The music review of Ek Tha Tiger, the most anticipated music album of the year. Now there are many factors that have raised the expectations exponentially.
- Last 3 movies of Salman Khan (Bodyguard, Ready and Dabangg) had chartbuster music with some fantastic songs.
- Salman, for the first time, is working under the YashRaj banner, which is known for its music
- Sohail Sen’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan had some impressive numbers.
- Finally, Kabir Khan’s last directorial venture ‘New York’ had excellent music.
So it goes without saying that Ek Tha Tiger’s music has to live upto high-expectations. Let’s review the music
Mashallah (3/5): The Ek Tha Tiger album opens with Mashalla sung by Wajid and Shreya Ghoshal. The video of the song is already on air and has managed to create a stir. It is superbly picturized and choreographed. The song has an Arabic feel to it and Salman’s favorite Sajid-Wajid have done full justice to the song as guest composers.
Laapata (3/5): The romantic track ‘Laapata’ is sung by K.K. and Shreya Ghoshal. The starting tune reminds you of the Dance Theme music of Aamir Khan’s Mann (1999). Lyrics by Neelesh Mishra goes well with the track composition.
Banjaara (3/5): Expectations are huge from this song as Sukhwinder-Salman combo resulted in Hud Hud Dabangg last time. There is nothing wrong that Sukhwinder has done and he has given his best to the song. Just that the expectations are way too high. Average lyrics.
Saiyaara (4.5/5): Easily the best song of Ek Tha Tiger, ‘Saiyaara is beautifully sung by Mohit Chauhan, the song grows on you and forces you to click the replay button. It’s the first time that Chauhan is singing for Salman and he has left a lasting impresion. Female vocals by Tarannum Malika are perfectly suited. Lyrics by Neelesh Mishra are quite meaningful and you tend to search for the meaning of some of hte words. ‘Saiyaara’ is an urdu word which means “Planet”. Song is very well composed by Sohail Sen. It has to be his best composition so far. Simply Mind Blowing.
Tiger’s Theme (4/5): The theme music is similar to what is repeatedly played in the teaser and several trailers. It somewhat reminds you of the James Bond theme music and does not disappoint.
Remixes : To complete the album we have the club remixes of Mashallah, Laapata and Banjaara. First two are fast-paced whereas the Banjaara Remix is sung by Jolly and has some fast beats to attract DJs.
So does it meet expectations? Well, let’s sum up the positives and negatives
- The songs sound original and do not have any hangover of south hit songs or any other composition.
- We have seen Salman in almost all kind of songs but the Ek Tha Tiger songs are fresh and a nice break from his usual Dhinka Chika’s.
- Songs are picturized on the top male and top female actors of the country, under a production house known for excellent production values. So no doubt the visuals will rock big time.
- As they say, 3 logon ko life mein kabhi underestimate mat karna : Salman Khan,Aditya Chopra and Katrina Kaif. Songs might be lacking the massy punch but the quality factor is there in each and every composition and let’s hope they go well with the movie.
- A very popular saying goes like, “Contentment is destroyed by Comparison”.
- If we compare this album with Khan’s last 3 albums then we will expect some evergreen numbers like ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ or ‘Teri Meri Prem Kahani’.
- Also we are looking for some rocking item numbers like ‘Munni Badnaam’, ‘Character Dheela’, ‘Dhinka Chika’ or ‘Bodyguard’, which are not there.
Some of the tracks are impressive and visuals will be great to say the least. Hold your breath, the Ek Tha Tiger tsunami hits screens this Independence day.
Do post your Ek Tha Tiger Music reviews below. Which song is your favorite? How did you like my first music review?
– Abhishek Sharma