There is no doubt that director Homi Adajania has made a name for himself in Bollywood despite just having two major films, BEING CYRUS and COCKTAIL, to his credit. In fact COCKTAIL had boasted of some stupendous superhit music. So, we expect some 'hatke'
and intellectually gratifying musical experience from the supremely gifted but quite fresh composer, Mathias Duplessy, who has helmed music for films like PEEPLI LIVE and A FAKIR IN VENICE, as also the in vogue Sachin-Jigar and Sachin Gupta. Let's check out what these composers have to offer.
The first number, 'Fanny Re'
, aptly sums up the theme or spirit of the movie. Composed by Mathias Duplessy and sung with a lot of zeal and fervor by Mukhtiyar Ali, the light on the senses dance number makes for a fun hear. The musical orchestrations, leaning towards Latino (Spanish or may be Portuguese as well since the movie is Goa based) with emphasis on guitar and violin, gives that different touch to the song. 'Mahi Ve'
is just another version of the song, 'Fanny Re'
, with slightly different lyrics (more Punjabi included). More like space filler.
Next up is 'Ding Dong'
, rendered by the composer, Mathias Duplessy himself, is somewhat incomprehensible in parts, rest being in English. The song picks up pace later, with musical arrangements resting more on simple percussions and emphasis on vocals (read chorus).
Though 'Shake Your Bootiya'
starts off with someone trying to sing an opera (in a very funny manner and almost coughing in the process), it changes complexion soon enough as Divya Kumar takes over in his so very enigmatic style. Composed by Sachin-Jigar and Sachin Gupta, the twist element, lovely guitar with a very nice rhythm, makes for a routine cute and quirky 'desi'
(folksy) dance number that does guarantee the shaking of the 'bootiya'
on the dance floor, if the film scores on release. Sachin Gupta, Jigar Saraiya and Dinoo pen the humorous lyrics.
Summing up, the audio of FINDING FANNY is short and brief with just three songs (fourth a filler version) and all are situational in nature. 'Fanny Re'
and 'Shake Your Bootiya'
are the picks, if one may say so. However, the audio belies expectations, especially as it comes from the director of COCKTAIL, as one expected something out of the ordinary, if not chartbusting, which is not the case. All said and done, the presence of stars like Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone should result in furthering the cause of FINDING FANNY, when it releases all over on 12th September.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below