Dear Zindagi music review: The movie promises to be one of the best films of the year, thanks to its unique storyline and, of course, having the fresh pairing of Alia Bhatt and Shahrukh Khan. But for a film with such star power, most of its songs are at best a pleasant background and at worst forgettable. This fact is even more surprising when you consider Amit Trivedi’s other musical offerings earlier this year. In Fitoor and Udta Punjab, we got Amit at his best and while the songs of Dear Zindagi are not bad, they’re definitely not the top-notch songs we expect from the musician.
The most memorable songs come from the talent of Arijit Singh. Both Tu Hi Hai and Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le are the film’s best tracks and are great at showcasing Arijit’s versatility. Taarefon Se is yet another number where the singer shines as he delivers the melody with ease. The other tracks like Go To Hell Dil and Love You Zindagi aren’t bad to watch, but there’s the catch. Without a video of Alia Bhatt to accompany them, these songs don’t stand a chance of being remembered after the first flush of excitement over Dear Zindagi ends.
Love You Zindagi’s club remix will only appeal to people who like the original track. On its own, the song can’t compete with other tracks that usually play at clubs. Let’s Break Up is a catchy number and fits perfectly in the break-up-and-get-drunk routine that most youngsters go through these days, but will it stay in our minds for years to come? That remains to be seen. Although they are a decent bunch of songs, a film, which is clearly going to do well critically and commercially, needed a better soundtrack.