Azaan (Music review), Hindi – Salim Sulaiman

With its lilting Middle Eastern pop feel, Afreen makes for a nice listen, particularly with Salim Merchant crooning it, while Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s reprise version draws from his vocal style equally well. Bismillah is almost Rahman’ish, with carefully calibrated rhythm and a thoroughly harmonious tune. Habibi wears the Middle Eastern sound on its sleeve, but is largely templatized, even as Benny Dayal and Mitika try their best to save it. The soundtrack’s best is however Khuda ke liye, sung by Salim and Shraddha Pandit; a sonorous tune that surfaces even beyond the predictable Salim-Sulaiman sound. Familiar, conventional…yet listenable soundtrack.

Keywords: Aazaan, Azaan, Salim Sulaiman