Music is an essential part of Hindi Cinema and one aspect that makes it unique throughout the world. We have songs for every situation and emotion; happy, sad, love, hate, party, wedding, and some you can’t even imagine. For a country that has an abundance of music maestros, music is in our system and there’s no running away from it. Last year, we got to listen some melodious music albums, from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s Dilbarooor, Amit Trivedi’s Namo Namo or Naina Da Kasoor, they were on loop. With the music game growing strong and new stuff being introduced, we expect 2019 to have some superb film albums with heart-touching tracks. Let’s have a look at some of the albums we are excited about.
# Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi: This period drama is a film based on the life of Rani Lakshmibai, so we can expect some dance numbers, traditional folk music, and the historical essence. The trailer of the film has already given us a feel of how this album is going to be — exciting. And since the music is composed by our favourite music trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, that, in itself, promises a great album.
# Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga: When the title of the film is itself a line from a soothing love song of the past, the main music album must be amazing. The trailer gives us a story-line and music that look equally promising. Rochak Kohli is the music composer of the film. The trailer features a remix version of the famous Punjabi track Gud Naal Ishq Mitha and people are possibly already grooving on it at parties. With Rochak on board, a romantic song is also very likely.
# Gully Boy: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s most anticipated film of the year Gully Boy, has to be the most anticipated in terms of music as well. For a film based on a rapper, and the hip-hop scene in Mumbai, the makers will have to up their game. The music of this film is by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Maybe this will be the album which will introduce India to real rap culture and have us look at it with respect, rather than the cringe lyrics which we are familiar, passing off as raps. This film’s music might become a game-changer in many ways.
Let’s hope that our expectations of good film music this year aren’t squelched. Yes, we do have our lovely, amazing old songs for our sustenance, but this is the kind of line-up we need. Which is the album you are looking forward to Let us know what you think by voting in the poll above!