Ekta Kapoor and Sony Pictures Network's biopic on Indian cricket team's most successful and controversial captain Mohammad Azharuddin, is touted to be the comeback venture for once 'hitman Hashmi. And so one expects some memorable, melodious music from young Amaal Malik, who has mostly delivered as per expectations!
It's sheer breath-taking dew fresh melody that charms senses with the haunting romantic ballad, 'Bol Do Na Zara
'. The young composer outshines himself and comes up with an ace of a love saga, befitting music's lucky mascot, Emraan Hashmi. Lyrics (Rashmi Virag) and musical arrangements are classy.
Pritam and Emraan Hashmi have together delivered several chartbusters and it's only justifiable that he has been entrusted with one love ditty and he is class beyond compare in 'Itni Si Baat Hai
'. A simple, flowing melody with different shades, that is addictive and renditions by Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra, absolutely mind blowing.
DJ Chetas does a fine job recreating the chartbusting evergreen Viju Shah composed dance number 'Oye Oye
' (TRIDEV) is perhaps a reference to Azhar's second wife, actress, Sangeeta Bijlani. Armaan Malik and Aditi Singh Sharma seem to be having a blast rendering this number and its shows with their energetic renditions.
It's lovely hearing Sonu Nigam (with good support from Prakriti Kakkar) in the sad, separation number, 'Tu Hi Na Jaane
', though this is the first average song of the album. The lyrics are inspired from legendary Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mair's 'Patta Patta Boota Boota
The situational, dramatic, inspirational number 'Jeetne KJa Liye
' is rock based and the tune is fresh, though arrangements not so. KK does a fine job. The lyrics are in sync with the script and throw a peak into the story and the song should appear at an important juncture.
So, what is our verdict on AZHAR?! Well, the audio is good enough given the genre, with two extraordinary tracks, 'Bol Do Na Zara
' and 'Itni Si Baat Hai
', along with two average ones. The music should help the cause of the film and get even more popular when AZHAR hits the screens this May.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below