Rocket Singh calls himself ‘salesman of the year.’ And his first test is here. Rocket Singh has just three original songs. If he still is able to sell the music CDs of the movie, he certainly is going to be the salesman of the year. Tough job, though.
All three original songs of Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year are composed by Salim-Sulaiman. The first song of Rocket Singh is Pocket mein Rocket, which you all must have heard long ago. This addictive song, sung by Benny Dayal, gives you a brief insight of the movie. But more than anything, it attracts viewers and sells the movie.
The second song of the album is Gadbadi hai, sung by Vishal Dadlani. The song is okay and doesn’t attract much. At least not anywhere near the mark he created with Kurbaan. Though with the video, the song should look fine.
And then, when your hopes are about to end, and you think it was all about a Rocket which was already in your pocket, Salim Merchant comes to the rescue of the album and gives a soft, soothing Pankhon ko, a song that makes you feel good. About the movie and yourself.
Other than that, Rocket Singh has only song from other films of YashRaj. Can’t say hits as it even has Dil Bole Hadippa. The other (and better, of course) featured movies are Bachna ae Hasino, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Tashan, Chak De India and Dhoom-2, with one to three songs from each.
Interestingly, the album includes no remixes to lengthen the album. More interestingly, there is a video of Pocket mein Rocket available that can be played on computers. A not-so-bad try!
On the whole, Rocket Singh is a medium affair. The album has just three songs out of which two don’t have long lives. Only Pankhon ko is something that can be heard after long time too. Loved the song. But then, I don’t think many people will buy a CD for that one song. Or will the salesman do some magic?