Vivek Oberoi, Mallika Sherawat, Ashutosh Rana and Neha Dhupia
September 28, 2012 09:40:41 AM IST By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
Rom-Com fever never ends in B-town...as now fun makes its fervent spot in Delhi with KISMET LOVE PAISA DILLI! After delivering out a surprise success in EK CHAALIS KI LOCAL TRAIN (2007), director Sanjay Khanduri makes his second valiant directorial attempt in this thriller-cum-comedy. It also marks the return of seductress Mallika Sherawat in the lead role with Vivek Oberoi playing her love interest in the film. Upcoming Amjad-Nadeem along with guest composer Santokh Singh holds the musical fort of this album while Shabbir Ahmed's poetic strength is at the helm of affairs in the lyrics department. As per its quizzically sounding title, one predicts the music to be whacky as well as amusing, so can they together click together as a successful team! Let's find out...
Gunshots, gunshots...and more gunshots! Whether it's funk-i-licious "Dhan Te Naan" (KAMINEY) or recently heard "Dhadang Dhadang" (ROWDY RATHORE), ballistic "filmi-sounds" have found its fancy in the titles of songs and the recent entrant in this league is "Dhishkiyaon". If one recollects Bollywood's 70's action-packed era, then the sound of "Dhishkiyaon" (gunshots sounds) was one prime factor that proved to be biggest catalyzing factor that raised the "adventure-element" to phenomenal proportions. The first track "Dhiskiyaon" mixes the hilarious tinge of frolicsome romance in the buzz of adventurous action-packed drama and the outcome is pretty amusing. This Amjad-Nadeem composition triggers off with disco-thump of 'Zor Ka Jhatka' (ACTION REPLAYY) in the prelude, progresses with a brass-band of festive mood, and chills out with massy musical masti that works. Sonu Nigam's supremely empowering vocals is the prize factor that makes it a winner all the way. Ritu Pathak's playful voice has the tenderness of juvenile romanticism that connects well with bizarre feel of the track. Shabbir Ahmed's immensely impish wordings are another promising feature that adds to the show, overall a captivating massy number that should work on big screens. Amusing!!!
Haryanvi Hip-Hop... here it comes! After getting bountiful dosages of Punjabi hip-hop in many hit B-town albums, its time to experiment with a peculiar Haryanvi dialect with tadka of hip-hop in highly promoted 'Appy Budday (desi)'. It comes more like a satirical spoof on Delhi-based Haryanvi cop who is celebrating out a "Birthday" party in his vehicle. The song has a typical Haryanvi "Lok-Sangeet" instrumental feel and accent (read "Appy Budday" as "Happy Birthday") with a strong comical situational feel. Guest composer Santokh Singh sings and scripts out this funny number and is conceived as a gaudy item-song, a musical piece that can be used aggressively for the promotions of this flick. 'Appy Budday (Videshi)', the second version of this track, has upbeat hip-hop arrangements with a typical peppy club-remix dancing feel. This version sounds more commercially viable as now the tempo is energized and feel is more bombastic. Like immensely popular 'Chak De Phatte' (KHOSLA KA GHOSLA) and 'Oye Lucky Lucky Oye' (OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE), this one too promises to draw a potential crowd in theaters, especially in Delhi-Haryana circuits.
'Juggad', a loud gaudy track brings out the festivities of an extravagant Punjabi Delhi wedding in most traditional "filmi" way. Amjad-Nadeem's extremely pompous composition is too energetic in customary festive arrangements with a blend of whacky sounds and cheeky lyrics, making it all-together a DJ's fancied racy marriage celebration song. Sukhwinder Singh's throaty vocalizations are the backbone of the track that connects sporadically with the ballistic instrumentals of the track in most consequential way. Mamta Sharma's yelling tones fails to deliver the desired rustic oomph but still adds a chirpy femininity to the colorful feel of the track. This track falls in the territories of Salim-Suleiman ('Ainvayi Ainvayi' (BAND BAAJA BAARAAT) but the feel is modestly Bollywood; overall a enjoyable soundtrack that should be more of a visual spectacle on big screen and should find itself in the collections of Delhi-based DJ's.
The panoramic view of Delhi, one of most loved cosmopolitan city of our country, has now found its major and meaty relevance in present day B-town tracks. From the horrifying story-telling mode in 'Dilli' (NO ONE KILLED JESSICA) to the feel-good 'Yeh Dilli hai Meri Jaan' (DELHI-6), Delhi is now becoming a substantial town and the latest to join this list is funky sounding 'Don't Fuff My Mind'. This one comes in a title track mode, a number that gist out all the happening, hiccups and melodramas of this lively frolicsome action-packed entertainer. Mika Singh is at his roguish best in gesturing out all the flashy occurrence, aspirations of being "rags-to-riches", nexus of crime with politicos and bureaucrats etc and later is joined with one-liners by Vivek Oberoi. It comes like a peppy monologue of the lead protagonist who narrates his experiences in Delhi city and narrates it in most bizarre verbose way. 'Don't Fuff My Mind (remix)' is a urbane-friendly hip-hop cum pop number. A well-packed promotion number that should find its place in either ending or beginning titles of the flick; overall a reasonably audible title track that neither creates a stir nor disappoints.
To some up KISMET PAISA LOVE DILLI is a mediocre sounding massy album and works more like a pack of situational sounding amusing "item-songs". Upcoming Amjad-Nadeem and Santokh Singh delivers a decent toil (if not outstanding) this time with tracks like 'Dhiskiyaon' and 'Appy Budday' promising to allure listeners with its feverishly loud mass-friendly appeal. Catered to attract North Indian listeners primarily, it can be a feast for DJ's friendly parties, but still can't be termed as chartbusting or an album that can survive a longer shelf life.