Have you ever felt like not wanting to watch a movie after listening to its music? Now you know where this review is heading. The music of Housefull (yes, two ‘l’s, probably some lame numerology thing) is an assault on your ears, senses and your whole being. I don’t remember a mainstream Hindi movie having such horrendous music in recent times. Appalling.
I’ve never thought too highly of Sajid Khan, not his hosting abilities, not his comic routines, nor his directorial abilities. Hence, I don’t expect Housefull to be any good, but if the music is anything to go by, the movie is going to suck big time. The only reason why I’ll probably watch the movie is because of its star cast. And the only reason why I even dared to listen to the music was because of its much acclaimed music directors, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. But, oh boy, they’ve disappointed big time. And the lyrics, utter rubbish! What the hell got into Amitabh Bhattacharya that he had to pen these songs? This after Wake Up Sid and Dev D will be his nadir. For the record, Sameer is the other lyricist of Housefull.
Three of the five main songs have English titles – I Don’t Know What To Do, Loser and Oh Girl You’re Mine. And in all three of them, the Hindi playback is so desi that it comes as a rude shock. The attempt is to create a catchy, fundo soundtrack; the result is strident, boorish songs that can’t even be called music. The word ‘music’ is associated with something pleasant and pleasurable, the Housefull album is neither.
The only track that is even mildly listenable is Papa Jag Jayega. It is sung by Neeraj Shridhar, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Ritu Pathak, but one of the three sound more like Adnan Sami. On second thought, even this track isn't listenable.
I’m sure some of you from the masses might disagree with me; some might even actually croon these songs. But as far as I’m concerned, I’m going to switch radio stations if these songs ever come on air, mute the TV and ogle at Deepika and Lara when these songs are telecast and carry earplugs to the theatre or just go take a leak during the songs, that is if I can now make myself go for the movie.
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