2 States: The Story of My Marriage

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When it was first announced that director Siddharth Anand would make a film based on 2 States, the lead role was slated to be played by Saif Ali Khan and the music to be composed by Vishal Shekhar. Due to creative differences over script between Siddharth and Saif, the project was called off.

Producers of this north meets south love story; Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala finally confirmed and confesed that Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt will be playing the lead with the music helmed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, The first song, Offo, sung by Aditi Singh Sharma and Amitabh Bhattacharya, released on 7 March 2014.
The second song, Locha-E-Ulfat, sung by Benny Dayal, released on 13 March 2014.
The soundtrack of the film released on 14 March 2014.

“Offo” 3:34
Aditi Singh Sharma, Amitabh Bhattacharya
A youthful and peppy number with quirky lyrics which makes it worth listening to! As usual Aditi does a fantastic job but it’s Bhattacharya who surprises us as we are more used to hearing him in romantic ballads. It is one of those numbers which will lift your spirits instantly.

“Locha-E-Ulfat” 4:48
Benny Dayal
Sung by one of the trending Singer of this time – Benny Dayal. A situational number, This soulful yet energetic offering is apt for the campus crowd.

“Mast Magan” 4:40
Arijit Singh, Chinmayi Sripada
A duet rendered & infused with a beautiful sufi feel to this romantic number. The shehnai makes difference to this otherwise mushy duet. While it does sound quite similar to Rahet hits from the past, Arijit’s passion makes the difference in this one.

“Iski Uski” 4:14
Akriti Kakar, Shahid Mallya, Shankar Mahadevan
A techno bhangra number with peppy music and fun Hinglish lyrics. This loud number, leaves very little impact and gets reduced to an average romedy regular.

“Chaandaniya” 4:07
K. Mohan, Yashita Sharma
A beautiful guitar infused track perfect for long drives. The number will need a lot of replays and romantism for lovey-dovey songs. No surprises if this soothing composition remain in your playlists for a while.

“Hulla Re” 3:41
Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Rasika Shekhar,Amitabh Bhattacharya,Gaurav Gupta
A Shaadiwala number that brings in father son duo Shankar Mahadevan & Siddharth Mahadevan together. This one is a full on Punjabi number complete with dhol and Punjabi lyrics. This isn’t one of the best numbers from Shankar Ehasaan Loy and is a disappointment.

The trio has had a low note past two years with less enthralling reception, poor reviews, extremely negative reception & failures.
Exception only in the Zoya Akhtar multistarrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. “2 States” definitely is a relief for the trio hitting the right chords with a refreshing album!

SALT MANGO TREE: 3.5/5

Dabangg 2


Album by Sajid-Wajid
Released November 15, 2012
Track listing

1. “Dagabaaz Re” Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal 4:47
The best part of the album I will say! The very reason, video of the same was chosen to release first. Melodious!

2. “PandeyJee Seeti” Mamta Sharma, Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal 4:17
If this one picks up, it will be simply on its video rating. Rumored as a sequel to “Munni Badnaam Hui” featuring Malaika Arora Khan again. Bonus Track – “PandeyJee Seeti Remix”.

3. “Fevicol Se” Mamta Sharma, Wajid, Keerthi Sagathia 4:49
The Kareena song! Nothing like “Halkat Jawani” from Heroine (2012). A typical Bihari song that may turn a winner at single screens. Bonus Track – “Fevicol Se Remix”.

4. “Saanson Ne” Sonu Nigam, Tulsi Kumar 4:49
A take off from the noisy and masala line up. The song sounds aged & certainly should have released years before. A nostalgic counter to “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” from Dabangg (2010).

5. “Dabangg Reloaded” Sukhwinder Singh 4.05
The tones changed, while in due course beginning an even more energetic “Hud Hud dabangg dbangg”. Similarities are inevitable with “Lagan Lagi” from Salman’s very own Tere Naam (2003). Bonus Track – “Dabangg Reloaded Remix”.

SALT MANGO TREE: 2/5