Akshay Kumar's Grazing Goat Productions F*UGLY is directed by Kabir Sadanand who has a few forgettable films like TUM MILO TOH SAHI and POPCORN KHAO MAST HO JAYO to his credit. So one does not expect too much from the audio of F*UGLY except that Akshay Kumar's films have been associated with some good quality popular music. And the album does boast of names like the hugely popular Yo Yo Honey Singh and Raftaar, so let's check out the musical score of F*UGLY without delay.
The Yo Yo Honey Singh composed and written hip hop title track, 'Fugly
' etches out perfectly and interestingly the theme of the film and provides an insight into what one expects from this unusually titled film. Lyrics do the trick although they do send a bad message about the wayward youth of today. A cute promotional video featuring all the lead protagonists and above all, two super stars, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar is doing rounds at all lead channels and web portals.
It's once again the flavor of Haryana that comes across strong in the Raftaar composed and sung (along with Aastha Gill and Badshah) track, 'Dhup Chik
'. The tune that Raftaar chooses is based on a very popular folk song and he has shaped it well into a party number, although at times the lyrics in chaste Haryanvi are difficult to comprehend, and so the appeal will be limited.
Yo Yo's vocal prowess comes to the fore in the next number, 'Banjarey
'. A lovely, situational well composed and orchestrated number (guitar and harmonica are amazing) dedicated to the youth who leave their families in search of a better life and face an unpredictable future. Yo Yo Honey Singh springs a pleasant surprise and showcases his all round musical genius. CHECK OUT: FUGLY song lyrics
Prashant Vadhyar's 'Good In Bed
', a fusion of rock and roll and shudh 'desi'
and is a passable situational and at times quite humorous number that showers eulogies on one of the lead protagonists, as is evident from the title of the track. The composer along with Rajiv Sundaresan and Sunaina Sarkar does a fine job as a singer.
Arijit Singh's soulful and heart touching vocals add emotions and charm to the sad separation number, 'Dhuaan
'. The composer (Prashant Vidyadhar) cashing in on Arijit's strong vocals makes him sing almost unplugged during the first two stanzas. Later it acquire a chorus flavor and one must admit that the musical arrangements in the background are just exemplary. Excellent track, in the same corridor as Arijt's last superthit 'Jiya Jayena
' from CITYLIGHTS.
'G Pe Danda
' by Prashant Vadhyar is another song that is situational in nature and one must add here that the quality of lyrics hits rock bottom. The rustic Haryanvi touch (the film is Haryana based) might warrant lyrics of this level but fails to amuse. Singers Aman Trikha and Pawni Pandey along with Prashant himself render this number with ease.
Amitabh Bachchan's iconic 'Jumma Chumma
' finds the basis of the start of item song 'Lovely Jind Wali
', rendered by Pawani Pandey with able support by Santokh Singh and Prashant Vadhyar. The oft heard tune is a let down and overall the song fails in its endeavor to entertain.
Concluding, the album of F*UGLY is an average fare, but there are two songs that strike a chord with the listeners, 'Banjarey
' and 'Dhuaan
'. The 'Fugly
' title track will be appreciated by the youth and overall curiosity and good promotions will ensure a decent opening for F*UGLY when it releases all over on 13th June, 2014.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below