Not worth the Salaami! (Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami – Music Review)

All their father wanted was Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami for him on his death. His sons set on a journey to fulfill his last wish. The story seems to be fresh. Hope that it doesn’t turn out to be nonsense. Music is by Ram Sampath.



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Music: Ram Sampath;  Lyrics: Sandeep Nath;  Music Label: T-Series


1. Ghoor Ghoor Ke – Singer: Sona Mohapatra

The basic tune seems to be a good folksy material but the techno sound, though individually sounding good, makes the song cheap. Sona is actually the saving grace as her vocals make the otherwise avoidable song listenable. The song doesn’t seem to be recorded well, particularly in the beats. Lyrics of item songs rarely turn out to be good and this doesn’t go in the rare category. Atleast there’s nothing vulgar in the lyrics. Not a bad, though an ordinary effort.


2. Tod De Kataar – Singers: Labh Janua, Divya Kumar, Ram Sampath

Based wholly on the techno sounds, this song is dedicated to “The Common Man”, a character created by the cartoonist RK Laxman, where common people were felicitated for their service to the society. That’s why Sandeep has used the phrase Break the line, Break the queue. Sandeep has done an impressive job. Ram Sampath could have done better with a better tune and better arrangements. The song is anyway situational and doesn’t have to deal much with the individuality of the soundtrack. Lyricist wins here.


3. Hum Tumhe Kaise Bataye (Ghazal) – Singers: Aman Trikha, Tarannum Mallik

When you consciously write (Ghazal) in brackets, you are not sure enough whether it can attract listeners with its tune. Ram Sampath’s Ghazal doesn’t sound much as a Ghazal. The tune is very heard-before and the arrangements are done in a romantic ballad way. Aman is good with his job but Tarannum’s vocals do have a problem here. She is not sounding good at all unlike her previous songs. The song has four antara which is rare in today’s music where songs are releasing with just one anatara in them. Decent lyrics by Sandeep. A good song, though not of the “Ghazal” standard.


4. Bitua – Singer: Mohit Chauhan

Mohit seals this song with his signature textural voice. It’s a lullaby so it is bound to be cute. Ram Sampath has concentrated very much on maintaining the cuteness and therefore he has used Flute in every interlude. Filled again with 3 antara, Sandeep has shown his lyrical power quite effectively. Arrangements have been kept simple, with just the Flute and light percussion as the motive of a lullaby is to provide a good sleep and Ram Sampath has considered all the principles of lullaby in this track. #WelcomeSong


5. Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami – Singers: Ram Sampath, Earl Edgar D

The title track is more about the theme of the film rather having an attractive tune. Bitua is father singing to his his son, and this is son’s song for his father as his father’s last wish is to get 21 gun salute. Besides, weak tune, Ram Sampath has also not given any consideration to the resulting poor arrangements. The song is also very loud that it even degrades its catchy tune. Earl Edgar D seems to be a good rapper. Sampath’s singing is always up to the mark. Too loud to make any impact.


Inspite of having a Ghazal and a Lullaby, it is one of the weakest albums of Ram Sampath.


The Final Verdict:  NOT A PROBLEM



Next:  Tamanchey



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