Music Review: Patiala House

When the musician trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy compose music for a movie, you can expect atleast a few good tracks in the movie. And that is true for Patiala House which sees a mix of chart buster, mass appealing Punjabi songs and the soulful, slow songs which has its own niche audience. No matter what group of audience you are in, you will find the music of Patiala House appealing.

Album: Patiala House
Music Composers: Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy
Lyricist: Anvita Dutt Guptan

Laungda Lashkara
Singers: Hard Kaur, Jassi and Mahalaxmi Iyer

True to its name, Patiala House starts off with a catchy, Punjabi number. Foot-tapping music, catchy lyrics – this song will appear on all the dance reality shows for sure.


Kyun Main Jaagoon
Singers: Shafqat Amanat Ali

Just when you think Patiala House is going to be about Punjabi dance numbers, the composer trio surprises you with this slow, soulful song. Sung beautifully by Shafqat Amanat Ali, this one reminds me a lot of ‘Shukriya Zindagi’ from Ashayein. Shafqat is carving a niche for himself, singing these kind of songs and they suit him well too. His voice has that quality which provokes you to think and brood. Quite a few interesting lines in this song.

Raahein aisi jinki manzil hi nahin
Dhoondho mujhe ab main rehta hoon wahin
Dil hai kahin aur dhadkan hai kahin
Saansein hai magar kyun zinda main nahin


Role Pe Gaya
Singers: Hard Kaur, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Shankar Mahadevan

I was easing myself into the broody mood of the previous song when this jarring noise fell on my ears. I just find this song going horribly wrong. Irritating singing, noisy background music – this song just didn’t work for me.


Aadat Hai Voh
Singer: Vishal Dadlani

As if to compensate the torture you went through in the previous track, this melodious track comes across as a breath of fresh air. I love the words in this song. Here are some which I really liked.

Woh dekhe jidhar, dole neeyat udhar
Yeh mehka hunar, usne seekha kidhar
Usko banane wala, kuch kuch toh behka hoga
Jab bhi padi hogi nazar


Baby When You Talk To Me
Singers: Suraj Jagan and Alyssa Mendonsa

A catchy song which has a Western touch to it. A hummable tune and a mix of Hindi (or should I say Punjabi?) and English lyrics make this song interesting.


Tumba Tumba
Singer: Hans Raj Hans

Much to my surprise, I found myself enjoying this song. I am not a fan of Hans Raj Hans and his kind of songs, but this song has an edge to it. Foot-tapping music, catchy tune – this song will be a hit with the masses.

Aval Allah Noor Upaya
Singer: Richa Sharma

When you see Richa Sharma’s name on the singer’s list, your expectations automatically raise high. Someone who has given soulful Sufi songs disappoints you with this one. It’s not the singing, but the lacklustre song. I expected a lot more from the trio and Richa Sharma.


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