Raid | Review
By Bryan Durham - March 6, 2018
1. Sanu Ek Pal Chain
The song reunites the ‘Rashke Qamar’ gang: Tanishk Bagchi, Manoj Muntashir and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Manoj tweaks the Punjabi lyrics of the original sung by RFAK’s uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, effortlessly making it accessible to a Hindi-speaking audience. Makes a strong case for remakes done right.
2. Nit Khair Manga
Tanishk, Manoj and RFAK do a double bill, serving up another NFAK classic, with a nod to the original right at the start. Only the hook and the chorus have been retained. Minimal tweaking is how Tanishk has worked on this song.
Bustling with the energy that follows a raid, Sukhwinder Singh chirpily sings the title song composed by Amit Trivedi and Indraneel, that plays in the trailer. Upbeat, anthemic, but situational. Limited appeal.
4. Jhuk Na Paunga
Kishore Sodha on trumpet and Warren Mendonsa on guitar are the standouts on this Amit Trivedi composition. Introspective song sung by Papon. Indraneel’s verse makes intentions very clear in the context of the film.
VERDICT: Deeply situational, it features two strong remakes and two not-so-strong originals.