Mary Kom's soundtrack may not be an instant chartbuster but it holds its own, writes Joginder Tuteja.
Mary Kom has a relatively new musical team of composers in Shashi Suman and Shivam, and lyricists Prashant Ingole and Sandeep Singh.
Ziddi Dil has a haunting melody, which is elevated to another level with Vishal Dadlani's vocals.
A motivational song about achieving what the heart has to say, this Shashi-Prashant track has a good pitch that keeps the steam on right through its near five minutes duration.
The hook is just right too. The key words, Dil yeh ziddi hai keep playing in one's head.
Shivam and Sandeep come together for Sukoon Mila, which starts off with a mouth organ. Arijit Singh, easily the hottest singer around, takes the mike.
This love song has a beautiful melody. The lyrics are poetic and there is such serenity in the song that you want it to repeat. This one certainly deserves a hearing.
The experienced Sunidhi Chauhan's voice in Adhure is just right for Priyanka Chopra. The way Chauhan sings it, you can visualise the actress in the frame with a montage keeping the play on.
A well laid out musical piece by Shashi and Prashant, Adhure lends class to Mary Kom. It’s the kind of number that reminds one of the R D Burman-Gulzar set-up of the 1970s.
Mohit Chauhan is heard next in Shashi-Prashant's Teri Baari. The situation of the song has the central protagonist being inspired to fly away and achieve her goals.
The song has an ordinary start and though the hook is good, the subsequent portions in the antara don't have much originality.
Arijit returns with Shashi-Prashant's Saudebaazi. A simple composition it has a smooth flow and minimal use of instruments. Saudebaazi may not be an instant hit, but it fits into the soundtrack and will keep the smiles coming after repeated playing.
Shivam-Sandeep return with Salaam India, composers by Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant behind the mike. In the trilogy of motivational songs, this one is third after Ziddi Dil and Teri Baari.
It starts off in a rather subdued manner and reaches its crescendo after 75 seconds. It has a core situational appeal to it, and won’t have much of a life after the run of the film.
The last number is a lori by lead actress Priyanka Chopra, to Shashi-Sandeep's track. In complete contrast to the international numbers she has sung so far, this one has an Indian melody, which focuses on the title of the song, Chaoro.
Priyanka sings really well. She emphasises on the key words with emotion. The song is quite short and wraps up in 150 seconds.
Mary Kom’s music delivers a little more than expected. While one expected genre-centric songs (Ziddi Dil does that job well), the bonus is the love songs Sukoon Mila and Saudebaazi.
Adhure and Chaoro do well too. The songs in the film may not be instant chartbusters, but as a soundtrack, Mary Kom holds its own.