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More than two and a half years after Salman Khan starrer Jai Ho, director Sohail Khan is returning with Freaky Ali. This time around, he has Nawazuddin Siddiqui as his central protagonist with brother Arbaaz Khan playing a major role. While one still waits to see if Salman Khan features in some capacity as well, his regular composers Sajid-Wajid along with lyricist Shabbir Ahmed team up as well for the music.
A few years back one wouldn't have expected Nawazuddin Siddiqui to get a singing and dancing part. However, he gets to shake a leg or two in Din Mein Karengey Jagrata. A quintessential Bollywood fun number, it has Nawazuddin being joined by Arbaaz Khan even as the duo goes full throttle in the voices of Wajid and Divya Kumar. Swati Sharma brings on her rustic 'andaaz' in this 'desi' traci which has a North Indian setting to it. Though the song is decent, one doesn't see it enjoying a shelf life beyond the film's run in theaters.
Unfortunately, whatever fun that one could evidence in Freaky Ali stops right here as things turn sober from this point on. Parinda Hai Parinda, the song that comes next, is the kind of track that slows down the proceedings in a film. Even though Wajid brings himself as a singer for this one, there is just no energy evidenced in this ultra-boring track that stays in the same low zone right from start till the end.
By the time you are in the middle of the third song, Ya Ali Murtaza, you end up wondering how the music was okayed in the first place. It seems like putting together a soundtrack for Freaky Ali was an afterthought as this Danish Sabri written and sung qawalli (which has Wajid andPayal Dev joining the show) is totally uninspired as well. There is just no newness to this track which stays flat too with no excitement whatsoever.
All in all, the music of Freaky Ali is boring and forgettable with no real fun in the offering, except for Din Mein Karengey Jagrata which works in bits and pieces.
Our picks: Din Mein Karengey Jagrata
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