Directed by: Neeraj Pandey
Produced by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures ,Friday Filmworks
Written by: Neeraj Pandey
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher
Music by: M. M. Kreem, Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography: Bobby Singh
Special Chabbis is the second directorial venture of Neeraj Pandey after the critically acclaimed and commercially successful ‘A Wednesday’. The film stars Akshay Kumar ,in a serious role after a long time opposite Kajal Aggarwal along with other seasoned actors such as Anupam Kher ,Manoj Bajpai and Jimmy Shergill. The film is based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980’s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers, on the pretext of conducting raids they would take away all the black money hoarded by them.
The music for this album has been scored by the very talente MM Kreem who is back to composing after almost 4 years with Lahore being his last composition till now. There is also one guest composition by Himesh Reshammiya. So let us see how this album fares-
|Tujh Sang Lagee||K.K|
|Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfaan Di Chaavan||Aman Triikha, Shabab Sabri, Shreya Ghoshal|
|Kaun Mera(all three versions)||Chaitra Ambadipudi,Sunidhi Chauhan and Papon|
|Mujh Mein Tu(two versions)||Keerthi Sagathia, MM Kreem|
1. Tujh Sang Lagee: Beautiful! A very melodious composition that transports you to a different world. Combining qawwali and Hindustani elements in a subtle way so it doesn’t sound completely classical as well. I have always been a fan of KK’s voice and this song reinforces that and very sweet lyrics.
2. Gore Mukhde Pe Zulfaan Di Chaavan: A typical Punjabi festive number but also melodious. Not one of those overly zesty party type songs. Even though the male vocals by Aman Triikha, Shabab Sabri is pretty nice its Shreya Ghosal’s voice that makes the song very pleasant to listen to it . This song is another product of Himesh Reshammiya’s love for Punjabi songs (think Khiladi 786
3. Kaun Mera: This song appears in three different versions –Love ballad, soft rock and unpluggedversion. The love ballad version is sung by Chitra and what sheer beauty she conveys! It is as if the melody of her voice seeps right through the speakers directly into you. Very sweet and romantic with minimal backround music that helps emphasize the beauty of the vocals.
The soft rock version is sung by Papon and this song is driven by acoustic and electric guitars and drums and is again a mezmerizing composition and for some reason reminds me of old bollywod romantic songs with a classical touch.
The Unplugged Version sung by Sunidhi Chauhan is again a beauty. Soft and melodious again with minimal music ,it will perhaps be used as a backround situational number but it is again a very nice track albeit a little slow. But after comparing on different parameters all versions are equally good.
4. Mujh Mein Tu: There are two versions of this song ,one sung by upcoming singer Keerthi Sagathia and the otherone sung by MM Kreem himself. It is again a slow number, much oo slow for my liking but with some good lyrics.
5. Dharpakad: After a number a slow tracks this one is quite refreshing. Sung by Bappi Lahiri with quirky lyrics this song is quite nice except for the chorus which seems a bit bland ,perhaps will sound better with the picturization.
Overall a good work by the National Award winning MM Kreem ,even though it does not have songs that become immediate blockbusters as most of the composions focus more on the melody than the tempo and beats they will surely gain momentum and perhaps will do better if the movie also does well.
Picks of the album: Tujh Sang Lagee, Kaun Mera
Verdict: If you are up for some soothing melodies this is the album for you