Nadiadwala Grandsons' next offering HERPOPANTI is surely the perfect launch pad for actor Jackie Shroff's handsome son Tiger and the beautiful Kriti Sanon. A youthful action love story provides ample scope for hit duo, Sajid-Wajid, to come up with some chartbusting numbers, although one expects some memorable songs, keeping in mind that star son launches have always provided audience with numbers having long shelf life. Right from BOBBY, LOVE STORY, BETAAB, KAHO NA PYAAR HAI, the list is long! With expectations quite high, let's check out what the duo along with guest composer Manj Musik have to offer us.
The album kicks off with the memorable flute piece signature tune (here in form of a whistle) of Tiger's dad, Jackie Shroff's debut blockbuster HERO, and it's a wise ploy on part of guest composer Manj Musik to use it for 'Whistle Baja
'! The song is a uniquely decorated and laced with Punjabi Bhangra and rap (by Raftaar who at times imitate Yo Yo) with and HERO's haunting flute piece added in between. Nandy Kaur and the composer do the honours and the end result is a chartbusting effort.
Simple sweet sounding melody, superb orchestrations, some lovely soothing guitaring, its Sajid-Wajid at their melodious best in 'Rabba
'. Mohit Chauhan is great as always, though he does bring in that nasal twang in between, for reasons unknown! Kausar Munir successfully pens down some novel and simple lyrics that are quite appealing.
Arijit Singh sounds quite Atif Aslam like as he commences, 'Raat Bhar
', the racy romantic song about two love birds breaking free from all barriers and enjoying each other's company. One can easily gauge a strong inspiration from the duo's very own 'Mukhtasar
' (TERI MERI KAHAANI) in terms of the racy melody and mood. Shreya Ghoshal sings like a pro. CHECK OUT: Heropanti Movie Dialogues
Bablu (Tiger Shroff) along with his friends is abducted by Prakash Raj and his goons when his eldest daughter runs away with one of his friends during her marriage ceremony. In this family falling in love means courting certain death. Bablu knows where his friend is but won't speak. Holed in their house, he plans an escape with his friends. But before he can board a running train to freedom, he chances upon Dimpy (Kriti Sanon), the girl who he fell in love with on a street in a flashback, and whose earring he has with him.
Then begins the madness of a love story coupled with lots of violence and a mild dose of humour. Suddenly, out of nowhere you find yourself treated to a song, then another and another. Song days are over Sabbir Khan, meaty plot is what is the need of the hour. CHECK OUT: HEROPANTI Movie Dialogues
The surprise of the pack is newcomer Kriti Sanon. This girl gives a balanced performance and is good-looking as well. She carries off every scene with ease and in fact overshadows Tiger at times. No mean feat considering that this is his product launch.
Welcome aboard, Kriti, Tiger. May your tribe increase.