Music Review: Hero (Hindi)

Composer(s): Amaal Mallik, Jassi Katyal, Meet Bros Anjjan, Sachin-Jigar
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

One listen to Salman Khan singing Main Hoon Hero Tera, you would be forgiven for thinking this is some seasoned singer behind the mic, for that much is the extent of vocal processing devoted to this 'noble' cause. But the tune is engaging though (but not without a hangover of... Hangover), particularly in the second variant sung by Amaal Mallik himself. For his other composition O Khuda, he ropes in Palak Muchchal to sing alongside him for the pensive melody. Meet Bros Anjjan's Dance Ke Legend is that insufferable, staid tune not even worth a one-time listen, while Jassi Katyal spells out the mawkishness in the cloying Yadaan Teriyaan. Khoya Khoya, composed by Sachin-Jigar and sung by Mohit Chauhan, is euphonious, if somewhat routine, as a bundle of vocal energies Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade and Divya Kumar come together for the arresting and bouncy Jab We Met. Musical duo Sachin-Jigar and Amaal Mallik rescue this Hero from being a disaster.