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Piedpiper Pritam Chakraborty brings together artists from different backgrounds for the soundtrack, which is supported by the wordings of Irshad Kamil of 'Rockstar' fame, to create an eclectic 'Cocktail' that strikes the right note with its youthful fervor.
The album kicks off with 'Tumhi ho bandhu', a peppy youthful number with electronic sounds befitting for a beach bash setting. The song is a modern version of a popular devotional song and is melodious in the true sense backed by the wonderful voice of Kavita. She is supported by Neeraj Shridhar who brings vigour in the chorus that makes this track an instant chartbuster.
'Daaru desi' is again a very innovative friendship track that has Shalmali Kholgade of 'Pareshaan' fame coming to the mike along with Benny Dayal to deliver the perfect duet that mesmerises you. Guitar has been put to good use by Pritam and one can just put the earplugs, lie back and enjoy this soothing song to relish the senses.
The next track, 'Yaariyan', is an out and out winner if not for the opening sound which reminds you of 'In my Place' by Coldplay. Even the rest of the track seems to be heavily inspired (if not copied) from the Grammy-award-winning British alternative rock band. Agnee's Mohan Kanan and Shilpa Rao reunite after 'I Believe' for the song and their synthesis is poignant.
It also has a reprise version crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh, which has more of an acoustic feel to it coupled with the sound of piano in the backdrop.