Halla Bol Music Review
Piously nurtured and spiritually rendered ?Shabad Gurbani?, divine Sikh chants, is soul enlightening enchanting musical work by Sukhwinder Singh. It?s well recited wording speaks about path to salvation, self liberation and creates serene feel of eternal soul-awakening in its religiously tranquil ambience. After ?Ek Onkaar? (RANG DE BASANTI), this elegiac sacred harmonic work proves to be another blissful treat that should working boon for the film?s promising run at the box office.
The sanctimonious grandeur of ?Haji Ali Dargah? gets a scintillating musical vocal treat by traditional Amjad Farid Sabri in another piously penned religious work ?More Haji Piya?. The penetrative and modulating choral shades of pious
?Jab Tak Hai Dum?, a vociferously belligerent track by Sukhwinder Singh is the harmonious epicenter of this ?thought-provoking? film and its penned phrases affixes with the ?never-say-die? spirit of the protagonist. Like ?Jab Tak Hai Saans? (KAAFILA) and ?Khelenge Khelenge? (IQBAL), it?s likely to be cult musical piece in the climax and the grueling situations of the film but there?s nothing amusing or flashy to be cherished in this modestly conceived track.
It?s a pity a talented actor like Devgan is getting saddled in roles like these. He stands out in his scenes but it?s not enough because there is nowhere the film goes, script-wise. It?s a dead end. Pankaj Kapur as Sidhu a reformed dacoit who stages street plays to educate the junta, is top class. But how much can he do? Vidya Balan has not much of a role, but she does stand out in one scene where she takes on the media concerning the question of her marriage. But one scene does not make a movie!
To his credit, the director begins the proceedings with a bang and when he takes you to the point of thrill, reverses his car to get into flashback. And by the time he gets back to first gear to the point of the thrill, all excitement is lost. You almost forget which spot it was that he had reversed his vehicle. Has he lost his touch? Looks like, because even the court proceedings are so hurried that it looks like he had lost interest in the project. All the accused rush up to the ?box? and before they can say anything are charged ?Guilty?. The end is abrupt!
Our verdict: ?Mr Rajkumar Santoshi. Guilty?
To go or not: The verdict says it all!
Ratings : 1 / 5
- Actor: Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ruby Bhatia, Mukesh Tiwari, Lekh Tandon, Darshan Jariwala.
- Lyrics: Dushyant Kumar, Sameer, Mehboob
- Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
- Music Director: Sukhwinder Singh
- Release Date : 11 Jan 2008