Raabta


Raabta’ is a romantic thriller starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarb, Varun Sharma and a cameo by Rajkumar Rao. Deepika Padukone also makes a special appearance in the title track. It is the directorial debut of well-known producer Dinesh Vijan who has also co-produced it with Homi Adajania and Bhushan Kumar. The movie is set to hit screens on June 9.

The music for the film has been composed by Pritam and his company JAM 8 and the album has been released under T-Series.

Ik Vaari Aa: It is a beautiful romantic track about longing for the beloved. Arijit Singh had lent his melodious voice while Pritam has arranged it. The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya are sensible and overall the song is addictive.   

Raabta (Title Song): The title track is a recreated version of Pritam’s own romantic composition of the same title from 2012 film ‘Agent Vinod’ that was penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song has maintained its original essence with additional catchy beats. Original vocalist Arijit Singh has sung his portions in a slightly higher pitch, while Nikhita Gandhi opens the track in her husky vocals. Irshad Kamil’s additional lyrics blends in well.

Sadda Move: It is a high-octane Punjabi track with upbeat music. The energetic song is voiced by Diljit Dosanjh and Pardeep Singh Sran, and a rap portion by Raftaar. Pritam has composed the peppy number, while the lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Ishrad Kamil are nice.  

Lambiyaan Si Judaiyaan: The melodious Arjit Singh renders this plaintive number, beautifully arranged by JAM 8 with plenty of acoustic guitar strums. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s verses speak of the pain of heartbreak lovers go through.  

Mein Tera Boyfriend: This one is a hard-core party track and has been revamped from Punjabi artiste J Star’s song ‘Na Na Na Na’, originally composed by Sohrabuddin with lyrics written by Jitendra Raghuvanshi. Meet Bros, Sourav Roy and Eric Pillai have composed the track while maintaining the original tune of the hookline. Kumaar has penned the new lyrics. Singers Arijit Singh and Neha Kakkar bring added energy to the song.

Pritam has always provided great music and ‘Raabta’ album is no exception. It is soulful and melodious and is a treat for the ears.