Thursday, September 04, 2003

more biased mijhik reviews

{previous review}

Khel (not to be confused with the Rajesh Roshan-scored Rakesh Roshan-directed ripoff of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) has music by Babbu Mann and Dabbaa ... oops Daboo Malik (see Screen bits). {Incidentally, DM's début as music director was Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, which had marked the inauspicious acting débuts of Sameera Reddy and Sohail Khan}. pyaar hone lagaa is a mix of ARR riffs, Jatin-Lalit melodies and R D Burman rhythms (ref: Jawani Diwani). has a musical opening whose violin runs are straight out the interludes of Tanhaa Tanhaa. These are followed by tired lyrics. Next! SharaaTaa is best summed up by the spoken line in the song i don't know what is this sharaaTaa. Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan are put to ill use (again!) in chorii chorii. The irritating Sonu Nigam is back with tumako kitanaa hai pyaar, which is redeemed by some nice guitar fills. Skip otherwise! The chorii chorii reprise is ideal muzak. {TRIVIA: credits read Dudes Music Company}

Zameen has Himesh Reshammiya churning out bouncy love songs for Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu. The turnaround in bas ek baar is almost identical to R D Burman's 7/4 theme for Khel Khel Mein. The dillii kii sardii remix starts off with a frequently used vocal sample, and then you cringe as scream-queen Shweta Shetty layers herself all over the track. The unmixed version is not too different (wonder why they had a remix in the first place!). Clearly the item song of the film, complete with comparing love to the cold in Delhi!! mere naal starts off sounding like Lagaan's o mitawaa repackaged, and then descends into Punjabi purgatory. And why Shaan and Hema Sardesai descend into a faux-foreigner accent on occasion is beyond me. Quite irritating. Sar\-zamii.n se is jingoistic crap: har indian kii pahachaan hai ye/bible giitaa quraan hai ye/ye hai maa.N hai ye/hai ishq hai hame.n sar\-zamii.n se (Chorus with fading echo: zamii.n zamii.n zamii.n zamii.n ...) and even some crap like my nation is my pride somewhere in the middle of the song. Ye gaads! tere ek simple sii coffee (yep, you read that right) is ham tere sanam naa hote from praan jaaye par shaan na jaaye. And it's Kay Kay's turn to do the faux-firang thingy.

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