Vikram Bhatt and good music go together. The albums may
or may not register huge sales but the fact remains that
Bhatt is one filmmaker who has an ear for music and is
conscious of the requirement of some good melodic songs.
This is why there are good expectations from the music
of Shaapit, especially since it also marks the
debut of Aditya Narayan, son of Udit Narayan, as an
actor. Chirantan Bhatt is roped in as a composer along
with lyricist Sameer for this horror tale with love
story playing an integral part of the plot.
Even though Chirantan Bhatt holds centre stage for majority
of the album (with as many as four songs), it is Nazam
Sheraz who kick starts the proceedings for Shaapit as
a composer, lyricist and singer. If you had liked 'Vaada...Tumse
Hai Vaada' from Vikram Bhatt's last outing '1920',
chances are you won't mind listening to 'Tere Bina'.
A love song with a sense of sadness, loneliness and longing
to it, 'Tere Bina' is a haunting track which can be
expected to arrive at multiple junctures in Shaapit.
The song doesn't belong to the chartbuster variety but if in
mood for a soft outing with lights switched off; 'Tere
Bina' does come in handy.
this point on Chirantan Bhatt and Sameer take over the
proceedings. To go with the title and situation of the song,
'Ajnabi Hawaayein' has a whiff of air brought
alive at the very opening moment. Shreya Ghoshal gets into
the 'Gumnaam Hai Koyi' mode for this
quintessential 'bhatakti aatma' song which is just perfect
for the kind of situation one can expect in the film. There
is an element of horror and love interspersed with each
other in 'Ajnabi Hawaayein' which automatically
transports a listener to a 'veeran jungle' with a haunted
house somewhere in the background. Strictly situational!
And this is the point where the best (and most commercially
viable) track of the album arrives in the form of 'Chaahata
Dil Tumko'. With a groovy rhythm to it, this young
love song has Aditya Narayan singing for himself and doing a
rather good job in creating the right impact. Somewhere in
the background, one can also hear Suzanne D'Mello as a
background vocalist. Yes, the song has a 'heard before'
feeling to it since it follows a mandatory template of an
Indi-pop outing but you don't mind it since there is a
certain feel-good effect that comes along with it.
The same team continues with 'Kabhi Na Kabhi'
which has an old world feel to it. Yet again there is a deja
vu attached to it and the kind of arrangements used in 'Kabhi
Na Kabhi' remind one of many a song that have been heard
in Vikram Bhatt films. A nice harmless song by Aditya
Narayan which does well for its duration and though it
doesn't mandate long queues at the music stands, it won't
really turn away listeners either. In comparison the 'rock
version' of 'Kabhi Na Kabhi' manages to make a better
time for some 'masti' to follow with Hamza Faruqui and
Chirantan Bhatt bringing on some Persian flavour with 'Hayaati'
that has a rather extended beginning to it (as much as 70
seconds) before the singers take over. Surprisingly the song
doesn't strike much initially though one starts settling
down to its sound after hearing it a couple of times.
Nevertheless, the song overall stays on to be an average
composition and it depends a lot on the picturisation to
take it any distance.
Aditya Narayan makes his debut as a composer with the title
song 'Shaapit Hua' that arrives in a full on
rock version. He writes as well as sings the song along with
Sunidhi Chauhan and the way 'Shaapit Hua' has been
conceptualised; it does warrant a music video going to it.
Completely in line with 'Kurbaan Hua' which was heard
just a few weeks back, 'Shaapit Hua' follows a
similar composition style and brings on the right intensity
and passion which was required for a song belonging to this
Even though the music of Shaapit doesn't quite go all
the way in meeting the good expectations that one had from
it, there aren't any songs that are a turn off either. Yes,
mind-blowing chartbusters are missing in this Chirantan
Bhatt album but still at least a couple of songs like 'Chaahata
Dil Tumko' and 'Shaapit Hua' do manage to make a
good impact. These two tracks should be harnessed to the
fullest to help the album register good sales since there is
still a month to go before the film arrives in theatres.
'Chaahata Dil Tumko', 'Shaapit Hua' , 'Kabhi
Na Kabhi (Rock)'
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