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Music Review Tevar: The album should offer an apology to the buyer

The album opens with Main toh Superman, Salman ka fan, which is sycophancy at its best.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Written by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi |
Updated: December 12, 2014 10:03:28 am
Tevar music review: This year was quite exemplary when it came to cacophony in Bollywood but playing Tevar, except for one track, is a travesty and by far the most underwhelming album by Sajid-Wajid. Tevar music review: This year was quite exemplary when it came to cacophony in Bollywood but playing Tevar, except for one track, is a travesty and by far the most underwhelming album by Sajid-Wajid.

Composers: Sajid-Wajid
Lyricists: Kausar Munir, Danish Sabri, Sajid, Imran Khan

Before we begin to explain the eight tracks that comprise Tevar, we want to be clear on one thing — the album should offer an apology to the buyer. This year was quite exemplary when it came to cacophony in Bollywood but playing Tevar, except for one track, is a travesty and by far the most underwhelming album by Sajid-Wajid. As for the lyrics, they have acquired a new low in seven out of eight songs.

The album opens with Main toh Superman, Salman ka fan, which is sycophancy at its best. Drums and some senseless lyrics have turned it into a blah of a song.

The next track, Radha nachegi has a pleasant beginning and sounds promising with its sitar interlude. It even holds up when the electric guitar takes over. But soon, all we hear is a chorus singing Bolo Radhe Shyam. In the next few minutes the song takes different directions.

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The album keeps delivering one disaster after another. Mamta Sharma’s voice is getting tiresome with every item song. But Madmiyan, where she sings alongside Mika should not have been recorded at all. Arrangement wise, the percussions are all over the place. None of the songs have any soul. But after a long and tiresome list of bad songs, comes Main nai jaana pardes. The introduction of the track brings a glimmer of hope, as does Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan’s name attached with this song. The moment we realise that he is brilliant, it also dawns on us that it’s an old Punjabi folk ditty that is a regular in Ali’s live concerts and has been sung several times. Every murki and every harkat is in place (Ali’s recordings seldom go wrong).

Shruti Haasan’s Joganiyaan begins as a promising track and is bass heavy with violins performing superbly. But again, the song is all over the place and lacks any tune. The remix created for Main toh Superman… is as bad as the original. Sajid-Wajid need a little soul searching before their next one or even Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who has turned their last few songs into hits. Buy it at your own risk.

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First published on: 12-12-2014 at 03:01:42 am

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