It was quite clear that the soundtrack would be the typical masala since it’s a Salman Khan film. By its trailer, I considered it to be a little different inspite of having some awful action scenes. Now after listening to the soundtrack, I can tell that it’s nothing new but the same old combo of Sajid-Wajid and Salman Khan. Besides this duo, there’s South Indian composer Devi Sri Prasad with one song and Amal Malik, the youngest composer of Bollywood, son of the singer and music director Daboo Malik and nephew of Anu Malik who is just 19 and has made his debut in this album.
Music Label: T Series
1. Baaki Sab First Class Hai – Singer: Wajid Ali; Music: Sajid-Wajid; Lyrics: Sajid Ali, Irfan Kamal, Danish Sabri
The first song of the soundtrack only specifies that it’s a Salman Khan movie. Sajid-Wajid who were the creators of this genre, are now only deteriorating. Album after album their performance is getting worse. Do you know it’s a patriotic song? Yes, it is. I am sure it must be the worst patriotic song ever made. The awful random beats with unbearable vocals make this track a passable one. Three people have been credited for the lyrics. I can’t imagine how even three musicians couldn’t write some sensible words. Even Salman fans wouldn’t enjoy it.
2. Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge – Singers: Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shadab Sabri; Music: Sajid-Wajid; Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan
Sajid-Wajid saves their best for Shreya Ghoshal. Everybody knows that. After the latest Saamne Hai Savera, here’s another track which gives a soothing relaxing and the pure 90s feeling. Though Saamne Hai Savera was a gem, this one is not so perfect. It’s an ordinary tune based on the typical Sajid-Wajid rhythm. Shaan has been heard after a long time and that was the only thing better than Saamne Hai Savera where we tolerated Wajid’s out-of-fashion vocals. Harmonica is used as string instrument and Tabla as the percussion. The Pure Indian rhythmic sound but a little boring.
3. Photocopy – Himesh Reshammiya, Palak Muchhal, Keerthi Sagathia; Music: Sajid-Wajid; Lyrics: Kausar Munir
The third Sajid-Wajid track is even worse than the previous two. Himesh has first time sung a song for some other composer. Surprisingly, he hasn’t done the nasal singing and has presented his vocals according to the song. The lyrics is in half Gujarati half Hindi. Himesh and Palak are okay in their performance. The culprits are none other than Sajid-Wajid. They have composed a non-sense tune which can easily be forgotten. Even in theaters Salman Khan wouldn’t get a single whistle.
4. Tumko Toh Aana Hi Tha / Love You Till The End (House Mix) – Singers: Armaan Malik, Marianne D’Cruz, Altamash Faridi / Armaan Malik; Music: Amal Malik; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
After those Sajid-Wajid’s gruesome tracks, finally we can get a relief by the composition of the new composer Amal Malik, sung by his brother Amaan Malik. The composition is quite creative and soothing. He has blended the western style with Indian, very well. He also has made an apt use of Piano. Armaan Malik who had appeared in the first season of Saregamapa Li’l Champs, has shown the subtle sooth in his vocals. Marianne has sung her part beautifully.
Also, there’s a version which is fully written in English. A very well use of House Mix has been done. In this, Armaan’s voice sounds more mature. He sang like an American Pop Artist. The combo of two brothers, a 19 year old composer and an 18 year old singer, is definitely the best of the soundtrack. #WELCOMESONG
5. Naacho Re – Singer: Ujjayinee; Music: Devi Sri Prasad; Lyrics: Devi Sri Prasad
The composer seems to be very confused. He is so damn confused about the use of instruments that he made such a rubbish track. It seems as if someone gave number of instruments to him and has forced him to use all those. Naacho Re is the pathetic result of what I have imagined. Though Ujjayinee has been credited, she has no role in the song and has just sung some lines naacho re naacho re. Technically, it should have been credited as an Instrumental track. A track to leave out.
6. Jai Jai Jai Jai Ho – Singers: Wajid, Armaan Malik, Brijesh Shandilya, Amal Malik; Music: Amal Malik; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
Again a track which has nothing to offer. It has the DJ sound and is mixed in an absurd way. Amal Malik, who composed the best of the soundtrack, disappoints here. It seems to be a forceful track. Four singers are credited in this small song and a very less scope of singing is there. The mukhda has been sung in a way giving forceful expressions which are not needed for a normal lyrics. A useless track.
Jai Ho is undoubtedly a waste soundtrack which, like other Salman starer albums, has just limited itself to the songs which show Salman’s stardom. Two of Sajid-Wajid’s three compositions are something on which people have stopped enjoying. Amal Malik’s romantic composition raises the level created by Tere Naina but just after a while ruined by Devi Sri Prasad’s Naacho Re and the title track. An album to forget as soon as possible.
The Final Verdict: NOT A PROBLEM
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
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