“Halla Bol, Aage Dol, Karta Jaa, Goal Pe Goal…”, the loud scout-march of football brigade is all set to blaze sporty passions on music charts. Impressive Pritam Chakraborty belts out another vociferously passionate youthful album DHAN DHANA DHAN…GOAL with a sport centric theme. Like CHAK DE INDIA, it’s primarily focused on the glowing spirited cheer-ups, moral-boosting boyish turbulence with dash of “Billo” stylized “item song” dancing track.
Bipasha Basu gets second sultry hangover of “Billo” (after “Billo Chamanbahar” in OMKARA) in a “pop-qawalli” arranged item song “Billo Rani”. It’s quintessentially Hindustani “filmi” composed track fancied by traditional instrumentals like harmonium, tabla with tinge of hip-hop, electronic sounds in its interludes. Raunchy to the core, folksy vocals of Richa Sharma turns “nasal” (similar to Rekha Bharadwaj) with Anand Raj Anand getting into outrageously loud “Bhojpuri” lingo in creating melodic fracas on floors. Javed Akhtar’s rustic folklore styled flow is big take on Gulzar’s countrified lyrical flows that swept nation with tracks like “Beedi Jalela” and “Namak” (OMKARA). These rustic dancing hoodlums will be having keen takers in interiors for its “mujra” style flow and likely to be scaling high in charts. The raunchiness gets sharp edges in DJ AMyth “club” version where sweltering and racy disco beat fillers usurps senses.
Neeraj Sridhar comradeship with Pritam flourishes to novel peppier territories with “Ishq Ka Kalma”, another Indi-Pop stylized track similar to recently heard “Hare Ram Hare Krishna” (BHOOL BHULIAYAA). It’s moreover a collage
of all Pritam-Neeraj works embodied with intrinsically rhythmical flows of hip-hop with punch of electronica musical buzz. The infused mild pour of Bagpiper delivers European touches where Javed Akhtar’s wording are hodgepodge of frolicsome tender antics.
“Hey Dude”, another “yuppie” loving song in succession has blend of boyish eccentricity with towering inferno passions of confronting rival on sporting battle field. Devrat, another “new kid on block” from Pritam’s clan emotes out this hitherto supreme sporty track that is high on pulsating beats with energizing snazzy wordings. Like “Chale Chalo” (LAGAAN), “Bad bad girls” (CHAK DE INDIA) and mediocre sounding “Tere Te Me” (ARYAN), it has bountiful of belligerent and confrontational shades that can be working aggressively as apt situational track.
Daler Mehndi’s convincingly mouthed “Halla Bol” is hot-shot trailblazer for this footballer’s dream paradise saga from the word “go” as it jives up boisterous sporty passions with thriving arrangements. This loud cheering up soundtrack has peculiar “English Premier Football League” memento styled choirs that are refurbished extensively with rigorous percussions and Bagpiper’s tonal flings. “Halla Bol” is analogous to “Chak De India” for this footballer’s glam show with flaring Punjabi “dhols” mixing up to give enough meat to shake legs on fields. The number will be working as emblematic treat for the film and can easily be touted as the finest track of the album.
If “Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan” (CHAK DE INDIA) was sufficient enough to deliver pathos for ever-deprived protagonist, then “Tara Ru” works potentially as deserving morale-booster for “down in the dumps” on-screen footballers. Energetic Javed Ali has an inspiring “unplugged” deliverance in typical soft rock ballad (acoustic and electric guitar strumming in supple tones) contours emanating out his remarkable vocal quality with engrossing Bagpiper tones adding many shades to this “never-say-die” fable. Javed Akhtar’s sporty and spirited wordings (“Dil Yeh Kehta Hai Suno, Dekhe jo sapne ho to, Tum Unhe
Sach bhi ka ro…”) are meticulously and aesthetically penned in lucid flows and will be great “hear” in its cinematic depictions.
Pritam proves to be competent taskmaster again with DHAN DHANA DHAN…GOAL, concise and crispy sporty album. The album will be more on-screen delight as one can experience “men on field” jumping, dancing and playing to the tunes of tracks like “Halla Bol” and “Tara Ru”. Songs like “Billo Rani” has pertinent massy appeal while “Hey Dude” and “Ishq Ka Kalma” has amusing “yuppie” appeal.