ADHM Music Review: Pritam, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Arijit Singh stitch powerful vocals with soothing music!

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“There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.”

Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is about unrequited love and the film’s music offers you a buffet of instruments. The tradition of emotional music and Karan goes hand in hand. Remember songs like Kal Ho Na Ho’s title track, Mitwa from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Sajda from My Name Is Khan and how they instantly struck a chord with the audience?  ADHM stays true to the director and the music is both emotional and quirky.

ADHM stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan in the lead roles. The starcast has already started the promotion in full swing and with just two days left for the release, here's our music review:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Title Track

The title track opens with a piano prelude and then, trumpet, cello, violin and guitar lift up the mood. After listening to the song, you feel like bowing down to the selection of the instruments by the music composer, Pritam. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been sung by Arijit Singh and he proves his singing prowess through his powerful vocals. Mujhe azmaati hai teri kami, Meri har kami ko hai tu laazmi, Junoon hai mera, Banu main tere kaabil, Tere bina guzaara, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya take the song to an entirely different level.


Sung by Amit Mishra and Shilpa Rao, Bulleya has a sufi-rock feel to it. Are you trying to confess your love to someone and finding it difficult to express? This song might be relatable then. Electric guitar gives it a boost and the guitar riffs in the song are also infectious. The music makes you think of the one you truly love. As the tempo of the song goes high, you also sing along. The ending is even more impactful as you hear a powerful bass guitar string.

Channa Mereya

Acha chalta hoon, Duaaon mein yaad rakhna, Mere zikr ka zubaan pe swaad, Rakhna, Dil ke sandookon mein, Mere ache kaam rakhna, Chitthi taaron mein bhi, Mera tu salaam rakhna, Andhera tera maine le liya, Mera ujla sitaara tere naam kiya, Channa Mereya…

Isn’t it hard to say goodbye to the one you have always been with? The sadness and turmoil runs through this song. Listen to the song with your eyes shut and tears will roll down your cheeks. There’s a section where Sarangi and Shehnai are used and you can’t help but just flow with the music. Arijit’s vocals are a perfect match for the song. Channa Mereya is such a track which will stay in your head even after it ends.

The Breakup Song

Here comes the peppy number of the album. Well, the song clearly gives you a reason to celebrate your breakup. If you are going through the pangs of a shitty breakup, then this song will lift your mood. Catch up with your friends and forget your silly ex - this  is what the song is all about. The vocals by Arijit Singh, Badshah, Jonita Gandhi and Nakash Aziz will make you groove to this foot-tapping number. Badshah’s rapping sections are surely unmissable in the song. Interestingly, if you are a music buff, you’ll be amazed by how Dholak has been clubbed with drums and ethnic instruments.


Cutiepie is a typical mehendi song and will give you the shaadi wala vibes. Guitars and Ukulele keep the level of excitement high, but there’s something which is off about this music. It could have been much better, taking the atti fantastic lyrics by Amitabh into consideration. Well, the song will make it to the top wedding songs of the year, for sure.


This song will soon be forgotten after the film goes out from the theater. Not because it isn’t sung well, but it's very film specific. Arijit Singh, Ash King and Shashwat Singh’s vocals do justice to the song. In terms of lyrics, the song fails to impress.

In a nutshell, the songs will stay in the mind of the listeners for long, especially Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Bulleya and Channa Mereya. Arijit has yet again proved his singing capabilities and you are left with praises for Karan and Pritam’s choice of music and singers.


Karan's movies always have good music and are picturized well but the stuff in between that bores me.

What happened to Aishwarya's disco song??

i LOVED Alizeh! The song is so well sung. Even the chorus is splendid!! Everyone go listen to the song. It's superb!!

Good music makes me forget my physical pain and this is GREAT music.

Alizeh. Comes out of nowhere and just tops the album for me. The choir singing, strong organ in the background, and the english fusion coupled with the bitter-sweet vibe separates this song and place it above the rest. It was the only song that i got hooked on the first hearing.

Successfully lifted the beats and music of Pakistani hit numbers " ae dil kisi ki yaad mein" and " Sami meri vaar" Congrats ! You need Pakistani talent, its just you don't want to give a face to it . LOL

I find the album to be a bit overrated (bar channa mereya). I admit the lyrics are well thought of. But the songs are not all that


I love the music in this movie! Especially Channa mereya

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