Two of Bollywood's iconic personalities, Mithun Chakraborty
and Bappi Lahiri
, have together rocked the nation, disco-style, and some of their memorable compositions are still popular and can be heard everywhere, be it marriage parties, clubs, discos etc. But here it is son Bappa Lahiri who is the guest composer, and since ENEMMY
is a Mithun Chakraborty production (produced by Yogita Bali), we do expect some nice tracks. Apart from Lahiri jr, the rest of the songs have been helmed by Gourav Dasgupta, a promising talent. So let's check out what they have for us in this crime thriller set against the backdrop of Mumbai mafia.
Bappa Lahiri's guest composition, 'Katrina Ko Kareena Ko'
, is certainly one item number that has the potential to hit the charts because of its catchy rhythm and cute and identifiable lyrics, which despite catering to the masses is not cheap or vulgar. Mamta Sharma, the queen of item numbers (after 'Munni Badnaam'
and 'Fevicol Se'
) is in full form and Bappi gives company but only as back up support, though a full-fledged duet would have been more appropriate. CHECK OUT: Suniel Shetty back in action with ENEMMY
Gourav Dasgupta's 'Bheege Naina'
could have been a class act, had it not been for such a striking resemblance to 'Bheege Hoth Tere'
in the 'mukhda'
, although he does come into his own in the 'antara'
. A nice 'judaai'
(separation) number, and fresh talent Keshav does well in high pitched singing. Manthan's lyrics are nice and so are the rock arrangements (electronic flute) in the background.
However Gourav lets down with the two versions of the title track, 'Enemmy'
(Hindi and English). While the tune that he chooses is quite rhythmic but the composition instead of turning out to be thrilling sounds funny due to his over Anglicized accent. Manthan's lyrics that bring out the wrongs prevailing in today's system is topical and the song should be used as background score.
The ultimate showcase, 'Hit The Lights Now'
, is a catchy dance track with good fusion of pop and rock with the latter dominating proceedings, and as can be gauged from the song it features all the main lead protagonists as there is reference to all of them. Gourav does well and Torsha Sarkar acts as a back-up support, but briefly. CHECK OUT: Mithun Chakraborty - Mimoh is just another actor
All in all the music album of ENEMMY is an average soundtrack, and it comes as a surprise because one expected something above the ordinary from Mithun Da's home production (One remembers the 'Shadmani'
track of his part production BOXER even today!), as throughout his life Mithun has been associated with chartbusters, not to forget the recent 'Anarkali'
). Two songs, 'Katrina Ko Kareena Ko'
and 'Bheege Nain'
, being the only solace in an otherwise ordinary album. Wonder why Mithun's tried and trusted lieutenant Bappi Lahiri was not given the full control!