Any musical offering from Vishesh Films is 'vishesh
' (special!) indeed, and one does expect some chartbusting stuff from Vikram Bhatt's upcoming erotic urban thriller. Sangeet Haldipur who has earlier proved his mettle in a few Vishesh Films nentures, is given the sole charge of handling the music department with the supremely talented Kausar Munir as lyricist.
It's a special start indeed that Sangeet provides through the melodious and haunting 'Awargi
' and does a splendid job as a musician! Unfortunately the same cannot be said about his singing as Sangeet's diction is flawed and that acts as dampener to a near perfect song. Rasika Shekar provides perfect support with perfect diction. And Kausar's lyrics are class!
The situational title-track 'Love Games
' fits in with the erotic thriller theme of the movie and it's a unique and interesting attempt indeed. The tune is fresh and so are the arrangements .Kausar Munir's lyrics fit in like a hand in glove and provides just the peak needed to stir the curiosity. Aanchal Shrivastava does a good job modulating her vocals sensuously to suit the situation.
Lovely piano riffs commence, 'Mohabbat
' and Sangeet renders the song almost unplugged. It's a simple easy to hum romantic number and sounds good to the ears. Sangeet redeems himself with a good outing.
Rockstar Mohan Kannan is just the perfect choice for 'Nirvana
', a situational rock based thriller song that should come at an important juncture as a background score.
Sunidhi Chauhan comes in for 'Aye Dil
' which is another situational song that talks about what the heart wants and what it gets, heaven and hell, both in relationship! Sundhi is simply superb and portrays the feelings of female lead and provides an insight into her character well.
There are a few English numbers in the audio and may find place as the background scores.
'Lock Him Up
' is one of them. It's a unique one with a great 'jugalbandi
' (fusion) of grunge rock guitar and the Hindustani 'sitar' (played superbly by Pandit Ravindra Chaubey). Sonia Saigal renders the number ably.
Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue (Are You Listening) commences with a PA system sound check followed by a narrative conveying the theme of the movie. Anusha Mani does a fine job.
There is another number, Poison' on the same lines. It's a hard rock dark thriller number and one is reminded of Deep Purple's (Iconic Rock legends) classic 'Smoke On The Water'. Shon Pinto does a good job.
All in all LOVE GAMES audio is surprisingly good, and should blend in seamlessly with the taught proceedings. Our picks 'Awargi
' and 'Aye Dil
'. The situational audio will aid the cause of the film when it releases this Friday.Music Review Rating Chart :- Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below