LOOSE CONNECTION!! (SONALI CABLE – Music Review)

Music Album Details:-
♪ Music by:- Mikey McCleary, Amjad-Nadeem, Raghav Sachar & Daniel B. George
♪ Lyrics by:- Sameer Anjaan, Kausar Munir, Charudutt Acharya, Kumaar & Swanand Kirkire
♪ Music Label:- Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On:- 5th September 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 17th October 2014

Sonali Cable Album Cover

Sonali Cable Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Hungama CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Sonali Cable is a Bollywood drama/comedy film, that released on 17th October, 2014. The film is directed by Charudutt Acharya and produced by Ramesh Sippy, Rohan Sippy, Kamia Mulhotra and Roopa De Choudhury. It stars Rhea Chakraborty, Ali Fazal and ‘Dance India Dance’ fame Raghav Juyal (Crockroaxz) in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher in a negative role. The story is about a girl who runs an internet cable company, and her fight along with her friends, against the head of India’s largest corporation who wants to expand his corporation by crushing her business. So the story is pretty interesting. The last film produced by the Sippys was ‘Nautanki Saala!’ which had a stellar soundtrack even though it was a multi-composer one. The soundtrack for thus film too is a multi-composer one, and a great soundtrack was expected from this as well. The music has been composed by Mikey McCleary, Amjad-Nadeem, Raghav Sachar and Daniel B. George. Let’s see if they lived up to the expectations and also, to the name and reputation of Ramesh Sippy Productions’ music! 🙂


1. Ek Mulaqat Ho / Ek Mulaqat / Ek Mulaqat (Unplugged)
Singers ~ Jubin Nautiyal / Altamash Faridi / Jubin Nautiyal, Music by ~ Amjad-Nadeem, Lyrics by ~ Sameer Anjaan

A fresh, new voice debuts in Bollywood with the first song of the album, composed by Amjad-Nadeem. Now, Amjad-Nadeem who usually make rustic type of songs, have made a typical Bhatt-ish melody here. I had never expected it from them at all! But they have succeeded in doing so! And also succeeded in introducing a new talent to the world. Jubin Nautiyal’s voice sounds like a mix of Atif Aslam and Nikhil D’Souza, but nevertheless sings beautifully. The rock guitars open up the song with brilliance and make way for Jubin to step into the world of Bollywood music. Surprisingly, the duo have very efficiently made a Bhatt camp style romantic song. Though it sounds like many of the romantic songs releasing these days and sounds very typical, this time it works in favour of the song. Jubin has perfectly rendered their melody and sounds great in the song. The guitar strums in the song resemble those in ‘Galliyan’ from ‘Ek Villain’ and seem to have taken (a bit too much) inspiration from it. The other version is by Altamash Faridi, surprising because he usually doesn’t sing such songs, and mostly sings Classical-based ones. He does well, but the ears have gotten attuned to Jubin’s version so much now, that his version doesn’t appeal as much. Jubin’s unplugged version is also nice, though it isn’t much unplugged, but definitely less plugged than the original version! 😂😂 The lyrics of the songs (all three songs have the same lyrics) by Sameer Anjaan are not anything fresh, but go with the song and work for it. Amjad-Nadeem have succeeded in giving a nice, calming romantic song which totally deserves to be a #5StarHotelSong!!

 

2. Gannu Rocks
Singers ~ Vishal Dadlani & Anmol Malik (Aarti), Music by ~ Mikey McCleary, Lyrics by ~ Kausar Munir

Starting with an aarti sung beautifully by Anmol Malik, this song instantly caught my attention. After that it turns into a wild, crazy Ganesh festival song, addressing Lord Ganesha as ‘Gannu’, which makes it so interesting! Vishal, as always is in top-notch form, and his voice (I must be saying this for the hundredth time or so) is just so energetic, it makes you want to get up and dance. The composition by Mikey is also very energetic and so very catchy! The loud arrangements done by him very perfectly resemble the loudness in Ganesh festivals in India, but in a Westernized way! 😀 The rock guitars are a great attraction in this song. Lyrics by Kausar Munir are also interesting. As I already said, she has addressed Lord Ganesha as ‘Gannu’, and then added ‘rocks’, just to be safe. 😛 Another interesting and funny line is ‘chattan chaahe ho, ho chaahe cheenti, charnon mein tere ye disco hai karti’. 😂😂 With the loud (but great) arrangements, the catchy composition and the interesting lyrics, this song is one not to miss! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang
Singers ~ Manish J. Tipu & Sayantani Das, Music by ~ Daniel B. George, Lyrics by ~ Charudutt Acharya

