Black and Blackmail are all set to release early next year. While the former is an already touted - much ado making Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Amitabh-Rani starrer, the latter is a regular not-so-exciting action thriller. Ajay Devgan, Diya Mirza and Sunil Shetty show up on the promos while Priyanka Chopra's existence in the movie might be a surprise element (Well, Not any more...!).
The reigns of direction are once again in the hands of Anil Devgan, whose "Raju Chacha" still remains a mystery man…who's bothered to know anyway. Produced by Shyam and Narendra Bajaj, "Blackmail" has music composed by Himmesh Reshammiya and lyrics by Sameer.
The first track can easily be termed as the best one on the album, so you know where to place your expectation's bar. "Maine Dil Tumhe De Diya" is a passionate duet having potentials to grow on the listeners almost instantaneously. Sonu Nigam's ardent singing and an engaging tune are the highlights of the track. Alka Yagnik is less impressive compared to Sonu, but one cannot blame her; such songs are Sonu's forte. Lyrically, Sameer delivers what was required.
The track also has an "Instrumental" toward the end, which need not be forwarded.
While it is so difficult to forget the previous track, it is equally difficult to remember the next. "Tune Di Bekarari" is reasonably average with Shaan, Alka Yagnik & Jayesh as vocal supports and even the tune is good if not great, but it lacks the endurance to reminisce.
However, I wonder if 3 distinctive versions of this track namely, Part I, II & III will let any one forget this track.
Himesh endeavors keeping up with the idealistic undergo with "Ankiyan Lada Jaa" while Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik only ensure that he succeeds. The sweet engaging melody of the track adds musical value to the compilation. Lyrically, the track is definitely at par with other tracks.
Getting as typical as they can get, the makers opt for an Item Number, but instead of pulling the audiences, the awfully embarrassing "Khatti Meethi Imli" will ensure they do otherwise. Jayesh initiates the track, while Hema Sardesai gives her trademark passionate vocal support, which does not help much due to the deficiency of a virtuous harmony.
Melody returns thankfully, with "Kaun Kehta Hai". Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal croon Sameer's repetitive yet apt lyrics and Himesh's alluring composition. Shreya's youthful pleasance comes right through her voice, which is indeed a boon to this track.
Considering the genre of the movie, Blackmail does have an impressive line up of engrossing melodies. The only snag is that Himesh's track can some times sound very similar to each other and tend to lose identity. Besides, the analogous filming only adds to this syndrome and unfortunately, Blackamail too, is not untouched by this syndrome.