Director: Harris Jayraj and Lalit Pandit
Quick Take: May the Force be with you!
Harris Jayraj is a much respected name down South and one always wondered why he hadn’t done Hindi films. Well, with the present OST, he has shown that he’s indeed a force to reckon with. He was the composer for Kakaa Kakka (the original Tamil film) too and the fabulous Khwabon khwabon is a reprise of Uyirin uyire, which became a rage South of the Vindhyas. Kay Kay and Suchitra reprise their roles and roll back the magic of the original. Javed Akhtar’s meaningful lyrics add to the melody.
Chahoon bhi sung by Bombay Jayashree and Karthik is a beautiful romantic number. One can’t deny the fact that Jayashree has a tremendous voice but has to work on her Hindi pronunciations as she falters on a few words. But the song makes for pleasant hearing and you believe Jayraj has found his rhythm. That’s when guest composer Lalit Pandit’s Dum hai to aaja hits you and spoils the mood. Sung by Mahua, this is a straight item number and doesn’t gel with the rest of the album. One thinks owing to Munni’s popularity (which was composed by Lalit for Dabangg), it has been forced in the film to appease the masses.
Then comes Main chali sung by Naresh Iyer and Shreya Ghoshal and your faith in the album is restored. Shreya dominates this rhythmic track and a more baritone voice than Naresh’s should have been used as the poor guy is overshadowed by his female counterpart.
Dil ki hai tamanna sung by Vijay Prakash, Shalini Singh and Neha Bhasin is a peppy romantic number in praise of first love and while it lacks the punch of the other compositions, is pleasant enough nevertheless. Overall, Jayraj has arrived on the Hindi music scene and one looks forward to hearing more of his original tunes (and not reprises) in future.
I have a feeling this movie’s gonna rock…….!!!!
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