DHOONDTE REH JAOGE, a frolicsome popcorn entertainer brings out the spice ''n'' pepper of comical amusement with the music that packs more of humor than melody in it. A film that carries its title from tagline of a popular detergent commercial (''Daag...Dhondte Reh Jaoge...'') gets Umesh Shukla, scriptwriter turned director into his first directorial outing. Sajid-Wajid, a competent campaigner among comical entertainers spices up musical scenario with their expertise. As predicted, it carries a zilch expectation of hitting bull's eye with soundtracks that boasts contents of situational hilarity in it. Can Sajid-Wajid pull out another PARTNER with it? Will DHOONDTE REH JAOGE be a surprise and winner on stands? Let's gets straight into the facts...
Sajid-Wajid's bizarre stint of funky composing that swept the floors with numbers like ''Oh My Partner'' (PARTNER) makes another vivaciously hilarious move in peppy sounding title track ''Dhondte Reh Jaoge''. Jalees Sherwani's chirpy verbatim in meddling out mish-mash events and occasions may not as comical as Sanjay Chhel's quick-witted tête-à-tête but the composer duo maintains their uproarious form in serenading out whacky feel of lead protagonists and the flick. Sonu Nigam's reliable and punctiliously vocals make the vociferous throws in emoting out in midst of upbeat textures of hip-hop jives and ''bhangra'' beat culture musical moves. Like many frothy title tracks of slapstick entertainers, this one too works and is well suited for the promotional feature, beginning or end titles of this comical bumpy ride.
Comical madness enters into new phase of musical amusement with Wajid and Soumya Raoh setting the mood frivolous with humorous cum spoofy sounding ''Apne Ko Paisa Chahiye''. It's no great music by any standards with composers making it a musical spoof piece by amalgamating out 70's and 80's numbers with hilarious lyrical tinges. Shabbir Ahmed's vivaciously punched wordings come in parody format that can well be connected with on-screen comical antics. It's an out and out situational comical act than any impressive melodic work and do wait when laugh-a-ton takes over with this lively track.
''Pal Yeh Aane Wala Pal'', a racy disco-dhamaka maintains the fervent mood in the album with Neeraj Sridhar delivering out amiably in stream of modest sounding composition. Despite funky hip-hop cum pop ''party-feel'' sets of arrangements, this spunky sounding number fails to be striking and ends up as just another situational feel-good track.
Wajid along with Javed Ali makes a cumbersome two-some ''brothers-in-arms'' in sprightly comical act with ''Hyderabadi'' lingo in amusing ''Nako-Re-Nako''. It charters David Dhawan-Govinda style of musical show with all ''dhin-chak'' beats coagulating well in the textures of animated one-liners. Old fashioned and to some extent clichéd in its flows, it follows the comical feel of the album but still falls short in expectation to Sajid-Wajid's recent set of super-hit fast-beat numbers.
Dr. Palash Sen (lead vocalist of Indian Pop band EUPHORIA) comes as surprise visitor in this ''masala'' Bollywood entertainer with all thumping-bumping hullabaloo of orchestral moves in playful sounding ''Salma - O - Salma''. Like ''Nako-Re-Nako'', this one too has strong ''Hyderabadi'' affixation promising massy appeal but the catchiness in rhythmical flows and patterns is bland and unimposing. After noteworthy but unnoticed ''Sone De Maa'' (SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA), Palash Sen gets a raw deal this time with an unimpressive composition that fails to justify his vocal prowess.
Surprise! Surprises some time comes in small packages and this album that has so far disappointed with sub-standard works makes its biggest splurge of musical exuberance in mellifluously composed ''I am falling in Love''. Wajid makes his finest toil as vocalist as his modulating baritones contorts meticulously in chartering out territories of romanticism with melodic dexterity that impresses to the hilt. Somber, subtle and mellowed westernized instrumentals awaken senses and soothes up with the pristine flows of tender notes and rhythms. Sajid-Wajid's genteel composition is supremely filled with gentle piano drills, tender guitar leads and soulful choral outcries. Jalees Sherwani's spell-binding lyrical stream is well coordinated and gets accentuated to finale with remarkable mixed and matched up sounds of clarinet, trombones and horns to deliver out an undying nostalgia. It stands out as the only outing for ears that can be played repetitively and all credits for some great improvisation and innovation that delivers the needful. Brilliant!!!
Unlike some recent musical super-hits in last few years, this Sajid- Wajid's offering DHONDTE REH JAOGE proves to be average fare and sounds too insipid to strike any major chord with listeners. For massy appeal, the title track ''Dhoondte Reh Jaoge'' stands out as the brightest aspect while rest of them sounds too average to cause any stir. For classy listeners, ''I am falling in love'' is the one striking feature that makes this album walks to some extra miles.