Total Siyapaa packs in some good numbers, writes Joginder Tuteja.
One expects a fun score for the film Total Siyapaa, which is a comedy of errors.
Ali Zafar is the central protagonist, as well as the singer-composer for the soundtrack. Not just that, he also writes most of the songs, with Kumaar and Aqeel Rubi chipping in.
The title song, Total Siyapaa, is quite humorous. Kirron Kher's dialogues pepper this three-minute piece a la the song Maa Da Laadla Bigad Gaya (from Dostana). The track is an all round show by Ali Zafar (with Kumaar contributing on lyrics).
It has a good rhythm and the song also has an eye-catching music video that features Ali and the other members of the film’s cast, Yami Gautam and Kirron Kher, quite prominently. Expect this one to play as the end credits roll, though one does feel that in the album it comes way too early.
Next up is Palat Meri Jaan, which is a chartbuster all the way.
It starts slow, and rightly so, as by the time the hook of Palat Meri Jaan arrives, you have been sufficiently warmed up by Ali Zafar's soft vocals.
A romantic number that has a lively feel to it and is well complimented by a well shot video, Palat Meri Jaan moves on seamlessly to the antara portions that have a feel-good factor that seldom fails. This one deserves to be played on loop.
There is a Spanish sound in the beginning of Nahin Maloom. Ali Zafar sings this song which has a rhythmic feel that is well complimented by the overall melody.
With prominent use of the guitar, this number maintains a good pace right through its four-minute odd duration. Ali is joined by Fariha Parvaiz, an established singer in Pakistan for many years.
Together they ensure that Nahin Maloom is an entertaining number.
Ali continues his stint behind the mike for Asha, which is leading lady Yami Gautam’s name in the film.
A conversational number, this one too is high on beats, but with a certain child-like feel to it. It is a sweet sounding number and is situational. Like Nahin Maloom, the picturisation will determine whether it has a long run.
The album concludes with Bulley Shah's traditional number Chal Buleya. A slow-moving sombre track, it shows a different facet of Ali Zafar. He sings it well, with the right amount of pathos. However, the number is strictly situational and one hopes that it doesn't slow down the pace of Total Siyapaa which is expected to be a fun-filled film.
Total Sipayaa starts off quite well with a cracker of a number in the title track. It is followed by one more number (Palat Meri Jaan) which can easily rise up the popularity charts.
The rest of the songs, though decently tuned and sung, are primarily situational and may become popular after the release of the film.