Tiger Zinda Hai Music Review: Swag Se Swagat Brings On The Swag
The moment Swag Se Swagat was unveiled, one thing was quite clear that Tiger Zinda Hai would be beginning its musical campaign on a chartbuster note. Vishal-Shekhar have created some good score for Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar in Sultan as well, and hence expectations were that they would do it all over again along with Irshad Kamil for Tiger Zinda Hai too. Let's see if the feat is indeed repeated.
However, the start is smashing by all means, what with Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin coming together behind the mike for Swag Se Swagat. They make sure that the song is just the right mix for the current season as the Christmas and New Year celebrations begin. There is no dull moment in this very well orchestrated song that has Julius Packiam's signature tune for Tiger Theme making a very good impression and Vishal-Shekhar doing the rest by keeping the proceedings upbeat right though. As a matter of fact one also gains a sense of Lakshmikant-Pyarelal school of music in the way the entire song unfolds.
Meanwhile, Atif Aslam and Neha Bhasin get a solo version each to sing once Dil Diyan Gallan is offered to them. Former is already all over the digital medium as Salman Khan romances Katrina Kaif amidst snow peaked mountains and makes sure that the lovey-dovey feel continues from where the duo left in Tiger Zinda Hai. However, one waits to see how Neha Bhasin's 'unplugged version' fits into the film's proceedings since it is quite slow and may just about interrupt the film's pace.
There are similar doubts around Shreya Ghoshal's Daata Tu as well which too is slow and feels a tad off for a film which is expected to be a fast paced action thriller. Reminding of the song Teri Hai Zameen Tera Aasmaan which was a devotional song rendered during a rescue operation underway in the film, Daata Tu too appears to be set during a similar stage and setting, though not quite making as much impression.
One would have expected a major impression with Zinda Hai as well since from the very title it appears to be a rollicking theme track, especially with Sukhwinder Singh coming on board with rapper Raftaar. However, nothing of that sort really happens even as Julius Packiam tries to perk up the proceedings with interspersions of his Tiger Theme. It tries to be a quick-fire theme piece but just about passes muster.
Same is the case with Jyoti Nooran's Tera Noor too that has a 'sufi' base to it. Yes, it does well in fitting in right with the core theme of the film's soundtrack. It in fact has a much better sound to it as well when compared to the two songs before it. However, somehow the zing that comes in the song (once the song takes a rock route) is a little later in the day. Moreover, even after repeated hearing, there isn't much of a recall value that the song enjoys.
The ones that do enjoy a recall value are Swag Se Swagat and Dil Diyan Gallan and these are the ones that can expect to find some good popularity coming their way as well!
Our picks: Swag Se Swagat and Dil Diyan Gallan
Release Date : 22 December 2017
Banner : Yash Raj Films
Producer : Aditya Chopra
Director : Ali Abbas Zafar
Genre : Action
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