Apoorva Lakhia who had made a successful attempt in Shootout At Lokhandwala, has come all the way to make (RE-make) Zanjeer for which the producers were so much in need of a hit film that they didn’t even try any other name. The concept of multi composers that picked up a great speed this year has been used in this action packed movie. Seeing Ramcharan Teja in Big B’s avatar, must have made people restless but talking about the soundtrack, seeing the name Chirantan Bhatt does make a sigh of relief.
Music Label: T Series
1. Mumbai Ke Hero – Singers: Mika Singh, Talia Benson; Music: Chirantan Bhatt; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
The soundtrack starts with a song said to be dedicated to Mumbai Police. It sounds as if the track is based on Bombay ke Bhailog. Shabbir Ahmed’s lyrics have worsen the mood as the words are tapori and and does not at all pay respect to the police. Chirantan’s department is pretty cool. The dialogues of Big B in the background set the mood. The beats are really good and techno tune at the starting creates initial interest in the listeners but the lyrics screw it all.
2. Pinky – Singers: Mamta Sharma, Meet Bros Anjaan Ankit; Music: Meet Bros Anjaan Ankit; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Ashraf Ali
Starts with a mujra oriented Harmonium, I would applaud this track only for its pulsating beats. Just amazing work by Meet bros. The tune is catchy especially the hook line. Mamta Sharma has sung with her typical style but it is indeed one of her best performances. She has done as awesome ending touch to the track. Lyrics are again the problem here. Shabbir and Ashraf’s combined lyrics could not spread any magic. Although it has good beats and arrangements but it would also get hidden somewhere after some time as the condition of all the item songs are.
3. Lamha Tera Mera – Singers: Wajhi Farooki, Palak Muchhal; Music: Chirantan Bhatt; Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
The only romantic track of the album and it deserves all the attention. Chirantan Bhatt famous for his romantic melodies, has tried a different kind of melody this time. It’s surprisingly commendable. Wajhi, the newcomer has a Papon structured voice which can go well with the masses. Palak has sung it wearing her Shreya Ghoshal mask again and sounded unreasonably beautiful. Lyrics are nice and endearing. Beats have a good rhythm and composition is melodically applauding. It is the WELCOME song.
4. Khochey Pathan Ki Zubaan – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shabab Sabri, Meet Bros Anjan Ankit; Music: Meet Bros Anjan Ankit; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
A nice and decent attempt of composing a qawwali. Sukhwinder’s vocals totally match with the framework of the track. Since some qawaalis like Murshid Khele Holi from D Day was exceptionally well, so this might not be that effective. But it is a well made qawwali with harmonium, tabla and many Indian instruments have been very well played and arranged in a traditional qawwali style. This would not make a secure place among the listeners but it’s surely a nice piece of music.
5. Kaatilana – Singer: Shweta Pandit; Music: Meet Bros Anjan Ankit; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
Here is a singer who has a huge musical lineage behind her, but was lacking that one great song in her oeuvre, though she had a few popular songs. Also, she did not have a really distinct identity. The deficit is largely covered by this high-energy song in which the opening trumpets too are very well-done. Meet Bros. Anjjan recycle (intentionally) the mukhda of the original Zanjeer‘s ‘Diljalon Ka Dil Jalaake‘ into a completely fresh composition. Shweta’s expressive vocals are a cross between Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal but distinct all the same. The lyrics (Shabbir Ahmed) are routine, but like Ahmed’s better work, have a remarkably smooth flow. Here’s hoping that this song grows with time – and in time!
6. Shakila Banoo – Singer: Shreya Ghoshal; Music: Anand Raj Anand; Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
This Mujra number rendered by Shreya Ghoshal is the only song composed by Anand Raj Anand. He performed really bad in his latest album Grand Masti. If we condsider that, it’s good to listen to a nice catchy mujra. The track is very very simple and has all the elements to be a big flop. Shreya’s vocals show no support for the track and it would just sink because of lack of creativity and yeah not to forget – a crappy lyrics.
If we compare this soundtrack with the old Zanjeer, it is much impressive and varied in its genre though we have to leave that immortal “Yaari hai Imaan Mera” when putting into consideration. It is just saved from being a bad soundtrack. Thanks to Chirantan Bhatt’s mellifluous melody and Meet Bros’ decent qawwali. It’s a soundtrack to forget.
The Final Verdict: OKAY
Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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