Vikram Bhatt's Vivek Agnihotri directed HATE STORY may not have set box office on fire but its music did register its presence on the charts. Its prequel, HATE STORY 2 (or sequel?) too carries expectations of some chartbusting music as it is produced by the giants of music industry, T-Series, who have had an absolutely rollicking year with great music and hit films. So let's get on and check out for ourselves the audio of the film which boasts music by a host of new generation musicians like Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukerji and Rashid Khan.
The sensually exciting memorable classic from DAYAVAN, 'Aaj Phir
' (Laxmikant-Pyarelal) gets a nice makeover (by Arko) with the flavor for all seasons, Arjit Singh lending his vocals with Samira Koppikar providing support. Arjit does well but someone like Sonu or let's say Javed Ali (with a sweeter voice) would have been a better choice. And the same can be said for Samira, in fact she sounds like a club level singer! But Arjit's popularity would indeed work wonders for this song to rule the hearts and charts, like it did decades before.
DJ Shiva does a good job with the remix of 'Aaj Phir
' making the song dance worthy and it might appeal to the youths. CHECK OUT - Hate Story 2 : Songs Lyrics
Lovely all round work makes the remix of 'Kabhi Aayine Pe Likha Tujhe
' a delightful repeat hear.
Meet Bros Anjjan rocked the nation with their 'Baby Doll
' (RAGINI MMS 2), and 'Pink Lips
' is in the same corridor, although it's difficult to say that the song will create the same effect. The reasons are a plenty! First of all the tune is very heard before and the oft repeated 'Pink Lips
' sounds out of sync and does not hook. Khushboo Grewal sings with gusto and so do the composers.
A drunk in a cemetery is witness to a loud banging. He soon realizes that the sound is coming from beneath the ground. Any sober man would have sprinted out of there. But this drunk is already emboldened with the liquid spirit. He digs to find Sonika tied inside a coffin. At the hospital, under police protection, a cop tries to finish her off. He knows who has tried to kill her. Sonika manages to escape and begins her hunt to nail her tormenters, chief among them being Mandar, who has complete control over her.
Pandya does exceedingly well from start to finish with a few hiccups in between to stitch together (going back and forth), a riveting revenge drama. He shows enough flair as he has his story unfold through the eyes of Sonika. In his debut film, he had made a hash of a flashback.
The first half tells you of Sonika's captivity while the second half takes you on a spin. Pandya has cleverly unfurled the back stories without losing much screen time. For instance, Sonika's closeness to Mandar is revealed simply in one line whilst he is communicating with her grandmother. Ditto the scenes where she keeps seeing her dead lover. CHECK OUT: HATE STORY 2 Music Review
The songs too are endearing. 'Ae Khuda'
is a nice ballad romantically picturised between Sonika and her boyfriend played by Jay Bhanushali. Another catchy love song is 'Aaj phir tum pe pyaar aaya hai'
The final line, delivered by Surveen to Sushant is massive. 'Paagal kutta aur awara haathi, dono bandook ke liye hi bane hai.'
She delivers this with such raw passion, packing every ounce of emotion into it.
HATE STORY 2 is a slick film with powerful performances. You won't regret watching this one!