Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bachna ae haseeno -music review

Music: Vishal Shekhar
Audio On: Yash Raj Music
Rating: 3/5

Track 1 - Khuda Jaane
This intensely romantic number is the best track of the album. KK’s high pitched intense voice lends soul to the song however female singer Shilpa Rao fails to do so. A singer like Sunidhi Chauhan could have done better justice to this beautifully composed poetic track. If you like listening to Phalak Tak from Tashan or even Shona from Ta Ra Rum Pum you are bound to listen to this track over and over again... As far as picturisation is concerned, the song has been magnificently shot in different locales in Italy. From beaches to streets... Ranbir doesn’t leave a single chance to romance girl friend Deepika in public! The two cozy up almost forgetting it’s actually a film that they are working for!

Track 2: Lucky Boy
Punjabi lyrics right at the beginning of the song coupled with Sunidhi’s seductive voice throughout and constant thumping dance floor beats in the background makes this song a perfect favourite for the lounge and club music lovers. Hard Kaur too raps in between making it all the more interesting. This song may not grab your attention at the beginning but has the ability to grow on you. Bipasha sizzles like never before in the song! She looks hot like never before! Bipasha proves that no one can ever come close to her when it comes to turning the heat on with just a seductive glance!

Track 3 -Aahista Aahista
Shreya’s angelic and feminine voice meets Lucky Ali’s ‘just out of bed’ kinda voice (was Lucky trying to be Adnan here?) but unfortunately no matter how hard the track tries to sound lively it doesn’t work much for you. The ‘first time in love’ proclamation doesn’t affect you either! The track is a little too fast and fails to leave any sort of romantic impression on you. Guess only the execution of the song might make you like it Aahista Aahista as the song has been beautifully shot in Switzerland with Ranbir and Minissha accompanying each other on a scooter, a cable car... basically indulging in some snowy adventure sports!

Track 4 - Jogi Mahi
This song reminds you of the age old Yash Raj culture of having a traditional Punjabi love ballad in the film. The song touches your heart. Music director Shekhar Ravjiani shows that he can anytime turn into a full time singer with this one! He impresses and Sukhwinder Singh’s addition in the song makes it all the more foot-tapping and peppy. The dholak, percussions and Indian strings play a significant part in making this song smell like the wet earth of the Punjabi heartland. Ranbir looks extremely handsome as he sports a black shervani and showcases his dancing skills. Reality singing show contestant

Track 5 - Small Town Girl
This song seems to have been influenced by songs like Ticket to Hollywood and Pretty Woman. The beats, rendition of song in strong Punjabi accent and lyrics that too by Shankar Mahadevan... everything reminds you of the songs mentioned above. The execution shows Ranbir chasing Bipasha in Rome which again reminds you of a desi Abhishek chasing anglicised Lara in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom! Everything said and done, the song fails to create the fun chemistry that the pair shares onscreen...

Track 6 - Khuda Jaane (remix)
This song is a fast pacy version of the original slow romantic track. It does nothing except of making you wonder why ruin a good song by adding unnecessary beats to it! Doesn’t work at all! This song is just unnecessary.

Track 7 - Bachna Ae Haseeno
Whoa! Panchamda, as RD Burman was fondly called rocks and years after his death, proves how he was ahead of his time as he keeps inspiring the young music directors with his peppy path breaking music! The title track creates history as Vishal Shekhar resurrect the evergreen classic by making Kishore Kumar’s son Sumit Kumar sing along with his dad! Vishal Dadlani raps in the beginning giving the song the much needed zing for generation next! Track makes for a decent tribute to RD Burman and it is only on this track that the audiences wouldn’t mind standing and whistling for Ranbir as he goes shirtless! He reminds you of his evergreen lover boy of Bollywood! Ranbir also sports a silver suit (fortunately not a jump suit!) which used to be his dad’s favourite in his heydays! The ladies too sizzle with Ranbir in this one but it is Bipasha who steals the show by looking scorching hot!

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