A Venus Records & Tapes and Satish Kaushik presentation, GANG OF GHOSTS, is truly a unique effort, a paranormal comedy thriller set in bygone (as well as present) era, boasting of an ensemble star-cast. Two relatively fresh and young music directors Dharam - Sandeep who have earlier composed for some Ramgopal Verma films, have been entrusted with the task of handling the music which promises to be as unique and novel and interesting as the film and its concept.
A Marathi folk based item number could not have got more-zanier than this, a real 'mast
' rhythmic dance track, 'Naach Madhubala
' sung by Aishwarya Nigam is hilariously and outrageously funny. The lyrics are sidesplitting and etch out the mood and give an insight into the zany film.
Recreating the golden era of Geeta Dutt, the next number, 'Nahin Dungi
' is another totally retro style number that is simply hilarious but well executed in terms of musical arrangements and lyrics and equally well sung by Rupmati Jolly. CHECK OUT: GANG OF GHOSTS - Songs Lyrics
The evergreen 'ghazal
' by the 'ghazal
' maestro Ghulam Ali, 'Dasni Sharab Di
' (lyrics by legendary poet late Qateel Shafai) has been remixed here and the makers (Satish Kaushik) have roped in none other than Aamir Ghulam Ali, the talented son of the living legend to rearrange and render the number. And one must add that he has done well in company of Malkoo, A.K and Deepali Sathe. The addition of rap and added beats and synth and techno sounds make this more contemporary and youth friendly.
Superfast rhythm and racy rock orchestral arrangements with lots of drums, guitar, trumpets, and plates build up a superb Hindi-Punjabi/ Haryanvi pop dance number, 'Ishq Behn Ka Dinna
' , a song which talks about the fallouts of love. Once again it's the lyrics which are the highlight, apt and funny. Vikas Kumar and Vishvesh Parmar render the number with zest and zeal.
Raju Writer (Sharman Joshi) keeps on following Parambrata Chatterjee, an ad film director, who comes to Royal Mansion to prepare for his Ad shoot. Raju insists that the director listens to the story he has written, which he is sure will be a blockbuster. It is indeed a gripping tale, one which captures the imagination of the director who promises to find funding. Raju is on cloud nine as finally, after years of struggle, his writing will see the light of day.
Sharman Joshi is proving to be in terrific form. Every film gets better than the previous one.
Asrani with his ''Muhje kya malum, mein to garib aadmi hoon
'' is another laugh riot. Saurabh Shukla as the Bengali, Chunky Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Brandon Hill, Jackie Shroff and Meera Chopra all turn up to play the perfect ghosts supported by their back stories.
Now for Sad 69 and Manoranjana Kumari; the reigning yesteryear Bollywood star played by Mahie Gill. Though the role is not as demanding, Mahie infuses the right dose of humour with 'out of this world expressions' (read ghostly) to make it stand out.
But for me, apart from Sharman and Mahie, it is Vijay Verma who stands out as the dead musician. This guy has terrific talent.
GANG OF GHOSTS is recommended for your weekend dose of genuine humour.