This sounds like one of those songs that instantly get the tag of ‘WARNING: TOO IRRITATING’ upon release. Manish J. Tipu sounds very cheap, and his voice doesn’t fit in this weird song, whereas in his previous song, ‘Phollo Karta’ from ‘O Teri’, he sounded awesome! Sayantani Das doesn’t sound so good, either. Coincidentally, she was also sounding awesome in her last song, ‘Marjawa’ from ‘Mumbai Mirror’. So instantly, the fingers point at Mr. Composition. 😂 And we found out that Mr. Composition is guilty of not being a genius composition. He naturally blames the composer, who made him. Daniel B. George, who had composed for ‘Sehar’ in 2005 and some tracks in ‘Johnny Gaddaar’. Well, if the first song he gives us in this album is this annoying thing, well, then I seriously can’t wait for the others! 😛 Let’s just hope they’re not as irritating as this one. The lyrics are just as stupid. (They’re written by the director). The makers have done a great favor that they made the track short. This is a track purely made to showcase Crockroaxz’s dance! Yeah, definitely watch the video, but nothing to hear in the audio song!

 

4. Mausam Yeh Kyun Badal Gaya
Singer ~ Kshitij Tarey, Music by ~ Raghav Sachar, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

After that disastrous song, the next song is a source of relief, for it is a calm and soothing sad song, sung beautifully by Kshitij Tarey and composed wonderfully by Raghav. Yes, after being absent from the Bollywood scene for a couple of years, and releasing Acappella versions of old Bollywood classics, Raghav is finally back in the music scene. The composition is slow-paced and takes you in a quiet zone for as long as it plays. The arrangements are also very soft and not much. Kshitij renders the beautiful composition very soothingly, making it a very serene and peaceful song. The lyrics by Kumaar are typical sad Bollywood lyrics, nothing new. However, the composition and vocals covers that up. A song worth listening, and worthy of the tag of #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Sapney Apney
Singer ~ Neeti Mohan, Music by ~ Daniel B. George, Lyrics by ~ Kausar Munir

Neeti Mohan starts off the song with her calm humming, and I got the feeling that maybe it is a soft song that I can instantly like. But then it took a very unexpected and abrupt turn into the rock genre. Again, the arrangements are way too loud and irritate the ears. The composition may be nice, and the vocals by Neeti too may be nice, but the rock pattern has been given a bit too much importance than required, which makes the song uninteresting actually. Daniel must have thought he’s doing a great job by adding this rock background, but it all worked against him. Lyrics by Kausar Munir are not that impressive, either, which is very rare for her. I guess to describe the lively and eager character of the girl in the movie, they’ve given such a loud and energetic song, but it was not needed! Good composition and great vocals get spoiled sometimes because of rotten and sloppy arrangements.

 

6. Sikkay
Singer ~ Amitabh Narayan, Music by ~ Daniel B. George, Lyrics by ~ Swanand Kirkire

Finally, Daniel has come up with a soft song (though he can’t seem to part ways with rock genre) and has efficiently composed the haunting tune for it. However, the tune here isn’t that catchy. The haunting tune is very boring and doesn’t seem to stand out. Amitabh Narayan has crooned it well, and Swanand has written it well too. At some parts, the song seems to just lose its haunt and turns un-haunting all of a sudden. The boring part is that the mukhda keeps getting repeated, making the song lose its charm, if it had any at all. The piano notes do provide some relief from the flat tune, but just momentary relief. Otherwise, a boring, unimpressive song. One-time listen!


Sonali Cable delivers way lower than what I had expected from it. Mikey, Amjad-Nadeem and Raghav Sachar have delivered great songs, but Daniel B. George is an oddball in this soundtrack, all of his three songs having some fault or the other. He doesn’t seem to know that he is composing for a Sippy Production. What’s more, Rohan Sippy himself doesn’t seem to know that the movie is a Sippy Production, or else he wouldn’t have approved these songs! 😂 Anyways, the three songs that do fare well, give the album the following rating, or else it would have been even worse! 😀 Half the soundtrack is beautiful and addictive, the other is supposed to wear off that addiction! 😛

 

Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग <  < प < ध < नी < सां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favourite song from Somali Cable? Vote for it below, please! 🙂

 

Next “dish”:- Super Nani, Chefs:- Harshit Saxena & Sanjeev-Darshan

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