Sanjay Dutt has stepped in as the modern day Pran and Zanjeer 2.0 will not be complete without a qawwaali song… just like in the original
Sanjay Dutt will sing a song in praise of his friend Vijay aka Ram Charan Teja, just like Pran did for his Vijay, Amitabh Bachchan. Only this time it’s not Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi, but Sukhwinder Singh, Shabab Sabri and the Meet Brothers Anjjan coming together to create a high energy qawwaali number, Khochey Pathan ki zubaan hai o yaara. Sukhwinder Singh delivers, as he always does, in a song that is owned by his energetic voice. While Kalyanji-Anandji – the music composers of original Zanjeer – came up with a hit album, the remake fails to create that same magic, at least as far as the tune itself is concerned. In fact, Kochey Pathan is the only song that stands out in the crowd of all those released so far from the Zanjeer remake. The music and singing manage to stand their own musical ground against Manna Dey’s wonderfully resonant Yaari hai imaan.
This is certainly a song that could could possibly make it to the list of the best filmi qawwaalis. But it’s only after we watch the video that we will know if Sanjay Dutt manages to stand tall against Pran’s towering portrayal of Sher Khan!