Brothers Music Review: Worthwhile Listen!
Dharma Productions gets on to full on action mode with Karan Malhotra directed Brothers starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra. This Mixed Martial Arts based action film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film, Warrior. Just like his debut venture Agneepath, Director Karan Malhotra gets Composers Ajay-Atul to do the music for his latest project. Apart from having a hit item number (Chikni Chameli), Agneepath boasted of some very good melodies despite it being an action film. So one can hopefully expect the same from the composers even for this film.
With Agneepath’s lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya joining the party, one only hopes that the trio can repeat the magic all over again. So let’s see what is in store for us.
The Soundtrack opener is literally a dhamaka! True to its name Brothers Anthem is anthemic, both in its orchestration as well as in the singing. While Ajay-Atul show their mettle with the energetic and lively arrangement, Vishal Dadlani scores with his powerful vocals. The lyrics match the tone and nature of the track and together the trio create a winner! While naysayers might harp on the déjà vu feeling of the Anthemic tune, the fact remains that this track is as impactful as can be and should make an even better impression on-screen!
The composers rehash yet another of their songs for Mera Naam Mary Hai which from the sound of it seems to be the namesake ‘item number’ of the film with Kareena Kapoor gyrating to the song. Just like Chikni Chameli, Mera Naam Mary too owes its origin to a song from the same Marathi film Jatra. While Chinmayee Sripada scores with her playful and lively rendition, Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics are what one expects in an item number – nonsensical yet entertaining. That said, the composition itself does not impress much due its run-of-the-mill tune and unlike Chikni Chameli, might at best be popular during the film’s run in the theatres.
It is in the album’s other two melodies that Ajay-Atul show their true mettle. While Gaaye Jaa has a beautiful melody, the arrangement is minimal in keeping with the slow paced nature of the tune. Despite being minimalistic, the effect is amazing and Shreya’s winsome vocals make this song a worthwhile listen. The second version has been sung by Mohammed Irfan and has also turned out quite well. But the fact remains that there are very few singers who can score over Shreya Ghoshal when it comes to melodies and Irfan is not one of them. Naturally, it goes without saying that Shreya’s version trumps Irfan’s and how!
Sapna Jahan is yet another masterpiece from the composer duo and veteran Sonu Nigam excels in his rendition as usual while Neeti Mohan, as his female counterpart, provides solid support. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics are metaphorical and romantic but it is the composers who really standout with their stunning composition which is at once haunting and captivating! Superb!
Though it is a short album with just four tracks, Ajay-Atul have indeed come up with a must-hear album with Brothers. Right from a scintillating anthemic tune to an item number to some captivating melodies, Ajay-Atul have come up with an enjoyable soundtrack which surely is a worthwhile follow-up to Agneepath. Go for this one, you will not regret it!
Our Picks: Gaaye Jaa, Sapna Jahan and Brothers Anthem
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