Salman Khan fans can rejoice over the fact that the star sings not for one but three tracks in Kick. The album opens with Jumme ki raat, which instantly reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan’s Jumma chumma but this track is in another space altogether. A typical Himesh Reshammiya and Salman Khan number, this one opens on a catchy note. Mika gets his lazy yet energetic vocals and is joined by Palak Muchhal, who fits in with ease.
After Baby doll and Pink lips (released last week), Meet Bros. Anjjan seem to be actively working on T-Series’ projects. They compose the much hyped Hangover with the superstar, Salman Khan, himself on vocals. Some of the films Khan has earlier sung for include Hello Brother, Chal Mere Bhai and Wanted. To our surprise, he is supported by Shreya Goshal, who is her usual breezy self in this romantic melody number. The track has usual arrangements and manages to grab attention mainly because of Khan being behind the mic.
Himesh Reshammiya’s gets Mohd Irfan to sing his second track in the album Tu hi tu with minimal arrangements. Irfan has already proved his finesse with some releases this year like Banjaara (Ek Villian) and Dard dilon ke from The Xpose, again composed by Reshammiya but this one might be a notch duller than them. Mayur Puri’s lyrics compliment the vocals and simplicity of the track and this will grow over time.
The flavour of the season Yo Yo Honey Singh enters with the next track Yaar naa miley with Jasmine Sandlas, the Punjabi pop singer on female vocals. A typical upbeat Honey Singh number, this one will become a chart topper if added with the right promotions. Sandlas brings in her rusty voice to the pop number and Honey is his usual self. Hardly present in the track, this one is nothing like his earlier numbers. We are sure we would hear more of Sandlas vocals this year.
Providing much kick to his fans, apart from the viral Hangover, Khan also renders his version of Tu Hi Tu and Jumme Ki Raat. While the tracks are better rendered by Mika and Mohd Irfan, these will work only for Salman Khan. The album has multiple remix versions of all tracks but not really impressive.
Verdict: An average album, Kick will work only because of Salman Khan.