Can Take a Chance Yaar!
Anand Raj Anand has composed original musical soundtracks that highlight the youthful spirit and carefree feel of fun-loving youths in its compositions. 'Chhodon Naa Yaar' has eight original soundtracks that can be heard on Big music cassettes and CD's.
Kasak (2 Versions):
Anand Raj Anand is one of those music directors who has been trying hard to establish himself in the cadre of composer-turned-singer but hasn't met with desired results so far. This time he tries to impress with his sonorously echoing baritones in delectably poised emotional number "Kasak" that comes with sauntering paced arrangements and free-flowing choral backdrop. The penetrative lyrical works delivered by Anand Raj Anand along with folksy based musical backdrop brighten some hope but all it ends up as a mediocre sentimental soundtrack.
It is stereotypically conceived as a promotional video song where all the clippings of film would be figuratively placed to create buzz for the film. It has typical "club" remixes touch where loud and echoing disco beat fillers collage effectively with the original rhythmical structure of the song.
Talwar Re (3 Versions):
Daler Mehndi's sung "Talwar Re" is undoubtedly the momentous feature and feat of the album and by far the finest track by this Indi-Pop singer in recent times. Its major highlight is catchy "bhangra" beats work that collides impulsively with Daler's effervescent voice and razor sharp lyrical flow in making it mass-friendly track. Sunidhi Chauhan's racy vocals are an added delight that gives this dancing track more "masti" and fun in its later interludes. The composition has been conceived mainly as "disco-qawaali" singing format where two singers confront each other with quizzically penned wordings and one-liners. Anand Raj Anand's last memorable work "Ek Look" ('Aryan') was also big inclination on "bhangra" works and this too has the similar zing that can really work magic for the film. Like "Ek Look", the composer as well as the producer has felt so special about the number that it comes in three fast-paced versions to entice Gen X listeners and has been aggressively promoted for the film's success. "Talwar Re (Dhol remix)" is even more entertaining for its thumping and thunderous Punjabi "dhol" and energetic hip-hop infused in it to give rhythmical sumptuous flow on dancing floors. It's likely to be a DJ's delight version and is expected to be hitting high with loud volumes on festive occasions.
"Talwar Re (remix)":
It has more urbane feel with bouncy English lyrics ("You freak my mind…") than folksy punches that can really fuel dancing floors in discotheques and pubs. It has added Anand Raj Anad's vocals that retard the frenzied pace of this frothy number and come out as most feeble interpretation of original composition out of three versions.
"Jhoom Le", a coarsely conceived sensuous number by Sunidhi Chauhan, has jarring and ear-piercing orchestration flow that coordinates discourteously with routine lyrical works. Its traditional Arabian-cum-westernized outlook is overtly heard in the composer's last few albums and fails to entice or excite listeners. This another "run of the mill" hot and sensuous situational number proves to be a sore thumb and big disappointment.
After competent Sunidhi Chauhan, it's talented Shaan getting wasted in yet another mediocre number "Zindagi", song about carefree youthful emotions sung in a typical crooner style. Shaan's energetic vocals are delight to ears but the cyclic keyboards and synthesizers with routine lyrics are a big disappointing. Anand Raj Anand has failed to materialize the trendy hip-hop and rock musical buzz and has tried to rejuvenate 90's disco feel in this average sounding soundtrack.
Luta Hai Zamaane Ne:
After Daler Mehndi's "Talwar Re", Sukhwinder Singh's impressive vocal rendition in "Luta Hai Zamaane Ne" proves another saving grace for this low profile album. It has melancholic Sufi "qawwali" singing textures with some meaningful lyrical flows. After sensitively paced "Katara Katara" ('Apna Aasman'), it's another remarkable presentation by versatile Sukhwinder Singh and promises to be the pivotal aspect of this youthful suspense thriller. The soundtrack is about changing phases and shades of life emoted in soft-pitched modulating tones and overtones. This may not be one of Sukhwinder's finest numbers of all-time but positively it's an offering thematically touched in the narrative flows of the film.
'Chhodon Naa Yaar', a low profile entertainer has some surprising moments in chartbusting "Talwar Re" and impressive "Luta Hai Zaamanae Ne" while the rest of the numbers fare from average to poor in their compositions and presentations. Daler Mehndi delivers one of his finest "filmi" tracks in "Talwar Re".
Rating: 2 / 5