Sikandar-(Justin-Uday,Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
by Srikanth Mantravadi
Allah Ho has a meandering tune and contextual lyrics that makes it strictly situational while Arzoo(Naat) with its shrill screechy vocals is an assault on the ears! Both of them lack repeat value.Hamsika Iyer’s cherubic vocals are seraphic in Chaal Apni but sadly one can’t say the same about the done to death tune of the song.The rock base and the brilliant singing of Shankar Mahadevan and Anusha Mani make for a good listen in Dhoop Ke Sikke.Once again the nuanced and intricate singing of Shankar comes to the fore.But for the ‘Rock On’ sound this would have sounded completely fresh! Gulon Mein meanwhile is sparkling be it the reticent and languorous Serene Version or the bubbly Upbeat version.The choice of singers is again done very aptly-Mohit Chauhan and KK.A cursory track comes next in the form of Manzaarat.Shilpa Rao’s enthusiastic vocals are the saving grace for this insipid track.
Sikandar is a mixed bag and shows spurts of brilliance and ingenuity but sadly the good pieces are few and far.
My Rating-2 Cheers!!
My Picks-Gulon Mein and Dhoop Ke Sikke