Ek Lo Ek Muft - Naah....Ek Bhi Nahi!
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Ever since one had heard the song 'Ek Lo Ek Muft' when the audio of GURU was released a few weeks back, it was quite apparent that it was the weakest link of the album.
While majority of songs by A.R. Rahman were pleasant on ears and promised to be popular (as they eventually did!) as days progressed, 'Ek Lo Ek Muft' rendered by Bappi Lahiri was always the sore point in the film's soundtrack.
The only way it could have salvaged itself was through good choreography and situational placement and one looked forward to the film's release to see if that indeed was the case.
Sadly, while the song comes at just the wrong time when the film's drama is at an all time high, it also has a glaring error of Abhishek Bachchan projected as a young man when he was clearly shown as a man with a paunch and white hair just a few moments back.
Overall the song just killed the narrative when it came in its full length and if the film wouldn't have returned back to its brilliancy soon after, one wonders how would have an impatient audience reacted to the song at that time.
Though the song is titled 'Ek Lo Ek Muft', one strongly feels that nothing of the song is retained in the second week of the film's run at the theatres. Chopping it completely from the narrative would only make the film tighter and consistently enjoyable!