Somewhat catchy, but lacks appeal
By Bryan Durham - May 25, 2018
1. Hum Hain Insaaf: Change starts with you. That’s the message here. With a warning. We’re the justice-givers. But to be doing that, we’re practising what we preach. ‘Apna engine saaf’, go Babu Haabi and Naezy in this upbeat, fuss-free statement of intent.
2. Chavanprash: Divya Kumar does a male item number, if you will. Kissing might burn calories, but Amitabh Bhattacharya wants you to believe chumma=chavanprash (natural health supplement), ishq has protein and somesuch. Meant to be a light-hearted love declaration by someone who’s fitness-obsessed with a qawwali twang to it.
3. Tafreeh: Amit sings this one goes into masti mode on this one. The lyrics talk about embracing your now, living life to the fullest. Tafreeh is vibrant, fresh, starts with thumps and strings before building into a cascading crescendo of sounds.
4. Qasam Kha Li: Papon sings this one competently. Amitabh’s verses speak of promises of perseverance and not giving up on what one has set out to do. A midtempo track, it’s kinda middling in its ambition until the last few stanzas.
VERDICT: On this OST, what’s catchy sticks in memory, what’s meaningful, lacks appeal. And that hurts the impact it ought to have had.