The lifestyle of metropolitan cities seems to be getting major foothold in tinsel town as another multifaceted and multistarrer social drama SIRF – LIFE LOOKS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE comes out in the marquee. Like many consequential low budget flicks, this film propels out impressively with new composer Sohail Sen in the drivers seat while pop diva Shibani Kashyap delivers out modestly as guest composer. The album has its brightest aspects in couple of enthralling tracks but overall the album stems out to be just another honest effort with no major surprises.
Sohail Sen’s lovable “n” mushy overtures impresses to the core in the mellifluously composed track “Ghar Tera Ghar Mera”, a sweet expression of emotions about subtlety of togetherness mesmerized with a flair of romanticism. Shaan along with Shreya Ghoshal excels to magnificence in this “semi-ghazal cum ballad” format. It exudes out mellowed sentiments of “dream house” with a strong inspirational affixation to Jagjit Singh-Chitra Singh everlasting melody “Yeh Tera Ghar” (SAATH SAATH (1982)). It’s likely to be brightest spark in appreciating glamour and romantic quotient of the flick and unquestionably an affirmative characteristic by the upcoming composer.
Kunal Ganjawala gets into high octave singing in energizing out the humble and innocent expressions of first love in upbeat rock cum jazz musical mode love track “Pehla Woh Pyar”. This above average sounding work has varying arrangements constituting mainly of impressive violin works, flute notes embellished with synchronized percussive and keyboard setting mixed amiably with Kunal’s resonating voice. Kunal’s outcry is worth-listening but the mediocre sounding composition fails to evolve any great spark.
Our “Amchi Mumbai” gets fresh salutation with “Mumbai Nagariya”, a happy-go-lucky number showcasing city’s different facades by prominent sounding KK and Tarannum. This “rock music” stylish track, presumed to be effective background score, has simplistic lyrical documentation highlighting city’s hustle-bustle, glory, pain and sufferings but fails to be heartrending or nostalgic in its flows.
This time Sohail Sen oils out his vocal chords along with ear-splitting Tarannum in a decorum of flashy club dance dancing track “Tujh Pe Fida”. It has strong Arabic musical flair in its backdrop but the loud disco beat arrangements sounds too crassly delivered. Sohail vocals have impressive shades of Mustafa Zahid sonorous baritones (“To Phir Aao”, “Tera Mera Rishta” (AWARAPAAN)) while the composition has bleak glimpses of “Tera Mera Rishta”.
Vinod Rathod optimizes his coarsely audible vocals in oozing out the virtues of “gambles of life” in typical Bollywood’s thriller musical mode in “Khel Jo Khele”. It has poor cloning of tracks like “Johnny Gaddar” (JOHNNY GADDAR) and average sounding “Ekka Chukka” (EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL) into lackluster musical display.
Shibani Kashyap tries to turn another leaf of her short stint “filmi” career by churning out an expression of dreams and aspirations set in backdrop of metro centric life in average sounding “Life Peeche Peeche”. After insignificant “Kashmakash” (SUNDAY), Shibani tries to rekindle emotions of over aspired lifestyle in slick metro cities that were earlier displayed in tracks like “Is Pal Ki Soch” (HALLA BOL) in typical pub crooner singing mode. Shibani delivers the needful but still the gleam of mood enchantment is missing in this presumed to be effective situational background score track.
After noticeable “Pehla Woh Pyar”, Kunal Ganjawala gets into poignant motivational singing mood in delivering out the vicissitudes of perpetual ups and downs of life in serene and subtle sounding “Zindagi Ki Kahani”. This meaningful and melancholic sounding track comes out in mellowed “ghazal” format with strong shades of Alka Yagnik’s popular track “Saare Sapne Kahin Kho Gaye” (Album – “Tum Yaad Gaye”) in its composition. Kunal proves himself to be shinning star of album by showcasing his impeccable vocal talent and this stands out as an extra ordinary effort for serenading out a classy feel to the album. If shot aesthetically, it will surely imprint out an impeccable mark on big screen for its quality singing and pristine harmonic flows. Pamela Jain joins briefly to add feminine touches in its second version that makes this number to be ideal for ushering sentimental hues in the flick.
Sohail Sen shines out as the first promising (if not ground-breaking) composer of this year and accordingly lives up to expectations in couple of soundtracks. Soundtracks like “Ghar Tera Ghar Mera”, “Pehla Woh Pyar” and “Zindagi Ki Kahani” shows great promise in its quality display but none of them guarantees anything chartbusting for this low profile album.