Kaabil Hoon: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam's chemistry saves this cliched, synthetic song
The title song of Kaabil titled Kaabil Hoon is a disappointment in terms of lyrics and music.
The title song of Sanjay Gupta's revenge drama Kaabil is a breath of fresh air but only if we limit our purview to the glimpses of the film that we have seen so far. The soft and celebratory song, titled 'Kaabil Hoon' is a refreshing change after watching the intense trailer and posters of the Hrithik Roshan film.
Though this song lightens up the mood of the film, it is nothing we have not listened to before. Rajesh Roshan's last album was the superhero flick Krrish 3 in 2013. It took three years for him to record another song and the outcome is certainly not worth the wait.
He started his career with the 1974 film Kunwara Baap directed by Mehmood. He went on to compose the music for hits like Julie and the Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai but his growth as a music director comes across as stunted as the title song of Kaabil sounds familiar and monotonous. It seems like Rajesh has not taken into consideration the technical improvement that the Hindi music industry has seen over the years.
The only fresh aspect of the music is the trumpet sound but one can hear it only a few times in the song that lasts over five minutes. It comes as no surprise that the teaser of the song that was released by Hrithik a couple of days ago consists of this trumpet sound only. This is because it is the only memorable part of the entire song.
And they'r back! Rakesh Roshan & Rajesh Roshan’s magical melodies are here. Enjoy! Song releases tomorrow!!! pic.twitter.com/htf0QjxERS
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) December 5, 2016
While the singers Jubin Nautiyal and Palak Muchhal do a decent job, their scope of performance is constrained by Rajesh's average composition. Muchhal, who recently won the Screen Award for Best Playback Singer (Female), is a let down, thanks to her fragile voice which turns shrill on high notes.
The song is also a disappointment lyrically. The only hope in making this one a chartbuster would have been the visuals but unfortunately, they only add to the cheesiness of the song. While the song could have looked better had it been used in the background, the lip-syncing makes it all the more cliched. While Hrithik and Yami Gautam look adorable together, the background appears synthetic in most parts of the song.
Overall, Kaabil Hoon comes across as a legendary composer's attempt to fit the old wine into a new bottle.
Kaabil stars Hrithik and Yami Gautam. It is produced by Rakesh Roshan under the production banner of FilmKraft Productions and is slated to release on 25 January, 2017.
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