Music of an Emraan Hashmi has to be special. However, since Why Cheat India is more of a concept based film that deals with education nexus, one doesn’t really have much of an idea around what to expect from the entire soundtrack. Multiple composers, lyricists and singers come together to create half a dozen songs for Why Cheat India.
There is a surprise in store right at the beginning though with a Punjabi club number kick-starting the proceedings. This isn’t something that one expected from Why Cheat India and hence a rollicking start like this is much welcome. An all-around Guru Randhawa show in terms of composition, lyrics and rendition, ‘Daaru Wargi’ is a fun number that should find itself as a hot favourite amongst the DJs at the clubs and the dance floors. Chartbuster material.
Punjabi mood continues in Why Cheat India with newcomer singer Prabhjee Kaur giving a good account of herself in her major Bollywood outing. A celebration number that is well composed by Krsna Solo, ‘Stupid Saiyaan’ is as ‘desi’ as it comes and gets your foot tapping right away. Lyricist Kumaar delivers once again with this catchy number that should find good traction.
Finally arrives a theme song in the form of ‘Kaamyaab’. An Agnee composition that has been put to words by Juhi Saklani, this one is a complete departure from what one had heard so far. Coming across as a non-film number, it is sung by Mohan Kannan who narrates the tale of a student who has to do well in life while taking the route of right education.
Bappi Lahiri’s chartbuster composition ‘Dil Mein Ho Tum’ [Satyameva Jayate] is recreated by Rochak Kohli and he does a really good job with lyricist Manoj Muntashir who adds on to original words of Farooq Qaiser. A soothing number that makes the transition from 80s to the current times rather seamlessly, it is sung quite well by Armaan Malik who makes sure that the current generation would be enticed too with this romantic outing.
It’s the sound of the harmonium that kick-starts the proceedings for ‘Phir Mulaqat’. A love song which doesn’t quite come across as a ‘ghazal’ outing that it is supposed to depict, this one could well have made an even better impression had it been picturised as a quintessential Emraan Hashmi number. Instead, a solo stage setting visually dilutes the impact that this Kunaal-Rangon composed number could have created. Kunaal writes the lyrics too and first Jubin Nautiyal and later a female singer who goes by the name RII. In fact she does even better.
Last to arrive is Juhi Saklani written ‘Taiyaari’ which is sung and composed by director Soumik Sen himself. This one in fact turns out to be a rather boring outing and comes across as a dull piece. It tries to narrate the plight of students who are studying hard to clear their entrance exams. However, it depresses more instead of making you really feel engaged with the kids.
Barring a couple of songs, the music of Why Cheat India works with a couple of these promising to be chartbusters as well. If the film does well at the Box Office, one can well expect the music to grow further as well.
‘Daaru Wargi’, ‘Dil Mein Ho Tum’, ‘Phir Mulaqat’ (female version), ‘Stupid Saiyaan’