After dominating Marathi film music over the last few years, the composer-duo Ajay-Atul made a successful if not too impactful entry in Bollywood through Singham. In Agneepath, they seem to have got their Bollywood bearing right and thus we get an album that truly showcases their verve and versatility.
Of course, their energetic item number Chikni Chameli (sung superbly by Shreya Ghoshal and based on A-A’s Marathi hit- Kombadi Palali) is bound to get the maximum air-time on TV and FM channels but there is much more to this album, making it worth listening on a repeat mode.
Sunidhi Chauhan and Udit Narayan’s peppy dance-track Gungunaa Re Gungunaa Re; Sukhvinder Singh’s robust Sufi qawwali Shah Ka Rutba, Roopkumar Rathod’s sentimental ballad O Sainyaan and Ajay’s rousing devotional number Deva Shree Ganesha are all catchy songs. But the best song of the album is Sonu Nigam’s Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, another gently crafted ballad full of stirring emotions.
Throughout the album, Amitabh Bhatacharya’s lyrics make their presence felt with many imaginative lines.