LYRICS: Munna Dhiman’s lyrics for ‘Everything Gonna Be Alright’ couldn’t have come at a better time, especially with the world looking at being a better place to live in. The words spun by Dhiman are motivational and encourage people to be together and spread the message of togetherness. Asif Ali Beg’s lyrics for ‘Dil Mera Jumbo’ pack in quite a lot of attitude in this near four minute song which has a mix of Hindi and English lyrics. However, this doesn’t prevent the song from reaching out to audience across the country. Israr Ansari is a relatively new lyricist on the block and he plays it safe with ‘Chayee Madhoshiyan’. Though there isn’t much that you haven’t heard before in this ‘ishq-vishk-pyaar-vyaar’ song, you won’t mind the song playing in a repeat mode at all. Munna Dhiman returns with ‘Badhte Chalo’ and ‘Jaya He’, both of which are motivational numbers about moving ahead towards the face of the challenge without worrying much about the repercussions.
VOCALS: Though Neeraj Sridhar has been the voice of Akshay Kumar in majority of his ‘item’ number hits, it is Kunal Ganjawala who walks away with all the honors as he gets an opportunity to sing ‘Everything Gonna Be Alright’. Just when one had started to believe that Ganjawala was a spent force since he was getting trapped into his ‘Bheege Hoth Tere’ image, he comes up with a cracker of a rendition in ‘Everything Gonna Be Alright’. Url’s rap which is prevalent throughout the song only enhances the impact further. He comes back again in the immediate next number which has Joi driving the show. Just like Kunal, Joi too takes complete advantage of the platform provided to him and passes with flying colors. Recently, Sonu Nigam had a lesser heard ‘Main Mangyasi’ [Heroes] to his credit which unfortunately couldn’t create the ripples that it deserved. However, in his own selective world, Sonu goes on to sing ‘Chayee Madhoshiyan’ and proves yet again that why his presence is being much sought after in the Bollywood musical scene. He is very good in the song and so is Sona Mohapatra who has so far made a very good impression in the Indi-pop world but is taking it slow in the Bollywood scene of things. Her voice is unconventional and composer Ram Sampath makes sure that this very ‘unconventional’ trait is presented to the listeners. Yet again, Sukhwinder Singh is impressive as he gives out the cry of ‘Badhte Chalo’. The man has a thing or two when it comes to songs belonging to this genre and that’s the very reason he is the most sought after when need arises for a song like this. However, Krishna doesn’t come close to Sukhwinder in his rendition of ‘Jaya He’ as he tries to instill a classical flavor to the proceedings.
OVERALL: Jumbo is by far the best soundtrack to have been released for an animation film and that’s because Ram Sampath doesn’t treat it as one. He looks at Jumbo as a feature film with live characters and involves elements like an inspiring item number [‘Everything Gonna Be Alright’], a fun theme song [‘Dil Mera Jumbo’], a love duet [Chayee Madhoshiyan] and a high-on-power climax track [‘Badhte Chalo’], all of which come together to ensure that the soundtrack is yet another added attraction for the film apart from Akshay Kumar.
OUR PICK(S): ‘Everything Gonna Be Alright’,’ Chayee Madhoshiyan’, ‘Dil Mera Jumbo’ [Play Songs]
HOT FAVORITE(S) FOR YOUR MOBILE AND iPOD: Everything Gonna Be Alright, Chayee Madhoshiyan, Dil Mera Jumbo