‘Heroes’ album dull and boring (IANS Music Review)October 16th, 2008 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Film: “Heroes”; Music Director: Sajid-Wajid, Monty Sharma; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shail Hada, Wajid, Sowmya Raoh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sonu Nigam, Parthiv Gohil, Rekha Rao, Kunal Ganjawala; Rating: *1/2Neither the promos of “Heroes” nor its songs are exciting. Despite composers like Sajid-Wajid and Monty Sharma, the album is quite boring.
The album starts with unimpressive number “Badmash launde”, a rustic track rendered by Parthiv Gohil, Shail Hada and Rekha Rao. While their singing is nothing to write home about, the composition is worse while the lyrics are not understandable at all. Not worth listening.
Next is “Gurbani”. It is better than the previous track. Sung by Shail Hada, the song is hardly a minute long, but is soothing. The Sajid-Wajid composition in this prayer is pleasant to hear.
Next comes “Heroes Theme”. It is a soothing number with a lingering appeal.
“Makhana” reminds of 1950s’ and 60s’ songs that used to have a social message. Dhols, an Indian percussion instrument, are predominant in the song composed by Sajid-Wajid, but despite that it turns out to be insipid. Sukhwinder Singh, who is accompanied by Wajid and Sowmya Raoh, is not able to lift the mood with his vocals.
“Mannata” is a Punjabi romantic track. It is melodious but, again, doesn’t really excite. Jalees’ lyrics are quite average.
“Wat’s up my bro” is composed by Monty Sharma. A thumping number, it has Kunal Ganjawala rendering with power-packed energy, but sadly to no avail, as, like most songs in the album, it isn’t very appealing.
Except “Gurbani” not a single song is worth listening to or writing about.