By Ronak Kotecha
Hits or flops, nothing deters the incessant passion of Boney Kapoor from churning out movie after movie. His latest offering is a film that stars a wide range of happening and not so happening stars that include Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, Lara Dutta, Esha Deol and Celina Jaitley. Although the movie has taken some while in the making, it does look fresh due to perky promos and colorful publicity. With some racy tracks by Anu Malik set on Sameer's lyrics, this Boney Kapoor flick is director Anees Bazmee's third attempt after a hugely successful Pyar To Hona Hi Tha and a modest feat in Deewangee.
The album kicks off with an extremely frisky and amusing title track "Ishq Di Galli Wich No Entry" that has Alisha Chinoy and Sonu Nigam showing off their versatilities as playful playbacks. The continuous no no no no no no entry by Alisha and Sonu's effervescent singing along with an express tune make this one quite a dance track. However, the intermittent Punjabi lingo by Sameer ensures the track registers and remains an unsurprising come today gone tomorrow dance track.
The fleeting fame syndrome equally hits the following track as well. A shirtless Salman with few semi nude dancers on a beach with Sonu Nigam doing vocal honors is what one predicts and gets exactly that from "Just Love Me". Although, the track sounds good with Sonu's youthful vocals evoking quite verve, Salman has done this a zillion times before and this takes away the onscreen as well as some off-screen novelty of the track when seen and heard together.
Another young happening duo in the world of playback singing, K.K and Sunidhi coalesce for yet another averagely likable number "Ishq Mein" that can carry the mood of the album further but not do much of value addition.
Nothing better than Alisha Chinoy's sophisticated and suave vocals for a seductive number like "Dil Chura Ke Mera" where sensuousness comes alive. Besides, Malik's clever music sense and Sameer's apt word play makes this one a better listening proposition.
And if that wasn't enough, a faction of off-screen hotties - Sunidhi Chauhan, Alisha Chinoy and Vasundhara Das come together for a sweltering track "We Are Hot Hot Very Hot". Not exceptionally great, the track falters due to a scrawny tune, but can go a bit far due to an honest synergy of singers.
Odds come plummeting with an absolutely average and barely likable track "Kahan Ho Tum" by Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu. Although, the track has a modestly abiding melody, it would fail to raise many eyebrows in today's times. These exact words hold true for Kumar Sanu, K.K. and Alka Yagnik's group effort "Dil Paagal Hai" as well.
The singer within Anu Malik finally gets the better of him in the last track "Mere Jaissa Koi Nahin". Alisha Chinoy and Sunidhi Chauhan along with Malik do make up for a good treat for ears and senses. With an interesting pep in the beats and a gracious tune, the track facilitates a few good moves on the dance floor.
Too many expectations from this unadventurous album may prove disappointing, as the tracks are not resilient enough and the longevity of their fame cannot be guaranteed beyond a month or two. However, with a generous producer like Boney Kapoor, and vivid publicity campaigns, No Entry should gain an easy entry in the top five of most Bollywood countdowns.