Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Ram Kapoor and Ravi Kishan
February 22, 2013 02:34:50 PM IST By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
Y films, a subsidiary of the premier production house, Yash Raj Films, have a solid record with their films, LUV KA THE END and MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE, doing quite well at the ticket window. MERE DAD KI MARUTI is next in line and stars MUJHSE FRAANDSHIP KAROGE star Saqib Saleem, the pretty Rhea Chakraborty, the all favourite versatile actor Ram Kapoor and Bhojpuri superstar and now a known face in Bollywood as well, Ravi Kishan. The interesting summation of MDMK is - A wedding... The Lost Car.....And...One Really Angry Daddy!
The music has been composed by another relatively fresh talent, Sachin Gupta, with the dependable Kumaar as the lyricist. So let's check out the soundtrack and see whether Y Films keep their record of producing good and popular music intact!
The master of chartbusters, Mika Singh, and the Punjabi rap sensation, the irrepressible, Yo Yo Honey, a potent combination for a sureshot chartbuster join in for 'Punjabiyaan Di Battery'. Lovely rhythm, frothy 'Bhangra' beats and excellent singing makes for a unique composition, which has already climbed the charts and is ruling the club and discotheques. Kumaar's lyrics too are quite in sync with the present times and are youth appealing!
Techno beats (inspired by 'Aaja Soniye'MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI ) and racy rhythm graces 'Main Senti Hoon', rendered by Jaspreet Jasz and Shalmali Kholghade, is a cute sweet number that introduces the two lead protagonists in an interesting manner. Kumaar's lyrics are once again apt and quite humorous and will fit in beautifully with the scheme of things.
Next track 'Haaay! has Punjabi MC featuring Manak-E, and the result is the lovely rhythmic number that has its inspiration (in parts) from the famous Punjabi folk song, 'Tu Tak Tu Tak Tutiya' with western feel as well in form of rap. The lyrics are hilariously situational and the very funny comparison between a beautiful girl and a swanky car has been well penned and would certainly be enjoyed on screen!
In this all male show album Sonu Kakkar comes in for a lone number aptly titled, 'Hip Hip Hurrah'. An all-out dance track that features the lead actress and etches out her 'bindaas' character perfectly as she goes hammer and tong to woo her boyfriend. Sonu's 'hatke' youthful and at the same time pouting vocals plus Kumaar's lyrics are the highlight of the track.
Next up we come across the title song, 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' sung by Diljit Dosanjh, and is the theme/title track of the album, as it is a perfect intro to the movie that revolves around a lost car. While the previous tracks were all more or less dance oriented, this one is more situational even though the Punjabi folk essence is present loud and clear through it's 'Boliyan' ('Baari Barsi Khatan Gaya Si'). Kumaar's lyrics are once again the USP of the track with just the right mix of comprehensible Punjabi, Hindi and English.
Continuing with the latest fad, the album closes with the 'Mere Dad Ka Mashup', and it's a good remix of all the songs in the album composed by DJ Shadow and DJ Raamji Gulati, and they have done a good job.
The audio of MERE DAD KI MARUTI has all it takes to appeal to the Gen X and youth, and the superb promotions has more or less ensured that the songs reach out to the young audience, with 'Punjabiyaan Di Battery' already a chartbuster and next in line is 'Haaay!'. The rest of the songs too will surely make a mark (especially the title track) once the film releases all over on 15th March. The only minor hitch is too much Punjabi flavor in the album and so its appeal may be predominantly restricted to the North and Punjabi belt.