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Music Review : Fukrey

Director :  Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Music :  Ram Sampath
Lyrics :  Vipul Vig and Munna Dhiman
Starring :  Pulkit Samrat, Manoj Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Vishakha Singh and Priya Anand

May 25, 2013 11:03:17 AM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Excel Entertainment's FUKREY has been in the news for a lot of reasons, its cheeky title and the fresh and young star cast, to name a few. Always known for providing good music for the films under their banner, one does expect the same from their upcoming film, especially as it also marks the return of composer Ram Sampath, after a super successful outing in Excel's last venture, TALAASH, the music of which is still fresh and popular. With high expectations let's get on and check out the audio which promises to be fresh, fun and vibrant!

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The controversial title track, 'Fuk Fuk Fukrey' is a nice, racy theme song (though the tune is similar to Piyush Soni's 'Chokra'), with lots of drums and percussions. Lyrics (Vipul Vig) outline the characters, their pathetic state of affairs and their dreams of making it big in the capital city, Delhi. Amjad Bagadwa's rendition is emotive and Ram Sampath, Yash Divecha and Vrashal Chavan give support in the catchy hook line and add to the fun.

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With Mika Singh at the helm of affairs (along with Tarannum Malik) one expected a fun, 'tapori', roadside Romeo type propositioning outing from 'Beda Paar', and it turns exactly like that. The composer gives able support in the fun filled chorus. The English back-up vocals-''I am just an illusion'' sounds a bit out of sync though.

'Lag Gayi Lottery' rendered by Ram Sampath, Rana Mujumdar and Tarannum is a continuation of 'Beda Paar' and is once again a racy situational happy song that spells out the joyous feelings of a loser (pauper) who has just won a lottery. Dilip Kumar's iconic 'Ude Jab Jab Zulfein Teri' has also been used in between.

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'Karle Jugaad Karle' is a humorous, situational and satirical take on the corrupt system, working only under the influence of money or power, and no one better than Kailash Kher to render it. A good use of traditional (harmonium and table during 'qawwali' portions) and western instruments is witnessed here. Superb lyrics (Munna Dhiman) are the highlight of the track that should translate into big laughs on screen.

Lovely electronic guitar strums and soft background singing (Ram Sampath) give the illusion of a love ballad in the offing but eventually as the beats and rhythm picks up, the song, 'Rabba' is a prayer to the heavens to brighten up the future of the lead actors. Clinton Cerejo, Keerthi Sagathia do the needful professionally. Lyrics by Munna Dhiman are once again top notch.

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'Ambarsariya' (hailing from Amritsar) is Ram Sampath's version of Rahman's iconic 'Sasural Genda Phool', being in the same corridor as the latter, with almost similar folk tune. However the background arrangements are totally western with acoustic guitar riffs and harmonica, and that is a novelty. Sona Mohapatra is class apart and her raw, sonorous vocals are tailor made for the rustic folksy track.

To sum up, the audio of FUKREY has a couple of pleasant surprises in store in the form of its title track and 'Ambarsariya'. Despite the fact that it has no remixes, the songs should appeal to the youth who are the target audience as it is a very fresh, young and energetic soundtrack, although one was expecting something as classy as the banner's last outing with Ram Sampath, TALAASH, as well as more original compositions.

 Rating : 
3/ 5 stars
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