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Zokkomon

The last time Shankar Ehsaan Loy composed for a children’s film, they struck gold. Who can forget the exceptional soundtrack they created for Taare Zameen Par? They return to kiddie territory one more time with the music of Zokkomon, Walt Disney’s latest featuring Darsheel Safary as India’s first child super hero.

The album opens with Eena meena myna mo (Yashmita Sharma), an experiment gone awry. Sharma, who was one of the finalists at the music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, shows potential and manages the ups and down of this composition fairly well. The number intended to be a fun happy song however ends up sounding like one of those songs from dubbed South Indian flicks that movie channels keep airing. It’s unlikely a song of this nature will appeal to the kids. Suno brother (Suraj Jagan) is a mildly entertaining rock number.

The album includes two title tracks – the first version has energetic beats and zealous lyrics while the second one is a more sober affair. While both the numbers are likely to work well within the context of the film, it’s unlikely they will find mainstream popularity. Kailash Kher is earnest in

Jhunjhunmakadstrama but the composition is hackneyed. And Tum bin yeh dil ghabraye (Shaan) ends up being the quintessential SEL number – soft, pleasant but bland.

Verdict: Avoid

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