Wednesday, September 03, 2003

more music {previous note}

Baghban is the new BR Chopra film starring the Big B and Hema "grunt" Malini. Yet another film about crusty stalwarts who refuse to accept their age and sit down? Perhaps. I don't like to sound pessimistic, but my expectations from this movie are in the Kelvin zone. Aadesh Shrivastav provides his staple soNii/shaavaa musical standards for the soundtrack. There's some crisp tabla on merii makhaNaa merii soniye, but that's about it from this assembly-line song. holii khele raghuviiraa sounds a lot like Sangeet's mai.n aawaaraa ek ba.njaaraa. mai.n yahaa.N tuu wahaa.N has a pleasant melody, but the Big B's familiar voice, tinted with rural inflections, somehow adds a certain incongruousness to the tune. chalii ishq dii hawaa chalii has music director Aadesh Shrivastava indulging in a North-Indian oye-paape-esque dance hall number. {music launch report}

related: B R Chopra explains the title of the film

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