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Police Force
Producer: Kulbhushan Gupta
Director: Dilip Shukla
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Amrish Puri and Raj Babbar
Music: Anand-Milind
Lyrics: Sameer
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod, Poornima, Richa Sharma & Shreya Ghosal
Audio On: Sa Re Ga Ma / RPG    Number of Songs: 6
Reviewed by: Mandeep Bahra  - Rating: 4.0 / 10
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The makers of this long delayed project seem to have pulled out all the stops to ensure that their product doesn’t appear dated. However, changing the film’s name (from Vidroh) and adding a song by current craze, Shreya Ghosal, can’t disguise the overall stale sound on this album. Anand-Milind’s arrangements are okay but their tunes are very forgettable.

"Rafta Rafta" kicks off the album - well, actually it doesn’t so much ‘kick’ off the album but rather gives it a ‘gentle nudge’. Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik comply dutifully with the composers’ instructions but they can’t save the number from being average at best.

The second track, "Dil Churaya" suffers from an early nineties hang-over! Even Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik seem bored singing this lifeless number. There seems to have been no effort to create any semblance of a memorable tune here, and the irritating chorus, who provide unnecessary accompaniment, will force your fingers to reach for the ‘skip’ button!

Vinod Rathod and Poornima’s "Maina Kunwari" is a folksy number with plenty of energy. However, the melody (or lack thereof) is amazingly dull. It seems Vinod Rathod’s perfection of his rural accent was wasted here.

Sadhana Sargam and Sonu Nigam provide some enjoyment with the generic love song, "Chehere Mein". Like "Rafta Rafta", this song is just average but worth a listen. The two singers definitely help this number with their skilled renditions.

Richa Sharma’s ‘item’ number, "Chudiyan" is also a bit of a let down. The singing is competent and the arrangements are serviceable, but Anand-Milind fail once again to come up with a catchy tune.

New composers, Satish-Ajay, make a guest appearance by composing the other ‘item’ number, "Aahi Re Mai". I hate to say it but they succeed where Anand-Milind fail. The tune is instantly infectious and the arrangements are made up of heavy percussion that blast out of your loudspeakers to shake you out of the mind-numbing slumber induced by the other tracks! This racy song is sung by Shreya Ghosal who injects a surprising amount of raunch into the track and ends up sounding strikingly similar to Poornima.

Police Force is definitely not an award winning soundtrack but some music fans may find "Rafta Rafta", "Chehere Mein" and "Aahi Re Mai" appealing. It looks like Anand-Milind have really lost all their lifelines now.

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