It’s the kind of music that’ll either grow on you, or it won’t. You’ll either love the music or dismiss it as something ordinary. You definitely won’t hate the music of Kites.
The music of Kites – by Rajesh Roshan- is a Bollywood rarity. It doesn’t sound Bollywood-ish at all, not even the love ballads. It’s got a Spanish tinge to it, exceptional use of guitars and a bundle of other instruments that I don’t really know about. But the music is very different from what usually is churned out by Bollywood. However, even then, it falls short somewhere. The album takes off smashingly, gets on the high road to becoming a revelation, but stops somewhere before it reaches that high point. I’ve listened to the music for three days, without figuring out exactly why the music of Kites isn't copacetic. But it isn't.
Hrithik Roshan debuts with vocals for Kites In The Sky. He doesn’t have much to sing, but it’s good to hear his voice, crooning alongside a wonderful Spanish singer in Suzanne D Mello.
The song that has stuck inside my head is Zindagi Do Pal Ki, sung by Kay Kay. It kicks off the album on a sad romantic note, and the rest of the album carries this forward. The one unusual thing about the Kites album is that none of the three main tracks have female vocals. All three songs are sad numbers, telling tales of heartbreak. In fact, the whole Kites album makes you think like its actually Hrithik Roshan’s real life playing out… his whole infatuation with Barbara Mori, it seems like the story is going on to be on the same path where this love has take over his real life.
My favourite track, despite Zindagi Do Pali Ki playing around inside my head, is Tum Bhi Ho Wahi. It is energetic with a hip-hop, rock tinge to it. Nice number, Vishal Dadlani and Suraj Jagan team up and make it very listenable.
Dil Kyun Yeh Mera is on the same lines as Zindagi Do Pal Ki. Kay Kay behind the microphone again, the track is another sad ballad. The final track of the album is Fire, a feisty number crooned by Anirudh Bhola and Anushka Manchanda.
Overall, the Kites album is decent enough to create more interest for the film. But where it lacks is that it doesn’t have a single tune that will be played long after the movie has come and gone.
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