Music Review: Sunny Leone's Ek Paheli Leela is incredibly drab

14-03-2015

Featuring compositions by Dr. Zeus, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Malik, Ek Paheli Leela has a lot to offer in the music front. But is it all good? Let’s find out!


Kanika Kapoor’s Desi Look is the standard Kanika song featuring Sunny Leone. It is peppy, zesty and suitably feisty. Kanika’s sultry voice is the star of the song as usual. It may not have Baby Doll’s bite but the desi beats make it a very foot- tapping number.


Tere Bin Naahi is a dull, monotonous number be it in Uzair Jaswal or Tulsi Kumar’s voice. The acoustics are predictable and stale while the lyrics are fairly. This is one song you can definitely skip.

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Amaal Malik’s Saiyaan Superstar has been sung by Tulsi Kumar and it almost makes you wish they had made another version of Tere Bin Naahi instead. If the bhajan-like beat doesn’t bore you to sleep, the lyrics by Kumaar definitely will. Interestingly, even the video featuring Sunny Leone (who else?), gets almost annoying after a while.


Tony Kakkar’s Khuda Bhi by Mohit Chauhan is yet another song that sounds like it has come out of a Bhatt film. Chauhan’s vocals are wasted on this song which seems to suffer from lyrics which run too long for the tune. At times it almost sounds like Mohit Chauhan is rushing to finish his line before the music changes. Spare yourself this rare indiscretion by Mohit.


Meet Bros deliver Glamorous Ankhiyaan which is a song confused between techno and old-school semi-classical. Still, it’s not a bad song and could look suitably quirky in the film if used well.

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Main Hoon Deewana Tera is a remix of Sajid-Wajid’s original Sonu Nigam song this time in Arijit’s voice. There’s nothing new except for the new-age percussions, but being purists we still prefer the original.


Dholi Taro is another song which has been remixed or rather rehashed for this film. At this point it almost feels like the makers have given up on creating good original songs and decided to go with proven hits instead.


Neha and Tony Kakkar’s Ek Do Teen tries to be a Honey Singh number but feels forced and awkward. Once again, the lyrics don’t really seem to fit into the tune making us wonder if the composers and lyricist ever even met.


People may be watching the songs of Ek Paheli Leela for Sunny Leone, but nobody is really listening to them except for Desi Look. For an album that boasts of so many tracks, composers and singers, Ek Paheli Leela is a surprisingly drab experience.

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