The music is composed by Vishal-Shekhar, with lyrics by Kumaar and Manoj Muntashir
Sonakshi Sinha turns action star with this week's release, Akira. The film, directed by AR Murugadoss, is a remake of the Tamil film, Mouna Guru. Anurag Kashyap and Konkona Sen Sharma also play important characters in this action drama.
The songs are out, and let's see if they pack as much punch as Sonakshi does in the film...
Rajj Rajj Ke
Sonakshi Sinha makes her singing debut in this angst-ridden song, joining the likes of Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt as actors who want to sing (though I am not sure why). Rajj Rajj Ke is one the same lines as Badlapur's Jee Karda, but the impact is not even close compared. Sonakshi as a singer is good, but the song doesn't offer much scope. However the version sung by Nahid Afrin and Vishal Dadlani makes for a better listen, showing us once again that making actors sing is just a gimmick that doesn't work all the time. The remix is okay.
Arijit Singh may or may not sing for Salman Khan, but you can be sure you can find him singing in nearly every other album. Here, he sings Purza, the film's romantic song. The lyrics makes no damn sense, the guys says to the girl he is purza tera (I am a part of yours), na aadha na pauna tera (not even half or quarter) and then poora poora tera (I am wholly yours). Then why even say purza? You could have just poora tera in the start itself! The song in itself, is likeable only for Arijit Singh's singing; the composition in itself doesn't make much of a mark.
Kehkasha Tu Meri
Let me say this in the start, this is the best song in the movie. And also this is not a new one at at all. Kehkasha Tu Meri is a Hindi reprise of the popular Marathi song Haravli Pakhare, from the movie Balak Palak. Incidentally, Vishal-Shekhar have themselves composed the original song, so no crime committed here. If you loved the original song, you may this song crooned by Shekhar Ravjiani, to be just a repetition. However, for those who has never heard the original song, you will find this attempt decent.
Baadal, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, is a situational track which narrate the emotional turmoil the central character is going through. As for the composition, the song is just an average song, and fails to make you invested in that turmoil that the character is going through. Sunidhi is the saving grace here, but even her mellifluous can't make a downbeat song enthralling.
The trailer for Akira may have packed a punch, but the songs from the film haven't made that kind of impact. This is surprising since, the tracks have been composed by Vishal-Shekhar, who have rarely gone wrong since their Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Days. Also with Banjo making with waves with its unconventional songs which were also composed by Vishal-Shekhar, Akira's songs are definitely underwhelming
Rajj Rajj Ke (not the Sonakshi version), Kehkasha Tu Meri
2.0 out of 5
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