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    Dostana  (2008 - Hindi)

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    Dostana cumulative music rating: 7 out of 10

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    • Dostana music rating: 6 out of 10(Vinayak wrote on Nov 15 2009 9:58AM)

      Dostana begins with a song on Dostana as composer Vishal Dadlani himself gets behind the mic for the first track ‘Jaane Kyun’. Jaane Kyun is a cool groovy song based on friendship, and Vishal Dadlani does make the mood set right. Along with some youthful friendship lyrics,the song is for sure to be remembered among friends whenever projecting their good friendly memories.

      Time for some dhinchak music and that is what ‘Desi Girl’ is all about. A foot tapping no that it is, Desi Girl is a high on dance song, with vocals by Shankar Mahadevan & Sunidhi Chauhan. Lyric written by Kumaar depicts the beauty of a desi girl in comparison to “others”. Desi Girl is a lively track, which is sure to set you grooving!

      If the movie is about Dostana, there has to be some funniness involved. And that is why; the next track that you have is ‘Maa Da Laadla’ which is an out n out funny song. Rendered by Saleem, this is a full on pacy Punjabi song, with typical Vishal-Shekhar beats, that can also be brought under the dance no. category. Though the song could have been better, it’s the same old beats that I believe is the problem. It can be enjoyable for some, but doesn’t so for me.

      You hear the same typical Vishal Shekhar beats in the next song too, which has Sunidhi Chauhan back in the album ‘Shut up & Bounce’. With the same beats being heard round n round again, the song turns out to be a forgettable affair.

      A romantic breeze turns in, as we have Vishal Dadlani back to sing the romantic ‘Khabar Nahi’. With Amanat Ali singing the ‘Maula Maula’ part, we see Shreya Ghoshal accompanying Vishal as the female vocalist. The lyrics of the song are beautifully penned and this is sure to emerge as the favourites of many. But one does feel that had some one else sung this one other than Vishal, the romantic feel could have turned out better. Nonetheless, a nice track.

      When you have Dostana, you have fun, you have love, and sometimes you even have breakups. Rendered by Shaan ‘Kuch Kum’ is a song where friends have parted ways due to whatever reason and how they all feel without each other. This song is slow n sleek in melody, and won’t grow on a hearing or two but is sure to be appreciated in the long run.

      Overall, Dostana has all emotions of friendship in it, but still not an album you will fell in love with. However, it’s a nice decent album which surely has its audiences.

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      Vinayak Chandra

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