Despite the film's title being The Film Emotional Atyachar (ok, it's a strange title by itself but we will let go of that), one doesn't have any expectations from the music here. Firstly the promotion of the soundtrack has been patchy, something that pretty much conveys the kind of confidence that the makers have in the music here. Secondly, there are just two songs in the film which only makes it a make and break situation here. With Mangesh Dhadke and Bappi Lahiri contributing with a song apiece as a composer, you push yourself to play on the album.
There is an attempt to recreate the mood of 'Aai Meherbaan' or 'Babuji Dheere Chalna' with 'Chitka Hua'. A night club song composed by Mangesh Dhadke with an old world setting to it, it also tries to get into the 'James Bond' zone but ultimately just ends up being barely passable. Amitabh Bhattacharya's lyrics do attempt at bringing together the elements of 'sharaab', 'shabaab' and 'jua' which do end up creating a smoky mood. Still, this lazily paced track sung by Aditi Singh Sharma doesn't carry enough zing to make you listen to it all over again.
On the other hand the song which ensures that you totally stay away from the album is the title track 'Emotional Atyachar'. In fact the manner in which Bappi Lahiri starts singing 'Emotional Atyachaar', it is an 'atyachaar' on the ears. The lyrics that follow go something like 'li li loongri' which pretty much set (lack of) mood for the rest of the track. Swaroop Khan, Toolika Das and Upasona come together to give company to Bappi Lahiri (who has also composed the song) and despite an age old folk based Punjabi setting to it in the intermittent portions, 'Emotional Atyachaar' doesn't work. One wonders if the makers are actually planning to place this song in the middle of the film or even contemplating coming out with a music video, courtesy a 'reloaded version'. One dreads to think of that!
Nope, this one doesn't work at all.