Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey have together delivered some intellectually satisfying as well as interesting films, with good music as well, which hold a mass and class appeal as was evident in SPECIAL 26 and BABY. Their latest venture, RUSTOM, supposedly inspired from the famous Nanavati case, holds promises of an exciting audio. And so one expects some situational but chartbusting music from the team of young gen composers like Arko, Raghav, Ankit and Jeet.
One extends a warm welcome back to king of romantic chartbusters, Atif Aslam, who sways all with his magical rendition of the brilliantly composed 'Tere Sang Yaara
'. Arko works with a very simple melody with charms and that too with absolutely no fancy musical arrangements. Manoj's lyrics too are simple but heart pleasing.
Arko renders the reprise version and who minds a repeat hear of a chartbusting number!
The title track 'Rustom Vahi
' composed by Raghav Sachar fits the bill to a tee. It has a racy pulsating beat along with thrilling, mysterious, adrenalin pumping orchestra and very retro in its character, that's sure to act as a background score during some tense situational times.
The song features as many as four times with the female version sung well by Sukriti Kakkar, the male version as well as the Marathi version (lyrics by Mandar Cholkar) is rendered with effortless ease by Jasraj Joshi, and there is a 'Rustom Vahi Theme
' which is an all instrumental version of the track, complete with drums, percussions , trumpets etc.
Ankit's 'Tay Hai
' too is a nice romantic track, soft and boasts of an engaging melody, with some lovely singing and lovely orchestral crescendo. Manoj's lyrics need to ne commended.
Finally one comes across a lovely chartbusting duet, 'Dekha Hazaro Dafaa
', sung superbly by Arijit Singh and Palak Muchal who hold centre stage. It's an ultimate romantic interlude by Jeet Gannguli, which casts a spell with its perfect retro settings, soft lovely background chorals, superb percussions and picture perfect lyrics.
'Dhal Jaun Main
' is composed (Jeet Gannguli) along the same lines and it is a very heard before tune ('Tere Ishq Ki Mujhko Aadat Hai'
from IJAZAT ) but on the whole the song is pleasing to the ears and Jubin Nautiyal and Aakansha Sharma do a fine job.
Surili Shreya Ghoshal enthrals all with a splendid rendition in the Ankit Tiwari composed 'Jab Tum Hote Ho
'; another very simple melody based number with just Shreya's sweet as honey vocals to savour.
To conclude, the audio of RUSTOM promises to be a chart topping one with songs like 'Tere Sang Yaara
', 'Dekha Hazaron Daffa
' and 'Tay Hai
', the best of the lot, and our picks as well. Although all the compositions are unidirectional and there is not much variety (may be keeping in mind the retro and Parsi ambience) but one is sure that the popular audio will prove a plus for the film, which releases all over on 12th August. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below