Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat song album cages soul of listeners!

By Madhusmita Lenka

Feb 3, 2018

The much-awaited and also one of the most `shrouded in controversies` movie, re-titled `Padmaavat`, released on January 25. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a composer par excellence and revered for his classically-soaked numbers. That`s the sole reason why we`ve been eagerly waiting for the album to release!


This is the first song from the album that received a humongous 10 million views in a single day. She walks in the coy bride but it is hard to keep the queen hidden for long.  Padmavati may be a girl in love with her husband, but first she is a queen. And she shows it with her rhythmic but controlled movements in the song. This shows especially the moment Deepika dances like poetry in a motion with diyas in her hands. Ghoomar is a traditional Rajasthani dance form performed by queens which spells grace and elegance. Rajasthani lyrics written by Swaroop Khan and Hindi lyrics by A M Turaz, Ghoomar is a heavy-words song. Starting slow, ending with pace – this song is high on orchestration. It’s beautifully crooned by Shreya Ghoshal & Swaroop Khan & both of them never miss a single beat.

Ek Dil Ek Jaan

The love ballad opens as a worried Maharawal Ratan Singh looks up to see Padmavati smiling down at him from a balcony. The king is blushing now. Deepika Padukone expresses with her eyes and her liquid expressions make for the best moments in the song. Padmavati and  Maharawal are essentially two people in love. So, while their backs stay ramrod straight during war and peace, their eyes speak of their love. A slow romantic Ballad coming from Bhansali has a vintage touch to it. Again, lyrics are the soul of this song but singer Shivam Pathak excels with his vocals. With the touch of Qawwali in between, this song develops at its own sweet pace.


Filled with arabic innuendos, this high on energy, foot-tapping number is sung by Shivam Pathak and Shail Hada. This is one of those songs which grow more after its video comes out.  With his wild look, aggressive mannerisms and dynamic energy, Ranveer rules the song from start to finish and owns each frame. While the song itself is catchy, the video makes it even more exciting and we are still drunk on it!

Binte Dil

This song has a completely syrupy & huskier version of Arijit Singh and he yet again proves how he can sing anything. This song just hit the internet. You have never imagined in your wildest dream that it will feature Jim and Ranveer, right? But Mr. Bhansali has done an amazing job. The song is a sultry song where Malik Kafur is by now more than just a slave but less than a lover to Khilji. The song beautifully portrays the sexual tension between the two characters. A king and his slave general. The sexual undertones of their relationship are much evident from the video of the song. Kafur is in love with Khilji so much so that he doesn’t hesitate singing for him even from behind the curtain as Khilji makes love to another woman.

Nainowale Ne

This is definitely the best song of the Padmaavat soundtrack and Kudos to Neeti Mohan! One of those rare songs you like it from the first hearing. Neeti’s voice is so sweet, it grows on you like a Nutella shake. This saccharine sweet voice will make you want to listen to this number on loop. The words are simple yet outstanding. The feel of this song in the zone of Soja Zara from Baahubali 2.  I wonder why Nainowale Ne is kept under wraps!

We are quite disappointed that we could not find the theme music from the movie in the soundtrack. In our opinion, the humming in the beginning plus the ballad about Rani Sa would have made a good addition to the album! But overall this album deserves to be in your constant playlist!

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