The music of Brothers does not have blockbuster appeal. But the soundtrack will flow well with the narrative, writes Aelina Kapoor.
Hrithik Roshan-starrer Agneepath turned out to be a big hit, both at the box office as well as on the music charts.
So it's no wonder that the same team of producer Karan Johar, director Karan Malhotra, composers Ajay-Atul and lyricist (Amitabh Bhattacharya) have reunited for Brothers. Of course, there is a marked difference in the milieu of both films.
While Agneepath was more rustic, Brothers is more stylish.
And the style factor speaks the loudest in the opening number, the Brothers Anthem. The six minute piece is solid, as Vishal Dadlani makes sure he scores well yet again as a singer.
After Selfie (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), this is yet another popular number to his credit.
The moment Gaaye Jaa arrives, you realise it's a situational number.
There is no attempt made to commercialise the music, as Shreya Ghoshal brings pathos to the song.
The core tune here is on the same lines as the one in the Brothers Anthem and as you hear this song repeatedly, you get sucked into the world of Brothers. This is the reason why the song is repeated with Mohammed Irfan at the helm of affairs. This one is a rare non-romantic number from him.
Meanwhile, for those looking for a love song, especially since the film sees Akshay Kumar opposite Jacqueline Fernandez, there is Sapna Jahan, sung beautifully by Sonu Nigam and Neeti Mohan. Credit must also go to Amitabh for bringing some mature lyrics into play.
As for Ajay-Atul, they keep the experience pretty unadulterated and ensure that you play it in loop.
As for the finale, there is Mera Naam Mary, an item number. Chinmayi Sripada goes all out to bring in some good energy and vivacity but the number doesn't have the magic of Chikni Chameli.
As a whole, the music of Brothers does not have blockbuster appeal. But the soundtrack will flow well with the narrative.