By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network
Their multifaceted upbeat album BLUFFMASTER proved they are versatile genius; it showed musical fraternity their prowess of imbibing traits of different breed of talents, music and style in one album. Once again the duo strike back and refurbished limited soundtracks (ZINDA) in different formats and arrangements and produced them with spectacularly brilliant sounds and beats. The duo maintained their cool form with TAXI NO 9211 but failed to match their standards in their recently rendered EK AJNABEE and GOLMAAL. Vishal-Shekhar, the funky music duo has revolutionized different formats of music in their recently conceived albums but lacked the temerity of being stylishly innovative. Arjun Rampal’s I SEE YOU is epigrammatically precise musical work by Vishal-Shekhar with just four original soundtracks and two remixes. Its musical voyage is restricted to limited numbers of original soundtracks that are contented with bountiful dosages of foot thumping musical zest.
The rhythmically pristine guitar strumming, cheerful hip-hop zing coupled with smoothening whistling notes forms prelude of carefree sentiments of day dreamer in “Subah Subah”. Zubeen proves to be revelation after “Ya Ali” (GANGSTER) as his vocal exuberance thrusts upon the lively lyrics with boisterous burst. Vishal and Shekhar turns rap singers and intoxicates the mood with dash of glossy Afro-American styled hip-hop lyrical rendition. This guitar strummed solo ballad never lives up to standards of passionately delivered “Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai” (WOH LAMHE) or “Tu Hi Meri Shab Hain” (GANGSTER) but still has youthful zing that stays on.
Youthfully bizarre whistling tunes clubs itself with disco beats and claps in the conventionally driven club mix style in “Subah Subah (remix)”. Party animals will have ball of time as the mood gets electrified in techno generated ambience flooded with oodles of disco passions. Enjoy!
Bouncy techno beats gets over the top with heaps of keyboard and synthesizer driven rhythms and beats in over ambitious “Kehna Hai Jo”. Shekhar Ravijani (Vishal-Shekhar) made decent mark with soft and somber “Azmale Azmale” (TAXI NO 9211) and turns shades trendier with this beat thumping musical. Teenyboppers might cherish its bouncy bang and “yuppie” gusto but over loading of gizmo generated thump gets over the nerves.
Silken n sensuous feminine mysticism makes breathy whispered romantic vibes in the mellifluously refined “Sach Hui”. Sunidhi Chauhan breaks loose from her zippy attire and chisels out a sentimental breather with aplomb. Listen it for its serene magnetism that comes out with dollops of sugar n saccharine words smoothening up with soulfully sentimental harmony. Sunidhi’s breathy rhythm and blues passions enlighten senses with its modest rendition though the music duo treadmills their conventional style heard in “Kaash” (HOME DELIVERY) and “Bekhudi (TAXI NO 9211). Listening delight!
Aggressively thunderous and impeccably ostentatious, musical gadgets and gizmo thumping beats dictates the happening on the dance floors in highly energetic “Halo Halo”. Throaty singer Sukhwinder Singh is roaring loud and bombards with coherently noisy lyrics and zealously rendered club music. Sunidhi’s echoing and loud pitched vocals are deafening to core and strikes rip-roaring balance with Sukhwinder’s ear piercing performance. Too loud to digest, might work well for promos but spare it for discotheque and pub feast.
DJ Whosane chips in with funky hip-hop zeal, raucous and echoing voiced vocals clubbed with loads of disco beat fillers in electronically generated “Halo Halo “(remix)”. Disco freaks will make merry with its loud thump and shaking booty on floors will be real delight.
Vishal Shekhar rollicking music sets the pulses racing with brief moments of soulful enchantment in solo ballad but never proves its merit to be “larger than life” entertaining. The album lacks the sweltering flamboyance of being chartbuster with the music duo falling short of a desired super hit track. The album will have its share of success and predictable acceptance primarily from urban youth but will breathe out soon for its mediocre feel.