The journey gives the Hindi remake a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed song a wistful tone. Mukesh Chhabra’s Dil Bechara will be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. It stars 34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput in his final role alongside Sanjana Sanghi.
Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya describes Rajput’s character Manny as restlessness wrapped up in a moment of respite, which clearly captures the actor’s public demeanor as well as his acting style.
But without letting Rajput’s shadow hang over the tunes, the songs are lovable and huggable, with their themes of young love and optimism in the face of chronic illness
The title track of ‘Dil Bechara’ and ‘Friendszone’ falls in the third zone, and the singer does have some fun... it helps that there are catchy lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the lovely dance steps of Sushant Singh Rajput to go with it.
The fun continues in the playful ‘Maskhari’, with the voices of Hriday Gattani and Sunidhi Chauhan prancing around like the world is full of joy.
Arabic strains dominate ‘Afreeda’ by Sanaa Moussa and Raja Kumari, a number where one wonders how that will fit in the scheme of things of a love story.
With ‘Mera Naam Kizie’, a simple retro-melody ballad by Aditya Narayan and Poorvi Koutish
, there is a neat retro touch as it takes you back to the good old-fashioned musical world of Hindi cinema of the past.
This conversational attitude continues with ‘Mein Tumhara’. The dreaminess of its opening strains hits you in the first listen, and lulls you into a musical intoxication that you don’t ever want to come out of. Hriday Gattani’s vocals captures its soul.
Take ‘Taare Gin’, a melody in which Shreya Ghoshal breathlessly prances around Mohit Chauhan’s carefree vocals.
This feeling of harmless niceness runs through the entire album.