Following the tradition of inspiring from punch-line of super-hit songs, dance-oriented CHANCE PE DANCE gets its title from ''Dance Pe Chance'' (RAB NE BANA DI JODI (2008)). It also marks the hat-trick of communion of director Ken Ghosh and Shahid Kapoor ((ISHQ VISHK (2003), FIDA (2004)) and creates splash of being one of the major musical release in cadre of dance-oriented flicks. In this genre, the results haven't been encouraging with releases like NAACH, AAJA NACHLE and FAST FORWARD, proving to be damp squib. Ken Ghosh has a record of being a prolific music video director in the past and one expects his aesthetics to match in tandem with the upbeat subject of the flick. After delivering two musical successes with Anu Malik, he makes his favorite man (Shahid) delivers what he does the best - dancing, but changes the composer to give it an all-together upbeat feel. Adnan Sami gets this important assignment of being the leading composer with guest composers like Pritam and director Ken Ghosh along with Sandeep Shirodkar, adding theatrical spark to this dancing-feast show. No second doubts about Sami's prowess but delivering for dance-feast is all-together a very challenging ball-game. Like flick prospects, its music will also be under scanner, so can we expect the year to end with a dancing musical hit? Or just expect another routine album with couple of audible hits in its kitty ...let's find this out!
Earlier it was ''Dhan Te Nan'' and now it's ''Pe Pe Pepein''! Sounds are getting clearer and audible than words as ''credits'' of the songs with customary ''shehnai'' rhythmic tuneful sounds played in marriages makes funky jives in ''Pe Pe Pepein''. Guest composer Pritam sets the mood for synchronized ''thumka'' with nonsensical lyrics (''Dont worry pe glassy, Dont worry jo chadhi zara si, Pe ha Pee chal chodh udasi...) for a typical ''tapori'' street dance display. After penning down ''Maa da Ladla'' (DOSTANA (2008)), lyricist Kumaar's jesters down hilarious punchy ''no-brains'' track where sounds of ''shehnai-vaadan'' sounds are set as loquaciously instrumental hook-line. Neeraj Sridhar's bouncy vocal connotations are in full spirits for these street-smart punch-liners and so do Hard Kaur's frenzy emceeing with Saleem Shehzada's back-up vocals adding ''masti'' into it. Its slip-shod choreography will be a tricky affair and if it gels well with rusty shades then it can be a rage in the coming times. Tulsi Kumar's soft feminine voice adds in the ''duet'' version and make it more ''filmi'' and situational. Just expect this to be next ''band-wallahas'' marriage special number and no second doubts if it hits charts in big ways.
Adnan Sami takes over baton with high-voltage electrifying sounds and thumping beats that are synchronized in beat-patterns to match dancing steps in over-energized ''Pump it up''. The song carries ''stomp'' music rendezvous of commotion with rattling metallic sounds making hullabaloo of affairs in tandem with electronic-beat heat. Vishal Dadlani's screeching vocal chords exudes out energizing wordings in flaring outburst but again it's the glitzy set-up and slick choreographic moves that will be its big deciding factor. The inculcation of ''desi beats'' and booming groovy musical impacts in echoing mode gives it sufficient ammunition to perform big on floors. Rightfully speaking, this funky paced number gets energized for party-animals with extra disco beat fillers pumped in at right places in its remix version. The snazzy remix version pumps up the tempo with loud thump and is sparkling act for its teasers and promos.
Dancing fervor takes backseat as mushy romance embroiled in Spanish guitar riffs rhythmical tuneful acts paves way for squishy duet ''Pal Mein Hi''. Sohan sings in softer tones (sounding similar to Shaan) with tingling guitar playing in somber electronic arrangements to exude out contemporary soft-rock appeal. Shreya Ghoshal contorts to thicker vocal rendition with composition that is shades similar to Pritam's ''Jal Jal Ke Dhuan'' (EK KHILADI EK HASEENA (2005)), in quintessentially Spanish soft serene appeal. Sami plays sedate to Irfan Siddique's simple wordings and ushers out a decent-hear toil for somber moments.
As one expected! Stylishly punched with frenzy DJ spins and scratches makes a stylish prelude as it picks up well with electronically pulverized rhythmic beats to bombard out dancing track in packaging of ''One More Dance''. Kunal Ganjawala's throaty baritones wobble it out in its snazzy textures to deliver out a typical ''choreographic-delight'' number that works on counts on dancing steps rather than on contents in its melodic beats. This comes out like ''1-2-3-4'' type of match-the-steps on dancing floors number with bundles of energy in its 80's stylized intimidating electronic beat works. It can be better worked as B-boying, break-dance type of break-beat dancing number where there is competition, preparation or even confrontation for the lead players. It's all and out visual exhibit type of number and can well be enjoyed better on dancing floors or on big-screen.
Melody finally enters into dancing grooves with characteristically 60's rock appeal in the hook-line in immensely entertaining-on-floors soundtrack ''Yaba Daba Yahoo''. This one brings back Elvis Presley's nostalgia to some extent and adds 80's charm of ''Footloose'' (KENNY LOGGINS) in setting dancing shoes to business on floors. Kunal Ganjawala's full-spirited vocals are again at helm of affairs to deliver out rock-show fervor with undying dancing zest. For its enriched rock ''n'' roll blitzkrieg, this soundtrack holds maximum amusement contents and if met with energized dancing moves, it can really set screen on fire. Entertaining!!!
After tiresome cum enthralling dancing sessions, it's again chill-out time with Indi-Pop stylized of singing vows and punches that makes mood mushier in motivational sounding ''Rishta Hai Mera''. Shaan rekindles out his late 90's Indi-Pop days while Tulsi Kumar surprises with modish tones in giving it ''yuppie'' feel. Sami's gives it dreamy situational appeal in its campus-friendly western arrangements and further it swivels into realms of traditional hilly rhythms. It comes out like ''I dream, I can fly'' type of number with added zest of dancing groovy steps added in it to give flick's a narrative add in the climax. Enjoyable!!!
Ken Ghosh along with Sandeep Shirodkar gets into funky composer composure and gives theatrical touches to this quick-wittedly quirky dance piece in ''Just Do It''. URL comes out with some really engrossing preachy one-liners that are in sync with various dancing moves. It carries the tag-line (''Just do it'') for leading sports shoe brand (NIKE) and one hopes that this one goes out as morale booster for the protagonists in the final countdown.
CHANCE PE DANCE chances its luck on dancing tracks that are heavily shouldered on collective team-efforts of cast and crew of the film rather than on merits of original soundtracks. Despite the fact that album has no rough spot or patches, Adnan Sami delivers out decent-hear album with no great shakes as one expected from its catchy title. Soundtracks like ''Pump it up'', ''Pe Pe Pepein'', ''Yaba Daba Yahoo'' and ''One more dance'' delivers ammunition for the floors but the punch is somewhat missing. Unlike Vishal-Shekhar and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sami plays safe with contemporary dancing sounds and rhythms with couple of above average sounding love tracks in its audio packaging. The album will surely be having big takers among dancing freaks and do expect TV dancing reality shows catching fast to its fast-paced dancing tuneful tracks.