Entertainer No.1 Govinda and 'comedy' are two vital factors in comical entertainers that go hand-in-glove with each other. Kumar Mangat's MONEY HAI TO HONEY HAI, a frothy laugh riot brings them together with bunch of hot 'n' happening stars with loads of 'masala' music in it. After making unconventional directorial debut with offbeat SWAMI, ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya makes his first commercial directorial move with this hilarious extravaganza. It also marks the first consequential commercial outing for talented composer duo Nitin Arora and Sony Chandy (Nitz 'N' Sony) who made their debut with somber sounding numbers in SWAMI. Will the music of this comical hullabaloo be making this gifted composer duo listed among list of most happening new composers? Let's find out…soothsayers predict win-win situation, is it so?
Nitz 'N' Sony makes innovative moves in incorporating peculiar sounding music, noises and genres to create a emblematic feel of a 'hilarious thriller' in sluggishly paced title track 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai'. It is profoundly infused with thrilling electronic sounds in low paced with an intrinsically 'Chinese' musical binge in its prelude. Talented Harshdeep Kaur gets a major break from her routine Sufi and devotional genre as she is the lead vocalist for this spunky sounding number. The frothiness with glitz and gloss will surely be attracting a large section of listeners and will help it in having major takers from 'aam junta'.
Adnan Sami leads the bandwagon of funky pranksters in typical Afro-American stylized rap cum reggae number that emotes out the mindset of 'money-loving' youth in upbeat sounding 'Awaara Dil'. This lethargically paced number brings on more bizarre noises in the backdrop with Shruti Pathak, Nitz 'N' Sony, Arya, Bob, Ishq Bector, Shantanu Hudlikar joining the fun. Sameer's funky sounding lyrics with extra 'ding-ding', soft piano drills and repetitively rendered rap gives it an all together peppy outlook.
Labh Janjua, a hot favorite in Pritam's album makes a scorching chemistry with Sunidhi Chauhan in stylishly Punjabi cum Sufi folksy track 'Chhuriyaan'. This song too unravels slow-paced orchestrations flair where mix and match of folksy Punjabi and Sufi music dominates. It's a quizzically paced experimentation where the tempo has been relaxed to get a different feel for a mushy romantic appeal.
'Ta Na Na', a characteristically choreographer specialist number brings many moods for dancing on floors and beaches as this comes out in upbeat 'grind' groovy beat patterns. It sounds like a typical Govinda 'jhatkas' song where Kunal Ganjawala brilliantly modulating voices set the mood and festivity for the song. Rekha Bharadwaj voices out as lead female vocalist while back up vocals of Nitz 'N' Sony, Earl and Arya makes it modish with frenzied rap wordings.
The celebratory mood of a lavish get-together is facilitated through synchronized 'shehnai' sounds with strong punches of 'bhangra' mood taking over the proceedings in 'Rangeeli Raat'. Daler Mehndi gets a consequential outing for this typical flashy song that is amiably joined in tandem by Master Saleem, Sunidhi Chauhan and Arya.
Sunidhi's vivaciously oozed performance adds candid moments in varying overtones and gels well with the catchy rhythms of the song. It's likely to be adding glitz and grandeur for this comical adventure and likely to be newsmaker in the promos of the film.
Nitz 'n' Sony makes their first blood for truly 'rock' number where the kill for 'fire' and 'desire' makes storming presence in aggressively paced arrangements in impressive sounding 'No Big Deal'. Suraj Jagan's immensely penetrative voice makes promising moves in this motivational number that emotes out Sameer's poignant wordings in rigorous flows. It unravels from slow tempo to loud pitched rendition where rip-roaring concoction of rhythm and electric guitar strumming along with strong percussive elements makes blazing impact. This number shows a classy facade of Nitz 'n' Sony of imbibing traits of a hard core rock song and this one really rocks with Suraj's enthralling voice. Worth-a-hear!
Shaan makes his solitary presence with Sivamani in a situational dance number 'Dance Master' that sounds more like 'Meter Down' (TAXI NO.9211) in its rhythmical patterns but the impact of hitting floors is bleak. This 'honey' for 'money' number fails to be gripping in its camouflaged packaging of westernized arrangements and typical Maharashtrian folksy touches.
Nitz 'n' Sony showed their prowess for instrumental works in SWAMI and now they improvise to great extent in exuding their immaculate class in 'Hope (instrumental)'. Its brilliant display of symphony by Naveen and Mumbai Cine Strings where varied instruments like piano, violin, flute, woodwinds in synchronized choral flows merges brilliantly to deliver a soulful signature feel for the film. This can be termed as one of the finest innovation and experimentation experienced in recent times that reflects varying moods through remarkable instrumental displays. The composer duo rightfully picked the most impressive track 'No Big Deal' for this instrumental version and delivers their best work in this concluding track of the album. Classy Touch!!!
MONEY HAI TO HONEY HAI brings innovative feel of different genres of music coming together in one packaging and promising entertainment for both classy and massy set of listeners. Nitz 'n' Sony makes remarkable presence through their works and do expect numbers like 'Money Hai to Honey Hai', 'Rangeeli Raat', 'Ta Na Na' and 'Awara Dil' catching fast with masses. The brilliantly rendered classy numbers like 'No Big Deal' and 'Hope (instrumental)' will surely be having major takers among multiplex 'junta'. The composer duo can find them in listing of worthy new composers of this year (Gourav Dasgupta, Chirantan Bhatt, Amit Trivedi) and are likely to be making more impact in coming years.