Mar 26, 2017

Music review: Noor (2017)

Note: the link to the soundtrack jukebox, and the soundtrack credits are featured at the end of this post.

Review



The title track Uff Yeh Noor sung by Armaan Malik feels like something different from his usual style of songs, and he nails this one as well. The track has a very peppy and light feel to it, also featuring some interesting instrumental portions towards the second half of it.

Sukriti Kakar gets behind the mic for Jise Kehte Pyaar Hai, and does a great job at giving it the finesse and subtlety required, for what is a fresh breezy and sweet composition. The sargam portions are a really nice touch, nicely executed by Sukriti. Amaal Mallik keeps it simple for this one, and it ends up creating a feel-good and happy song.

Prakriti Kakar gets an ace of a composition through Hai Zaroori, which is my second-most favorite song of the album. Following the style and feel of songs like Tujhe Bhula Diya from Anjaana Anjaani and Mitra from Band Baaja Baaraat, this one belongs to that category of songs, which simply strike a chord in you. It ends up being an impactful composition with brilliant vocals, effective lyrics by Manoj Muntashir, and all the right feels.

To be frank, I have not been a fan of all the recent remakes of older songs, with only a few of them working for me. Moreover, the bit of Gulabi 2.0 which was featured in the trailer got me a bit worried, yet when the whole song came out it instantly thrilled me - and it is my top pick of this album. An incredibly innovative arrangement, highly catchy beats, effective vocals by Tulsi Kumar, Yash Narvekar, and Amaal Mallik himself, with some fun lyrics thrown in the mix. It is a remake that sounds fresh, without ruining the original by RD Burman, all while being a totally different product on its own - something that a lot of the recent remixes failed to achieve.


What is the Verdict: Ishq Waala LoveLoveLikey a lotLikeySo-soBadReally BadHorrible?

My Verdict: Likey a lot

Final Word: After Amaal Mallik's highly impressive debut solo album in MS Dhoni - An Untold Story, he delivers yet another winner with the soundtrack of Noor. Keeping things simple, yet giving them a creative twist where needed, he creates a highly likable handful of songs, in what is a small but cool soundtrack.


Soundtrack Jukebox




Full Soundtrack Credits


Song - Uff Yeh Noor 
Music Composer - Amaal Mallik
Singer - Armaan Malik.
Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir 
Music Label - T-Series 
Song Arranged and Produced by - Meghdeep Bose & Amaal Mallik.
Song Mixed & Mastered By - Eric Pillai at Future Sound Of Bombay.
Mix Assistants - Michael Edwin Pillai & Lucky.
Music Assistants - Shishir Samant, Krish Trivedi, Zaid Patni, Yash Narvekar, Gaurav Sanghvi, Anvay Patil & Rujul Deolikar.
Lead Vocals Recorded by - Amey Londhe & Vincent Joseph at Audiogarage Studios.

Song Name : Gulabi 2.0 
Singers - Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar & Yash Narvekar.
Music - Amaal Mallik
Lyrics - Kumaar
Music Label - T-Series 
Song Arranged and Produced by - Abhijit Vaghani & Sourav Roy.
Addition Programming - Amaal Mallik & Riz Shain. Aditya N.
Song Mixed & Mastered By - Eric Pillai at Future Sound Of Bombay.
Mix Assistants - Lucky & Michael Edwin Pillai.
Music Assistants - Shishir Samant, Krish Trivedi, Zaid Patni, Yash Narvekar, Gaurav Sanghvi, Anvay Patil & Rujul Deolikar.
Vocals Recorded by - Surajit Ghosh Mazumdar & Datta Narvekar (T Series Studios) Amey Londhe & Vincent Joseph (Audiogarage Studios).
Choreography by - Adil Shaikh

Original Song Credits: Film- The Train. Singer-Mohammed Rafi.
Music By- R. D. Burman. Lyricist- Anand Bakshi.
Original Music Composition Rights: Universal Music Publishing Pvt.Ltd.

Song: Jise Kehte Pyaar Hai 
Singer: Sukriti Kakar
Music: Amaal Mallik 
Lyrics: Kumaar 
Music Label: T-Series 
Song Arranged And Produced By - Jim Satya & Amaal Mallik.
Song Mixed & Mastered By - Eric Pillai At Future Sound Of Bombay.
Mix Assistants - Lucky & Michael Edwin Pillai.
Music Assistants - Shishir Samant, Krish Trivedi, Zaid Patni ,Yash Narvekar, Gaurav Sanghvi, Anvay Patil & Rujul Deolikar. 
Live Guitars - Ankur Mukherjee. Lead Vocals Conducted By - Krish Trivedi. 
Backing Vocals Arranged By - Meghdeep Bose. 
Backing Vocalists - Roshni Baptist, Mohini Gaur, Shishir Samant & Meghdeep Bose. 
Song Recorded By Amey Londhe & Vincent Joseph At Audiogarage Studios. 

Song : Hai Zaroori 
Singer: Prakriti Kakar
Music: Amaal Mallik 
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir
Music Label : T-Series 
Song Arranged And Produced By - Meghdeep Bose & Amaal Mallik. 
Additional Programming - Joel Mukherjee & Nilotpal Bora. 
Song Mixed & Mastered By - Eric Pillai At Future Sound Of Bombay. 
Mix Assistants - Lucky & Michael Edwin Pillai. 
Music Assistants - Shishir Samant, Krish Trivedi, Zaid Patni, Yash Narvekar, Gaurav Sanghvi, Anvay Patil & Rujul Deolikar. 
Live Guitars - Joel Mukherjee.
Vocals Conducted & Recorded By - Amaal Mallik & Meghdeep Bose. 

Song: Gulabi Redux 
Singer : Yash Narvekar & Tulsi Kumar 
Music : Amaal Mallik 
Lyrics : Kumaar 
Music Label: T-Series
Song Arranged And Produced By - Abhijit Vaghani & Sourav Roy.
Addition Programming - Amaal Mallik & Riz Shain. Aditya N.
Song Mixed & Mastered By - Eric Pillai At Future Sound Of Bombay.
Mix Assistants - Lucky & Michael Edwin Pillai.
Music Assistants - Shishir Samant, Krish Trivedi, Zaid Patni, Yash Narvekar, Gaurav Sanghvi, Anvay Patil & Rujul Deolikar.
Vocals Recorded By - Surajit Ghosh Mazumdar & Datta Narvekar (T Series Studios) Amey Londhe & Vincent Joseph (Audiogarage Studios).
Choreography By - Adil Shaikh

Original Song Credits: Film- The Train. Singer-Mohammed Rafi. 
Music By- R. D. Burman. Lyricist- Anand Bakshi. 

Original Music Composition Rights : Universal Music Publishing Pvt.Ltd.