Music review: SRK's RA.One

By Hindustan Times

Film: RA.One
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Atahar Panchi, Vishal Dadlani and Kumaar.
Rating: ***1/2

RA.One’s music has been in the news for well over a year. That its music directors, Vishal-Shekhar, were collaborating with Senegalese pop artiste Akon for a couple of songs ensured expectations were high. And the fruit of their effort comes in the form of the album opener Chammak Challo…which Akon sings in Hindi both capably and with feeling. The funny part of this large-than-life East-meets-West crossover piece is that Akon’s articulation is better than many Hindi singers around. Vishal-Shekhar have come up with a infectious piece that’s good to dance to and sing out loud.

But consistency is what differentiates a good album from a great one. The first track may have you humming its tune often but the same can’t be said about the rest of