A film is as good as its songs and if Sherdil has to do well in cinemas, it has to be better than the songs, much much better. The film’s soundtrack is disappointing on many aspects, especially since it has been produced by the same person – Nomaan Khan – who produced the epic Junaid Jamshed – Soch Band collaboration Tum Hi Se Ae Mujahidon four years back. That song still gives the listeners goosebumps and before we move ahead, we must listen to it one more time.
Impressive, isn’t it? Sadly, the same can’t be said of Sherdil’s soundtrack that sounds like something that a band of youngsters would create, and will not be associated with someone as impressive as Soch Band. The first song of the soundtrack Sanson Mein Baqi Hai Dam by Mustafa Zahid is the only number in the entire album that gives the feeling of patriotism as the rest go down the romantic alley, which was needless for a PAF film. Mustafa’s vocals are impressive and so is the composition but what follows next isn’t.
Soch Band’s composition Ho Jania that has been performed by Adnan Dhool and Sana Zulfiqar is a typical romantic song that might have fitted well in Punjab Nahi Jaungi but not in Sherdil, although Armeena Khan looks gorgeous in the music video. Adnan returns to sing Kuri Da Jumka which shouldn’t have been in the album as it takes you back in time when Bhangra was a sensation. A patriotic song would have been ideal here, considering its an Air Force film and the audience would be hoping to take back a track that they can listen to on 23rd March.
There was no need for Yaro Aaj Raat to be in the film but then who knows it might have something to do with the story. It looks nothing out of the ordinary and that’s a bad thing for Soch band which has always delivered better stuff than the rest. The Haris and Arun Theme seem a little inspired by Top Gun but hey, isn’t every Air Force film a byproduct of Tom Cruise’s classic flick?