Rating: 2/5 (Two stars)

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Zila Ghaziabad is based on the political and underworld scenario of Ghaziabad and stars Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Arshad Warsi as the main leads. It is directed by Anand Kumar, whose earlier credits include Delhii Heights and Jugaad. This hard hitting thriller is partly based on the true story of two powerful rival groups and promises to be a complete action packed entertainer.

The music of this film has been composed by Amjad- Nadeem (their work has been heard in Mumbai Mirror and KLPD recently) and lyrics are by Shabbir Ahmed. Considering the rural settings of the film, it is but natural, to expect the presence of item songs in the film. The composers do not let the listener down on this count by incorporating not just one but two item songs in the album.

Geeta Basra and Arshad Warsi in a still from Zila Ghaziabad Movie
Geeta Basra and Arshad Warsi in a still from Zila Ghaziabad Movie

Ye hai Zila Ghaziabad – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

The album starts with the title song, Ye Hai Zila Ghaziabad sung by Sukhwinder Singh. The rustic lyrics and composition set the mood and the tone of the film. The number though, belongs pretty much in the same mould as any other song sung by Sukhwinder Singh in recent times. This talented singer is getting typecast and needs to venture out into newer territories to showcase his versatility.

Ranjha Jogi – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

Next in line is the melodious Ranjha Jogi .The ever dependable Sonu Nigam and the talented Shreya Ghoshal lend their vocals to this romantic number. Their versatility apart, forte of Sonu and Shreya has always been romantic melodies and Ranjha Jogi reaffirms this fact. It is just that the song doesn’t quite cover an extra distance, something that would have been expected out of a composition that ropes in such talented singers.

Baap Ka Maal – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

Baap Ka Maal arrives in two versions, including a remixed one. Mamta Sharma of ‘Munni Badnaam’ fame (along with Sukhwinder Singh and Mika Singh in tow) lends her vocals to this Geeta Basra item number. With the lyrics and the music resembling other numerous item numbers, this is just an average fare which might just about satisfy its target audience. The remix version sung by Mika Singh and bureaucrat cum singer, Anupama Raag, does not create much of an impact though.

Tu Hai Rab Mera – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

The other romantic number in this album is the instantly likeable Tu Hai Rab Mera. A Mohit Chauhan number has come to be associated with beautiful yet simple lyrics that manage to tug at your heartstrings and Tu Hai Rab Mera falls in exactly this category. Ably supported by Tulsi Kumar who has been constantly making her presence felt in most of the tracks sung by her over the years, this one is a winner.

Chamiya No.1 – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

The other item number, Chamiya No.1 is an offering from guest composer Bappa Lahiri and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan The tune is pretty catchy and is sure to climb up the charts but the quality of the lyrics leaves much to be desired. Sunidhi, though, seems to be totally in her element and excels in her rendition.

The Last Word – Zila Ghaziabad Music Review

Overall, this is a satisfactory album but it just might not have a long shelf life.

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