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Zinda music despondent but not depressing

There are no romantic ballads here, but the music packs in enough punch for you to get rocking, writes Monalisa Sengupta.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 13:41 IST
Monalisa Sengupta
Monalisa Sengupta

The music of Zinda belongs to the 'different' genre of Bollywood. There are no romantic ballads or soft crooners here, but the music packs in enough punch for you to get rocking. Add to that some dark philosophical lyrics and electrifying music, and Zinda turns out to be an album worth a rewind.

Continuing the Musafir tradition, Zinda too comes in a double CD pack- the club and lounge versions. Nikhil Chinapa, DJ Nawed and others pack in thunderous bass and aggressively pumped up remixes in the Club CD, while the Lounge version lets you drown in with the guitars and drums.

The album kicks off on a high note with Shibani Kashyap's full-throated Zinda Hoon Main, a booming number that is electrifying in all its three versions. Shibani brings another winner in Kya Main Zinda Hoon- a track also composed by her. Sanjay Gupta pens some raw mournful lyrics for this soulful number.

Faisal Kapadia and Bilaal Maqsood of the Pakistani group Strings pack in a double whammy with their Yehhai meri kahani and Har saans. The duo lend their voice for the very captivating Yeh hai meri kahani, with Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham pitching in to voice the dark philosophical lyrics by Anwar Maqsood.

String's second composition for the soundtrack, Har Saans, has singer Krishna take the microphone to turn on some rustic intensity.

After the bindaas Tez Dhaar, Sanjay Dutt gets desolate and defiant as he sings for Kabhi muskurake ke- a song that manages to touch a raw nerve. Kailash Kher's cry of anguish in Chal rahi hain saanse, and Vinod Rathod's baritone in Maula are songs that round up this soundtrack.

Zinda songs maybe despondent but they are definitely not depressing. However, those looking for bubble gum romance or peppy upbeat numbers, please tune in somewhere else.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 19:12 IST