Album Review: Malang
Updated: Nov 21, 2020
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Mohit Suri’s action packed; dark love story Malang has sure scored high in the music category. This beautifully created album made the perfect backdrop for the thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Khemu and Disha Patani in the lead roles. With the music composed by artists including Mithoon, Ved Sharma, Ankit Tiwari, The Fusion Project, Adnan Dhool and Rabi Ahmed, the film surely delivers well, being one of the highest-grossing releases of 2020.
To begin with, Malang (Title Track) lays a beautiful rhythm, and a perfect start for the album. Sung in Ved Sharma’s slight husky voice, it is simply just melodious; easily making it to my favourite’s playlist. The lyrics of the track are penned down by Kunaal Vermaa and Haarsh Limbachiyaa, which link to the plot of the film.
Moving on to Disha Patani’s fiery dance number Hui Malang; it is an upbeat track sung by Asees Kaur, and is the female version to the Malang-Title Track. With Vaibhavi Merchant’s stunning choreography, and the energetic beat, this song makes a treat to both the ears and the eyes.
The album also features Sachet Tandon’s Humraah. Giving off extensive travel vibes, this song made the perfect backdrop for the story-line and journey of the characters. Accompanied by meaningful and refreshing lyrics written by Kunaal Vermaa, the song is a perfect addition to one’s travelling playlists.
Visiting some of the slower songs of the album: Chal Ghar Chalen (sung by Arijit Singh) and Phir Na Milen Kabhi (sung by Ankit Tiwari), one is sure to feel a more deep, sorrowful vibe. Aligning well with the plot of the film, the lyrics of both songs are relevant and original, being a good addition to the overall album. Not to mention, Ho Ja Mast Malang Tu sung by Adnan Dhool and Hadiya Hashmi, which serves as a mere backdrop to the plot, unlike the other soulful music heard in the film.
Overall; personally, I loved the music of this film, and it undoubtedly has become my recent most favourite album. It has a beautiful balance between slow and sorrowful versus upbeat and joyful.
Listen to the full album here