Fox Star Studious' A.R Murugadoss directed AKIRA is a totally heroine centric action movie which we have been encountering quite frequently now (MARY KOM, NH 10, MARDANI etc.). All the same it quite a league se hatke
film, with lead protagonist Sonakshi storming the male bastion in a no holds barred action avatar. Music too is expected to be in keeping with the script and none better than VS (after the chartbusting SULTAN) who have demonstrated their versatility time and time again, to do the honours.
A soft rock based theme song 'Rajj Rajj Ke
' which appears in three versions (remix included) can be classified as the title song as it gives a clear insight into theme and story providing a peak into the state of mind of the female lead. Nahid Afrin's vocals are sweet and strong and suit Sonakshi and Vishal Dadlani provides back up support. The only lament is that it appears to be a sort of female version of 'Jee Karda
' (BADLAPUR) in its heart and soul.
Light, soft and frothy, a totally VS kind of romantic song 'Purza
' which rests largely on Arijit Singh's evocative vocals but has that heard before feel (tune). The only unique thing about the song are its lyrics (Manoj Muntashir)- 'Main purza purza tera, Na adha pauna tera, Main poora poora tera
One comes across yet other romantic, situational-cum-inspirational number; 'Kehkashan Tu Meri
' (you are my star, my galaxy) sung by well by Shekhar Ravjiani but once again a fresher tune was required.
Another situational number where the female lead vents her anger and expresses her pain and sorrow is 'Baadal
' which is sung with emotions by Sunidhi Chauhan. The sombre soft rock arrangements fit the situation.
To conclude, the audio of AKIRA is quite a let-down and even though the movie did not demand chartbusting music but fresher tunes were the order of the day more so with VS at the helm of affairs (especially after SULTAN). Our picks- 'Rajj Rajj Ke
' and 'Kehkashan Tu Meri
'. Female power and Sonakshi's realistic acting with even more realistic punches should punch the movie to a hit status (quite like Rani's MARDAANI) when it releases all over this Friday.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below