Is love an option or a choice? The scuffle of conferring another love-ka-funda is about to begin in LOVE, BREAKUPS, ZINDAGI! In the league of 'feel-good' rom-coms, Bollywood is all set to deliver out another lighthearted entertainer that is embellished with all the ingredients of 'feel-good' factor cinema that primarily includes the feel of congenial upbeat melodious music. After being humbled with a series of flops, actors Zayed Khan and Dia Mirza expect a big resurrection and grand success from this flick.
Fresh from last year's huge musical success of BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010), Salim-Sulaiman are all set for the first big musical release of this year. If one goes by the mood, choice and taste of multiplex audiences, then there are big expectations from this rom-com (most preferred genre), and names of lyricist Javed Akhtar and Salim-Sulaiman promises a big musical show. Can they deliver it with style? Let's find the musical facts...
Optimism filled with cheerfulness open the musical gates for the album and the 'feel-good' factor domineers with breeze of soft-rock ballad in 'Rozanna'. Salim-Sulaiman jester this lovable melody in 'advertisement jingle' format as the song ushers innocence 'n' hopefulness in its motivational wordings. Salim Merchant's courteously crooned voice in soft tones is pleasant to the ears and so do the genteel touch arrangements that connect well to the spirits of the track. Javed Akhtar's poetic inferences ('Rozana, subah leke aati hai roshni, Rozana hai shaam laati dilkashi') are moving and so are its inspirational prosaic verses ('Phoolon mein khushboo, Kaliyon mein rang jaise, Hum mein hai jeenay ki ik umang jaise...' ) that forms a serene support to this 'full-of-life' track. Despite a lovable hear to ear, it's a meaningful attribute that talks of optimism in the mundane happenings of day and night with a promise of carefree living.
The composer duo starts with a big promise and makes it big with its 'remix version'. 'Rozanna (remix)' capitalizes the youthful jovial feel and mixes the disco 'masti' in its 'clubs remix' version. It has hip-hop turntablism fervor packed in its prelude, followed with contemporary DJ antics that play to the needs of party animals. Lively!!!
Celebrations, merriments and blessings adds to the optimism, as now the album moves towards a complete 'family show' entertainer in beautifully conceptualized "Rab Rakha". After ushering soulful nuances of romanticism in 'Shukran Allah' (KURBAAN), delightful sounding Sonu Nigam leads this musical piece along with Shreya Ghoshal in tandem with congenial back-up supports of Shraddha Pandit and Salim Merchant. In terms of rendition, composition and arrangements, 'Rab Rakha' is the finest of the album and has the sophisticated suave decorum of Karan Johar's stylized family merriment impulses. Salim-Sulaiman's composition is the perfect blend of modernity and ethnicity and above all it has the quality singing displays that lift the spirits to the desired heights. Despite its predictable shaadi celebrations in mellifluous flows, its major attraction will be it's on-screen opulence that will be a major highlight in catering to the high glam-quotient of the flick. Melodious!!!
After 'goody-goody' family musical amusement, the mood transits to anthem-ic 'rom-com' flavors in the Hollywood-ish stylized theme track titled 'Love Love Love'. Presumed to be an iconic background score for the pivotal moments of the flick, it has those upbeat westernized orchestral exhibits that will surely connect with the urbane outlook of this 'feel-good' romantic flick. Benny Dayal's soft cheery voice swells out the youthful flamboyance, encapsulating out every bit and moment of 'love' that will happen on big screen. Shraddha Pandit's tenderly voice in breezy tones is pacifying and so do the subtle westernized orchestral flows that add to the serenity of the mood. Like frivolously trendy sounding 'Jaane Kyon' (DOSTANA -2008), it amuses, frolics as well as subjugates to the theme and characters, all thanks to Javed Akhtar's vibrant lyrics that collage well with buoyant composition. Youthful!!!
After delivering out a beautiful Sufi rock ballad 'Jaane Kyon' (ALWAYS KABHI KABHI-2011), Shafaqat Amanat Ali Khan gears up for another melancholically profound melody in the impressive sounding 'Chhayee Hai Tanhayee'. It is more akin to qawwaali musical arrangements where Indian classical instrumentals play pivotal in adding myriad shades of emotions in it. Shruti Pathak's sublime rendition in the middle interlude is added bliss that collaborates well with Salim Merchant's booming tones. For all those classy listeners, this soundtrack can be an addition to their listing and a meaningful background score for the flick. Impressive!!!
LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI does not break music-lovers heart and makes Zindagi happy with its vibrant musical appeal. It's a worth-listening 'feel-good' Bollywood album that entertains with its entire credit listing. Salim-Sulaiman maintain their quality standards and delivers a fine pack of soundtracks that echoes the youthful sentiments in almost every shade. Its brightest prospects are Rozanna and Rab Rakha while Love Love Love and Chhayee hai Tanhayee show promise of rising to the occasions. Catering well to the moods of popcorn flick lovers, the music can be presumed to rise higher and higher in the days to come, and a strong marketing strategy in promotion will surely yield big returns.