Chords & Notes
Singh is Kinng
First things first. The first song of this 12-track album is the film’s title song “Singh is Kinng”.
It is no doubt catchy and the wordings seem quite timely, for most news channels used it early recently to mark Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s trust vote victory.
But go beyond the catchy first line and the score falls flat, in terms of lyrics. But then, good lyrics have long given up the race for popular music to the fast-paced electronic compositions. Now the trick lies in making the music as dance-floor friendly as possible.
In that regard, this one has brighter days ahead. Actor Akshay Kumar has lent his voice to the number along with international hip-hop singer Snoop Dogg. But sad, it doesn’t serve any purpose for Akshay. You can barely hear him.
Parts of this song also features in “Bas ek kinng”, a track done in two styles – the original and ‘Tiger Style mix.’ This album has quite a few songs in two versions, a not-so-cool idea.“Talli Hua”, again has two styles – one is a Jay Dabhi mix and the regular version. “Jee karda”, yet another track with two versions is worth giving a miss.
Though “Teri ore” with Shreya Ghosal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan holds some promise at first, it soon fizzles out. The saving grace is the good-old sardar, Daler Mehndi singing “Bhootni Ke”.
It has real Punjabi zest on the lines of khao, piyo, mast raho. Otherwise, the album is quite a let down with most songs sound like each other.
SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY
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