Vishal & Shekhar Back in Business!! (Sultan – Music Review)

Director Ali Abbas Zafar has come up with a sports film on wrestling, the much talked about film starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma. Vishal & Shekhar are returning as musical duo almost after one and a half years.

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Music: Vishal & Shekhar;  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil;  Music Label: YRF Music

1. Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Isheeta, Badshah – Begins with folksy arrangements, the song soon realizes its motive which is hovering around Bass. Justifying the title of the song, Vishal & Shkehar have infused enjoyable bass in the hook line which otherwise suffers from a weak tune. Vishal does his job with efficiency and Shalmali’s vocals help the track sound more classy. The song sounds weird but after multiple hearings it grows tremendously.  A better hook line would have helped. 

2. Jag Ghoomeya / Jag Ghoomeya (Female) – Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan / Neha Bhasin – This soulful number is a breezy romantic song which is written and composed very traditionally, quite accurately giving the picture of Rajasthani essence. Hook line lives up to its expectation, having the much needed catchy melody along with the Dafli-led soothing rhythm. Rahat’s version has a more complex arrangements, having multiple instruments working towards harmony while Neha’s version is more tranquil, particularly the violin used in the background during the hook line. Her singing is splendid, especially the way she has sung the hook line. Irshad Kamil’s lyrics adds intensity. Lovable. #WelcomeSong

3. 440 Volt – Singer: Mika Singh – I never heard a hook line spoiling the whole song so much with its staleness. The song suffers from the weakness of its hook line so much that if you leave it aside, you have quite a fresh peppy track which Mika has sung with all his sagacity. Antara particularly is refreshing, also because of the lyrics where a lot happens. Leave the hook line aside. 

4. Sultan – Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shadab Faridi – A power-packed performance by the Sukhwinder in this title track with power-packed arrangements. The composition perfectly sets the mood and build the atmosphere of a sports anthem. Electronic Guitar has been used effectively. A line in mukhda slightly resembles Slow Motion Angreza from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which coincidentally had sung by Sukhwinder only. The song captures the sporty essence of the film.

5. Sachi Muchi – Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Harshdeep Kaur – A highly intriguing foot-tapping track that has Latin American flavor mostly instrumented by Harmonica in wind and Banjo in percussion. The duo has put up an extremely complicated composition but as you focus on every note, its brilliance is realized. The song has so much variation, in almost every line, that it needs attention to enjoy it, and that attention-seeking has been done by the two wonderful engaging voices of Mohit and Harshdeep. Brilliant!

6. Bulleya -Singer: Papon – Another song that surprises in the mukhda. It’s intriguing to predict where the song is moving to. Papon is extremely marvelous as always. Arrangements are superbly happening. The song has not been composed like a typical Bollywood qawwali. Inspite of all the elements of typicality, the song turns out to be quite refreshing and only after a certain period of time, its qawwali nature is realized. Kamil’s lyrics adds inexpressible charm.

7. Tuk Tuk – Singers: Nooran Sisters, Vishal Dadlani –  Each time Nooran Sisters come before the mic, the way they capture the song is something to observe. There are other voices and backing vocals in the song, but throughout the song they only are being heard. They have such an incredible engaging power that it’s hard to get lost somewhere else while listening to them. Composers have tried making it as simple as they could and still it has a little complexity. The haan effect beautifies the song formidably. It’s Nooran Sisters all the way!

8. Rise of Sultan – Singer: Shekhar Ravjiani – A theme track high on percussion, borrowing the main refrain from the title track has Shekhar leading the chorus in such a magnanimous way. This theme track is Grand!

An album that needs to be heard attentively to like and enjoy its brilliance. 

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE



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