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Music Review: “Kahay Dil Jidhar” Is One Album You Don’t Want To Miss

Who doesn’t want to be surprised by a well-produced music album with a few potential chart-busters up its sleeve? The music of soon-to-be-released “Kahay Dil Jidhar” is one of those rarities which catch you off guard. Dubai-based artiste Atif Ali and Suroor Band, who share the music production credits have crafted an album that offers quite the variety ranging from soft, mellow romantic numbers to foot-stomping party numbers, and almost everything in between.

The title track “Kahay Dil Jidhar” is an ear-friendly soft-rock track with guitar riffs aplenty, accompanied by some smooth vocals from Kamran Bari, Atif Ali, and Waqqas Qadir Sheikh.  There are some interesting qawalli-esque interludes in the track which make it all the more appealing.

Next up is “Dholna,” a quintessential shadi/mehndi number featuring the voices of Fadia and Jabbar Abbas. This is an upbeat Punjabi number that is layered with synth drums and a bhangra beat. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself grooving to it at the many wedding festivities happening this season.

The song that really catapults the graph of the album further is “Mastam,” an EDM fusion number with plenty of arabic and qawalli influences. Featuring a super-groovy beat peppered with darbuka, tabla, and synth drums, the number is destined to be the next earworm for many. Kamran Bari, Rana Obeid, and Faiz Ali Faiz Qawal do a pretty decent job in the vocals department.

These are the three songs that have been released so far. Among the other tracks featured on the soundtrack is “Kaheen Aasmaano mein,” a mellow, romantic track in two versions, one sung by Atif Ali and the other by Shumaila Hussain. “Sajna ve” follows and this is a number that will likely be playing in a tragic situation in the film. “Jogi” is a rock number to get your adrenaline flowing again and finally wrapping up the album is the sad version of the title track, portions of which have been featured already in the trailer.

The final word
All in all, this is a soundtrack that you would not want to miss on. The music has all the right ingredients to do well on the charts, and we cannot wait to see it featured in the film.

Written by Faisal Ali H

I work as an economist and maintain an active interest in Pakistani cinema.


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