Mumbai: The refreshing “Pakeeza” from Dharma Productions’ Ungli has managed to strike the right chord with listeners and is fast climbing the music charts.
With lyrics by Manoj Yadav , the romantic-track sung and composed by Gulraj Singh stays true to the sufi genre of music that actor Emraan Hashmi is synonymous with and speaks of a mellow,understated ,innocent love.
TOI said, “Pakeezah starts off beautifully with an acoustic guitar and western flute parts. Gulraj Singh’s music is unconventional and his voice is softer than what Bollywood is used to, giving the song a refreshing turn.”
Indian Express said, “There is a sincere charm to Pakeezah, which works its way up with an acoustic guitar in the background with spurts of western flute. Gulraj Singh’s unconventional, soft voice and composition work well for this. ”
Adds Koimoi,”Every romantic song doesn’t have to sound mushy. ‘Pakeezah‘ has amazingly fresh and lively music. The guitar strumming is a treat to the ears and so is Gulraj Singh’s voice which totally melts your heart. Pakeezah has beautiful lyrics and also being composed by Gulraj Singh is one of the best songs from the album.”
Bollywood Life says, “Pakeezah is a refreshing romantic number which puts a bright smile on your face. Sung and composed by Gulraj Singh, Pakeezah manages to stir your heart thanks to fresh voice of Gulraj, Caribbean style music with soothing guitar riffs and romantic lyrics by Manoj Yadav. ”
Dharma Productions’ Ungli directed by Rensil D’Silva starring Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut & Sanjay Dutt is slated to release November 28th. The film also stars Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Neil Bhoopalam.