Vaada, Blackmail and now Insan. Year 2005 is geared up to witness copious action thrillers with one name common in most of them - Himmesh Reshammiya. The composer sure does have a penchant for Action Thrillers, even if one goes by his previous record. (For instance Tere Naam). Insan is a multi-starrer action flick with action heroes like Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar and Tusshar Kapoor who were last seen together in Keshu Ramsay'sKhakee. Keshu hopes to recreate the Khakee magic, but this time with a variety of semi-popular girl brigade that includes Esha Deol, Lara Dutta, Koena Mitra and a green horn called Laila. K.Subhash directs the movie while Sameer puts pen to paper for the songs.
Like noticed in most such movies, the first track is the best one always and Insan is no exception. "Chunri Re" is an entertaining melody with conventional vocals of Udit Narayn and Alka Yagnik that can never go wrong. Not a thorough chart buster, the track does have the propensity to attract some mass as well as class appeal. The best part of the track being its easily likable tune that does play on, even after hearing just once.
Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik continue the melody flow uninterrupted with "Rabba Mere Rabba". The track is pleasant, but unlike "Chunri" this will take its own time to grow, if given a chance. Himesh Reshammiya and Sameer display good versatility as they grow from a brisk & spry track to a ripe melody.
The Instrumentals for both the tracks are well deserved.
Reshammiya takes a crack at the item kinda song with "Rain Rain". Need I mention, Sunidhi Chauhan does the vocal honors along with Shaan. A swift track about romance in rain is just about average in respects of tune and lyrics alike. Filming, however, could make a difference, remember "Aisa Jadoo" from Khakee.
Sunidhi's solo attempt at singing the track can go unnoticed due to the musical redundancy of the track.
Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik convalesce the better elements of the album with "Khwaish" which is quite an impressive piece of music. Himesh and Sameer deserve appreciation for being able to provide as much diversity as they can.
Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan spice it up off-screen for the on-screen twosome - Ajay Devgan and Koena Mitra respectively. Both the singers excel in the sensuous singing like always while Devgan and Mitra make quite a scorching pair. "Is Tarah Deewana" is not only tuneful, but also lyrically quite sound. The best part however, is that it no way does it look vulgar like today's so-called "Aesthetic" songs.
Himesh Reshammiya and Sameer should be applauded for a diverse and versatile score. The movie however, seemed slack from day one and due to poor publicity campaign and pitiable packaging, the movie is no way close to the likes of "Khakee" where Ash and Amitabh imparted some much needed class appeal.