Akshay Kumar has another release. Uff how much of AK can we take because I am fed up of him. Anyways Patiala House is his first release of 2011. This Nikhil Advani directed movie has Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s music with lyrics by Anvita Dutta. After listening at once to the album there is nothing different to the music but yes its definitely entertaining. The album has 12 songs including remixes and all has the SEL touch in it.
The album opens with ‘Laung da lashkara’ sung by Hard Kaur, Mahalaxmi Iyer and pop singer Jassi if you remember him. He comes back to playback singing after sometime now. Its good to hear him again. The song is catchy with some rap in it and heavy Punjabi touch and feel to it. The song has a remixed version too done by Harry Anand and is passable.
The best song of the album comes with Shafqat Amanat Ali crooning “Kya Main Jagoon”. A brilliantly sung song with equally good lyrics. For me the music takes a backseat here and one can just sway to the brilliant vocals by Shafqat. The best song of the album and the most melodious composition. There is an unplugged and a remix versions of the song too. Both are equally good.
Next track is “Rola pe gaya” sung by Master Saleem, Hard Kaur, Mahalaxmi, Earl and Shankar. Despite having singers like that justice has not been done with the song and it fails to make a mark . The song starts well but then doesn’t keep up to what it promises. The remix is equally disappointing as well. Next track is ‘Aadat hai voh’, sung by Vishal Dadlani filled with good guitar strumming and equally good lyrics the song is somewhat better.
“Baby when you talk to me” looks like an ode to the pop culture. Quite a youthful song sung by Alyssa Mendonsa and Suraj Jagan, this one is a foot tapping number with both English and Hindi lyrics and is an OK number. The remix of the same is fine. Track ‘Tumba Tumba’ by Hans Raj Hans is a qawali track. A soulful number looks like more of a situational song. The last song on the album is ‘Aval Allah’crooned by Richa Sharma. The track has good Sufi touch in it and is a good track.
Overall as I said, there is nothing different in the album but surely some of the songs are entertaining. The movie trailer doesn’t excites me at all and as the rumors suggest its a cricket version of John Abraham’s DAN DANA DAN GOAL movie. Hope Patiala House is not as bad as that was.
Ratings- 2.5 out of 5
Here is the trailer of the movie-