Running Shaadi

‘Running Shaadi’ is a romantic comedy starring Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu and Arsh Bajwa. It has been directed by Amit Roy and produced by Soojit Sircar, and is scheduled to release on February 17.

The music for the film has been created by a team of composers, including Anupam Roy, Abhishek-Akshay, Keegan Pinto, Anjana Ankur Singh and Sandeep Madhavan. The soundtrack consisting of as many as seven songs has been released under the label Times Music.

Pyar Ka Test: It is an upbeat track composed by Abhishek-Akshay with foot-tapping disco beats. The song has been rendered by none other than Disco King Bappi Lehri himself, while Kalpana Patowary provides him good support. The vocals absolutely suit the whacky lyrics penned by Manoj Yadav. 

Mannerless Majnu: Composer duo Abhishek-Akshay and lyricist Manoj Yadav carry forward the vein in this fun track arranged with strings and percussion beats. Sukanya Purakayastha, who sang the female version of ‘Paani Da Rang’ in Soojit Sircar’s directorial ‘Vicky Donor’, does justice to the song.

Dimpi De Naal Bhaage Bunty: It is one of the last songs sung by Punjabi singer Labh Janjua before his untimely death in 2015. His vocals lift this energetic, fast-paced typical Punjabi fun song composed by Abhishek-Akshay. Manoj Yadav’s quirky lyrics describe the reactions of family members and relatives of couples who elope to get married.

Bhaag Milky Bhaag: This song is a sort of inspirational track in context with the films comedy genre. Sanam Puri had rendered this number with Sonu Kakkar for campany. The arrangement by Keegan Pinto opens with strings which blends with drumbeats, and just before the female vocals, there is heavy electronic sounds. There’s variation in the song’s composition which is striking. Keegan, along with Sonal Sehgal, has penned the lyrics as well.    

Faraar: Keegan Pinto returns as the composer and lyricist for this song which speaks about breaking away from shackles to freedom. It has a soft-rock arrangement, heavily laden with strings. While the opening isn’t that impressive, the song sounds nice as it proceeds. Jubin Nautiyal’s voice is soothing.

Main Faraar Sa: This one is a melodious track composed by Anupam Roy, who also sings it along with Hamsika Iyer. It is beautifully arranged with guitar strums and flute tunes. The lyrics by Tanveer Ghazi are also pleasant and has a sense of freedom for lovers.

Kuch To Hai: Jubin Nautiyal gets behind the microphone for this breezy melody. Sandeep Madhavan and Anjana Ankur Singh have composed the track with beautiful arrangement of guitars, drums and saxophone which is prominent towards the end of the song. The lyrics penned by Anas Ali Khan speak of a pleasant atmosphere and pleading it to stay that way.

The music album of ‘Running Shaadi’ is pretty heavy with almost half-a-dozen songs, with a mix of Punjabi and western sounds. Nonetheless, the songs are entertaining, particularly ‘Pyar Ka Test’, ‘Main Faraar Sa’ and ‘Kuch To Hai’.