Directed by: Anand Kumar
Produced by: Vinod Bachan, Showman International
Written by: Anand Kumar
Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vivek Oberoi, Minissha Lamba, Ravi Kishan, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Grover
Music by: Amjad-Nadeem
Distributed by: Showman International, Soundrya Production
Zila Ghaziabad is an upcoming Bollywood thriller directed by Anand Kumar and is based on a famous gang war fought between two powerful rival groups of Gurjars. The movie has not had very strong promotions as of yet and the music for any Bollywood movie, if good can be an almost fool-proof formula for success, so let us see if how this album fares-
|Yeh Hai Zilla Ghaziabad||Sukhwinder Singh|
|Ranjha Jogi||Sonu Nigam,Shreya Ghoshal|
|Baap Ka Maal||Sukhwinder Singh, Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma|
|Tu Hai Rab Mera||Mohit Chauhan,Tulsi Kumar|
|Chamiya No .1||Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Baap Ka Maal||Mika Singh , Anupama Raag|
1. Yeh Hai Zilla Ghaziabad:
It seems every movie’s title song these days especially those involving the police or gangs includes a rustic feel ,beats and Sukhwinder Singh’s voice. It
usually works well but after a while gives off a vibe of “been there done that”. It is similar in this case, there is nothing bad or wrong with the song it is pretty good but not one of those that will make you sit up and take note immediately. It might go well with the movie’s overall theme though.
2. Ranjha Jogi:
Now Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal are singers with a voice that will make any average song sound good. This song is above average and the above singers’ voices make it sound even better. Pleasant and melodious it is one of the best in the album. Sort of has the feel of ‘Teri ore’ from Singh is King and ‘Dagabaaz Re’ from Dabangg 2.
3. Baap Ka Maal:
Item numbers have almost lost their novelty these days. Earlier it was one of those formulas that guaranteed a movie’s success or at least its publicity but today it has become a requirement and honestly at this stage unless the song is fabulous it would probably just be buried under a whole list of item numbers and that is probably what is going to happen here, nothing amazing, folksy and rusty and trying to ride on the Success of the previous songs sung by Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam, etc). The song seems to be trying too hard to get noticed.
4. Tu Hai Rab Mera:
Mohit Chauhan’s voice has this soothing yet raw quality to it which makes it very attractive and it works pretty well in this slow song. Tulsi Kumar’s voice sounds childish though for some reason. It is a slow song and listeners who prefer romantic songs with a very Indian touch will probably like this song.
5. Chamiya No 1:
This composition by Bappa Lahiri seems to be a mash up of many songs and for some reason reminds me of a song from “Shootout At Lokhandwala” and “Dabangg”. Lyrics are a little funny and Sunidhi Chauhan’s voice, amazing though it may be does not exactly help this song very much. Again nothing too special or great about this song, might work with the movie.
6. Baap Ka Maal(Rock Again):
Honestly I do not know why this song is present as separate since it is more or less the same except for the beginning and the singers and I prefer the previous version better.
The songs are average or just a little above average, not one of those that will make you sit and take notice. But some songs have the potential to grow on you over time.
Verdict: Let’s hope the songs sound better with the picturization