Directed by Kabir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Phantom is all set to hit the theaters on 28 August. The movie is based on the terror attacks in Mumbai on 26/11. The music album of Phantom comprises of a total of six tracks, out of which four are different versions of Afghan Jalebi. The music is composed by Pritam, here’s what we feel about the album, Phantom Music Review-
1. Afghan Jalebi- There are four versions of Afghan Jalebi in the album. One is the Film version, one is the Ya Baba version, another one is the Fitna Farebi version and last is Dumbtek version. The Film version and the Ya Baba version are almost similar, only difference is that the Film version is sung by Akhtar Chanal Zahri while the Ya Baba version is sung by Syed Asrar Shah.
The catchy lyrics of the song are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The Fitna Farebi version has been sung by Nakash Aziz but it lacks behind the other versions and is not as enjoyable. The clear winner among the lot is the Dumbtek version of Afghan Jalebi again by Akhtar Chanal Zahri. With a folksy feel, this song wins our heart.
2. Saware- At the beginning, Saware gives a bit of Coldplay`ish feel, but then Arijit Singh croones away in his trademark style. Though a romantic song feels kinda out of place in a counter-terrorism film, but then its Bollywood! It’s is a soothing song with the heavenly voice of Arijit Singh.
3. Nachda- Shahid Mallya makes a comeback with Nachda after Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya and Saiyaan, impressing us again with his talent. Nachda is a dark Sufi-rock song with Arabic elements. The lyrics of Nachda are by Kausir Munir. The song is definitely captivating and is a must hear!
Overall, the music by Pritam has impressed us. Though we could have done without so many versions of Afghan Jalebi, just two would have been fine, we give Phantom‘s music a thumbs-up!
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