Nil – That’s what one expects from the music of Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal. Crude reality but a definite fact. Shaadab-Abhik along with Siddhant Madhav are the composers for this film which has lyrics by Manish Vatslaya with Arafat Mehmood and Saurabh Choudhary chipping in as well.
Saberi Bhattacharya begins rendition of ‘Palang Tod Hai Tere Jawani‘ which is a ‘single meaning’ song that doesn’t even look elsewhere when it comes to conveying the core message. Composed by Shaadab-Abhik, this one is aimed at the gallery and has Siddhant Madhav giving company to Saberi. Belonging to the cow belt, courtesy lyrics by Manish Vatslaya, this one just doesn’t impress and makes one quickly move on to the next track despite the fact that there is a ‘remix’ added to the album as well.
Kailash Kher is roped in for ‘Tees Uthee Dil Mein‘, a Siddhant Madhav composition which aims at bringing pathos to the proceedings but only turns out to be a sad composition no less. In fact one wonders what made Kher step into this zone, especially since he is so selective about his outings.
Siddhant Madhav is the singer and composer for ‘Ankhiya Mila Ke Channa‘ which is written by Arafat Mehmood. Also arriving in the ‘unplugged’ version, this one just follows the ‘sur’ of the album so far, which means there really isn’t anything to cheer about much. Pretty much in continuation to ‘Tees Uthee Dil Mein‘, this one is also a sad outing with a touch of passion to it, though to not much avail.
It’s the sound of police siren that begins proceedings for Shaadab-Abhik composed title song ‘Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal‘. This one has a Western base to it and tries to get into the Ram Gopal Varma territory when it comes to creating a theme song which is full-on fury. Written by Saurabh Choudhary, this too is a goner and it is tough to actually hear it out in entirety despite duration of less than three minutes.
The mayhem comes to an end with Parshuram Mishra sung ‘Kahiya Se Jogali Gullackwa‘. With a rural base to it, this song which has been composed by Siddhant Madhav and written by Manish Vatsalya has a 50s setting to it and the only positive that one gains from it is that it finally concludes the album.
Nothing, absolutely nothing really makes you revisit this album.