Sanak Music Review – Planet Bollywood

You don’t expect much from the music of a film designed to be an actor. However, ‘Sanak’, starring Vidyut Jammwal and Rukmini Maitra, features a young couple and also has an emotional track involving them. This makes it seem like there would be at least a few humble songs in the movie. What further raises expectations is the fact that the film was co-produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, a man who has produced and / or directed numerous films (‘Aankhein’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘London Dreams’, ‘Namastey England’) which had a memorable soundtrack.

Unlike T-Series, Zee Music Company is not a label known for recreating old songs. However, they make an exception here by recreating the popular Nadeem-Shravan-composed track “O Yaara Dil Lagaana” from the 1996 movie “Agni Sakshi”. While the original was a solo number sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, the recreated version is a duet sung by Stebin Ben and Deeksha Toor.

The recreated track by Chirantan Bhatt is peppered with electronic beats and a new melody that tries to blend in with the hook line of the original song. The result is far from impressive and the recreated track doesn’t even have an iota of the charm the original song had. The interpretation below by Stebin Ben and Deeksha Toor ruins things further.

As soon as you hear the opening lines of “Suna Hai” you know it’s a song composed by Jeet Gannguli. It is reminiscent of one of several songs composed by him, including the title song of ‘Khamoshiyaan’. The melody is usable at best and brings nothing fresh to the table. The lyrics (Rashmi Virag) are strictly average. While the male version was sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Shreya Ghoshal lent her voice to the female version. A common mistake made by both singers is to say “degi” instead of “dengi” (“inmein sunaayi degi meri khwahishein…. “).

After “O Yaara Dil Lagaana”, Chirantan Bhatt puts on another bad show with “Aankhein Mili”. If the arrangements are lively, the melody is bland. Raj Barman’s heavily self-tuned voice doesn’t help matters either. Manoj Yadav saves the day to some extent by writing some interesting lines.

Before playing the album, we had good expectations because of the aforementioned factors. However, the album turns out to be a bummer with a mix of bland and mean songs that won’t be remembered in the long run.

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