Music Review: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

The soundtrack of the most awaited film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has been released! The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya and lyrics are by Irshad Kamil.

The first track, “Prem Leela”, has already been released with video. Despite the rather boring melody, the lyrics more than make up for it with cute lyrics about the Ramayana. Sung by Aman Trikha and Vineet Singh, the picturization of the song is also nice as it depicts the lyrical verses quite well.

The title song, “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, made an appearance briefly in the film’s trailer, and the vibrant beginning of this song is nothing short of grandeur. Palak Muchhal has a very sweet voice with a somewhat similar texture to Shreya Ghoshal.

Jalte Diye”, the third track in the soundtrack, has a 7-count beat that makes it stand out from other songs. Rendered by Harshdeep Kaur, Shabab Sabri, Vineet Singh, and Anweshana, this is one of the most melodious numbers in the film.

In “Aaj Unse Milna Hai”, it is nice to hear Shaan’s voice again after some time. While the melody is somewhat predictable, it is insanely catchy at the same time. At the moment, it is probably my favorite song of the entire album.

“Jab Tum Chalo”, the next song in the soundtrack, has been sung by Mohammed Irfan, Palak Muchhal, and Darshan Raval. With a nice tune for the chorus line, this song has the vibe of an old Bollywood song from the 60s era.

The allusions to Krishna and Radha in the lyrics of “Halo Re” are adorable and definitely set the stage for romance in the film. Props to lyricist Irshad Kamil for being inspired by stories from Hindu mythology for this entire album!

“Tod Tadaiyya” has a bit of a naughty vibe from the start, which resembles the beginning of Madhuri Dixit’s sensuous number “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”. Alongside Neeraj Sridhar, it is always a pleasure to hear Neeti Mohan’s spunky voice.

In contrast to the upbeat rhythms of “Tod Tadaiyya” is the softness of “Bachpan Kahan”, which sounds more like a lullaby. It is interesting that Himesh Reshammiya features himself in a more melodious track, as it is the opposite of fist-pumping party numbers usually rendered in his voice.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a Rashri Production directed by Sooraj Barjatya, starring Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Anupam Kher in lead roles. The film is slated to release in theaters on November 12, 2015.


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