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Dil Juunglee
 
Producer: Deepshika Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani
Director: Aleya Sen
Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem, Nidhi Singh, Abhilash Thapliyal and Srishti Shrivastava
Music: Guru Randhawa, Rajat Nagpal, Abhishek Arora, Tanishk Bagchi and Sharib-Toshi
Lyrics: Guru Randhawa, Abhirruchi Chand, Dr. Devendra Kafir, Tanishk Bagchi, Arafat and
Singers: Guru Randhawa, Neeti Mohan, Prakriti Kakar, Jubin Nautiyal, Armaan Malik, Arijit Singh and Mohit Chauhan
Audio On: Pooja Music    Number of Songs: 5
Reviewed by: Anish Mohanty  - Rating: 4.0 / 10
 
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There are always good expectations from the music of a film which happens to be a romantic comedy and boasts of young actors. 'Dil Juunglee', produced by Deepshika Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani , marks the debut of ad filmmaker Aleya Sen as a feature film director. Aleya is the wife of another sought after ad filmmaker Amit Ravindernath Sharma who directed 'Tevar'.

"Nachle Na" sounds like a generic song by Guru Randhawa that sounds like a dozen other songs he has come out in the recent past. In fact, it pales in comparison to some of the better songs like "Ban Ja Tu Rani" ('Tumhari Sulu'). The line "shots lagake hot tu lagdi, dil hua mera junglee", makes one realise the track was made specifically for the film, otherwise one would thought it to be one of those tracks the music company gave the producers to incorporate in their film. This one is, actually, not a part of the main album released by Pooja Music and has been released as a standalone track by T-Series.

"Gazab Ka Hai Din", the evergreen track from the Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi for the film. Though the original bits, composed by Bagchi, blends in pretty well with the rest of the song, it fails to match up to the original song composed by Anand-Milind. The recreated track does not have the charisma or magic of the original that is popular till date. Ash King and Prakriti Kakar do well as singers and lend a sense of innocence to the song.

Prakriti Kakar's voice is heard again in "Beat Juunglee" where she joins Armaan Malik to render a track that sounds more like a half-baked jingle than a full-fledged film song. It is not the duration () but the way the song sounds make you wonder what were the makers and the composer (Tanishk Bagchi) thinking while putting together this song for the film. It does not excite you as a listener and one does not expect it to add any value to the film either.

Some relief arrives in the form of "Bandeya", a soulful number composed by Sharib-Toshi. The song has a sense of melancholy in it and hints at a separation between the two principal characters, played by Saqib Saleem and Tapsee Pannu. Dr. Devendra Kafir writes some soul-stirring lyrics that amplifies the sombre mood of the song effectively. Arijit Singh is in top form here and lends a lot of depth to the song with his efficacious rendition.

The opening notes of "Dil Jaane Na" make one believe that it is a song seeped in melancholy but the mood changes in a while as techno beats and upbeat rhythm kicks in. However, all this decoration fails to camouflage the bland tune that does not take the song anywhere. The lyrics (Abhiruchi Chand) are also average, so the onus is on the singers to save the day. Mohit Chauhan and Neeti Mohan sing the song with a lot of zest but the composition itself is so forgettable that it is not possible for the singers to do any damage control.

One had definitely a much better soundtrack from a film which happens to be a romantic comedy. Sharib-Toshi save the album from being a complete downer with their lone track "Bandeya".

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