STAMPED IN SHANTANU MOITRA’S STYLE – MIGHT TAKE TIME TO GROW!
An album which sounds unmistakably Shantanu Moitra at first listen, in the choice of lyricist (Swanand Kirkire) choice of singers (Shaan, Sonu, Shreya) and the melodies!
Aal Izz Well' is this zany song with funny lyrics which goes with the mood of a movie titled '3 idiots' quite appropriately , sung to requirement by Sonu, Swanand and Shaan.
'Zoobi Doobi' seems to be this Bollywood retro song. It begins with a few super slow lines by Shreya and Sonu and then blends into this peppy song sung to perfection by Sonu and Shreya with all the trills and paaram - pums in place.
'Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh' is a folk based song (Sounds Assamese in origin). Sung well by Shaan and Shantanu Moitra himself, reminds you of Phool - phool from Parineeta in its feel and tone.
'Give Me Some Sunshine' - This one starts with a few lines recited by Sharman Joshi and proceeds into another peppy song set to good beats (good use of the drums). The lyrics are what make the song unique, using English lyrics at times to convey the emotions very beautifully. Sharmaan's recitation in the middle of the song also conveys the irony of the existing educational system and the pressures put on students by parents and society quite effectively.
'Jaane Nahin Denge' - Sung by Sonu is a powerful track and is sung to effect. The song is slow in essence but builds into a powerful crescendo.(glimpses of 'Soona Man Ka Aangan' from Parineeta, here)
The album also has two remixed versions of 'Aal Izz Well' and 'Zoobi Doobi'.
An album which might not bust the charts in itself, but has been created in keeping with the theme of the film. It seems as if it will definitely add value to the film. Here's wishing it all the best!