Chartbusting music has played an integral and important part in most Sohail Khan directed (as well as produced!) ventures but in the case of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer FREAKY ALI, one does expect some hatke yet entertaining and humorous (as it is a sports rom-com), and in sync with the script compositions from Sajid-Wajid.
Happy go lucky sound of trumpet which heralds a ‘dhamaal’ mast celebratory number, ‘ Aaj Din Mein Karengey‘ certainly manages to bring to smile on the face, due to its feel good factor and nice rhythm which is surely foot tapping. Hindustani arrangements lend the desi charm required for the number. The tune is certainly a heard before one (reminds of a folk based bhajan famous in the hinterlands- O maiyya ke deewane chale aana). Wajid and Divya Kumar put up an enthused performance along with Swati Sharma.
It is a soulful, sufi inspired philosophical inspirational outing ‘ Parinda Hai Parinda‘ that is well sung by Wajid, with a lovely background chorus – Maqbare pe baitha kabootar padhe namazein, Allah allah, Parinda hai parinda‘ -which is the USP of the track. Lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed are meaningful, devotional and inspirational and go well with the script.
A dargah (shrine) qawwali ‘Ya Ali Murtaza‘ has that dhinchak beats and high tempo adrenalin pumping rhythm of the early seventies (Pancham da style) but the situational number (especially arrangements ) seems to be more inspired by Arbaaz’s chartbusting song, ‘Teri Jawani Badi Mast Mast Hai‘(PYAR KIYA TO DARNA KYA). Wajid and Danish Sabri render the number with zeal. The devotional number is certainly unique as it infuses feeling of universal brotherhood and promotes communal harmony with added bhajan by Payal Dev. A commendable effort indeed.
Summing up, there are just three songs in the album and are mostly devotional and situational. One does miss a romantic number (albeit a hatke one) as the film is a sports rom-com, and we know that actor par excellence Nawazuddin Siddiqui would have done full justice to that as well (on screen). Our picks- ‘Aaj Din Mein Karengey‘ and ‘Parinda Hai Parinda‘. The songs should surely aid the proceedings when the film releases all over this Friday.
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Very Good – 4
Good – 3.5
Average/Passable – 3
Pathetic – 2.5 & below
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