By Ronak Kotecha, Bollywood Trade News Network
Director Priyadarshan seems to be one of the busiest directors these days. What with two of his categorically diverse movies, 'Kyon Ki' (an emotional love triangle) and 'Garam Masala' (an outright comedy) on verge of release. Keeping in tune with the subject, music director Preetam, for the first time ever, tries his hand at an out an out slapstick flick, while Sameer religiously abides by the theme.
Picturised on the quintessential hunks of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, and John Abraham, mischievously chasing the vulnerable women, "Ada," is one of the very few tracks on the album that clicks almost instantly. Sonu Nigam in his inimitable style conveys the zest of this tuneful bonanza on lyrics that perfectly blend with the feel. DJ Suketu's remixed version races through the senses with its reviving beats and groovy guitar pieces, making it a tad better than the original itself.
After a long time though, Hema Sardesai croons, this time a typical Punjabi dance track "Chori Chori" along with Sukhwinder Singh. An average dance number, it sounds so much like an isolated track from a yearning Punjabi pop album with absolutely no situational element, that can be placed anywhere in the movie, as per the director's convenience. And, if that was not enough, there is another version by the Punjabi singer, Labh Jajua, who makes the track sound exclusively folksy, but not any better.
Adnan Sami's puts his Huge (literally) 'Heart Breaks' behind him and gets back to work with a track called "Kiss Me Baby (2), Tu Hai Mera Garam Masala." Fused with some intermittent English lingo in between the Hindi lyrics, none of which makes any sense though, this one's a fun track to listen to once and move on.
Sonu Nigam and Udit Narayan sing the two versions of an interesting track "Falak Dekhoon," that is quite a track with a lilting melody racing on electronic beats that sounds good on ears and soothes the senses, and this is truer for the "de-mixed" version (by Udit Narayan) of the same track, which is softer and tranquilized with sensible lyrics by Mayur Puri. Again, with all this, the track still lacks the instant hit ingredient.
How can Preetam stay away from an out and out speedy that has the intensity and vigor of today's youth? K.K. and Sunidhi execute "Dil Samundar," with the required oomph, but this last track can go only as far as the first one.
Priyadarshan, is one director who does not need a strong musical back up for his movies that are already encumbered with star power, taut humorist connives and excellent timings for comedy. Not sure, if Garam Masala, has the , but definitely does not have the former.