Even as the release date of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota fast approaches, its makers have decided to release its soundtrack in its entirety online. All the songs from this album have been composed by Karan Kulkarni, with only one among them featuring a contribution by Dipanjan Guha. This 8-track record is filled to the brim with fresh music, that’s for sure. Let us delve deep into its songs to give you a fair assessment of what to expect from them.
Things kick off with a bang as Rappan Rappi Rap, a song heavily featured in the trailer of the film, is the first song from the album. It’s the perfect song for Benny Dayal to have sung, since it borders on his own style that we’ve come to love over the years. It’s a ravishing track with funny lyrics like, “Darta toh main sher se bhi nahi re. Par cockroach ke aage kya karein? Hiley duley Mahatma Phule.” Lyricist Garima Obrah is a real find.
The next song is Kitthon Da Tu Superstar. Sung by Sanj V, it has a bhangra flavour to it, but there’s still plenty of freshness loaded in it. Its electronic interludes grant it a special charm, and so does its unexpected rap portion sung by Karan Kulkarni. The album then blesses us with the love ballad, Tere Liye. This track is highlighted by the spectacular singing performances by Kamakshi Rai, Vishal Mishra and Karan Kulkarni. Its unique soft nature makes it a perfect candidate for a song to play on a long drive during a rainy night.
Next is Nakhrewaali, a song sung by Karan along with Saba Azad, the actor-singer who is one half of the underground electro funk duo Madboy/Mink. Nakhrewaali is an absolute highlight from the album owing to its highly charged nature. Garima Obrah’s lyrics impress yet again, but this time she has the company of Hussain Haidry in the writing department.
Life Mein Fair Chance Kiska has singer Suresh Triveni (who was the director of Tumhari Sulu) imitating S. P. Balasubramaniam’s voice, and he has even put on a heavy South Indian accent for this song. The music is along the lines of something you’d listen in a Tom & Jerry episode, which makes us believe it will be used during a chase sequence in the film.
Dreamtime, sung beautifully by Kamakshi Rai, also comes from the pen of Garima Obrah. This English track gave us the vibe of a sombre Frank Sinatra number, and that’s a big achievement on the part of the music director. Shaolin Sky, the next track from the album, takes the “Ude Ude…” hook from Rappan Rappi Rap, and blends it with crazy rap verses. It’s an eclectic track that really comes into its own towards the end when the words, “Sumdi mein kombdi” start echoing.
The final song from the soundtrack is a Shooter Version of Kitthon Da Tu Superstar. It has been composed by Karan Kulkarni, along with Dipanjan Guha, and is highlighted by its musical heaviness rather than its lyrics.
The soundtrack of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is indeed an excellent musical journey, and it even signals the arrival on the main stage of great talent in the form of Karan Kulkarni and Garima Obrah.