The music of Sarbjit gets a good start but despite a plethora of talent coming together, the final result leaves you asking for more, writes Aelina Kapoor.
Sarbjit music is very repetitive, as most of its 10 songs sound similar.
While Shail-Pritesh are entrusted with the responsibility of composing for half the album, Amaal Mallik, Jeet Ganguly, Tanishk Bagchi and Shashi-Shivam sharing the honours for the rest. Lyrics are written by A M Turaz, Rashmi Virag, Jaani, Sandeep Singh, Arafat Mehmood and Haider Nazmi.
Arijit Singh and Tulsi Kumar come together for Salamat, a love song that could have made the Aashiqui cut. With beautiful lyrics, melodious music and soulful rendition, this one works right through.
Sonu Nigam's Dard is quite ordinary though there is enough 'dard' in his voice.
Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan come together for Tung Lak, which has a Rang De Basanti hangover. Perhaps the Punjab setting warranted that. The song has Randeep Hooda, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chaddha coming together to take the audience through their happier times. Shail Hada and Kalpana Gandharv chip in too.
Shafqat Amanat Ali's Rabba hardly makes an impression despite its pathos-filled mood and setting.
Sukhwinder Singh, Shail Hada and Munnawar Masoom's Meherbaan makes the soundtrack take a different shape because there is a plethora of similar songs that come up back-to-back.
Like, Shail Hada's Barsan Laagi situational song, which has pain and separation.
Shashaa Tirupati, Altamash Khan and Rabbani Mustafa's Allah Hu Allah steps into Sufi zone and by now one gets the idea that the Sarbjit team want the music to talk, rather than dialogues.
In the process, it becomes boring as you begin to miss the presence of chartbusters in the album. Songs like Shail Hada's Mera Junoon or Arijit Singh's Nindiya are not the kind to play on loop. The same goes for the concluding track, Sarbjit Theme.
The music of Sarbjit gets a good start but despite a plethora of talent coming together, the final result leaves you asking for more.