Yash Raj Film’s Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan has been touted as the most promising film of the year. While Sultan’s trailer has become very popular with over 11 million views, it is now time for a special treat for all to enjoy the music album of Sultan, which released today.
Sultan’s music album is an elaborate and melodious amalgamation of folk, local, and popular music with India’s most celebrated playback talents singing for the film. Vishal-Shekhar compose for Salman Khan for the very first time, and keeping with the Yash Raj Films tradition of eternal film music, Sultan has a varied and interesting collection of 9 songs, with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil.
Here’s a sneak peek about each of these numbers that appears in the film at crucial points.
“Baby ko Bass Pasand Hai” is a typical peppy number by Punjabi pop star Badshah. This song has the enthusiastic Sultan woo Aarfa by gate crashing a wedding. Vishal Dadlani, Ishita and Shalmali Kholgade also join in this foot tapping number that will make you want to dance wherever it plays.
A romantic, gentle rendition by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, “Jag Ghoomeya” is a folk composition that talks about the purity and spirituality of true love. Meaningful and melodious, this song touches your heart with its sound. It also has a female version titled the same by Neha Bhasin.
“440 Volt”, energetically crooned by Mika Singh, is a high octane song that delves into a love struck Haryanvi wrestler’s imagination. Sultan’s journey of falling in love is the crux of this catchy number.
In the soulful voices of Mohit Chauhan and Harshdeep Kaur, “Sachi Muchi” focuses on two equals falling in love. It is deep but happy, fun filled, and unique, as it is about love that emerges from their profession of wrestling and their life choices.
“Bulleya”, sung by Papon, whose “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” for YRF’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha, is a heart touching qawwali about unrequited love. Poetically exploring the pain of longing and separation, this song has a pure and classic feel to it.
“Tuk Tuk” is a song about the celebration of life. Nooran Sisters and Vishal Dadlani sing about getting up from low phases and fighting back.
The thumping title track, “Rise of Sultan” that has already become popular with the trailer. Shekhar Ravjiani and a chorus sing about the film’s central theme. It’s about rising against all odds and fighting difficulties from within. The haunting and extraordinary track Sultan by Sukhvinder Singh and Shadab Faridi completes the music album. This song brings to life the physical and spiritual transformation of the film’s central character.
Produced by Aditya Chopra and written-directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan will release this Eid 2016.