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By Raunaq Kotecha
It becomes rather easy to start a career in showbiz when you have your own father making movies for you. The Deol Senior (Dharmendra) has launched both his sons with grandiosity and success and is now all set to ensure his nephew Abhay Deol gets no less than a grand launch pad in 'Socha Na Tha'. Produced under the banner of Vijayta Films, 'Socha Na Tha' is a Darmendra Presentation directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Sandesh Shandilya has composed some listenable tunes while Irshad Kamil and Subrat Sinha have penned the lyrics.
Sonu Nigam and Sanjivni inaugurate a distinctive composition in 'Yaara Rab'. The melody of the track appears to be average at the first instance, but will definitely grow as you listen. Sanjivni's incisive vocals provide a lot of diversity and uniqueness to track while Sonu Nigam sounds entertaining as usual.
'Abhi Abhi' is a fun number dedicated to the exclusive and youthful pleasures of Goa. This one's a perfect team work by the youngster's brigade of current Hot Singers - Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan. An evenly paced tune with danceable beats is quite pleasant on ears. Sandesh's extremely clever usage of state-of-the-art musical instruments and Subrat Sinha's side-splitting lyrics assiduously serve the purpose. No wonder the track plays once on each side of the tape.
K.K. proposes with all his convincing powers in 'Seedhey Saade Dhang Se' which is obviously about a guy putting across his love proposal to the girl while trying to convince her with all impossible deeds that seem so possible only before the knots are tied. Being Situational is the only excuse that can justify such a middling composition.
You will be caught by a pleasant surprise when you first hear a young delightful male voice at the start of 'Na Sahi'. The music director - Sandesh himself is the owner of such velvety and youthful vocals, which is the only good thing about this track.
Come Side B and the album slumps further with 'Mera Tumhara'. Sandesh Sandhilya sings and composes a tune that is more like a flat dialogue.The music in the milieu is average, but the melody is dwindling while Subrat Sinha's lyrics have nothing new to verbalize.
Sonu, Sunidhi and Lalit Bhushan intone Irshad Kamil's amusing lyrics interlaced into a swift zealous composition. Sunidhi tenaciously gets going with the droll lyrics and ends at 'Zindagi', which is the name of the song and it sure has a lot of life in it. A distinctive track stupendously voiced by Sonu and Sunidhi alike should be quite congenial with teenyboppers.
The album concludes peacefully with a sinuous composition - 'Socha Na tha'. The title track is better than the previous come today gone tomorrow tunes. Sandesh reserves this one for himself and executes quite a romantic performance with harmonious Sadhna Sargam. Momentous lyrics by Irshad Kamil, serene singing and an endearing melody are a few essences of this idealistic duet.
Dharmendra has attempted to present the music that is out of the ordinary by roping in Sandesh Sandhilya who sure has loads of musical gems in store that are still to be exploited. However, the lukewarm response Deol junior is receiving can prove to be injurious to the music and the movie at large.