ECLECTIC AND GOOD - THE LI’L MASTER STRIKES AGAIN!
In one word, the album is ‘eclectic’ and ‘bindaas’ with each song sounding different and very new age. It makes for a good listen and will especially be enjoyed by the youth.
Chiggy Wiggy – Is stylishly and seductively rendered by Kylie Minogue. Adding the ‘dhadakta – bhadakta’ Punjabi tadka to this number is Sonu. This is the potential chartbuster. The one which will be the rage in discotheques this season. A track that you would like to come back to in the album.
However, the song of the album is the fabulous ‘Rehnuma’ which starts off in Jazz style, sung incredibly by Shreya in a whispery breathy seductive style and then develops into a full fledged James Bondish number with Sonu joining her in this out of the ordinary track. Quite incredible, this one!
Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai – Is a pacy song sung by Sukhwinder and Shreya (again sounding different from her usual self) set to strings and a racy beat roll of the drums and the sound of the keyboards. Will make one groove to the beat.
Fiqrana – Starts off like ‘Kaise Mujhe Tum’ from Ghajini, and has Vijay Prakash belting this one out so much like A.R. Rahman himself that I double checked the credits to convince myself that it wasn’t the li’l maestro himself. The song has a ‘Rang De Basanti’ ish feel to it.
Bhoola Tujhe – A poignant one from Rashid Ali (Of Jaane Tu fame). Sung to some excellent strumming of strings. Nice one.
Blue Theme – The real bindaas one. Very different and tongue-in-cheek. A powerful number which includes quite a few voices, Blaaze, Raqeeb Aalam (who has also given the lyrics), Jaspreet, Neha, Sonu Kakkar and Dilshad. Quite a heady concoction.
Yaar Mila Tha – Is the one with a lazy Indian sounding beat. Reminds one of ‘Barso Re Megha - Guru’ and ‘Kabhi Neem Neem – Yuva’ from Rahman's earlier work. Sung sweetly by veteran singer Udit Narayan and Rahman favourite Madhushree, provides a nice relief in this otherwise pacy album. The lyrics however are very run-of-the-mill! Expected better from Abbas Tyrewala after Jaane Tu.
Nett - nett: The album is definitely worth a listen! Decide for yourself whether you like it or not! But ignoring it is difficult!