Phillauri Music Review: Diljit Dosanjh, Shashwat Sachdev, Romy and Mika Singh add perfect Punjabi tadka to the album | PINKVILLA



Phillauri, starring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada, is slated to release on March 24 and here’s our music review of the film.



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If a story is about a young man who has come to Punjab to get married and he is a maanglik and gets married to a tree and lands up getting stuck with a spirit, it’s sure to grab your attention. As the trailer was out on the web, it was expected that the music of the film will have that punjab da tadka and well, it doesn’t disappoint you in any way. Phillauri stars Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles. 

Here’s our music review:

Dum Dum

Dum dum udti hai dua
Sau pankh laga tere naam ke
Mera dil fakeera ho gaya
Chal diya wo tere dham pe
Dum dum udti hai dua…

With the song Dum Dum, even after you are sitting in your office, you will be travelling to the streets and khets of Punjab, thanks to the musical setting. The song starts with Iktara and soon transcends into the fusion of tumbi, dholak and tabla. If you have a fine taste for music, you’ll appreciate Shashwat Sachdev for his arrangement of instruments. Romy and Vivek Hariharan will impress you with their vocals and you’ll be stunned by how the song moves back and forth from high and low notes. The song ends with the intersection of piano, tabla, guitar riffs and interestingly, the pace from slow becomes fast. What more you can expect from a song! 

Whats Up

Dhol, nagade… shuro ho jao oye!

Well, that’s the feeling you’ll get when you’ll start listening to Mika Singh and Jasleen Royal’s Whats Up. It will give you a typical Punjabi shaadi feel. If you are Punjabi, you’ll surely relate to the lyrics – Main kehna whats up, Kehde pauni ae khap te naal nachna, Karke bottoms up, Ajj hilne ne lak te naal nachna. If you agree with us, this song will surely be one in your shaadi playlist. And for music buffs, you get to hear the tunes of dhol, gharha, dhadd and trumpet. It might sound similar to 2 States‘ song Iski Uski

Naughty Billo

Continuing with the same Punjabi flavour, we have Naughty Billo next in line in the jukebox. Tumbi, dhol, keyboard, bass – there’s everything which makes the song a dance number. Diljit Dosanjh, Nakash Aziz and Shilpi Paul’s vocals take the song to a different level. Well, if you are the one who loves upbeat songs, then this is a perfect fit. Anushka Sharma goes into a rap mode for this one and the songs can make you dance even if you’re at the office and have lots of work to do. 


Romy and Pawni Pandey’s Sahiba is a delight to the ears. If you’re in love, you would want to sing the song again and again. Sahiba entails the love story of Mirza-Sahiba. Sarangi, chimta, iktara, esraj and piano – the song offers you a buffet of instruments. Just close your eyes and you’ll be with the one you truly love. Incredible is the word for Sahiba. The lyrics are meaningful and might even make you teary-eyed. 

Bajaake Tumba

Bajaake tumba saari pind ki kundiyon ka
Phillauri nachda bajaake tumba
Saari pind ki kundiyon ka…

Phillauri is used in a sense that you have to call someone and you don’t know the name. Phillaur is a district in Jalandhar and if he is from Phillaur, he’ll be called Phillauri. Basically, the songs tell you the story of a guy who gets into a panga because he has fallen for a girl. If you hail from Punjab, you would know how intelligently the music director has used iktara, sapp, dhol, chimta and bhangra beats. Romy and Shehnaz Akhtar have done wonders with their vocals. 

Din Shagna Da 

Jasleen Royal’s Din Shagna Da sang it for The Wedding Story and it has been retained in the jukebox. The song went viral and has been played ‘n’ no. of times when the bride’s vidaayi happens. If you are a music buff, you would love the tunes of Ukulele, piano and guitar. 

Dum Dum (Punjabi Version)

It’s the Punjabi version of Dum Dum and you would love this too. 

Dum Dum (Reprise)

Sung by Diljit Dosanjh, the reprised version is something to look out for. His vocals will spread magic and if you’re already a fan (just like me), you would fall in love with him. His vocals are captivating and his transition from low to high notes or vice-versa is just remarkable. Hats off!

Verdict: In a nutshell, Phillauri’s album is something that has got some freshness and the singers like Romy, Vivek Hariharan, Mika Singh, Jasleen Royal, Diljit Dosanjh, Nakash Aziz, Shilpi Paul and Pawni Pandey have poured their heart out to give such worth-remembering songs. 

We give 85 out of 100 on the Pinkvilla meter!

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