Music Director - Vanraj Bhatia
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Lyricist - Mehboob Kotwal
Usuallly, film music picks up and catches well with the audience only after the release of the movie. And so it might well be the case with Halla Bol.
With music by veteran composer Vanraj Bhatia, it`s not quite surprising to find really soulful compositions in the album. Sukhwinder Singh, Harshdeep and Amjad Farid Sabri have been the male vocals for the four solo songs rightly complementing the music composed by Bhatia. There is one just female voice in the entire album which is Sneha Pant. Mehboob Kotwal has penned the songs for this album.
The album opens with Barsan Lagi, the only female solo sung by Sneha Pant. The song, all in all, has a very classical touch to it and is sung beautifully. The music is the most striking feature of this song, an overall very well written and composed song.
Further ahead is Is Pal ki Soch sung by Harshdeep, composed with a Punjabi touch to the beats. The song sounds beautiful owing to the beauty of the lyrics. The song sounds quite situational yet ritzy. Harshdeep has done a brilliant job at the vocals. Jab Tak Hai Dum by Sukhwinder Singh is a six-minute song, very high-on-music and situational in nature. The lyrics are quite inspiring giving it an anthem-kind of feel when heard with full focus on the lyrics alone. Sukhwinder has done a splendid job, thanks to his high-energy vocals. The song sounds better as it progresses to its end. Amjad Farid Sabri, lending the vocals to More Haji Piya is one of the best compositions in the entire album. It is a pious-sounding song with beautiful blends of Sufi and traditional music. The upright lyrics of the song give it that salient touch. All in all, a song worth listening to. Shabad Gurbani with words from Guru Granth Sahib is yet another spiritually inclined song in the line-up. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, this is a very calm and serene track. It takes the listener to an altogether different space. The music of this song is what makes it completely different with the beats, yet similar with the mood to the track More Haji Piya.The final track in the line-up is the theme. This four-minute long instrumental blends almost all the songs of the film setting the appropriate atmosphere and making it fit perfectly into the end of the album. None of the songs in this album are very entertaining by themselves, being more or less situational in nature and hence, only after the movie releases will the songs be better understood and accepted by the audience. There are chances that one of the spiritual songs could well be next week`s chartbuster.