Anil Sharma and Sunny Deol have created history with the all-time blockbuster, GADAR- EK PREM KATHA, and their HERO-LOVE STORY OF A SPY and APNE too were successful fares. The music of all the three films was super-hit (especially GADAR & HERO) and fitted well into the narrative of the high adrenalin action-drama. So, one does expect something similar from their latest venture, SINGH SAAB THE GREAT. Anand Raj Anand, the experienced and multi-talented composer, singer and lyricist has been endowed with the task of composing the music along with Sonu Nigam, the guest composer. Let's get on and hear for ourselves and check out whether the music will be able to create a 'gadar'!
Guest composer, Sonu Nigam, is excellent in all departments of the title track, 'Singh Saab The Great
'. He has chosen a fresh tune that is in keeping with the larger than life stature of the male lead. The lyrics too are apt. Sonu's rendition is brilliant, his vocals shrill and high pitched and at times are even difficult to recognize as he modulates well to suit the 'all Punjabi' composition (which makes the song somewhat less universally appealing). Teesha Nigam supports ably. CHECK OUT: Sunny Deol - Today, people shout from rooftops to come and watch their films
Sonu Nigam's 'Heer
' is an ode to the beloved and is sung in the rustic, traditional Punjabi 'heer
' style with minimal musical arrangements in the background. Only Nigam's awesome vocals stand out loud and clear. Punjabi lyrics are romance personified.
'Daaru Band Kal Se
' starts of much in the same way as 'Heer
' along with some Punjabi conversations. Later it changes track and turns out to be a fun, rhythmic party number. Sonu renders the number with elan. The USP of the song is the cute lyrics that fit the situation.
'Daaru Band Kal Se
' remix has high tempo and beats although the original was far better.
', is inspired from the same folk tune as 'Mora Nadan Balma
' (UJALA) and it is an earthy, rustic and raunchy item number rendered by well by Sunidhi and Anand Raj Anand which caters to the front benchers.
'Jab Mehndi Lag Lag Jaave
' is a party/celebration number that has a nice fusion of 'Bhangra
', pop and western. The USP is the 'jugalbandi
' between Sonu and Shreya who are superb as they playfully render the 'ched-chaad
' track , although the tune is a somewhat of a let-down. CHECK OUT: Sunny Deol turns 57, brings back 'ageless action' with SINGH SAAB THE GREAT
The audio of SINGH SAAB THE GREAT is an average fare with not even a single chartbuster to its credit. The title track by Sonu Nigam is excellent and our pick as well, along with 'Daaru Band Kal Se
', but one does not expect these numbers get to the top of countdowns. Moreover songs with a distinct mass appeal, which have been the hallmark of Anil Sharma films (like 'Main Nikla
'), are missing. However, Sunny's 'dhai kilo ka haath
' is enough to ensure a good opening, irrespective of the musical success of the album, and so SINGH SAAB THE GREAT should open well when it releases all over on 22nd November.