‘Sahi Dhandhe…’ music in tune with film’s theme (IANS Music Review)

August 7th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS  

Film: “Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande”; Music Directors: Suhas, Siddharth, Dhruv Dhalla and Master Mahavir Chopra; Lyricists: Kumaar, Seema Saini and Late Lakmichand; Singers: Shahid Mallya, Brijesh Kumar, Mahi, Suhas, Jaspreet Singh, Master Saleem, Krishna and Master Mahavir Chopra; Rating: ** and a half

The music of the film “Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande” has a strong Indian connect. With more hands than one on its composition, the music seems quite apt for the film, which is set against a landscape of both a rural and an urban milieu.

The album starts with a club number “Naino wali whiskey”, composed by Siddharth and Suhas and crooned by Shahid Mallya. Starting with English lyrics, the song soon gets into the Punjabi flavour, loved by Indian masses. The dance number is high energy with bass heavy beats. It is peppy and has the potential to be a hit at the DJ consoles.

It has a remixed version too.

Next up is another Punjabi track “Mast kalander” that starts with a bang. This one too has western riffs that make it a fusion to quite an extent. A composition by Dhruv Dhalla and sung by Brijesh Kumar, the moderately-paced song can also lie in the category of a dance number, owing to its beats and sounds.

A remixed version is in store for fans too!

Then comes in “Desi jat posse”, which has an earthy rural feel intermixed with thudding western beats. The song also has a rap portion. This is Siddharth’s and Suhas’ second composition in the film, and vocals are by Mahi and Suhas Shetty.

“Desi jat posse” too has a remixed version.

The following number has the same composers but is as different as chalk and cheese from “Desi Jat Posse”. Sung by Suhas Shetty, “Door Na Jaana” is the only out-and-out romantic song in the movie, which seems like a song from now disbanded, non-film band Silk Route married to the best of singer KK’s early non-film albums. A good song - and definitely worth a hear.

Up next is “Barf mein tension”, composed by Dhruv Dhalla and voiced by Brijesh Kumar and Jaspreet Singh. A typical gangster song on the lines of “Ae ganpat” and “Kallu mama”, it is situational and might look apt on screen. But as a stand alone, it is neither hummable nor memorable.

“Thap Denge”, the next one on the album, is based on the feelings of resolve and determination. Sung by Master Saleem and composed by Siddharth and Suhas, this one is power-packed with strong orchestration and loud beats.

Finally the album brings forward “Oh lalaji” that has a folk touch and has been composed and sung by Master Mahavir Chopra. It is situational and very different from the usual songs that we hear nowadays. It has a Rajasthani flavour. Moderately paced, this one is worth a hear.

On the whole, the album has a variety of songs - both slow and fast - but focus has been laid on songs with a strong musical arrangement.

(Ruchika Kher can be contacted at ruchika.k@ians.in)

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