There are high expectations from the #Music of 'Bin Roye', as the film features Mahira Khan in a quintessential romantic role. The sheer romantic setting of 'Bin Roye' promises a wondrous outing. On the other hand, it is also a challenge for the movie to push the envelope as the Pakistani films that have released in the past two years had lacklustre music. Does it live up to the hype? Let's discuss.
The mood is set right at the start of the album with 'Punjabi Tappay' coming to life with 'Ballay Ballay'. It is laudable that Shiraz Uppal doesn't make it another rearranged track or a cover version, rather he picks the main theme of 'Punjabi Tappay' and makes 'Ballay Ballay' stand on its own feet. It has Harshdeep Kaur and Shiraz Uppal doing fair amount of justice to this nearly four and a half minute outing. A highly addictive number that is all set to be a hot favourite in weddings.
Ankit Tiwari's 'O Yaara' has a mellow touch to it - nuanced by his soft vocals. The music by Waqar Ali is uplifting - supported by beautifully penned lyrics. The forty second clip of the song released on the official Facebook page of 'Bin Roye' has garnered fair amount of praise from the audiences.
'Teray Bina Jeena' is the next number in this album, which is sang by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Saleema Jawwad. Once Rahat Fateh Ali Khan begins singing, one ends up thinking how the song would fit into the milieu Momina Duraid has crafted for 'Bin Roye'. However, it turns out that this was just a curtain-raiser to what was essentially in the store. It's a melange of heart-touching lyrics that drive the proceedings further - resulting into a winning outing.
When supremely talented singers like Abida Parveen and Zeb Bangash come together, one is bound to get a high quality offering. 'Maula Maula', a soft number, stands as the 'best' outing in this album bringing out some really intoxicating lyrics. 'Maula Maula' upholds a Pakistani quality throughout its duration of over eight minutes. It is a kind of song that doesn't rely on a movie it has been composed for - rather has a timeless appeal for the listeners. It quickly comes on your lips - you will find yourself humming it around.
It is incredible to see how diverse singers like Abida Parveen and Zeb Bangash have been synchronised to perform this number.
'Chan Chariya', crooned by Rekha Bhardwaj, is a well-orchestrated song that has a spellbinding charm attached to it. Lasting close to five and a half minutes, it has a thoughtful consistency to it which brings to life the mood, treatment and theme of the movie. Kudos to Shani Arshad for the wonderful composition!
The title track 'Bin Roye' is pleasing as well as slightly disappointing at the same time. After hearing tuneful songs like 'Teray Bina Jeena' and 'Maula Maula', it seems to be a disservice to the album by Shiraz Uppal. Thankfully, it doesn't mar the overall impact of the album.
Yes, 'Bin Roye' is a treat for the audiences in terms of music. It's an album that is bound to garner 'whistles and claps', as it entails a melange of tuneful songs. The songs are definitely at par with ground-breaking albums like 'Khuda Kay Liye' and 'Bol'. With a riveting album and an incredible debut of Mahira Khan, the anticipation for Bin Roye's Eidul Fitr release has escalated.