Film: 'Rakhtbeej'; Music Director: Satish-Ajay; lyricist: Ravi Mantwal, Satish Tripathi; Singers: Mamta Sharma, Ajay Jaiswal, Vinod Rathod, Aishwarya Nigam, Nidhi Prabha, Abhijeet Sawant, Deepak Giri, Chandana Baruah and Shaan.
At a time when Bollywood music is offering a good mix, the sound track of 'Rakhtbeej' comes as a major disappointment. The songs, penned by the two lyricists, are ordinary compositions.
The sound track kicks off with 'lattoo', supposedly an item number. It is understood that high-octane numbers can propel the tempo of your music, but it's not a necessity. This one, sung by Mamta Sharma and Ajay Jaiswal, is a total disaster and fails to make any impact on the listener.
The following track is called 'Itni bhi main buri nahin', which lives up to its name. It is an average song that holds you because of Neha Bhasin's melodious voice. However Jaiswal fails to support the vocals department and the song goes off track. Nonetheless, it is a decent track.
The title track 'Rakhtbeej' manages to garner a positive response and starts with good beats. Singer Vinod Rathod has sung it in a grunge tone, and that deserves applause. There are also some good guitar riffs that provide good support. It is one of the better songs in the album.
Next on the playlist is 'Adha gila'. It has the feel of a rock anthem and has been given an apt treatment by singer Aishwarya Nigam. The song has a modern and a techno style coupled with guitar riffs. A big thumbs up for this one. However, its sad version fails to impress. The track has a very small duration and one wonders when it begins and when it ends.
It is followed by 'Naina hue banwre', a soothing romantic song that starts off with a delightful chorus. The composition is good and singer Nidhi Prabha does a fantastic job with the vocals. But it has been stretched far too long and gets on your nerves. Beyond a point, it becomes very monotonous and begins to bore you.
The last track of the album is called 'Bolbala'. It has two versions -- one written by Mantwal and the other by Tripathi. The former is sung by Abhijeet Sawant, Deepak Giri and Chandana Baruah in unison. It starts off well, but the musicians lose out in the attempt to give it a tapori touch.
It is a waste of the three singers and is a major let down. However, the latter track comes up as a welcome surprise to the listener. It is far better in lyrics, quality and composition and scores especially due to the energy enthused by Shaan along with Chandana Baruah.
Overall, it's hard to provide the album with any favourable comments. Apart from one or two tracks which can be heard a few times, there is no point buying this album. You can give it a miss.