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Halla Bol music lacks commercial viability

Halla Bol's music is average and Bhatia's compositions may not sell, which may be a disadvantage for the makers of this Pankaj Kapur and Ajay Devgan starrer.

music Updated: Dec 15, 2007 18:41 IST

Halla Bol
Music Director: Vanraj Bhatia
Singers: Sukhwinder, Sneha Pant, Harshdeep, Amjad Farid Sabri
Rating: **

There's not much to write about Vanraj Bhatia's HallaBol. The music is average and Bhatia's compositions may not sell, which may be a disadvantage for the makers of this Pankaj Kapur and Ajay Devgan starrer.

ShabadGurbani is a prayer sung by Sukhwinder Singh. Being a Punjabi, Sukhwinder delivers it well. The music is lot like what one hears at religious places with the harmonium and the tabla playing important roles. <b1>

Barsanlagi is a classical piece sung by Sneha Pant. Mehboob Kotwal provides lyrics for the song, which doesn't have the potential to become a commercial hit.

The composer doesn't strike the right notes with Ispal ki soch. Neither Harshdeep's voice nor the composition impress. The music doesn't have anything interesting to offer and chances are that it will disappear without a trace.

Next is Jab tak hai dum. The song is about perseverance and battling all odds. Sukhwinder's forceful voice seems appropriate and the music isn't that bad. But again, commercially, the track wouldn't find much of an audience.

The qawaali is heard in full blast when Amjad Farid Sabri renders Mehboob Kotwal's lyrics in More Haji Piya.

While Vanraj could be praised for sticking to the social theme of the movie and composing music accordingly, the album definitely has something missing. HallaBol could have been composed better to make it commercially viable.