Music Direction : Salim-Sulaiman
What I expected? : Salim-Sulaiman, Madhur Bhandarkar, both when associated previously gave a musical hit Fashion. So expectations pretty high, also because the movie is about Bollywood and Bollywood films. Its ought to be musical.
Halkat Jawani by Sunidhi Chauhan, the highly hyped item number filmed on Kareena has all the elements of a typical Bollywood item song(Desi arrangements, seductive singing) and apart from some very good layering of instrumentation, nothing more nothing less. Must work with the video. Good hear!
Saiyaan by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a melancholic sad romantic track with a bit of Rajasthani folk elements in it, is immensely forgetful if not for Rahat who brings that smooth singing edge and goes well with the mood setup of the song, thus giving us a good hear!
Mein Heroine Hoon by Aditi Singh Sharma should be the title song, slow, secretive and seductive with suited singing talking about the life of a heroine with some excellent mix of modern and classical elements as arrangements should work well with an apt video of same mood.! Good hear!
Khwahishein showcases Shreya Ghoshal's smooth and silken vocals in this situational soft rock track which emits some kind of addictive energy with good lyrics making up a good hear! Loved it!
Tujhpe Fida by Benny Dayal and Shradha Pandit is a pleasant urbane cool romantic track with Benny Dayal sounding as fresh as ever and Shradha supporting beautifully with her modern-ish sweet vocals
along with some lively electric arrangements.! (Has a heard before feel, somehow)Good hear!
Verdict : As expected, Heroine is high on musical elements with some really cool tracks, which if not working as standalones, must work with the situation of the movie. Waiting to see the songs on screen meanwhile enjoying the music! Salim-Sulaiman comes up with a winner in Heroine soundtrack! Go for it!