SIKANDAR - MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Harish V

Music Director : Justin-Uday , Sandesh Shandilya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan, Anusha Mani, Mohit Chauhan, Mehrajuddin , Yash Narvekar, Hrishikesh Kamerkar, Kay Kay, Shilpa Rao, Hamsika Iyer
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar

Sikandar, a Piyush Jha directed movie produced by the versatile Sudhir Mishra, looks very interesting. A movie about children pushed into terrorism has Parzaan Dastur, Sanjay Suri and R. Madhavan playing important characters. Justin – Uday has rendered the music with Sandesh Sandilya and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio taking care of one song each.

  Sikandar


Chaal apni


A folk song, which make you wonder if we have run-out of tunes as this gives an ‘already heard that’ feel. Hrishikesh Kamerkar and Hamsika Iyer’s cute singing make the song work to an extent. A decent track.




Allah hoo


A devotional song sung by Yash Narvekar and Hrishikesh Kamerkar starts off well but the high beats rhythm just doesn’t make you sway god’s way. Justin- Uday tries too hard to impress with this.




Dhoop ke sikkae


The best song of the album is a song written on the young who are dragged to terrorism. An exceptional song with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi exudes simplistic brilliance. Shankar –Ehsaan –Loy has rendered music for this soft-rock song with Shankar Mahadevan rendering the vocals ably supported by Anushka Mani - the best song of the album.



Gulaon Mein (upbeat)

KK’s voice and Sandesh Sandilya’s music make this Gulaon Mein version really upbeat but the song seems to be inspired from an old Bollywood song, they only try hard to make it different with the extra instrument usage. Quite decent track which did have potential, except for the déjà vu feeling.



Arzoo

A cry of pain comes out as a poetic rendition, with almost minimalistic usage of music instrument. This little poem is not recommended for normal listening. Surely while at the theatres it would have an impact but when you are in a car or with your headphone on trying to do your job at the same time this is not recommended at all.

Manzaraat

Shilpa Rao’s voice fits the song quite well, but this definitely is not suitable for continuous hearing. Hopefully this shouldn’t be an item number trying to find a place in such a hard hitting movie.

Gulaon mein (serene)

The Masakalli fame Mohit Chauhan sings this serene version of Gulaon mein composed by Justin-Uday. The song is quite easy on ears with Mohit’s voice making it alluring.



Verdict:


Overall Sikandar has its moments but except for the 'Dhoop ke sikkae' number the other songs are not something which could be cherished over years. So do the math and think twice before planning to invest in this album.


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