Young and talented director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK's last venture, the zombie-comedy, GO GOA GONE, produced by Saif Ali Khan's home banner, Illuminati Productions, might not have managed to grab as much eyeballs as it deserved, but its music by Sachin-Jigar was, and is still hugely popular, setting a benchmark for others to follow. And, one does hope for a repeat from the duo for the same team in this all out star studded venture, HAPPY ENDING. So let's get going and check out the audio, which promises to be a New Year party offering.
Sachin-Jigar have this knack of coming up with absolutely dew fresh melody and this is evident in 'Mileya Mileya
', a lovely romantic composition that has class written all over it. Jigar and Priya are efficient (behind the mike), but its Rekha Bhardwaj whose haunting earthy vocals provides that class touch. Orchestrations, (guitar, violins, saxophone) too need to be commended.
'Paaji Tusi Such A Pussycat
' is said to be the directors' Raj & DK's version of the 'tanhaai
'/sad song. And surely this is one heartbreak number that brings smile on the face, courtesy Amitabh Bhattacharya's black / dark humour and Sachin-Jigar's excellent musical sense. The opera touch, rock and roll elements and nursery rhyme theme makes this a highly interesting hear. Divya Kumar, Jigar and the lyricist himself come up with a no holds barred renditions. CHECK OUT: KILL DIL songs lyrics
A quintessential love song, 'Jaise Mera Tu
' which is a rehash of Sachin-Jigar's 'Meher Meher
' (from Raj & DK's Tamil film, D FOR DOPIDI), will appeal to all die hard romantics. Reason, its fresh tune and excellent singing by the perpetually in form Arijit, with good support by Priya.
Saif is Yudi Jaitley, a successful 'one-book wonder' who is basking in the glory of a bestseller written five-and-a-half years ago. Like a dog on the streets (Yudi's words, not ours), he goes after anything that moves in a skirt. Everything is smooth and fine for him till the girl he is dating says those three magic words. For Yudi, they are a turn-off.
Since he has not put pen to paper for these many years, the advance he has taken from the publishers gets taken away along with his car and smaller accessories. Down in the dumps, he is taken by his agent to Armaan (Govinda) a supposed star, to write a script for his next film. It is here that we are treated to how films are thought of in Bollywood.
In between, he tries to befriend Aanchal Reddy (Ileana D'Cruz) the writer who has taken the place in the publishing house where Yudi was once a blue-eyed boy. It is clear here that Aanchal has nothing to do with Yudi, but somehow the director manages to pack them off in a car on a long road trip to San Francisco. There they get friendly. Yes, I forgot to mention, 99.9 per cent of the film is shot in the US.
CHECK OUT: HAPPY ENDING songs lyrics
To guess the HAPPY ENDING you don't have to be a genius.
Ileana is capable of much more. Whatever happened to the girl from BARFI? It is only in the last 15 minutes that she actually emotes and acts and reacts. For Saif Ali Khan, since this is his production, it is 'hair down' day for him. Just chill seems to be his mantra in acting. For Govinda, he seems to be finding his feet in acting again. This was a good 'Net Practice' for him.
For us though, it was a Happy moment when the film ended!
PS: This film reminded me of Anurag Kashyap's NO SMOKING, where the film is in a maze inside the director's mind.