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.
Unpalatable is the fact that these four after being 'framed' by a corrupt cop for murder and who is now asking them a huge bribe for their freedom don't even confide with their elders. And the politician's son does not even inform his father. And then they suffer for five years trying to collect money to fill the cop's belly... Until they can take it no more and they go in for a 'group hug' before one of them rides his motorcycle to the Amar Jawan Memorial.
And the saddest part is that no one misses the murdered shopkeeper... for five years. It was as though he had no identity in the world and no one who would cry for him! CHECK OUT: Fugly Movie Preview
The only interesting part is when Sadanand tries to push in the patriotic angle. But that is like a desperate attempt to stay afloat after entering deep waters without a life jacket!
Take off Jimmy Sheirgill and the movie loses respectability. It's like taking the 'F' out of Fugly!