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Ajay Devgan, who created quite some roar in Singham and made people smile with Bol Bachchan, is back with Son Of Sardaar. The celebrations continue as the film hits the screen on the grand festival of lights – Diwali.

Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgan in a song from Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Movie Stills)
Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgan in a song from Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Movie Stills)

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Son Of Sardaar

The album blasts off with Son Of Sardaar in the vociferous vocals of Himesh Reshamiya and Aman Trikha. Chorus behind the hook lines along with the vibrant ‘dhol’ is splendid as well while Himesh fuses traditional Punjabi folk with modern instruments quite well. Altogether, this composition is full on ‘masti’, thrill and excitement where lyrics penned by Shabbir Ahmed deserve good acknowledgement. The number has a ‘remix version’ which is just apt as a dance floor track.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Rani Tu Mein Raja

Rani Tu Mein Raja begins with rap in the vocals of Yo Yo Honey Singh and moves ahead in the vocals of Mika Singh and Bhavya Pandit. Music arrangements by Himesh have a close resemblance to the musical era of 90s while Sameer’s lyrics are easy on ears and straightforward. Moreover, Mika’s voice recreates some jolly ambience. The song has a ‘remix version’ with variations in beats making it quite noticeable too with the flavor changing a bit due to inclusion of new spices.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Po Po

Next to arrive is Po Poin the vocals of Vikas Bhalla, Aman Triikha and Himesh Reshamiya. This one is a usual Punjabi outing on high notes which has a celebration feel to it. Arrangements give a true essence of a Punjabi track while the chorus is lively and sketches some good enthusiasm. Shabbir Ahmed’s lyrics are simple and effortless.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Tu Kamaal Di Kudi

Tu Kamaal Di Kudi, another Punjabi number that follows next, is a perfect number to shake your legs. Rhyming lyrics by Manoj Yadav with appropriate use of English words further make the song quite interesting. Also, Vineet Singh and Mamta Sharma’s vocals do well in making this one a complete package which go with the overall boisterous mood of the album.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Bichdann

The next track, Bichdann, kicks off in the hearty vocals of Ajay Devgan, and is further painted in the beautiful voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Singer’s magic can be felt with each of his words that is as beautiful as deep blue ocean with the Sameer’s lyrics further bringing good depth. The beat of ‘tabla’ in the background enhances the beauty of the track. ‘Reprise version’ of the same has a very different start and Rahat’s vocals bring a sense of variedness which is equally enjoyable.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya

With the next track Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan makes his presence felt yet again as a Sufi journey takes off. Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are noticeable here while electric guitar in background only adds on to the overall appeal.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

The album runs ahead with an amazing experiment through ‘Funk’ version of Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein which has Ajay himself coming behind the mike and introducing the joyful, happy and big life of our beloved Sikh brothers. Ashwani Dhir’s lyrics pretty much work on a standalone note as musical instruments in the background are minimal while leaving some good impression on the listeners. However the ‘House Track’ version isn’t as appealing.

Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Sardar) Music Review: The Last Word

Overall this album is more than just decent affair where Punjabi ‘tadka’ makes it reasonably happening. While the tracks Son Of Sardaar and Bichdann will certainly do well, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein and Rani Tu Mein Raja also carry potential to make their presence felt.

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