‘Noor’ starring Sonakshi Sinha in the title role is a drama based on Pakistani novelist Saba Imtiaz’s book ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’ The film marks the debut of stand-up comedian Kannan Gill and also features Purab Kohli and Shibani Dandekar. It has been directed by Sunhil Sippy.
The music for the film has been composed by Amaal Mallik with lyrics penned by Manoj Muntashir and Kumaar. Consisting of six tracks, the film’s music album has been released under T-Series.
Uff Yeh Noor: It is a light, breezy and fun track with interesting composition of guitar strums and clappings. Armaan Malik has sung it spiritedly while the lyrics gives an insight into the personality of Noor’s character.
Gulabi 2.0: This song is a rehashed version of the very popular classic number ‘Gulabi Aankhen’ from 1970 film ‘The Train’, originally sung by the legendary Mohammed Rafi, composed by R D Burman and penned by Anand Bakshi. Composer Amaal Mallik has recreated it into a hard-core party track with upbeat electronic music. He has also lent his vocals along with Tulsi Kumar, while Kumaar has written the new lyrics while retaining only the hook line. It also has a rap-section in female voice.
Jise Kehte Pyaar Hai: This one is a sweet and soothing romantic number sung by Sukriti Kakkar and she sounds happy in the song. It is beautifully composed with ample guitar strums with a good pace. The lyrics are about realisation of love.
Hai Zaroori: It is a sad song about heartbreak sung by Prakriti Kakkar with pathos-filled voice. The violin music further lends it a melancholic tune, and the song ends with saxophone tune. The effective lyrics deserves a mention.
Gulabi Redux: It is a reprised version of ‘Gulabi 2.0’. The difference is that Yash Narvekar replaces Amaal Mallik and music is slightly faster with more beats.
Move Your Lakk: This is a Punjabi party song with lively beats. Diljit Dosanjh has sung it, while film’s lead actress Sonakshi croons the hook-line. Badshah spices up the song with his rap. He has also given the music and penned the lyrics.
‘Noor’ album is short and decent suiting the mood and setting of the film. ‘Hai Zaroori’ and ‘Jise Kehte Pyaar Hai’ sound nice.