Music: Ajay Gogavale, Atul Gogavale
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Ajay Gogavale, Atul Gogavale, Shreya Ghoshal
Album Released: June 2018
The movie, “Dhadak” comes with a tagline saying, “When two worlds collide- they become one”. The trailer and the music videos reveal that “Dhadak” is set in the picturesque city of lakes, “Udaipur”. Udaipur is also called the “Venice Of The East” and just like romantic Venice is perfect for the set-up of romantic films, our very own Udaipur set in the Mewar region of Rajasthan, is perfect for this movie about Madhukar and Parthavi. Right from the moment, they set eyes on each other; they felt something familiar, something pure, but as their love blossomed, so did their problems. It’s a typical Indian story about two lovers torn in between the pressures from society, family and honour killing that comes along with such situations.
Ajay-Atul, the composer duo said that making the music of “Dhadak”, was a creative challenge. Let’s have a look at the songs from “Dhadak”.
Dhadak Title Track
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Ajay Gogavale & Shreya Ghoshal
The composers for the Dhadak music album, Ajay and Atul Gogavale are the same as its parent film, “Sairat”. This heart-touching title track is all about hidden glances and stolen moments. The song expresses the painful and ecstatic feelings of the two protagonist youngsters, with the stately views of majestic Udaipur in the backdrop. The violin and guitar music in the background is quite offbeat for a simple Bollywood song devoid of any glamour. Rating: 5/5
This super-sonic dance number composed and sung by Ajay-Atul has been retained from the original Marathi film, “Sairat”. Amitabh Bhattacharya has borrowed the idea for the lyrics from the traditional Rajasthani folklore “Padharo Mhare Des Re”, also known as the “Kesariya Balam” song. You’ll love watching Jhanvi Kapoor (Sridevi’s daughter) and Ishaan Khattar’s (Shahid Kapoor’s brother) energetic and colourful dance performance for this track. Rating: 4/5
“Pehli Baar Hai Ji, Pehli Baar Hai Ji, Iss Qadar Kisi Ki Dhun Sawaar Hai Ji”, this melody perfectly captures the pure essence of innocence first love. The majestic temples, forts and palaces around Udaipur bring alive Jhanvi and Ishaan’s sizzling chemistry. Ajay and Atul Gogavale haven’t just composed the songs, but they have tried their hand at singing a few of these as well. Rating: 5/5
“Vaara Re”, will most probably come up in the second half of the flick, which is why the makers haven’t yet released the official video for this. The video will be out after the release of the movie. This song composed by the Gogavale brothers and written by Bhattacharya hasn’t turned out to be a massive favourite like the “Dhadak Title Track” and “Pehli Baar”, but it creates a chirpy and romantic atmosphere. Rating: 2/5
Shashank Khaitan, the director of the film, as well as the composers, singers and lyricists, have made sure that the songs perfectly express the grand love between Parthavi and Madhukar, a love, grander than anything that has been envisioned in Bollywood till now. The music is made on an international soundscape, something that truly feels world-class.
OUR PICK(S): We select the “Dhadak Title Track” as our most favourite song from the album