Reliance Entertainment's TOTAL SIYAPAA, directed by E. Niwas, whose last venture more than a decade back (2001) , the multi-starrer, LOVE KE LIYE KUCH BHI KAREGA, had some nice hit music to boast of, although it may not have done as well commercially. Moreover it has been produced by Neeraj Pandey of A WEDNESDAY and SPECIAL 26 fame. So one does expect some good classy music from the multi-talented composer at the helm of affairs, Ali Zafar, who also happens to star as the lead hero here.
The title track 'Total Siyapaa
' is the theme song and acts as an entertaining narrative etching out the plot successfully. The tune is heard before and Ali Zafar renders the song with his usual zest and emotions. The in between conversations and apt lyrics add to the fun mood.
This is Ali Zafar that we all love and he is surely in his elements in the love ballad, 'Palat Meri Jaan
', a lovely romantic song that has Ali Zafar written all over it. Mellifluous singing, lovely musical arrangements and soft chorals lend the song that extra zing. CHECK OUT: TOTAL SIYAPAA Movie Dialogues
A dance number rendered by Ali Zafar, 'Nahin Maloom Mujhko
' has strong Arabic influences with lots of instruments (rubab) used for the effects, although once again the tune used is very pedestrian. It's the only song which is a duet and Fariha Parvaiz accompanies Ali Zafar in his efforts.
' is a light hearted fun filled 'chhed-chhad
' number where the lead acts as if he is fed up by the over possessive and sentimental nature of the beloved. The soft conversational number has retro club feel and is well rendered by Ali Zafar. Soft orchestrations and superb lyrics are the highlight of this track.
The Baba Bulleh Shah written famous 'sufiana
' philosophical, spiritual track, 'Chal Buleya
' has been put to music by many legendary artists (Nusrat and Abida etc.). Ali Zafar's version is more contemporary, a soul purifying, heart touching song that talks about the futility of belief in caste, creed, religion and border and unifies humanity. Ali's rendition is great and his crescendo towards the end, absolutely mindblowing. CHECK OUT: Ali Zafar - I could relate to TOTAL SIYAPAA
Summing up, Ali Zafar's TOTAL SIYAPAA is a mixed bag, though one expected the singer-composer to come up with some exceptional tracks in a film where he stars as the lead actor. But heard before tunes act as a dampener, although three songs, 'Palat Meri Jaan
' and 'Chal Buleya
' are very good and our picks. The average musical track will make things difficult for TOTAL SIYAPAA when in releases on 7th March alongside two very strong opponents, GULAAB GANG and QUEEN, both with very good music.