Special Chabbis is a special movie in more ways than one. It is the first release of 2013 featuring one of the Top 5 stars in the country. It’s the second directorial venture of Neeraj Pandey after the highly appreciated ‘A Wednesday’.
Akshay Kumar, who is doing a serious drama film as the lead protagonist after a long time, will be seen opposite southern siren Kajal Agarwal. The music of the movie has been composed by National Award winning music director M.M.Kreem with one guest composition from Himesh Reshammiya. M.M.Kreem has done some outstanding work in his earlier Hindi movies Criminal, Rog, Jism, Sur, Saaya and Paheli.
Let us hear what the music album has in store for us:
Listen to all the songs of Special 26! Jukebox.
Tujh Sang Lagee: The album opens with soulful ‘Tujh Sang Lagee’ sung beautifully by K.K. and supported by M.M. Kreem himself. If you have any interest in sufi /qawalli music then you will not be able to contain your emotions listening to this wonderful track. The lyrics by Irshad are touching to say the least. The serene Sufi tune has been blended elegantly into qawali mode with feel good Hindustani arrangements, good lyrics and great singing by KK. Good start. (3/5)
Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfaan Di Chaavan: It seems Himesh Reshammiya is in love with Punjabi songs these days. After giving some Punjabi chartbusters in Son of Sardaar and Khiladi 786, he is back with yet another Punjabi dance number as a guest composer. Shreya Ghoshal is brilliant as usual and steals the show. Male vocals by Aman Triikha, Shabab Sabri and lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed are average.(2.5/5)
Kaun Mera: Kaun Mera appears in three different versions in the album – Love Ballad, Soft Rock and Unplugged version. Love Ballad is sung by Chitra, Soft Rock Male version by Papon and unplugged by Sunidhi Chauhan. It’s a very short, effortless yet mesmerizing composition by M.M. Kreem. Lyrics are meaningful. (3/5)
Mujh Mein Tu: Contestant of Sony TV singing reality shows and upcoming playback singer Keerthi Sagathia gets a chance to sing this sad number. Lyrics go well with the song tempo. There is another version to this song sung by M.M Kreem himself with slow orchestra background. (2.5/5)
Dhar Pakad: Dharpakad is highly situational song with quirky and comical lyrics representing the team of Special Chabbis. Bappi Lahiri does well with his energetic vocals. The song’s video is already out and it is and introduction to the life and work of team. (2.5/5)
As an music album, Special Chabbis lacks repeat value; but songs are highly situational and will gain momentum once the song promos are released. M.M. Kreem compositions are not meant to be for the masses and DJs as they are designed to adapt to this concept from the real-life daring heist dated March 19, 1987. Music can become popular if the film does well at the box office after its theatrical release on Feb 08, 2013.
Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma