Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)

Music Director/s: Salim-Sulaiman

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Priyanka Chopra is all set to woo us with her tough cop act in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal. The film which is based on politics, corruption and the role of police system in all this, has quite a big music album. The album’s Music arrangers & programmers are Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Dub Sharma, Raj Pandit, Abhijit Vaghani & Karsh Kale.

Priyanka Chopra in a still from movie 'Jai Gangaajal'
Priyanka Chopra in a still from movie ‘Jai Gangaajal’

Let’s have a look at how the music of Jai Gangaajal is :

Maya Thagni – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

The first song from the album is Maya Thagni. The song is loaded with an indie flavor that is similar to Indian Ocean style of music. Crooned by Pravesh Mullick with vocals that compliment the setting of the song, Maya Thagni will make up for a decent song for the credits of the film. It very rightly promotes the film’s Central India based plot.

Tetua – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Tetua seems like a theme song for the film. Packed with a powerful voice of Sukhwinder Singh, the song with its lyrics tries to show the violent nature of the situation in the film. This is one song that you would listen to, only in context of the film and not otherwise as an audio number.

Joganiya – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Udit Narayan sings Joganiya, a peppy number. The song’s musical arrangements are an interesting mix of western and Indian beats. It is a song that is more of narration when it comes to the lyrics. This song seems to be one of those numbers in the film when there is a party scene in the plot.

Dheere Dheere – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Dheere Dheere is a number that has its musical arrangements similar to Gangs Of Wasseypur‘s ‘Womaniya‘. Pravesh Mullick sings Dheere Dheere. The song’s lyrics are written typically in the Central Indian lingo. The song seems situational and without any context in the film, I doubt if one can listen to it for any musical tastes.

Ghan Ghor Ghana Ghan – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Ghan Ghan Ghor seems like a completely unnecessary number from the album. Lyrically it hardly has any value. The song has a mix of techno beats that once again bear similarities to the tracks of Gangs Of Wasseypur. It has been sung by Keerthi Sagathia. Doesn’t seem like the song will have any important role to play in the film as well.

Nazar Tori Raja – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Every film based in the towns of Central India has to have a ‘Mujra’ number and here it is for Jai Gangaajal too. Richa Sharma croons Nazar Tori Raja. Hearing this song, one can totally imagine what is going to be portrayed on celluloid. This song seems like one of those numbers where the antagonist will be arranging a party where a local dancer performs while other men lust over her.

Binu Baadar – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Binu Baadar sounds just like other songs from the album. One can hardly differentiate it. This time instead of Sukhwinder Singh, it is Divya Kumar’s bright vocals that give this rustic song its needed flavor. Salim Sulaiman handle this composition too much like a background score rather than a song. The song lacks commercial viability.

Sanke Hai San San – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Sanke Hai San San surprisingly turns out to be a fun number. The peppy song has been crooned by veteran singer Bappi Lahiri. It is the singer’s spirit that gives this song the much-needed foot-tapping nature. As a composition, the song is average.

Maai – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

Maai is a soulful track from the album. It is easily the best tracks from the soundtrack. Sugandha Date’s child-like voice compliments it even more. The slow-paced song is a beautiful rendition and is the only song that will stay with you post the film.

Sab Dhan Maati – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

This song has two versions. The Radio mix has been sung by Arijit Singh. Sab Dhan Maati is the second best song from the album. With its classical musical arrangements and Arijit’s vocals, it appeals in the first go itself. It is a classy composition that’s loaded with musical expertise and lyrics that go well with it.

The other version of the song has been crooned by Amruta Fadnavis. It has a similar musical arrangement and Fadnavis sings it with a brilliance. Although out of the two, the Arijit Singh version is much better.

The Last Word – Jai Gangaajal Music Review

The Jai Gangaajal album is highly situational. It lacks commercial viability and hence the songs will not enjoy any longevity. In spite of having various artists work on this album that promises the rustic, earthy nature of Bihar, none of them are enjoyable enough. Arijit Singh’s Sab Dhan Maati stands out. A 2/5 for this album.

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