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Music Review : Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana


 
 Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
Director :  Sameer Sharma
Music :  Amit Trivedi
Lyrics :  Shelle
Starring :  Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi

October 29, 2012 01:04:43 PM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA (LSTCK) promises to be a quizzical-cum-sizzling spicy dish on B-town entertainment platter, a Punjabi flavored salty 'n' spicy entertainer, loaded with a bizarre theme (of cracking recipe of non-vegetarian chicken) and 'tongue-in-cheek' hilarious treatment, hits the big screen with an equally engaging music as its salient feature. In an era of amusing experimental cinematic endeavors, LSTCK has a potential 'humor quotient' to entertain and is fuelled with the line-up of promising acting talents in its credits. Amit Trivedi, the newsmaker of this year (ENGLISH VINGLISH, AIYYAA) in musical fraternity is the lead solo composer while Shelle is the lyricist of the album. Amusing, hilarious and invigorating...will this be as scrumptiously spicy in its musicals as it looks in its titles? Let's find out...

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If you have been proverbial with Punjabi folksy festive musical flavors, then it will be very easy to recognize or familiarize with terms like 'bhangra', 'gidda', 'boliyan', 'tappe' and 'kikli'. 'Kikli Kalerdi', the opening track loquaciously epitomizes the playful game of 'Kikli' (folk dance where two girls or boys holds hands and twirls each other in circular motions) and correlates with the quirky caricatures and its related varied humorous happenings. Conceived to be choreographed on lead characters with a modest homely backdrop, it brings a rustic 'Punjabiyat' flair with folksy cum hip-hop singing to the fore. Amit Trivedi along with Yo Yo Honey Singh enjoys this playful game in their frolicsome voices while Pinky Maidasani's low-pitched singing adds feminine shades. The second version (Punjabi version) comes with a resounding 'dhol' drum -beating and is mixed well with the recurring 'flute-loop' hook-lines, a fun-loving number that should be lapped up by Punjabi loving listeners. Amit Trivedi starts off optimistically as well as aptly and connects the 'Punjabiyat' musical mood directly into listeners senses; a well conceived track (if not outstanding) that should be showering enough light moments in the love-chemistry of the lead couple.

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Haryanvi Road Rage begins...! After hearing out a bizarre sounding 'Appy Budday' (KISMET LOVE PAISA DILLI), it was evident that 'Haryanvi' might be the next lingo/accent to lure composers as it makes its second major dent in 'Motorwada'. Rustic to the core and bawdy in lyrical settings, it brings out the master singer Tochi Raina's tongue-twisting Haryanvi accent in flows of a typical Mexican cowboy rock-music, and shows the 'edge-of-seat' thrills and escapades of adventurous motor-man ('motorwada'). Amit Trivedi joins this impish bandwagon and tries to spice it up with added flavors of hip-hop, rhythmical 'R&B' rock musical arrangements and emceeing, an engaging situational score that should be spicing out the thrills during the hilarious moments of the flick.

'LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA, a subtle romantic duet is the 'chosen-one' for the title track. It's pure and unadulterated folksy in nature, bringing out an amalgam of love-relationship and theme (of cracking a chicken recipe), and later progresses in hi-pitches with a strong rural 'bhangra' musical feel. Amit Trivedi delivers the finest of the album this time and makes it a melodramatically sappy play of 'Heer-Ranjha', a well versed soundtrack both in lyrics and vocals. Harshdeep Kaur's prolific Punjabi accent and singing is the perfect choice and so is Shahid Mallya's earthen vocals ('Main toh maar gaya' -MAUSAM), and together they make merry in flows of traditional Punjabi instrumentals; a lovable sounding track that will also be spreading a positive word of mouth to the title of this comical caper.

What follows is equally impressive sounding instrumental titled 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana'. Tapas Roy's skillfulness in playing and arranging varied type of stringed instrumentals in confluence works wonders this time. It brings out a vibrant feel of 'jal-tarang', 'ektara', 'tumbhi' and electric guitar riffs and is amiably connected with synthesizer beats and together they gyrate out a splendid serene 'theme' signature feel for the film.

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Sensibilities of emotions with melodic flair finally make a strong impression in 'Luni Hasi', a serene-filled folksy cum upbeat sort of soft ballad, a track that not only emotes out the heart-felt sentiment of the love-struck lover but also raises commercial viability of the album. Upcoming Devender Singh's modestly ushered vocals are the voice chosen for the male version. Trivedi's experimentation in pitching out new singing talent works to large extent as it delivers out a naive romantic expression to the track. Harshdeep Kaur's impeccably perfect and controlled vocals for the 'female version' sounds a much better version and should be the front-runner for the flick's promotions. Shelle's tenderly poetic romantic expressions bloom to perfection, a strong feature that adds extra edges to the suave sentimentalism of the track. After delivering out a soothing melody in the title track 'Luv Shuv Tey chicken Khurana', both Harshdeep and Amit Trivedi deliver another potential winner, a bright musical prospect that should be a promising feature in mushy romantic moments of the flick.

Crudity embellished in playful naughtiness comes with a Marathi folksy base and strikes in noisy tones in the average sounding 'Makhan Malai'. It maintains the fervent musical flavor of the album, but this time the composition disappoints completely. It brings out Dilbahar and Renu Jagotra's raw-finished voices with routine sounding arrangements; overall a disappointing fare.

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'Farukha Baadi', the last original soundtrack of the album, brings out festive 'Punjabiyat' musical feel with added sparkle and pep. This Trivedi situational sounding soundtrack comes like an enjoyable family track with likable voices, cheeky 'double-meaning' lyrics and funky traditional instrumental thrive. Labh Janjua's effervescently loud vocals bring out the decorum of a typical 'Punjabi dhaba' with the ethnically sound celebratory chorals and musical funk. Once again, it's another 'feel-good' hilarious number that tries to pump up 'humor-quotient' but lacks the quality contents to impress the listeners.

LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA is an unconventionally amusing, but still a mediocre sounding album. Amit Trivedi plays safe and authentic to this quirky sounding subject and delivers a couple of impressive soundtracks. Tracks like 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' and 'Luni Hasi' stand out to be most impressive of the lot, while the rest of them are a mixed bag. As far as its commercial viability is concerned, it will be preposterous to compare it with bestsellers like BARFI!, JAB TAK HAI JAAN or SON OF SARDAAR, but it still delivers a couple of refreshing-cum-humorous moments that should go in tandem with the narration of the flick.

Rating: 3.0


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