Love Per Square Foot | Music Review
By Jay Palav - February 26, 2018
1. Yatri Kripaya Dhyaan De: Mumbai finds sonic resonance through the beatboxing and verse of rap collective Mumbai’s Finest (Abhishek Dhusia, Sahir Nawab and Sumeet D Suvarna). Takes you through the grind of a commute, right down to the bhajan mandali. Feels like you’ve lived Mumbai locals, real-time!
2. Chicken Dance: Christian stereotype wala situation lekin a ‘chicken dance’ isn’t THE dance song to meet prospective someones. Director Anand Tiwari’s quirky lyrics save the day. As does some spirited singing by Benny Dayal and Shivangi Bhayana.
3. Ishq Mein Bajti Hai Ghanti: In case you didn’t know the difference between being in love and a marriage, Udit Narayan Official (voicing Gopal Datt’s words) makes it obvious. Here’s a comeback we least expected from him. It’s fun, he still sounds young, we can’t stop dancing to it!
4. Aashiyana: That home of our own we all dream of? This song paints very vivid pictures. Hats off to lyricist Abhiruchi Chand. Altamash Faridi sounds a lot like Arijit Singh on this and we mean it as a compliment. Tarannum Mallik comes in wafting like a warm breeze. Remember Gharonda’s Do Deewane Sheher Mein? Full woh wale feels!
5. Maqbool Hai: Jamil Ahmed’s lyrics is the star. The Urdu is omnipresent, though not overwhelming. You get the sentiment, it’s a charmer of a love song. Altamash is a singer to watch out for!
6. Raaz Apne Dil Ke (Indian): The sarangi leads in to this rather sultry rendition by Rekha Bhardwaj. Gopal Datt’s words set to tabla put you in the mood.
7. Raaz Apne Dil Ke (Western): The sarangi returns, followed by a monologue, scatting and Rekha again. Except this time, the tabla gives way to the drums and some electronic elements.
Verdict: Sohail’s put up a winning OST. It’s relatable, warm and accessible. There’s something for everyone here!