There is hardly any awareness about Satrangee Parachute. Other than knowing the fact that it is a film about children, there is nothing else that one knows about what's really in store. The film's title further refuses to give anything away except for it sounding quite similar to The Blue Umbrella. With new composer Kaushik Dutta and lyricist Rajeev Barnwal at the helm of affairs, one plays on Satrangee Parachute without really knowing what the album would offer.
The moment you see Kailash Kher's name on the credits, you know that the song would be taking a philosophical route. This is what one actually gets in 'Zindagi Ki Raah Mein' which is about the protagonist being inspired to go independent and explore the journey of life. An average sounding song that hardly sounds like the kind which is suited for a film's soundtrack and instead appears to have been made for a documentary, 'Zindagi Ki Raah Mein' just makes you move to the next song in the album.
A lullaby follows next in the form of 'Mere Bachche'. Easy on ears with Shreya Ghoshal doing a rather good job behind the mike, 'Mere Bachche' has a smooth flowing appeal to it while keeping the lullaby mood intact. There aren't any ups or downs here and the instruments too are kept bare minimum hence ensuring that the lullaby turns out to pretty harmless.
Shaan comes on the scene with a 'journey song' which is titled 'Chal Pade Hum'. Just like the last song, this one too maintains a serene appeal, hence making one get somewhat interested in the album. A song about moving ahead in life while expecting things to really turn your way, 'Chal Pade Hum' has a 90s sound to it. Nevertheless it is helped by some decent melody with smooth flowing arrangements that ensure that the song would form a part of the film's background score.
As a guest composer, Shamir Tandon creates a song with Lata Mangeshkar who is heard after a hiatus. While the sound of 'Tere Hasne Se' belongs to the 80s, it is hard to ignore the fact that there is some definite effort that has gone into singing this one. Nevertheless for those in hunt of some sheer nostalgia, 'Tere Hasne Se' could well be trip worth taking. However as a standalone song, it is barely okay.
Yet another song where a lullaby plays a big role, 'Teri Lori' is the one which arrives next. Rendered by Raahat Fateh Ali Khan, this is one of the better tracks in the album. Of course while the choice of singer plays a big difference here as well, the fact remains that the tune is also relatively better this time around. A song about a child remembering the lullaby that his mother played for him, 'Teri Lori' should fit in as well as per the situational appeal of the film.
Pinky Poonawala is the guest lyricist for 'Udd Jaa' which is special as it has Zee Sa Re Ga Ma contestants, namely Abhilasha, Ali Sher and Khurram coming together behind the mike. While the singing is good here, the tune is just about okay that makes one feel that the contestants deserved a better song for them.
'Mere Paas Aao' from Amitabh Bachchan starrer Mr. Natwarlal is heard in it's new avtar with Usha Uthup singing it all over again for Satrangee Parachute. However the sad part is that the 'remix version' falls flat and one would have anytime preferred to go back to the original. Thankfully the album ends on a better note with 'Satrangee - Theme' indeed turning out to be an arresting hear. With a Western base to it and boasting of an international styling, 'Satrangee Theme' should sound quite good if it plays right through the film's narrative.
Music of 'Satrangee - Theme' is definitely not bad. However it's situational appeal coupled with the fact that there is zilch awareness around the film as well as the music would mean that it would go totally unnoticed.
'Chal Pade Hum'