RATING:★ ★ 1/2
Harris Jayaraj(anyone?) is back in action who made his debut in Hindi music industry with a magical spell in Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein a decade ago(2001).After that he produced tunes for few Tamil movies and now he marks his comeback through an action-packed Vipul Shah production, Force, starring John Abraham and Genelia Dsouja. with Lalit Pandit as the guest composer.Javed Akhtar makes his pen do the talking as he takes up the job of the Lyricist. The movie being an action-thriller already limits the scope of music and justifiably only 5 original songs have been included in the album with no remixes at all. The expectations are not very high but as soon as I read the name of Harris Jayaraj, I felt an instant urge to check out if this immensely talented composer can create the same magic again!!
The album opens with Khwabon Khwabon a Resurrection of the Tamil versions in 2003 and 2004. It highly resembles the song 'Gustaakhiyaan Hain' from the movie 'Aankhein'(2002), especially the alaap portions. The song does well as an opener and with Genelia looking stunning in the video the impact will be more powerful.
If one is into Tamil music, one knows that the name of Bombay Jayshree is a must when the music is by Harris Jayaraj and the second track Chahoon Bhi is a sweet number by her where Karthik (remember 'I am in Love' from Once upon a time in Mumbai- a brilliant song wasted by not giving it space in the movie) joins in for the second antara. It requires multiple hearings to settle down in the memories of the listeners. Average track which gets monotonous after a point and even the lyrics could not save it.
After Munni Badnaam Lalit pandit is on another planet and the 3rd song Dum Hai to Aaja composed by him and sung by Mahua kamat is really for the people of other planets. A bad attempt to create an audacious song which looks like a horror version of Aey Bacchu from 'Ghazini'.Why opt for Lalit pandit when you have a brilliant composer in the name of Harris Jayaraj. Big disappointment.
I was about to pluck my hairs out of my head after going through this 4 minute of torcher but to my respite comes Main Chali by Naresh Iyer and Shreya Ghosal.A trademark Harris Jayaraj tune from the word go and will be liked instantly by the listeners especially due to the energetic interludes portions sung by Naresh Iyer where he almost does a Benny Dayal and the style gives a hint of some tunes in RHTDM.The best track of the album which provides a lot of variety in its duration of about 6 minutes. Shreya Ghoshal voice is honey dipped in the slow portions and the song keeps u wanting for more. Go for it!!
The last track Dil Ki Hai Tamanna by Vijay Prakash, Shalini Singh and Neha Bhasin will straight away remind you the compositions of Kuch Luv Jaisa (2011) where Pritam was the magician. Vijay Prakash after Beera Beera in Raavan(2010) shows his versatility and his combination with Harris Jayaraj always provides a winner.Shalini Singh and Neha Bhasin are 2 highly talented and diversified singers who takes the song to an another level altogether. An easy-on-ears tune which provides a perfect ending to the album with Javed Akhtar at his best. Likeable!
Force doesn’t live up to the expectations, despite Harris Jayaraj being the composer. Apart from Main Chali and Dil Ki hai Tamanna, all other songs disappoints and being an action thriller a theme song is missing which could be used as a background score for the movie.
I rate it 2.5 out of 5!!