'Being Human...!' The latest glossy T-shirt slogan that is catching fast among teenagers, talks about the benevolence and contributions by Bollywood's evergreen wonder-boy Salman Khan. This charitable trust has fostered many fortunes so far through charities and its great feature that this kind-hearted actor has now ventured into film-production with a noble concept titled CHILLAR PARTY, a film about fun-loving bunch of kids. Almost zero on expectations, as child-entertainers are always been a low-key affair, it's indeed a valiant attempt to endeavor out an off-beat subject that relies heavily on shoulders of gang of child actors. Promising Amit Trivedi (AAMIR, DEVD, UDAAN and NO ONE KILLED JESSICA) is the musical brainchild of the album as he leads this bandwagon with bunch of lyricists to deliver out a peculiar 'Mumbaiyaa' feisty entertainment. It will be the first child entertainer for Amit Trivedi and first big mantle for him as a playback singer. Hoping for a potential musical entertainer, let's unfold its musical facts...
Catching fast to the street-smart 'tapori' lingo and ishtyle, the infectiously loud pompous feel of drumming, whistling clubbed together sporadically with chorals sets out a vibrant pace for Aa Rela Hain Apun. If Dhinka Chika (READY) had folksy Telugu feisty rhythmical beat patterns then this number has typical 'Mumbaiyaa' style of drumming that has always been trademark of contemporary 'tapori' numbers. Successful soundtracks like Apun bola (JOSH), Sahi Bolta (AANKHEN) and M Bole toh Master (MUNNABHAI M.B.B.S) are few big examples of this genre. This Amit Trivedi loud and energetic number is heavily loaded with customary Maharastrian 'Ganpati' arrangements with narrative support of popular 'filmi' cheeky one-liners. Amit Trivedi along with Armaan Malik, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Tanmay Chaudhari, Arvind Vishwakarma sings out aggressively in loud tones. It's a reasonably audible listening affair that should be connecting well to the feel and spirits of this frolicsome entertainer.
Item song in a kiddie flick! Now what's that? Blue-eyed boy Ranbir Kapoor is the latest 'item-boy' of big bad B-town, who hip-shakes, jives, jumps acrobatically to the thumping tuneful beats of highly publicized Tai Tai Phish. As far as composition and arrangements, it charters same grounds of Aa Rela Apun with similar tonality and vocal flair. Amit Trivedi's fervently enthused voice leads the song while Jaishree Trivedi's added back-up vocals adds ethnicity of Maharastrian folksy touches. For all those who want to be part of 'Govinda' or 'Ganpati' colorfully loud musical festive feel, these two numbers can be probable addition in their collections.
If one goes by qualitative analysis, Shankar Mahadevan's soulfully rendered Taare Zameen Par (TAARE ZAMEEN PAR) is by far the finest in the cadre of sentimental numbers that has epitomized as well as caricatured the mindset of a child in most comprehensive way. Chatte Batte, a somber and sweet-sounding number by sonorous sounding Mohit Chauhan tries to match these high standards with added playfulness in its frivolous tonality. Nitesh Tiwari's lively and mischievous lyrical works (Yeh jalebiyon ke tukde hain, Chaashni se ubhre hain, Tedhe medhe garma garam par meethe bhi hai...') are the best of the album that talks about sweet and salty innocence. The added back-up vocal supports of Armaan Malik, Gaurika Rai and Keshav Rai adds cherubic melodic flair that connects well with the spontaneity of the track.
The sad version brings out melancholic shades of Mohit Chauhan's expressive singing in almost unplugged version, a likable background score for the situational needs of the album. Impressive!
Amit Trivedi's music blends with the narrative superbly. The dialogues are very real. The cinematography is good.
Naman Jain delivers the best performance. He acts brilliantly and is given some of the best lines. Irrfan Khan is natural. Watch out for the scene in which he is in despair to see Bheedu locked inside a car. Chinmai
Chandranshuh is funny. Sanath Menon acts well. All the other kids have given superb performances. Shashank Shende plays the scheming politician Bhide to perfection. Aakash Dahiya plays the character of Googly really well. Ranbir Kapoor appears in the end credits in his tapori item number.
CHILLAR PARTY is an honest and heartfelt film which makes you laugh, cry, clap and more importantly, think. Ekdum faadu hai boss!