Music Review - Saadi Love Story

Album Details
Album - Saadi Love Story (2013)
Music Director - Jaidev Kumar
Lyricist - Kumaar
Singers - Amrinder Gill, Diljit Dosanjh, Kunal Ganjawala, Navraj Hans, Sumitra Iyer, Simran-Tripat, Lehmber Hussainpuri, Manak-E.

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Jaidev Kumar.. If you are a Punjabi Cinema enthusiast like me, you probably don't want to go on to this section but here's something for beginners, go check this link out. He is the ultimate hit music machine of Punjabi Cinema with some of the biggest hits of last decade and when you have people like Diljit Dosanjh and Amrinder Gill at his disposal, the stakes go even higher.

The album opens with the title track Saadi Love Story, sung exceptionally well by Kunal Ganjawala. It's a light hearted romantic song which grows on you after a while. Expect the teen's to go gaga when Sumitra Iyer jumps in to sing her part (just a few lines though). I am hoping this song will be used efficiently in the background score too.

Another version of the same song is titled Saadi Love Story (Remix), which basically has an increased tempo and a small rap by an unknown singer which works really well.

Rubaru by Amrinder Gill (Premiered on PTC a few days ago) is the masterpiece that one expects in a film like this and bang on.. it works big time. This sweet romantic track is the kind of song that we don't hear in Punjabi Cinema. The idea of giving it an acoustic touch not just adds value but also helps it stand out from the rest. This song should find fans instantly and will stay on as one of the best Amrinder Gill tracks.

Aaja Bhangra Pa Laiye is a fun wedding song in trademark Diljit Dosanjh style, the surprising element here are the vocals by Navraj Hans, what a fine voice this guy has got, I wish we could hear him more often. Simran-Tripat sing their part well. Going by what the film is about, one can predict this to be a situational track that would take the narrative forward but the good part is that it still works as a stand-alone piece.

Lalten Nachdi is a tailor made song for Diljit Dosanjh and from the time you hit play, you know you have a chartbuster here. It's one of the best Diljit Dosanjh songs of recent times; it actually reminds you of the old Diljit who used to sing light hearted family oriented songs more often than the Gun-Goliyan types. Sumitra Iyer is just okay in this one. Chartbuster

I could have added Saadi Love Story (Sad Version) along with the other two versions above but that would have diluted the respect this song deserves. The third version of the title track is sung by Navraj Hans and it turns out to be wonderful. This is like the Long-Race-Horse of the album that will stay with rom-com lovers for a long time and yes, I am sure this will be used abundantly in the background score.

Last song of the album is titled as Dhol Special (weird?); it has vocals by Lehmber Hussainpuri, Manak-E and Sumitra Iyer. As the title suggests, it is a song full of dhol, masti and Punjabism. This is another chartbuster material if promoted well and should be loved by its target audience - The YOUTH.

All songs are written by Kumaar which work well. Most of them could have been easily translated for Bollywood but Kudos to Kumaar for writing such wonderful lyrics for a Punjabi film.

The OST of Saadi Love Story is one of the best that Jaidev Kumar has composed in the recent years. It has a romantic song in Rubaru, ceremonial song in Aaja Bhangra Pa Laiye, sad song in Saadi Love Story (Sad version) and chartbusters in Dhol Special and Lalten Nachdi.

Rating - ★★★★

Our Pick(s) - Lalten Nachdi, Rubaru, Saadi Love Story (Sad version), Dhol Special

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