Aryeman, Sayali Bhagat, Ranvir Shorey, Lucky Ali, Archana Puran Singh
By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network
It was Aditya Dutt's directorial debut AASHIQ BANAYA AAPNE that set groundbreaking trend of "Sufi rock" culture in tinsel town where Himesh Reshammiya raised to mercurial singing stardom. His third endeavor, GOOD LUCK, a "feel good" entertainer may not be as melodically ebullient but has the desired musical ingredients that can really set the pulses racing. This time the baton shifts to veteran Anu Malik but the results are not as flamboyant as it was in LOVE STORY 2050 or UGLY AUR PAGLI. It scores much better than his couple of latest inconsequential musical releases but the results aren't chartbusting either. It also marks the much desired comeback of Lucky Ali, the Indi-Pop icon who made great success with pop albums like "Sifar" and "Sunoh". After his short stint in Bollywood with films like SUR (2002) and KASAK (2005), he makes his singing audible in a contemporary sounding dancing track.
Sukhwinder Singh echoing vocals in midst of titillating electronic sounds and rhythms sets the tempo for a carnival dancing soundtrack in "Main Sajda". The booming throaty Sukhwinder in Sufi undertones is effective and his loud baritones gels amicably with trendy feel of the track. It makes affable chemistry with slender sounding Shilpa Rao in emoting out the youthful romantic sentiments in aggressive stream of Arabic cum westernized arrangements. It's presumed to be floor dancing number and brings some shades of "Dard-e-Disco" (OM SHANTI OM) but the resounding impact of hitting floors is bleak and inconsequential.
Lucky Ali makes a perceptible presence after a hiatus of almost three years in another dancing soundtrack "Nazar Mein Hai Chehra". This sounds more like Latino stylized masquerading dancing number on floors that comes with fusion of Latino, Arabic and westernized arrangements. Vasundhra Das's slender sounding voice serenades out the desired feminine touches that makes it a desired couple dancing number. Anu Malik's composition sounds routine but adds sufficient elements of amusement in its rip-roaring rendition. Lucky Ali deserved a better comeback in the album but "Nazar Mein Hai Chehra (Hip Hop Mix)" sounds better for its slightly accelerated tempo with added infectiously crooned hip-hop works.
The hilarious and "feel-good" appeal of this laugh riot comes in the frolicking paced title track "Good Luck". Adnan Sami and Sunidhi Chauhan's boisterously vocals explode out with routine sounding "disco hiccups" arrangements where lyrics show concoction of "kiss" with "good luck" in the story of the film. Its extra energetic fervor in vocals and orchestrations makes it a racy background score and is likely to be adding humor elements in flick's narration. "Good Luck (Club Mix)" is a contemporary promotional song that is presumed to be emanating out all the relevant eventful happenings of this comical flick with added glitz of flashy dancing and singing by lead actors.
Underestimated Krishna makes the most remarkable presence in the album with his modulating and varying baritones in impressive sounding "Soniya Aaja Ni". Anu Malik's music makes the most noteworthy moves with extra thumping and pulsating arrangements in creating rigorous blows for a perfect dancing floor feast. Sameer's quizzically penned lyrics may be bit peculiar sounding but delivers a menacing and questioning feel for the climax of the film. Krishna's voice is impeccable in its rendition as it carries all the emotions of pain, pleasure and intimidation with gusto appeal. The talented singers deserve to be awarded with better singing opportunities. "Soniya Aaja Ni (House Mix)", a pulsating "club-house" remix carries the frenzied mood further with ostentatiously punched contemporary disco beat fillers in an infectious stream of accelerated beat juggling.
Aditya Datt's GOOD LUCK fails to create any ground breaking results as it did in his first directorial venture AASHIQ BANAYA AAPNE. It rather delivers an audible musical feel that metaphors the hilariously romantic feel of the film. Anu Malik's work may not be finding any great appreciation but soundtracks like "Main Sajda", "Good Luck", "Nazar Mein Hai Chehra" and "Soniya Aaja Ni" are likely to be catalyzing narrative flows in the story-telling of the film.