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Special Chabbis (26) is an upcoming Bollywood heist flick directed by Neeraj Pandey who is well known for his great piece of work in A Wednesday. With Akshay Kumar in lead, the film has lyrics by Irshad Kamil and music by national award winning composer M.M Kreem who has been versatile enough to score music for Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam cinema. Guest composer Himesh Reshammiya and lyricist Shabbir Ahmed chip in with a song as well.

Kajal Aggarwal and Akshay Kumar in a still from Special Chabbis (26) Movie
Kajal Aggarwal and Akshay Kumar in a still from Special Chabbis (26) Movie

Tujh Sang Lagee – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

The album kicks off with Tujh Sang Lagee in the soulful vocals of K.K. who is well supported by the composer M.M. Kreem. It is nice to see the other side of K.K which has added up a Sufiana spark to the album. The musical arrangements are typical Indian with a nice harmonium, thus making it a pleasant Qawali outing. Lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil are meaningful which certainly touch deep within the heart.

Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfa Di Chaava – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfa Di Chaava is a Punjabi track in the vocals of Aman Trikha, Shabab Sabri and Shreya Ghoshal with Himesh Reshammiya leading the front as a guest composer. A decent number, this Shabbir Ahmed written track could have done better with an added charm of Punjabi ‘masti’ and thrills.

Kaun Mera – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

The album moves ahead with Kaun Mera in the mesmerizing vocals of Chaitra Ambadipudi. A pleasant love ballad, it starts with a soft piano and a flute which relax your senses and takes you out of the hustle- bustle of the daily hectic routine. Chaitra’s voice is blended well with Kreem’s musical arrangements that proceed well throughout the track, just like a wave finds its way in an ocean. Lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil are simple yet catchy. One just cannot skip this melodious outing that also has a male rendition by Angaraag Mahanta (Papon) and an unplugged female version by Sunidhi Chauhan. This song is indeed a nice treat to the ears.

Mujh Mein Tu – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

Next in list is Mujh Mein Tu with Keerthi Sagathia coming behind the mike. The track aptly depicts the mind-frame of the protagonist even as the chorus further compliments the mood. Arrangements used by Kreem go well with the pathos generated in the song and once he brings himself behind the mike for another version, his vocals integrate well the overall flow of the song.

Dhar Pakad – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

The album ends with a situational outing Dhar Pakad in the enthusiastic vocals of Bappi Lahiri. The track is in synch with the satirical theme that the situation carries. Lasting for a relatively shorter duration, this number has Irshad Kamil coming up comical and effortless lyrics.

The Last Word – Special Chabbis (26) Music Review

Overall, the music of Special Chabbis (26) is situational which may not have much for the DJs but boasts of good ammunition in the form of Kaun Mera and Tujh Sang Lagee that should gain momentum once their videos are out.

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