The music of Challo Driver has been composed by Gaurav Dayal and Sajjad Ali Chandwani and although not much is known about the composers, the film being a romantic comedy has ample scope for a musical treat.
Kudi Pataka Driver is the title song of the film and the lyrics are equally a pataka as the song. Although the music is pretty ordinary and just a juxtaposition of contemporary music styles but Mika Singh’s singing gives it the effect that was required for it to make a mark. Hard Kaur provides the backing vocals and the eventual song is acceptable and fun to say the least. It may not make the number 1 on the charts but should work in favor of the film.
Dehle Pe Gulla has been sung by Labh Janjua and Gaurav Dayal who is also the composer. The lyrics have been penned down by Vickrant Mahajan who has also written all the other songs. Dehle Pe Gulla is another song with Punjabi lyrics and in essence is also a Punjabi track. The lyrics work well to set the context of the song and this song again is very contextual to the film, hence very relevant but as a standalone number, there isn’t much to root for the music or the song in its entirety.
Wakhre Wakhre Kaam, sung by Aditi Veena and Gaurav Dayal, is an upbeat number heavy on beats. Gaurav has this freshness in his singing which many may just begin to like. There is a lot of backing vocals effect which work at the beginning for a while but it turns off the mood later. The lyrics are very ordinary and that pulls down the song else it should have been a hip and happening track. The guitars are very average and some rhyming couplets are too clichéd and tacky.
Umangon Ka Karwan has been sung by Shaan and Raktima. The music has been composed by the same duo (Gaurav and Sajjad) and the lyrics are by Vickrant Mahajan. It is a pleasant move away from the Punjabi dictions to an extent and Shaan as usual gives it his signature touch. Raktima is good as well. Umangon Ka Karwan may sit well with the fans of Shaan but it is not a song to go gung ho about.
Ittefaq Hai Daastan Hai, sung by Shubhankar Dutta just manages to bring the album of Challo Driver to a decent end.
There has been a notable shift in the lyrics of the songs in the album as the gear shifted from fun and Punjabi tracks to more conventional Bollywood numbers. The film’s music can be regarded as very ordinary. There is a feel good and fun factor which is to stay in sync with the genre of the film but neither the lyrics nor the melodies or the arrangements make any indelible impact. A good one time listening perhaps, and possibly with the videos else the lyrics would hardly make much sense.