Easily the biggest, and the most anticipated sci-fi flick of the year, the next in the line of the super duper hit KRRISH series, KRRISH 3, features the same team that brought some chartbusting as well as melodious music in KOI...MIL GAYA and KRRISH. Even though veteran composer Rajesh Roshan is more or less in semi-retirement and composes just for his brother's banner, FilmKraft, we do expect the old and highly experienced warhorse to come out all guns blazing for the Diwali magnum opus. So, let's check out the KRRISH3 album and ascertain as to whether our expectations are met or not!
The racy title track, 'Krrish Krissh
', which may be used as a background score conveys the essence and provides a peek into the movie and also outlines the character of the lead protagonist, the super hero, through some apt words . Item queen Mamta Sharma croons in a totally new 'anglesized
' accent and does well with Anirudh Bhola and the composer providing the back- up vocals. The background arrangements add to the thriller element but overall the song sounds kiddish (especially the repetitive 'he is Krrish
Mahatma Gandhi's iconic 'Raghupati Raghav
' seems to be in vogue these days. Recently we heard a neo serious version in Prakash Jha's SATYAGRAHA. And now it's is used as a light hearted, party, celebration dance number, 'Raghupati Raghav
' and one must complement the composer and lyricist for using the sacred hymn with a lot of discretion and reverence. The instrumental tune of the 'bhajan
' can be heard in between. Neeraj Shridhar definitely has a chartbuster up his sleeve, though Monali Thakur's jerky vocals are a turn off. Bob provides the African vocals (the real credit should go to Hrithik-Priyanka's magical dancing for making the track popular). CHECK OUT: What made Vivek Oberoi say 'I Love You' to Hrithik Roshan?
The remixed 'Raghupati Raghav
' has lots of techno beats, broken vocals and added pace and makes for a nice hear.
The love ditty, 'Dil Tu Hi Bataa'
is retro in nature, in parts reminding of Rajesh Roshan of yore, (read KISHAN KANHAIYA, 'Aap Ko Dekh Ke'
and one can even decipher a hint of 'Main Nahin Doon, Kisi Ko Na Doon Mere Sajna'
(NAUKAR BIWI KA).
The original pop queen, Alisha Chinoy is chosen for this romantic number and one wonders why, in fact, Priyanka herself is an accomplished singer and would have done justice to the track. Zubeen Garg sings in high pitched, echoing vocals. But on the whole, the song fails to leave a mark.
The remixed 'Dil Tu Hi Bataa
' with fast paced background synthesized rhythm and racy beats and heightened pace makes for a better hear than the original.
Alisha Chinoy and Mohit Chauhan appear to be having fun as they engage in a cute war of words ( 'roothna-manana') through the situational, 'You Are My Love', between an angry wife and a hapless husband trying hard to make up with her. The easy to hum tune is light on the ears with soft music arrangements that has reminiscent of hill folksy tune and Sameer's lyrics might appear childish (you are my love, you are my dove, you are my cuddly pudding pie) but the song will surely look good on screen.
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A number promoting national integration that appears to be inspired right out of a Manmohan Desai film, 'God Allah Aur Bhagwan' is rendered well by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. The song has quite a few obvious inspirations, (lyrically as well as musically) 'John Jonny Janardan' (NASEEB) and 'Goron Ki Na Kaalon Ki' (DISCO DANCER). The track is dramatic in some parts and in others totally situational but the message of peace, harmony and love (in these warring times) that the song delivers is surely praiseworthy, and given the real life persona of a good human being, Hrithik is the best person to spread the message.
Summing up, one cannot help but feel a tad disappointed after listening to the audio of KRRISH 3 as the huge expectations that one carried are simply not met. The songs sound out of sync and the composer seems to be caught in a time warp (80s-90s), but nonetheless two songs, 'Raghupati Raghav' and 'You Are My Love' have the potential to climb the charts. The audio (like the film itself) is aimed at the kids and family, as they are the target audience. Having said that, these very numbers, that are sounding childish and outdated, may become popular when the film opens to packed houses this Diwali, as there is no doubting the huge star power and popularity of Hrithik and brand KRRISH!