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Music Review : I, Me Aur Main

 I, Me Aur Main
Director :  Kapil Sharma
Music :  Sachin-Jigar, Falak Kabir Gaurav Dasgupta, Raghav Sachar
Lyrics :  Kumaar, Kauser Munir, Mayur Puri and Neelesh Mishra
Starring :  John Abraham, Chitrangda Singh, Prachi Desai

February 12, 2013 04:42:48 PM IST
By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
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Three well-known names, Reliance Entertainment, Goldie Behl's Rose Movies and John Abraham's Pollen Entertainment bring forth a light entertaining romance, directed by Kapil Sharma, and features John Abraham in the lead role. The music department has been entrusted to a host of composers with Sachin-Jigar leading the pack and Falak Kabir, Gaurav Dasgupta and Raghav Sachar come up with a number each to their credit. So let's see what these talents have to offer!

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Indeed a pleasant surprise awaits in the form of Sridevi's iconic dance number 'Na Jaane' (from CHAALBAAZ) which gets a superb makeover by Sachin-Jigar who change the entire theme of the evergreen song (of course as per the situation) as it's the male lead protagonist, John Abraham who is the connoisseur of all eyes here. Except for the main 'mukhda', the rest of the song too undergoes a sea change in the lyrical (by Kausar Munir) and musical arrangement as well. Neeraj Shreedhar and Anushka Manchanda are class act.

It's a fresh talent in form of Falak Shabir who gets the chance not only to compose but also render the next song, 'Saajna' which is a lovely romantic track with a nice flowing melody, although with subtle hint of sadness attached to it. Kumaar's lyrics are apt and convey the feelings well. Falak does a good job although his rendition appears a bit too laidback and devoid of emotions.

CHECK OUT: Prachi learns piano for romantic scene with John

The unplugged version of 'Saajna', relying mostly on guitar backdrop makes for a good hear.

Next up is 'Capuchino', an experimental track by Sachin-Jigar, who blend rock and retro and pop at the same time to come up with a real entertaining and uniquely delightful track rendered by Abhishek Nehwal. The track is highly inspired by Dropkick Murphy's rock hit 'I'm Shipping To Boston'. However, be it the innovative and interesting lyrics by Neelesh Mishra which shows the narcissist side of the main lead or its apt rock and roll arrangements, the song does manage to create a good impact.

It's an all-out Hindustani set up complete with harmonium, 'ektara', sitar, dholak' that welcomes the listener's with the Monali Thakur rendered 'Darbadar' which has a 'sufi' setting enclosed in the form of a semi-classical 'geet'. Sachin-Jigar shows their diversity with this class act. Monali is excellent and the USP of the track are Mayur Puri's classy lyrics and lovely 'sufi' chorus.

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Love is in the air once again with 'Meri Jaaniya', which though starts of as a soft love ditty but it's lovely western musical arrangements and superb chorales and some beautiful rendition by Monali and Shaan. The Gourav Dasgupta song penned by Manthan impresses and will be patronized by the Gen X and youth who will find it fit for their Valentines.

CHECK OUT: Chitrangda Singh's role was re-written for I, ME AUR MAIN

Raghav Sachar's 'Nasha Nasha' rendered by Neha Bhasin was first heard in Sunil Shetty's DAADY COOL and it features in this album as well. Not much change can be deciphered from the original and it appears that the song is a space filler although it's worth hearing all over as it has a nice groove to it.

Overall, the audio of I, ME AUR MAIN is a cool, entertaining one and even though the inspired tracks have taken some sheen off the album yet it is worth a hear, especially for 'Saajna', 'Darbadar' and 'Capuchino', which happen to be our pick of the lot.

Rating: 3.0

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