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You don’t really expect a lot from the music of a film which is designed to be an actioner. However, ‘Sanak’, starring Vidyut Jammwal and Rukmini Maitra, features a young couple and has an emotional track involving them too. That makes one believe there would be at least a few hummable songs in the film. What raises one’s expectations further is the fact that the film has been co-produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, a man who has produced and/or directed many films (‘Aankhein’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘London Dreams’, ‘Namastey England’) which had a memorable soundtrack.

Unlike T-Series, Zee Music Company is not a label that is known for recreating old songs. However, they make an exception here by recreating the popular Nadeem-Shravan composed track “O Yaara Dil Lagaana” from the 1996 film ‘Agni Sakshi’. While the original was a solo number sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, the recreated version is a duet sung by Stebin Ben and Deeksha Toor.

The recreated track by Chirantan Bhatt is peppered with electronic beats and a new tune that tries to blend with the hook line of the original song. The result is far from being impressive and the recreated track doesn’t even have an iota of the charm that the original song had. The below par rendition by Stebin Ben and Deeksha Toor ruins things further.

As soon as you hear the opening lines of “Suna Hai”, you know it’s a song composed by Jeet Gannguli. It reminds one of several songs composed by him including the title track of ‘Khamoshiyaan’. The tune is serviceable at best and doesn’t really bring anything fresh to the table. The lyrics (Rashmi Virag) are strictly average. While the male version has been sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Shreya Ghoshal has lent her voice to the female version. A common mistake made by both the singers is them saying “degi” instead of “dengi” (“inmein sunaayi degi meri khwahishein….”).

After “O Yaara Dil Lagaana”, Chirantan Bhatt puts up another poor show with “Aankhein Mili”. While the arrangements are lively, the tune is insipid. The heavily auto-tuned voice of Raj Barman doesn’t make things better either. Manoj Yadav saves the day to an extent by writing some interesting lines.

Before playing the album, one had good expectations from it owing to the aforementioned factors. However, the album turns out to be a disappointment with a mix of bland and average songs which are not going to be remembered in the long run.