Typically, from a film with an Army background, one expects a theme soundtrack. In addition, when the film has a Court Martial forming a major part of the narrative, one wonders if there would be any scope for music. However, Shaurya is a six track album and has Adnan Sami and Javed Akhtar saab roped in as composer and lyricist respectively which makes one look forward to this album.
There is a surprise in store at the very beginning of the album as Adnan Sami successfully creates an atmosphere, which would have befitted the stature of someone like R.D. Burman at the helm of affairs. Reminding of the kind of romantic numbers that Pancham would have loved to compose, 'Dheere Dheere' is a smooth sailing track, which truly manages to have a smooth sailing feel to it.
Whether it is the 'mukhda' or the 'antara' portions, both Adnan Sami and Sunidhi Chauhan bring on such beautiful rendition that makes one fall for the song in the very first listening. Sung at a low pitch, 'Dheere Dheere' has it's composition in complete sync with the lyrics and moves quite 'dheere dheere'! And yes, thank goodness there are no remixes this time around to kill the impact of such a beautiful number.
A similar smooth sailing feel is prevalent even in 'Dosti Kya Hai'. Instead of falling in the trap of 'Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Chodenge' kind of setting, 'Dosti Kya Hai' is almost a romantic number if one closely observes the way it has been composed. Since the film is set in hills and mountains, the ice cold effect can be witnessed even in the way Udit Narayan and Abhijeet go about singing the number.
Going as per the mood of the film, this song, which is supposedly picturized on Rahul Bose and Javed Jaffrey, should make for a pleasant watch. Special mention again for the music arrangements, which manage to sustain the quality quotient of the album.
A complete turnaround happens in the proceedings as 'Jaane Kyun Jaaneman' arrives next. A club track with all around Western mode and styling, this appears to be an item number in the offering. However, what one gets to hear is hardly something which one would love to play on in a repeat mode. More than the sudden change in proceedings which surprise, it is the composition and singing (by Adnan Sami and Sunidhi Chauhan) which makes one look the other way round. An average track which is all sound and fury and nothing more!