Student of the Year 2 music overview: Vishal-Shekhar's power-packed lineup is marred by misguided notions of 'youth'

From ‘Gulabi Aankhein’ to ‘Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra’ to ‘Disco Deewane’, 2012 smash hit Student of the Year didn’t draw back from churning out remixes of traditional Bollywood numbers. Even although Mohammad Rafi followers scoffed at Shanaya’s (Alia Bhatt) introduction track, there have been far many appreciators than there have been detractors. What made its soundscape interesting was its wholesome mixture of dance numbers, love ballads and crowd-pleasing regurgitation of classics.

Seven years later, the makers of Student of the Year 2 determined to observe the *actual* identical path that its predecessor trod in 2012. Franchises are all about callbacks, however plainly Student Of The Year 2 has a parallel 2019 monitor for each track within the unique album.

Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria and Tiger Shroff. Image from Twitter

Despite the criticism that it has has confronted, the ‘Jawaani Song in all probability packs the toughest punch. Vishal Dadlani’s electrical voice powers by means of the revamped model of Kishore Kumar-RD Burman’s traditional ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani‘. Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar are a hoot right here, however the track is weighed down by such lyrics as “We’re younger and loopy/ Aaj ki raat honi amazin””. There is a beneficiant slice of the unique composition on this reprised model, and is nearly Vishal-Shekhar’s tribute to the grasp composer, which has been rebooted to swimsuit the style of the era. Singer Payal Dev has a relatively smaller half within the quantity, however she holds her personal on this high-energy monitor.

Mumbai Dilli Ki Kudiyan. Source: Twitter.

Mumbai Dilli Ki Kudiyan. Source: Twitter.

‘If you have not guessed already, ‘Mumbai Dilli Ki Kudiyan is the ‘Radha’ of Student of the Year 2, even when Remo D’Souza disagrees. The sangeet quantity is fittingly groovy and has a singsong head-bobbing, foot-tapping high quality to it, however when the lyrics of a track goals at gross generalisation of a whole gender with out (clearly!) no statistical proof, then it turns into quite troublesome to disregard it utterly and luxuriate in its ‘sick’ beats.

This is the primary stanza of the track:

Girls, ladies, ladies
You know they wanna get together all evening
You know they wanna get together until the solar comes up
You know they need it”

“Easy breezy” and “frivolous” don’t at all times necessitate stupidity.

A still from the Hook Up Song. YouTube screengrab

A nonetheless from the Hook Up Song. YouTube screengrab

If one manages to gloss over its lyrics of  ‘Hook Up Song‘, it’s fairly an fulfilling journey, which bears the potential of changing into one of many get together anthems of 2019. With Neha Kakkar and Shekhar Ravjiani’s highly effective vocals gallivanting by means of the monitor, the snazzy composition is a positive winner within the Student of the Year 2 jukebox.

Whereas a lot of the Student of the Year 2 songs are arguably an inferior take of its predecessor’s sprawling jukebox, Fakirafar supersedes Ishq Wala Love’ on this spherical of who-did-it-better. YouTube sensation Sanam Puri’s pitch-perfect voice completely enhances Neeti Mohan’s textured, husky voice. Amid a deluge of dance numbers, ‘Fakir’ acts as a balm for sore eardrums.

The ‘Jawaani Song’ would be the USP of Student of the Year 2, however it’s ‘Main Bhi Nayi Soya’ that captures the emotional core of the movie to the hilt. Arijit Singh has mastered the artwork of pulling on the heartstrings of his viewers together with his impassioned singing. (Case in point- ‘Channa Mereya’ and ‘Main Tenu Samjhawan’). In probably the most emotionally charged moments, Singh’s voice breaks, nearly echoing that of the listener impeded from buzzing alongside by the lump of their throat.

What made the soundtrack of Student of the Year a winner was that, regardless of an abundance of high-energy tracks, the songs had been dramatically totally different from each other.  By the time one reaches the final track of Student of the Year 2,Jatt Ludhiyane Da, it’s nearly inconceivable to distinguish it from the bevy of different peppy songs within the line-up. Barring a couple of songs, the Student of the Year 2 album appears to be an amorphous mass of homogeneous  songs.

The jukebox of Student of the Year proved to be a becoming popular culture confectionery for a Bollywood-obsessed fandom that grew up munching on romantic comedies. That Student of the Year 2 is a follow-up to the “young and crazy” 2012 movie is spoon-fed to nearly some extent of exhaustion. Unfortunately, tracks like ‘Hook Up Song’ and ‘Mumbai Dilli Ki Kudiyan’ maybe point out that the understanding of the “jawaan” pulse is a tad misguided on this movie.

Listen to Student of the Year 2‘s jukebox here.

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