Verdict: Fluctuating yet functioning at average pace
Hero is certainly not an album that stands out in entirety but does evoke a sense of breezy romance through a handful tracks. IncreasinglyHindi films are picking up the tradition of having multiple music directors compose for a film. Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros Anjjan and Sachin – Jigar offer 8 songs that work in shifts and squabble in bits.
Main Hoon Hero Tera, the undeniably melodious title track sets standards high from the word go. Having come a long way in Bollywood, singer Armaan Mallik does justice to Kumaar’s words. A harmonious mesh of lyrics and tunes makes sure to leave a desirable aftertaste. The song is rendered in a second version sung by superstar Salman Khan who makes an impressive comeback as a singer with Main Hoon Hero Tera. The title track is a sinusoidal high in the film’s music graph and there on fails to hit the mark again.
Mohit Chauhan’s voice flourishes in Khoya Khoya. A host of other talented voices make Khoya Khoya secure a firm position. The song that is partly chaotic- partly sweet-toned emerges as a good listen. Music composer Jassi Katyal’s Yadaan Teriyaan written by Kumaar and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan averagely swells up to please the ear. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan by virtue of mellow in his voice makes Yadaan Teriyaan secure third place. Version 2 for Yadaan Teriyaan is a wrong die cast. The same track in the voice of Dev Negi and Shipra Goyalfail to ignite spark for a song already done in a voice as prominent as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan‘s.
Dance Ke Legend composed by Meet Bros Anjjan looks at catering to a limited audience. Essentially a track fused with foot tapping beats,Dance Ke Legend is a rushed supply of instant energy that simmers down soon after the beat box is dead.
The music album is over populated and could have been better edited for an impressionable stay. Niranjan Iyengar’s work with Jab We Met is lost unlike his memorable works as the skillfully accomplished Bollywood dialogue writer. The song fails to strike chord and establish connect with listeners. O Khuda in the pleasing voice of Amaal Mallik tries hard but eventually floats on the surface and never sinks deep in the heart. At Rs.175, Hero- the music album is a calculated risk for buyers with marginalized returns on investment.
– By Soham Bhattacharyya