Think of a sports drama, especially when it comes to the music part, and you end up remembering Chak De! India
. The film's title song stays on to be popular even though more than a decade has gone by since it as heard first. Of course there was another sports film as well where the music became popular, M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story
. However the makers there had smartly packaged quite a few love songs in there that went on to become chartbusters. Now that the soundtrack of Soorma
has arrived, one waits to hear what do composers Shankar
along with lyricist Gulzar
have to offer.
'Good Man Di Laaltain
' is a phrase that was used in Punjab many decades ago. Though in the current times it isn't really spoken as much, the makers have decided to put together an entire song around it. They also do the right job in roping in Sukhwinder Singh
and Sunidhi Chauhan
. The results are fine as the song justifies its placement right at the beginning and manages to bring in some level of entertainment quotient.
As for those expecting a 'Chak De
' moment here as well then there is 'Soorma Anthem' which aims to bring similar energy and excitement into play. Well, one waits to watch it all unfold during the film since as a standalone song such tracks don't really make as much impression as they do when accompanied by the visuals. Shankar Mahadevan is the one coming behind the mike for this one and he does a good job.
, the leading man of Soorma, is expected to sing at least a song or two in his films and he doesn't disappoint here either. He croons 'Ishq Di Baajiyaan
', a soft number and reminds one of 'Sahiba' which was heard in Diljit's Phillauri
a few months ago. Just like that song, this one too is attached to the roots and has a sober tone. However, such songs gain limited popularity and same is expected here too.
'Pardesiya' is the next song to arrive and though there is a huge team of male vocalists coming together [Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Sahil Akhtar and Hemant Brijwasi] along with Shehnaz Akhtar, the impact is hardly there. You don't quite remember the tune of the song even after it has been played a few times and that is a disappointment since at the core of it this one has a pleasant feel about it.
Last to arrive is 'Flicker Singh' and this one has the same team as 'Pardesiya' with the only difference being that it is Daler Mehndi who leads the show. One would have expected this one to go a step ahead of 'Soorma Anthem' but that doesn't really happen as it is just about passé with not much recollection value, as is the case with majority of songs in the album.
All in all, the music of Soorma is barely functional and won't really be remembered much once the film's run is through.
Our picks: Good Man Di Laaltain, Soorma Anthem