Ek Villain

The upcoming romantic thriller ‘Ek Villain’ is slated for a June 27th release. The cast of the film include young stars Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor. Popular actor Riteish Deshmukh who is known for his comic roles, will be playing the antagonist for the first time in this film. Both the film’s official teaser and trailer have been released on YouTube and have been watched millions of times. The film’s music is out now.  Director Mohit Suri’s last film ‘Aashiqui 2’ was a musical. The songs became very popular and were one of the major reasons behind the film’s success. In hope of repeating the success, the director has roped in composer/singer Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon. Will they be able to weave melody magic once again?

The soundtrack of ‘Ek Villain’ has a total of 6 tracks. The popular song from the album so far is ‘Galliyan’, written by Manoj Muntashir and sung and composed by Ankit Tiwari. This is perhaps the best song of the entire album. Starting as a slow romantic number, the song transforms into a rock track and also has touches of traditional Indian sounds. Ankit’s husky voice adds the required finesse to the song. There is also an unplugged version of the song, surprisingly well performed by actor Shraddha Kapoor.  

The song ‘Banjaara’, written and composed by Mithoon is perhaps the most unusual song in the album but is really touching. Singer Mohammad Irfan does a brilliant job with the mellowed theme of the song. Credits to Mithoon for the minimal acoustic tune based on instruments like the piano and the harmonium.  The track ‘Zaroorat’, (lyrics and music Mithoon) sung by Mustafa Zahid is a song that will evoke mixed feelings. The overtly melodramatic song about heartbreak and love will appeal to some listeners but on a whole is a weak link in the album.

Current singing sensation Arijit Singh makes his entry with ‘Humdard’, another creation of Mithoon. He has the ability to adjust his voice to almost any composition and does the same thing here. The guitar portions of the song are really good and elevate it to better level.  The band Soch has been brought in to contribute the song ‘Awari’. The experimental song with electronica touches is a welcome addition to a mainstream album. Adnan Dhool and Momina Mustehsan belt out the vocals but it is Momina who steals the show with her rustic voice.

With no major flaw and several impressive compositions, the soundtrack of ‘Ek Villain’ is one the best in recent times.
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