Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Fardeen Khan.
By Raunaq Kotecha
Bollywood is certainly a land of fortune and fame, as both of these can strike anyone anytime in Bollywood. Shahid Kapoor is just one of those overnight stars, whose last and the only release (Ishq Vishq) so far brought him so far in the tinsel town. Continuing their association and hoping that their Kismet remains constant, the Ishq Vishq team namely Tips (The Tauranis), Shahid Kapoor, Anu Malik, Sameer and director Ken Ghosh coalesce for their imminent venture Fida.
Fida, which is being promoted as a spine-tingling tale of love with a mystifying twist also stars Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan in the lead roles. Musically the movie sounds better right from Day one and rightly so because when Anu Malik and Sameer do the music and lyrics respectively for one of the most presumed and captivating music companies - TIPS, then it has to be and it better be good.
Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Blaise promptly make their ways to your heart with the very first track - "Aaja ve Mahi". The track is a compulsive dance number that grows on you at a subtle pace. A fairly melodious tune blended well with contemporary orchestrations will make you groove. Moreover, it's the youthful freshness of the star cast and the filming of the song that will facilitate the track to be all the more amiable. As for the singers, needless to say they are all at their respective bests. Sameer's lyrics are extremely common and can be predicted even if you are listening to the song for the first time, but that's fine, we're used to it. Also the dialogue by Kareena and Shahid could have been safely avoided.
Nazar Nazar is one masterpiece on this album. Udit Narayan effortlessly carries the track on his shoulders while Sapna Mukherjee is also quite impressive. An amply melodious track by Anu Malik and certain honestly sensible lyrics by Sameer are a definite plus. This track also has an equally impressive instrumental by Bipin Panchal and by all means, it does deserve to have one.
Alisha Chinai and Sonu Nigam combine for a racy love track "Maine Jisko Chaha'. A track that symbolizes youth and glint through the vocal's of Sonu and Alisha along with an avant-garde treatment, will register as a plausibly fine composition by Anu. Hopefully, the filming of this track should make all the difference.
'Dil Mere Naa..' is a substantially melodic and delightful track with lyrics that are better than most of the other tracks on the album. Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan's enormously sensational pairing will ensure winning acknowledgement from the listeners. The track abides by an exemplary Anu Malik tune and sounds ear friendly.
The Album comes to a quick conclusion with "Aaj Kaho Sanam Jitna". Kumar Sanu along with Alka Yagnik lure the listeners with the sheer magic of their velvety voices through a fantastically mellow and congenial tune by Anu. High on the lyrical value, the track also has pleasant orchestration.
Music of Fida can be rated a touch above average, but the Piquant star cast of the movie, pristine packaging and immaculate appearance will indeed ensure more recognition and praise for the music than it actually deserves.