Momina Mustehsan's Coke Studio solo 'Beparwah' receives mixed reviews online

Momina Mustehsan's Coke Studio solo 'Beparwah' receives mixed reviews online

Despite the general praise it received online, the song struggled to amass the hype that 'Pasoori' and 'Tu Jhoom' did earlier.
08 Mar, 2022

Coke Studio recently dropped 'Beparwah' by Momina Mustehsan, the 10th song and the only solo to feature on season 14. The song received a decent amount of praise on social media, however, it struggled to amass the hype that predecessors like 'Pasoori' and 'Tu Jhoom' did.

'Beparwah' is Mustehsan's second song on season 14 after 'Sajan Das Na' featuring Atif Aslam and Mustehsan. It was released on March 7 on YouTube. The song has been composed by Soch the Band's Adnan Dhool and Rabi Ahmed and has been produced by Coke Studio's executive producer Xulfi and associate producer ActionZain.

According to Coke Studio, the song is an "intimate conversation", calling for protection from a higher power in a moment of crisis. On Coke Studio, calls to divinity have always been a feature. 'Beparwah' features delicate music arrangements and Mustehsan's soft voice pleading to the divine. Xulfi and ActionZain create the effect of the universe answering back with gusts of reverb and backup singers that sing like a heavenly chorus.

'Beparwah' received mixed reviews online. While some listeners expressed love for the song, for others it didn't do much.

"I don't know why but I liked this one. [The] lyrics were good [and] the last scene was mesmerising. [The] moonlight, starry night and Momina's voice!" read a tweet.

"Momina Mustehsan is here with another banger by Coke Studio," read another.

"'Beparwah' is such a soulful and amazing song, everything in it is just so magical," said one user.

"I don't know, it feels like this song should have been sung by someone else. I like Momina in general but this song could have been better," posted one user.

"Coke Studio x Momina Mustehesan — maza nai aya [I didn't like it]. Feels like I've heard this melody a million times before," tweeted another.

One user felt Mustehsan was "out of tune" in the song. "The song was not up to Coke Studio standards," they said,

Mustehsan's previous song with Aslam struggled to create a lot of fanfare as well. Many said they expected more from the collaboration. Some also questioned why the composer hadn't experimented more while others felt Young Stunners or Faris Shafi might have done justice to it.

What are your thoughts on 'Beparwah'?


Chooza Mar 08, 2022 12:18pm
Too busy, music drowned her voice, should have aloud it to rise above so divinity soul passion shines through, a bit soft but not bad.
lovelyguy Mar 08, 2022 12:50pm
To this day don't understand how this girl gets so many singing gigs when genuine singers are desperate for any kind of work.
NYS Mar 08, 2022 12:53pm
Mesmerizing and soulful
Soniye Tu Auder Te La Mar 08, 2022 02:44pm
Doofus song. Possibly ranking at the bottom.
Hyra Mar 08, 2022 03:28pm
Dull voice, dull expression. Only 2 songs this seasons were below average. Both belongs to her
JS Mar 08, 2022 06:47pm
Loud music conflicted with singer's voice quality and her pronunciation. Need to work on that.
JS Mar 08, 2022 08:07pm
Should not have been a part of CS, 14.
shazad khalid Mar 08, 2022 08:37pm
Not a good one. Seemed to be a re-hash of many previous ballads and ghazals full of cliches. She even looks uncomfortable singing this. Better suited to more upbeat tunes like Mein Raasta and Tera Woh Piyar. I think this one has split opinions.
ZR Mar 08, 2022 08:57pm
Mani Mar 10, 2022 02:51am
Why wasn’t Arooj or Justin Bibis or so many other deserving artists get a chance to do a solo? Momina reeks of privilege.
Asma Sayeed Mar 11, 2022 02:37am
Pretty mediocre at best!! Could hardly go past a minute !