In a gloomy catastrophic sabbatical of unwanted blackout of musical releases, PAYING GUEST comes out as much wanted 'guest'' in filmdom. After the surprise success of APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY, Mukta Arts pitches out another frothy hilarious extravaganza with an array of hot 'n'' happening upcoming faces. Sajid-Wajid, a specialist in comical genre holds the baton of musical department and streams out with couple of massy soundtracks in this brief audio package of six original soundtracks, including two remixes. Will PAYING GUEST be as amusing as producer's last successful release APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY? Can Sajid-Wajid prowess be able to match their standards that made them hot property in tinsel town? Let's check this out!
Sajid-Wajid head-starts the proceedings with 'Jack & Jill'', an animated 'n'' rollicking version of popular nursery rhyme, a comical extravaganza by pumping in with animated voices, rap singing and snazzy arrangements that sets moods high on dance floors. Shaan croons it fast and steady with Earl D'Souza emceeing coupled with caricatured sounds making it a hilarious delight on big screen for this comical caper. If you have been enjoying tracks like 'You're My Love'' (PARTNER) and Pritam's composed 'Jai Jai Money'' (APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY) then this funky bunch of caricatured delight is likely to take you to new amusing heights. Shaan's vociferous moves are the highlight that gets the groove into right pace and makes this a striking feature of the album. 'Jack & Jill (remix)'' adds spice to the flavor with energetic disco beat fillers and vigorous DJ claps making itself into DJ's collection. Despite some repetitive musical substance in arrangements and compositions, 'Jack & Jill'' has humorous binge that can really swivel out comical connotation of this flick with some vigorous acts.
If 'Dil Mein Baaje Guitar'' (APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY) benchmarked Mukta Art into genre of comedy with its catchy rhythms then title track 'Paying Guest'' carries the good work with similar Maharashtrian folksy touches. Sajid-Wajid took wise decision in pitching out title track with similar flavors and makes it a friendly on-stage 'naach-gaana'' fun-fare. Wajid yells out well amidst folksy musical instrumental works that sets tempo flaring high with enthused chorals. Like countless Salman Khan's tracks in duo composed numbers, this carries 'no-brains 'n'' pure fun'' elements in lyrical moves and connects well with the hilarious subject of the flick. 'Paying Guest'' comes out special for all spirited stage shows and cultural live events and will surely be adding textures to this bumpy comical ride in its visual depiction.
'Ya Rabula Rabbi'', an intrinsically Arabic cum hip-hop situational romantic track proves to be breed apart from previous tracks for its somber mood. Sonu Nigam's impressive solitary toil has modulating overtures that makes engrossing chemistry with Amrita Kak's voice but composition sounds outmoded and repetitive and fails to strike senses. Even Earl D'Souza's added rap rendition in its middle interludes fails to induce modernity into track.
Earlier it was 'Bijuriya'' (SHAADI SE PEHLE) and now it's phonetically similar sounding 'Nazariya'' that makes it loud 'n'' clear in album's most feminine soundtrack 'Nazar Se Nazariya''. Sunidhi Chauhan's naughty vocals moves try to recreate the dancing delights of 'Crazy Kiya Re'' (DHOOM 2) and 'Dekhta Hai Tu Kya'' (KRAZZY 4) with similar raunchiness (with lucky fixation of 'Jai Ho'' as hook-line) but lacks novelty to create any stir. It works progressively as situational dancing number and can be sparkling treat for frontbenchers on big screen. 'Nazar Se Nazariya (remix)'' comes out spicy 'club-house'' version of this raunchy track with extra thunderous beats that can set the floors of discotheque on fire.
PAYING GUEST works categorically to its massy subject of rip-roaring comedy and comes out with two probable hits in the form of 'Jack & Jill'' and title track ''Paying Guest''. The album never promises any great shakes and neither delivers but works according to the situational needs with acceptable melodic substance. It would be preposterous to compare it with either producer's glorious past records or with composer duo last hit releases. Do watch and enjoy these lively tracks when they are out on the big silver screens!